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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...

Seattle 

Several locations of this Seattle icon: Mioposto. Like the others, the primary offering is wood fired pizza and they do it very well. As a matter of fact, everything here...

Winthrop WA

Great dinner: Arrowleaf Bistro. Started with wild mushroom turnover followed by a winter salad. Entrees were sturgeon and bacon wrapped rabbit. Excellent! Visit website...

Seattle

Try this place for happy hour: Frank’s. One of a 2 restaurants owned by the same family this one is a bar and oyster house. Convenient happy hour especially if...

Paia, Maui HI

You have to eat here at least once in your life! Mama’s Fish House. The food is very local, the space delightful and the service impeccable. Visit website  ...

La Conner WA

Quick visit after picking out pumpkins for Halloween: Seeds. This is one of the better restaurants in the area with a mix of seafood and burgers for lunch and classics...

Cairns AU

Classic Rijsttafel: Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant. Paired with Sauvignon Blanc, a Riesling, a Pinot Noir and finishing with a botrytised Riesling. Visit website  ...

Birmingham

Finally some real Southern food…..at the best place in BHM! Nikki’s West. In the bowl is a local cabbage slaw with a local dressing which a bit like Thousand Island....

Seattle

Always a unique breakfast or lunch here: The London Plane. The eggs and biscuits with gravy were fabulous….best gravy I think I’ve ever had. For those not wanting meat or...

Seattle

Happy hour is about the only time you can just walk into this place and get a table: Radiator Whiskey. Upscale bar food with flights of bourbon, scotch and whiskey....

Seattle

Unique Asian offerings: Nue. Described as eclectic, world street food, which fits the bill. Great place to try something different because that’s what it’s all about. Had the Taiwanese chicken...

Seattle

Finally found good Southern food in Seattle at this small Capital Hill restaurant: Wandering Goose. Open for dinner on Friday night only and it’s when they have meat and three...

Birmingham

Happening place on the Southside: El Barrio. Fairly standard Mexican fare with a twist….if you look for it. Special on Friday night was pork ribs….sweet sauce with guacamole, collards and...

Whistler BC

Great place for small plates in Whistler Village: Bar Oso. It’s a great for lunch away from the hustle and bustle of the other bars in Whistler. Spanish influence with...

Vancouver BC

Italian/Japanese fusion and a place to share food: Kissa Tanto. Since our visit shortly after it opened in 2016 its become a real star….see the recent article NYT….the second review...

Philadelphia

Had to try this place in South Philly: Noord. Dutch and Scandinavian fusion. Excellent smoked fish and pork but could have eaten everything on the menu…..that kind of place. It’s...