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Whistler BC

Out of the way tapas: Elements Urban Tapas Bar. The lamb belly is to die for! Here is a more recent visit for breakfast. Visit website  ...

Seattle

A little sangria, fish tacos and pollo en mole with hand made tortilla from abuelita: Rosita’s Mexican Grill....

Seattle

Great dinner, as always: Pair. One of our go to restaurants in Seattle because it never ever disappoints. It’s all about small plates, with a French flair, which are always...

Woodinville WA

Another great dinner at this local restaurant: Barking Frog. Salmon with corn fritters, mussels Thai style, a Bandol Rosé followed by Caramel sorbet and a local Januik Muscat. Visit website...

Santa Fe

Delicious Southwest fusion: Santacafé A nice Merlot with lobster bisque followed by New Zealand lamb topped off by chocolate and ice cream....

Seattle

This is a branch of the restaurant by the same name in San Francisco: RN74. Markets itself as a French restaurant and while overtly true it’s more nouveau French. The...

Washington DC

Upscale ramen restaurant in Chinatown: Daikaya. Got here soon after it opened at 11 am and no problem getting a seat. When I left 45 minutes later it was packed...

Washington DC

Typical chain steakhouse: Bobby Van’s. Large group dinner with the typical steak, chicken or fish choice with sides of potatoes, spinach and mushrooms. Similar to the Capitol Grill. The chocolate cake was...

Washington DC

Ok so it’s number 2 on Bon Appetit’s best new restaurants in the US for 2016 so you know I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to check it out while...

Lahaina, Maui HI

Upscale in downtown Lahaina: Lahaina Grill. Might replace Mama’s as the best food on the Island. That said, it is a completely different vibe than Mama’s. While both are fine...

Washington DC

This place came highly recommend so I had to make a quick stop: Dolcezza. Known for their gelato there were at least a dozen listed. My choice was a combo...

Washington DC

Back in town for a meeting or two and had dinner near the Convention Center: City Tap Room. Classic brew pub with a limited food menu but an extensive selection...

Wailea, Maui HI

Interesting place a bit off the beaten track: Monkeypod Kitchen. Had to try this place if for no other reason than the name. It also comes with an excellent reputation...

Seattle

Excellent Italian food: Cantinetta. This is a small place near the UW campus that is our go to place for Italian food in Seattle. I’ve never had a bad meal...

Twisp WA

You gotta have a bakery for your am coffee: Cinnamon Twisp Bakery. Typical space offering good coffee, lattes and bakery items. A must have is the namesake of the restaurant,...

Twisp WA

Great place for Italian food in Eastern Washington: Tappi. Part of a trip a couple of years with several returns; all of which combined cross country skiing with eating. The...