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I haven’t been here in about 30 years: K-Paul’s Just got in and didn’t have any plans so I thought I’d see how this classic in the French Quarter was...

Vancouver

Last stop on our way back to Seattle: Darby’s Public House. Just had drinks before dropping our son off at the airport in Vancouver. This place has been in the...

Vancouver

Sitting on an airplane and catching up from the weekend: Ayoub’s. Ok it’s not a restaurant but you have to try this place! I have never seen such a display...

Vancouver

Son visiting daughter in Vancouver = quick trip north: The Oakwood. Great spot in the Kits area for brunch or dinner…our daughter thinks the burgers are outstanding but this visit...

Seattle

James Beard chef: JuneBaby. The second offering from the highly regarded chef/owner of Salare. The food has a more Southern focus than Salare starting with the bread….biscuits and cornbread as...

Seattle

Third option for lunch: Gracia. We didn’t start out to try this place in Ballard but wound up here when our other choices weren’t open for lunch. The space is...

Seattle

End of the indoor cycling class season meetup: The Pub at 3rd Place. Always been an interesting place in the basement of 3rd Place Books…almost like entering a cave. Typical...

Maltby WA

Got the job to pick up our cats today so this was lunch: Maltby Cafe. I’ve passed this place numerous times when we cycle north of Seattle but have never...

Philadelphia

Dinner for 20: Continental. A bit hard to describe this place…global comfort food that leans a bit Asian, probably comes closest. This night we had a fixed menu with 3...

Philadelphia

Everybody wanted Peking Duck so we decided this place fit the bill: Sang Kee It has been awhile since I’ve had this quintessential Chinese dish…..last time was in Beijing, so...

Philadelphia

Back in Philly: Laurel. Once again my flight in was late…..this time one and a half hours…barely made my reservation going straight from the airport. Thanks Uber! This is another...

Vancouver

A bit of a tourist place but the: Granville Public Market is worth a visit Like the Pike Place Market in Seattle most Vancouverites don’t admit to going there since...

Vancouver

Have wanted to try this place for a few years: Ask for Luigi. It was really a hot ticket a few years ago with long waits for a table….they take...

Vancouver

This is really about the hotel which is a must if you are in Vancouver: Granville Island Hotel. However there is a restaurant and bar and we took advantage of...

Vancouver

Have been here before and will be back: Beaucoup. I have to admit I have a very weak spot for French pastries and this is one of a handful outside...

Vancouver

Local knowledge wins again: Grapes and Soda. Got to Vancouver a bit late and this spot was recommended by our daughter who lives here…..her recommendations never disappoint. A small place...