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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...

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...