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Changsha China

Dinner following a tour of the city: Yu Lou Dong A chain of 4 restaurants; the original apparently in business since 1904.  When asked what type of food you like...

Changsha China

Lunch near the hotel: Geng Shi Ji. I think this was the best meal that I had this time in China. Typical of most restaurants here, they are bigger inside...

Changsha China

Dinner for 100: Wyndham Hotel I was in China doing some teaching and as is very typical, a dinner for the attendees and faculty is a requirement. I have to...

Changsha China

Probably the most impressive breakfast buffet I’ve seen: Wyndham Cafe Where to start….the serving line, in total, is almost 3/4 of a city block! It has everything one could want…fruit...

China

Not in a city and not a restaurant: Korean Air As mentioned in the post on Asiana, my intent was to compare bibimbap from both Korean carriers. This version was...

China

Not in a city and not a restaurant: Asiana Airlines Decided to compare the bibimbap served on the 2 national airlines of Korea on my way to and from Changsha...

Anacortes WA

A short drive from the ferry terminal: Adrift. Forgotten we had been here a number of years ago…it hasn’t changed much although they have changed the main dining room to...

Deer Harbor WA

A new place in an old space: Island Pie. Just down the street from where we were staying and it came highly recommended so we decided to give it a...

Mt Constitution WA

Ok it’s not a restaurant but if you hike, cycle or drive up this is a place to look for: Sugar on Top. Espresso and Lopez Island Creamery ice cream...

Eastsound WA

A lunch stop while exploring the island: Madrona Bar & Grill. Not our first choice but on a busy day it fit the bill. Typical bar and food but with...

Eastsound WA

On to Orcas Island: Brown Bear Bakery. Can’t miss…right on Main Street….because of that, it’s very popular and can be busy in the summer. They offer very large examples of...

Everett WA

Quick stop for lunch on our way north to Bellingham for a family event: Pho Mai. In a strip mall and a classic Vietnamese restaurant……all about the food and not...

Seattle

Have noticed this place while in South Lake Union: Cinque Terre. Modern space serving foods from the region and on the streetcar line on Westlake which makes it convenient if...

Ashford WA

Go to place near the Nisqually entrance to Mt Rainier: Copper Creek. Late lunch after hiking up to Panorama Point. We’ve tried the food at Paradise and found it to...

Chicago

Deserves another look: Eataly Chicago. They have these in a number of cities but this was a first visit for me and highly recommended by a colleague. Basically it’s a...

Chicago

One of those special places: Le Colonial. I’ve been here once before several years ago and vowed to return. This is a special place with a beautiful space….like returning to...