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Bellevue WA

Asian fusion: Wild Ginger. Recently had the opportunity to visit the Bellevue location of this Seattle based restaurant long known for its Asian Fusion menu and highly rated wine cellar....

Vancouver BC

Comfort food in the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver: Burgoo Bistro One of four by the same name in Vancouver that cater to comfort foods which was perfect for this...

Seattle

If you’re visiting the Pike Place Market this small place is worth the find: Place Pigalle. Small intimate French bistrot in the heart of the market near Rachel the Pig. Though...

Seattle

At the Four Seasons: Goldfinch Tavern. Even though it’s a hotel restaurant it’s quite good and the service is excellent. Very nice, modern but cozy space…a great one when it’s...

Woodinville WA

Liquid food: Damsel Cellars. I first met Mari when she was the assistant winemaker at Darby Wines. She’s been making her own very solid wines for the last several years...

Woodinville WA

Liquid food here: Darby Wines Hollywood Hills tasting room. You must visit my good friend Darby English on your next trip to Woodinville. The space is great for tasting and...

North Bend WA

This is it…the diner of Twin Peaks fame: Twede’s Cafe It’s been some time since I’ve eaten here but this is one of those places that never changes. It’s a...

Seattle

I have been wanting to try this restaurant for some time: Mamnoon. It’s described as Middle Eastern food but it’s predominantly from Syria and Lebanon. The menu is extensive with...

Seattle

Neighborhood bar and grill: Sand Point Grill. We visit fairly frequently since it is close to home. It’s usually crowded around dinner time so keep that in mind if you...

Seattle

One of Seattle’s best seafood restaurants: Rockcreek. The menu is seafood so if you don’t like seafood then this isn’t the place for you. That said, it’s all outstanding. This...

Seattle

Always a solid experience for brunch: Bastille Café & Bar. Nice Rosé and the eggs were good as well….. Visit website...

Vancouver BC

A place known only to locals: Heirloom Vegetarian Nice brunch sharing avocado toast then a potpourri of choices: huevos rancheros, eggs Benedict, kale salad, and buckwheat pancakes. I had the Ninja...

Seattle

One of my favorite sushi places in Seattle: Kisaku. Wouldn’t think you would find this outside the international district much less in Tangletown. The sushi is excellent as is the...

Vancouver BC

Having someone local is always a treat for new places to eat: Farmer’s Apprentice A small out place out of the downtown core. Brunch was fabulous. Visit website  ...

Ashland OR

Off the beaten path: Hearsey Best outdoor dining we found in Ashland. Delightful space with a fantastic brunch. In the basement of an old church near the Ashland Springs Hotel....

Ashland OR

A few blocks from downtown but worth the walk: Peerless This restaurant is next to the hotel of the same name. Service was excellent and the menu varied. Very good...