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Washington DC

Wandering around Georgetown and needed a quick lunch: Kafe Leopold’s. Beautiful space near the C&O canal which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with alfresco dining available. Very nice European style...

Washington DC

I’d been here once before a few years ago and it was time for a second visit: Le Diplomate. Once again back to a French bistro and this one is...

Washington DC

A must stop while visiting the African American Museum: Sweet Home Café. I have to admit this is my first, must experience restaurant in a museum but this place has...

Alexandria VA

How about oysters in Alexandria? Hank’s Oyster Bar One of a number of locations in the DC metro area this one is in the Old Town section of Alexandria and...

Washington DC

A breakfast spot: Founding Farmers. One of several of similar name in the DC area; this one located on Pennsylvania Ave near Georgetown. Basic breakfast menu with excellent service. Portion...

Washington DC

Upscale bar: Blue Duck Tavern. Part of the Michelin rated restaurant by the same name located in the Park Hyatt. “Ducked” in for a quick bite and a drink on...

New York

A unique experience at 1 World Trade Center and Brookfield Place: Beaubourg Part of Le District, an incredible French market in the Brookfield Place shopping center, this made for a...

New York

A new place to try on this trip: Cosme. Multiple accolades for this chef from Mexico City where he has one of the best restaurants in the World with this...

New York

On a hot day why not: Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory Made in house and located right on the East River in Brooklyn near the bridge. Had 2 scoops: coffee and...

New York

The pizza place in Brooklyn: Juliana’s Story has it that this one of the 3 best pizza places in NYC and we were staying very close by so thought it...

New York

I don’t often post on hotels but this place is special: 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge A new upscale hotel in Brooklyn that just opened a few months ago so the...

New York

As coffee shops go, this one is worth a visit: The Coffee Shop Nice place in the Flatiron/Union Square area for a quick lunch stop. A bit upscale for diner...

New York

One of my go to places in Manhattan: Balthazar. One of several visits to this classic French bistro in the Soho area. Met up with friends from Atlanta and South...

Seattle

If you are looking for French food with a view, this is the place: Maximilien. We were entertaining guest from out of town and it was a beautiful day so...

Seattle

Out of town guest wanted Indian: Taste of India Haven’t been here recently but this is my go to place for Indian food and has been for a number of...

Seattle

Quintessential Seattle: Ivar’s. This visit was to the Salmon House which is one of 3 locations on the water in the metro area. A visit to one of the locations...