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Birmingham AL

Vietnamese on the Southside: Saigon. Note, this location is CLOSED but they remain open at the original location on highway 280. Off the beaten path of downtown but worth a...

Seattle

Like a little slice of Paris in the Pike Place Market area: Le Pichet. The menu is very typical of a small French bistro and the food is all very...

Seattle

Milanese bakery inside: Starbucks Reserve Roastery. First appearance of Princi Bakery in the US and there isn’t any indication to the uninitiated that it is located inside the Capitol Hill...

Vancouver

Brunch on the way home: Seasons In The Park. Drop dead views of the Vancouver skyline with Grouse and Cypress mountains in the distance. It’s other claim to fame is...

Vancouver

All things Canadian: Edible Canada. Everything…including the dishes you eat on…..is locally sourced. Can be a busy place on weekends so reservations are a must. On show is…….Canadian cuisine. The...

Vancouver

Comfort food: Burgoo. One of almost a half dozen locations in the greater Vancouver area this one is located in the Point Grey district. Very similar but in a smaller...

Vancouver

Looking for breakfast on Granville Island: Terra Breads. Located in the northern part of The Market, this is one of four locations in the greater Vancouver area. Their strength seems...

Vancouver

Another great spot downtown: Nightingale. Brought to you by the same chef at Hawksworth……voted best restaurant in Vancouver several times in the past. I will need to make a return...

Seattle

Vietnamese fast food: Sizzle & Crunch. Right off the Ave in the UW District this recently opened restaurant serves Vietnamese food much like Chipotle serves Mexican food……order the dish then add...

Seattle

Doughnuts anyone? Top Pot. Hard to believe I haven’t done a review on this Seattle institution for doughnuts…..I guess it’s because it’s…..so Seattle. They started as a single storefront in downtown...

Sultan WA

Well known spot for baked goods: Sultan Bakery. A small place that is best known for its breakfasts and bakery. This visit was in the late afternoon so we went...

Leavenworth WA

Get your fruit here: Smallwood’s Harvest. Very near Silvara’s tasting room it’s worth a stop just to look at all the specialty foods offered. It’s also a great place, during...

Leavenworth WA

Another wine tasting opportunity: Silvara. The wines are good…..and in some case quite good….but the venue is very hard to beat. The fruit is mostly from the Columbia Valley AVA...

Leavenworth WA

Trip over the pass on a beautiful day: Andrea’s Keller. Recent brief visit for a “Bavarian” experience before……wine tasting. This is one of our go to places for Southern German...

Chicago

An unplanned stop in the Windy City: Andiamo. Missed my connecting flight to Seattle and got to spend the night at the Hilton O’Hare….oh joy…I’ve had far too many experiences...

Simpsonville SC

Had to have some pork while in the South: Henry’s Smokehouse. Basically a suburb of Greenville and I was there to visit a relative so lunch had to be pulled...