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Seattle

One of my favorite French restaurants in Seattle: Voilà! It is very French in a nice intimate space in Madison Valley. Give the Moules á la Provençale and add frites...

Seattle

Nice spot for happy hour: List. Come early….it’s small and busy. Visit website  ...

Seattle

Very unique small plates: The Whale Wins. Visit website...

Sebastopol CA

Excellent French bistro in the heart of Sebastopol: K&L Bistro Started with baby greens with balsamic vinaigrette followed by Moules Marinières with a French Rosé (those of you who follow...

Whistler BC

The place for breakfast in Whistler: Crêpe Montagne. There are other places but if you are looking for a sit down breakfast this is the place. Excellent crêpes as well as...

Napa Valley CA

A Napa classic: Auberge du Soleil This is another one of those places that needs to be on your bucket list. The space is outstanding and as expected the service...

Whistler BC

A new find: 21 Steps. Nice space with an attic bar. Food was good but there is better to be had in Whistler. Finished off with Pot de Creme. Visit...

Seattle

While not a restaurant this is an event to consider: Vine Arts. Held in the Chihuly Garden & Glass space this is a PNW wine tasting with a blind tasting...

Philadelphia

Gotta try this place for locally made ice cream: Franklin Fountain. The lines can be long but it’s worth the wait. Extensive offerings…at least 20 flavors! Visit website...

Napa CA

Nice spot for a quick bite: Hog Island Oyster Co. This is an outpost of the original in San Francisco and is all about seafood, particularly the bivalve variety, sustainably...

Birmingham AL

Never disappoints: Highlands Bar and Grill. The service is impeccable and the food cannot be beat. Best described as Southern French fusion with typical Southern fare married with, sometimes unusual...

Yountville CA

Great French bistro in a town with great restaurants: Bistro Jeanty Typical French style green salad and French Onion soup followed by perfectly done lamb. Excellent and with great service....

Santa Rosa CA

A bit of Vietnam in the heart of Santa Rosa: Kettles Noodle bowl with a glass of Miraval Rosé. Not your typical cuisine in this part of California but worth...

San Francisco

Highly recommend by Suzan….who would live in SFO given the opportunity: Perbacco. Started with a crudo of halibut followed by lamb pappardelle ending with a chocolate bonet and all washed...

Seattle

BBQ in Seattle: RoRo. Craved a bit of Q this afternoon so made a run to this well known spot. Classic place with typical offerings. The pulled pork had good...

St Helena CA

Great place for Bruschetta in St. Helena: Clif Family Winery Yes it’s true….brought to you by the same people as Clif Bars. This is from the food truck parked beside...