Posts tagged with: must experience

Philadelphia

Vegetarian in Philly Cheesesteak land: Vedge. This restaurant has received rave reviews and even though I’m nowhere near a vegetarian I just had to try it out. I was not...

Seattle

Should be on your foodie bucket list: Tarsan i Jane. This place has been on my list for some time….due to my desire to experience their paella which is only...

Asheville NC

Spanish tapas: Cúrate. Located in a building that was built in 1927 and served as the bus station, the new space has two levels with a bar on the first...

Philadelphia

It’s on everyone’s list: Zahav. I’ve tried several times to get a reservation here but they are hard to come by. Visited as part of a larger group but this...

Seattle

Extraordinary dining experience: Harvest Beat. As you know, I’m basically a carnivore but when given the opportunity to experience truly great food, I’ll give it a try. Such is the...

Kohala Coast HI

A view that can’t be beat: CanoeHouse. It should all be about al fresco dining at this restaurant….right on the water and facing west so the sunsets are spectacular. A...

Honokaa, Big Island HI

Must stop on my list: Tex Drive In. Home of the best malasadas (Portuguese donuts) in Hawaii, in my opinion. The location is just off the main highway to Hilo...

Philadelphia

On the list: Vernick. This place has a reputation….all the way to Seattle and has been on my list for some time. I’m glad I finally got a chance to...

Squamish/ Whistler BC

It’s not in Whistler but in Squamish: Salted Vine Kitchen. This is a must visit….in the growing city of Squamish which is about halfway between Vancouver and Whistler. I know...

Birmingham AL

Ok here is my BBQ joint: Full Moon BBQ. I told you I’d review my favorite BBQ place when I was next in Birmingham and this is the place. While...

Chicago

One of those special places: Le Colonial. I’ve been here once before several years ago and vowed to return. This is a special place with a beautiful space….like returning to...

Washington DC

The highlight of this trip to DC: Lapis. Located in the Adams Morgan area not too far from the Woodley Park Metro Station this was my first experience with Afghan...

Washington DC

A must stop while visiting the African American Museum: Sweet Home Café. I have to admit this is my first, must experience restaurant in a museum but this place has...

New York

A new place to try on this trip: Cosme. Multiple accolades for this chef from Mexico City where he has one of the best restaurants in the World with this...

New Orleans

This is the real deal: Herbsaint Last dining experience this trip and this is by far the best of those tasted. The chef is a multi year winner of the...

Vancouver

Sitting on an airplane and catching up from the weekend: Ayoub’s. Ok it’s not a restaurant but you have to try this place! I have never seen such a display...

Philadelphia

Back in Philly: Laurel. Once again my flight in was late…..this time one and a half hours…barely made my reservation going straight from the airport. Thanks Uber! This is another...

Vancouver

Have wanted to try this place for a few years: Ask for Luigi. It was really a hot ticket a few years ago with long waits for a table….they take...

Washington DC

The new Vidalia: Honeysuckle. Vidalia was my go to place in DC and one of my favorite restaurants but it is no more. Honeysuckle opened about 2 months ago in the...

Sydney NSW

This restaurant is in a spectacular space in the Sydney Opera House: Bennelong The best way to describe the cuisine is nouveau Australian. It is beautifully presented…really works of art....

Seattle

The original Seattle location is in a shopping center, nonetheless, this food is outstanding: Din Tai Fung. Pick anything on the menu…it is all very good. Be prepared to wait...

Sydney NSW

One of those very special nights: Mr Wong Very upscale Chinese restaurant and some of the best of that cuisine I have ever had. Made 2 visits to this place...

Yountville CA

Simply put….incredible: Bouchon. Visit website...

Seattle

Best bakery in Seattle: Bakery Nouveau. Twice baked almond croissants are to die for! Too bad you can’t just try everything at once. The original location in West Seattle is...

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...