Tackle Box – A Local Grub Shack in Costa Mesa, California

What started as a grub shack on a Southern California beach in 2015, Tackle Box has now grown to two locations. Appealing to the masses with unique flavors and dishes that are quick and simple, Tackle Box is earning a robust community in this locale. Still close to the beach and building on the grub…

Manta’s Sunday Brunch at Mauna Kea on The Big Island of Hawaii

Intro: Magnificent views surround you from Manta’s outdoor patio perched on the hill above Kauna’oa Bay. Laurence Rockefeller’s historic Mauna Kea Beach Resort offers the perfect Hawaiian setting to enjoy a leisurely Sunday Brunch. ThE hotel, built in 1966, was the most expensive hotel in the world at that time. Today, the history, charm and…

Made-From-Scratch Goodness: home.made, Athens, Georgia

For Southern dishes a cut above what your grandmother might have served, home.made in Athens, Georgia, is serving up some surprising twists on traditional favorites. Location: 1072 Baxter Street, Athens, Georgia Menu: home.made actually has a number of menus beyond lunch and dinner. Those include Meat and Tuesdays Dinner, Saturday Brunch, Supper Club and Happy…

Lucky’s Steakhouse: A Lucky Find in Michigan

Most people drive right by the small town of Fenton, Michigan where there are about 11,750 inhabitants. But those who live there know it boasts some good eats. One of which is Lucky’s Steakhouse. We have been going to Lucky’s now for over 15 years and even though we’ve moved to the next town south,…

Restaurante Tilapias El Pavon near Uvita, Costa Rica

Restaurante Tilapias El Pavon is the Costa Rican version of Farm to Table.  In fact, the table is on the farm.  This is truly an off the beaten path place worth finding.  The attractions to the area are waterfalls and a crystal clear swimming hole. Location: Near Uvita, Costa Rica in the South Pacific region….

Restaurant Bouillon Chartier: a Paris Institution

Really Authentic Food, Really Affordable Prices Restaurant Bouillon Chartier is a Paris institution, and one visit will show you why. Ever since it was first opened in 1896 by the Chartier Brothers, through 122 years and over 50 million meals served by only four owners, the restaurant has strived to live up to the Chartiers’…

The Soup Spoon Café in Lansing, Michigan: More than Just Soup

The Soup Spoon Café is a bit of a misnomer for this homey café. While their soups are the perfect foil to Michigan’s cold winters, the menu presents a full breadth of offerings, that you’d never guess from the restaurant’s name. As the name indicates, this menu highlights soup and its accompaniments — sandwiches and…

Traditional Cape Malay Dishes at Jonkershuis Eatery, Cape Town

Guests at the Jonkershuis Eatery enjoy casual dining, the unique flavors of Cape Malay dishes, the deep verdant green of the vineyards, glimpses of Constantiaberg Mountain, and legions of history dating back several centuries. Address: Jonkershuis Eatery, Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Groot Constantia Rd, Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa. Menu: The menu features unique Cape…

San Jacinto Dining Room: A Dining Oasis in the Coachella Valley

After a day spent exploring the Coachella Valley, the San Jacinto Dining Room at Mission Lakes Country Club is a welcome dining oasis in the Colorado Desert. Open to the public and close to Palm Springs, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. The picture windows look out over the verdant green golf course…