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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...

Chicago

Comes highly rated….by an Argentinian: Tanta. Large group dinner so the choices were broad with only a taste of many examples from the menu.  It’s Peruvian which is an interesting...

Chicago

Dinner before business: Publican. Thought this looked like an interesting place…described as a beer hall and while I’m not much of an expert on beer, the menu sounded interesting and...

Seattle

It’s been a few years: Lecosho Downtown to see an exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum and decided this was the place for dinner…..very convenient since it is across the...

Spokane WA

Road trip: Wild Sage Bistro Highly regarded and best described as new American, the choices were typical…fish, pork and chicken. We had the well received Yukon taquitos and the Thai...

Moses Lake WA

On the road: Michaels on the Lake Located lakeside with outdoor dining and a view…..spoiled a bit by the railroad that runs lakeside as well. The menu runs the gamut...

Seattle

While you shop: Habitant at Nordstrom Ok…ok….you have to have a drink before shopping….right? Even if that isn’t correct, if you’re in a shopping mood and find yourself at the...

Seattle

One more coffee shop in Seattle: Diva Espresso. One of about a half dozen locations in the city. This visit was to the Harborview location. This purveyor of the roasted...

Seattle

Local spot for breakfast: Bryant Corner Cafe Standard breakfast fare at this restaurant north of the UW campus. They also offer lunch and dinner. On a nice weather day the...

Friday Harbor WA

A quick coffee before the trip back to Seattle: Riptide Cafe. Very nice cafe right on the harbor. I had to have the blended salted caramel mocha….another 4 shot experience...

Friday Harbor WA

Early afternoon snack after whale watching: Downriggers Gorgeous space and views so worth a visit just for that reason. That said, the food was good with a varied menu of...

Seattle

Now for some caffeine: Fuel Coffee One of 3 locations in Seattle but their coffee is more broadly available. It was a hot day and I had a bit of...

Seattle

Finally got to the brick and mortar restaurant: Monsoon While my previous post was take away, this was my first visit to this highly regarded Vietnamese restaurant on Capitol Hill....

Seattle

Hot wings without the wings: Ma’ono Fried Chicken Located inside Rachel’s Ginger Beer at University Village we’ve had our eye on this place since it opened a few weeks ago....