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Sultan WA

Well known spot for baked goods: Sultan Bakery. A small place that is best known for its breakfasts and bakery. This visit was in the late afternoon so we went...

Leavenworth WA

Get your fruit here: Smallwood’s Harvest. Very near Silvara Winery tasting room and it’s worth a stop just to look at all the specialty foods offered. It’s also a great...

Leavenworth WA

Another wine tasting opportunity: Silvara. The wines are good…..and in some cases, quite good….but the venue is what is hard to beat. The fruit is mostly from the Columbia Valley...

Leavenworth WA

Trip over the pass on a beautiful day: Andrea’s Keller. Recent brief visit for a “Bavarian” experience before……wine tasting. This is one of our go to places for Southern German...

Chicago

An unplanned stop in the Windy City: Andiamo. Missed my connecting flight to Seattle and got to spend the night at the Hilton O’Hare….oh joy…I’ve had far too many experiences...

Simpsonville SC

Had to have some pork while in the South: Henry’s Smokehouse. Basically a suburb of Greenville and I was there to visit a relative so lunch had to be pulled...

Greenville SC

Post bike ride Thai….in Greenville: Kannika’s Thai Kitchen. Another place close to the Greenville Hilton Hotel. In a small strip mall…aren’t the best Thai places in strip malls? Typical offerings…but with...

Greenville SC

In town for a bike ride and this was the pre ride pasta feed: Da Vinci’s Ristorante. Looking for a place close to my hotel for the pasta load and...

Vancouver

Gelato fix that opened this summer: Umaluma. Local knowledge wins again……you’d not know of this place unless you happened upon it while walking east on Pender in Chinatown and stumbled...

Vancouver

Quick trip north with lunch in the West End: Kingyo Izakaya. I love the announcement of your arrival and departure in izakayas and this place is no exception. On Denman...

Woodinville WA

Wine is food: Guardian Cellars. In Woodinville Wine Country on an errand and thought I should pick up a bit more wine. This is one of our go to places....

Woodinville WA

More wine as food: Gorman Winery. Another great option in Woodinville Wine Country in the Hollywood School area. Chris is all about music and the tasting room walls are festooned...

Seattle

One of my favorite espresso shops: Vivace Alley 24. Doing some shopping at REI and decided to have a quick mocha caramel latte. Their claim to fame is that they...

Seattle

If you’re in South Seattle and you need a food fix: Super Six. Part of the Marination group of restaurants this one is in Columbia City and serves brunch, lunch...

Seattle

Third location of this Vietnamese restaurant: Ba Bar. Have been wanting to try this location since it was announced in January that it would be opening this summer and finally...

Seattle

New spot for ramen in the U District: Hokkaido Ramen Santouka. Great choice on a night with a bit of fall chill in the air. The space is small so...