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Queenstown NZ

Very interesting coffee spot downtown: Vudu Cofee Locally sourced and fresh. Relatively small so you might have to wait for a spot....

Queenstown NZ

New Zealand cuisine with a French flair: The Bunker Nice Otago Pinot Noir followed by a Otago Bordeaux blend. Beautiful sunset with the Remarkables in the distance....

Queenstown NZ

Great wine bar: The Winery At least 30 Pinot Noirs to taste!  ...

Yountville CA

Another excellent option: Redd Wood Had the white anchovy pizza with an affogato to finish...

Simpsonville SC

A great place for Southern nouveau cuisine: Stella’s Southern Bistro Classic shrimp and grits (Anson Mills) with eggnog cheesecake to finish  ...

San Francisco CA

Nice lunch on our way to wine country: Outerlands. Visiting friends who live in the area. You have to have local knowledge to know of this place. Chicken salad with...

Yountville CA

Simply put….incredible: Bouchon. Visit website...

Seattle

Small intimate French style bistro in Madison Valley: LUC. Trout almondine with pot de creme to end. Visit website...

Chelan WA

Classic, intimate Italian in small town WA: Andante. Up and coming wine AVA which produces better wine every year. It’s a cool weather AVA so think Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc,...

Seattle

Best bakery in Seattle: Bakery Nouveau. Twice baked almond croissants are to die for! Too bad you can’t just try everything at once. The original location in West Seattle is...

Paia HI

Interesting Korean fusion: Dazoo A bit out of the way but worth a stop. Interesting menu…one of those that has you wanting to at least taste one of everything....

Seattle

Convenient place for a quick bite: Nordstrom Grill. It’s not fine dining but meets the need when you are in the area. The chicken paillards is one of the best...

Birmingham AL

Beautiful space in the heart of the city: Revelator Coffee Company Wonderful spot for coffee and baked goods....

Birmingham AL

Another new place in BHM: Brick and Tin Very solid new American cuisine. The chocolate bread pudding with homemade butter pecan ice cream was outstanding.  ...

Birmingham AL

Wow…great space and food: Urban Standard Once again everything is better with pork….bacon jelly on a classic southern biscuit!  ...

Birmingham AL

Very unique menu of small plates: OvenBird Shishito peppers, corazones (duck, chicken and beef) with classics such as deviled eggs, pork shoulder and paella finished off with espresso beignets and...