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Altomünster DE

Lovely hotel, restaurant and brewery: Kapplerbräu. Like many European breweries this place goes back several centuries….1561 to be exact. It’s a bit of a hike….about 30 miles NW of Munich...

Munich

Pike Place Market on steroids: Viktualienmarkt. Beer gardens, wine and cheese shops, seafood, flowers, vegetables, fruits…you name it…..it can be found here and that has been so for over 2...

Munich

One of the many locations of this bakery and café chain: Rischart. This location is worth a visit not only for the pastries and other offerings but mainly for the...

Munich

Where to start? House Moser Not a restaurant and you can’t visit but this is the definition of the Bavarian experience…stay with relatives and eat like a local. Think wurst...

Seattle

Haven’t been here in a few years: Steelhead Diner. Had a relative in town for business who wanted seafood and this seemed like a good choice……close to her hotel and...

Vancouver

Carbo loading: Lupo. Close to my hotel and on the edge of Yaletown. I wanted some Italian pasta before my ride to Whistler so this seemed like a good choice....

Vancouver

Quick lunch: Bistro Verde. In the Pacific Center Nordstrom and close to my daughter’s office so we decided to give it a try. Nice space with a separate street entrance...

Changsha China

Dinner following a tour of the city: Yu Lou Dong A chain of 4 restaurants; the original apparently in business since 1904.  When asked what type of food you like...

Changsha China

Lunch near the hotel: Geng Shi Ji. I think this was the best meal that I had this time in China. Typical of most restaurants here, they are bigger inside...

Changsha China

Dinner for 100: Wyndham Hotel I was in China doing some teaching and as is very typical, a dinner for the attendees and faculty is a requirement. I have to...

Changsha China

Probably the most impressive breakfast buffet I’ve seen: Wyndham Cafe Where to start….the serving line, in total, is almost 3/4 of a city block! It has everything one could want…fruit...

China

Not in a city and not a restaurant: Korean Air As mentioned in the post on Asiana, my intent was to compare bibimbap from both Korean carriers. This version was...

China

Not in a city and not a restaurant: Asiana Airlines Decided to compare the bibimbap served on the 2 national airlines of Korea on my way to and from Changsha...

Anacortes WA

A short drive from the ferry terminal: Adrift. Forgotten we had been here a number of years ago…it hasn’t changed much although they have changed the main dining room to...

Deer Harbor WA

A new place in an old space: Island Pie. Just down the street from where we were staying and it came highly recommended so we decided to give it a...

Mt Constitution WA

Ok it’s not a restaurant but if you hike, cycle or drive up this is a place to look for: Sugar on Top. Espresso and Lopez Island Creamery ice cream...