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Bow WA

Unexpected: Cob + Cork. You never know what to expect but this place looked interesting from the road so we decided to give it a try. It did not disappoint....

Seattle

The 3rd restaurant: Sandía Saint Helens is no more. Bistro Shirlee is no more. However, this one may be the best of the three. I’m sad to see the loss...

Seattle

Handmade soba noodles from scratch: Kamonegi. This chef has gotten a lot of press, including being named a James Beard semifinalist for best chef in the Northwest 2018 to 2020...

Tuscaloosa AL

The original: Dreamland BBQ This is one of the more famous BBQ pork sources in Alabama and it was started in a cinderblock building by “Big Daddy” Bishop in 1958....

Mazama WA

Need a beer in Mazama: Mazama Public House. This is a a very small town on the way to the North Cascades National Park and the must visit Cutthroat Pass...

Mazama WA

What? A “grocery store” on a food blog: Mazama Store. Much more than your typical grocery store. Good wine selection…including pet nat, excellent food choices, local t shirts and baked...

Philadelphia

Always worth a repeat visit: Buddakan. This is a very large and gorgeous space near Independence Hall offering Asian fusion cuisine. It’s the other outpost of this NYC legend. The...

Darrington WA

Darrington outpost: Moe’s Coffee Shop. Stopped by on the way back from hiking in the North Cascades National Park for a quick bite of lunch. One of several branches. The...

Seattle

Creole Food Truck: Where Ya At Matt. On the day I learned of this food truck, it just happened to be in the neighborhood. Couldn’t pass up the opportunity to...

Seattle

Quintessentially Seattle: Ivar’s. There are 3 locations on the water in the metro area and a visit to one of the locations is a must for any visitor to Seattle....

Philadelphia

Italian in the Old City: Positano Coast. Small group dinner with choices off the regular menu. That always give me a better idea of a place rather than the dinner...

Philadelphia

Vegan in Philly Cheesesteak land: Vedge. This restaurant continues to receive rave reviews and even though I’m nowhere near a vegetarian this place will  not disappoint the carnivores out there....

Twisp WA

Great place for Italian food: Tappi. The restaurant is in a very small town in the heart of cross country skiing and hiking areas of Eastern Washington. It’s always nice...

Granite Falls

Mid ride stop: Lyla’s Cafe. Always good to have a place to replenish calories during a ride. This place fit the bill. Pastries, sandwiches and espresso round out the breakfast...

Winthrop WA

A place for cocktails: Copper Glance. It’s always great to find a place like this where you least expect it…this is one of those places. They have a few small...

Seattle

Always room for another bakery choice: Grand Central Baking Co. They have a choice of sandwiches such as turkey with havarti cheese, lettuce, mayo and Grand Central cranberry chutney on...