Craft Brews and Eats: Seattle

Due to COVID-19, check websites or contact businesses for reopening information and current hours. After seeing a few of Seattle’s attractions, we headed back downtown where I enjoyed some craft beer and small plates. My first stop was Old Stove Brewing Company. Located within the MarketFront of Pike Place Market, the brewery and taproom features…

The Omakase at Tojo’s Restaurant

For my final night in Vancouver I wanted a nice sushi dinner with one of the most famous chefs in town, so I made a reservation at Tojo’s Restaurant. The internationally recognized restaurant serves unique and modern dishes using the finest seasonal and local ingredients around the Pacific Northwest. I requested a seat at the…

A Seafood Lunch at Cervejaria Ramiro

After a wonderful time riding a Vespa around Lisbon, it was time for lunch. Cesar dropped me off at Cervejaria Ramiro. The well-known seafood restaurant is a favorite among tourist and locals. There were only a few people waiting by the door when I arrived, so I was seated at a table upstairs in no…

Osaka Eats: Takoyaki and a Crab Dinner

Every region in Japan has their signature dish. One of Osaka’s most iconic dishes is takoyaki – round balls of dough filled with octopus, green onions, tempura flakes, and pickled ginger cooked in special grill molds and topped with a sweet savory sauce, tangy mayonnaise, green seaweed powder, and dried fish flakes. You’ll find takoyaki…

A Michelin Dinner at Tin Lung Heen

My Sunday was going great so far. I enjoyed the Harbourside buffet and views from The Peak. Now, it was time for a fancy night. Usually for my final evening in any town I try to dine at a nice restaurant that offers a tasting menu. I decided to make a reservation at Tin Lung…

Classic Eats: Bangkok Garden

Some restaurants have been around a long time. These classic restaurants were one of the first in the area serving a particular cuisine and continue to serve tasty food today. One of those places is Bangkok Garden in Hackensack, New Jersey. We decided to stop by for lunch one afternoon. It’s probably been about 20…

Restaurant Review: Grace

If there was one meal I was really looking forward to while I was in Chicago, it was dinner at Grace. Opening back in December of 2012, the restaurant earned its third Michelin star only a couple years later. Head chef and owner, Curtis Duffy has made quite a name for himself. He was a…