Paddlefish at Disney Springs, Florida

Eco-friendly and sustainable seafood is the theme at Paddlefish at Disney Springs.  Disney Springs is the shopping, dining and entertainment venue in the theme park capital of the world.  Disney Springs highlights only premium brands and the best the world has to offer.  Paddlefish fits well into this offering. Location: The Landings at Disney Springs,…

Tucson’s Seafood Galería: Charro de Rey

The trendy restaurant scene in downtown Tucson just got enhanced with a Seafood Galería! The newly opened Charro del Rey exudes a congenial atmosphere in a charming 100-year-old building filled with Mexican art and antiques. From the raw fish bar to the extensive champagne and craft beer menus, a night out spent here is a…

Wildfin American Grill: Sustainable Seafood Meals

Enjoy the beauty of the Vancouver, Washington waterfront, smell the warm marine air, and savor the artistically crafted dishes at Wildfin American Grill. Location: Wildfin American Grill, 777 Waterfront Way, Suite 101, Vancouver, Washington. Menu: The extensive menu features sustainable seafood from the waters of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska as well as a choice of steaks, burgers,…

Eclectic Fare At June’s All Day – Austin, Texas

What do you get when you mix a vintage Wurlitzer jukebox, a bonafide wine bar, and elevated diner food? You get June’s All Day in Austin, Texas. Restaurateurs Larry McGuire and Tom Moorman wanted to create a wine bar. They also wanted a place where you could eat delicious food all day and night, so…

Florida’s Best! Yellow Dog Cafe in Malabar, Florida

When anyone asks what my favorite restaurant in Florida (where I reside) is, my immediate answer is the Yellow Dog Cafe. It is a romantic local multi-level eatery on the Intracoastal Waterway in Malabar, minutes from Melbourne. My husband took me to the Yellow Dog Cafe for the first time about five years ago. I…

Small Plates at Velia Bistro in Orvieto, Italy

Small plates, known in Italy as cicchetti, are the favorites of locals and tourists alike at Velia Drinks Food & Music. “Our guests will soon be eating the legs off the chairs!” exclaimed the owner and popular chef, Velia, as she frenetically prepared and served cicchetti from her tiny restaurant kitchen. This small bistro in…

Tina’s Traditional Tea Room & Tavern in Carmel, Indiana

One would expect to find authentic Queen’s Royal High Tea at Tina’s Traditional Tea Room & Tavern; but the heartier fare was a surprise. Yes, Tina’s Traditional Tea Room has English high tea, but she also serves meaty sausage rolls, ploughman’s platters, and Cornish pasties. Location: Tina’s Traditional Tea Room & Tavern is at 30…

BBQ and Airboats at Boggy Bottom BBQ in Kissimmee, Florida

The BBQ is top notch, but what makes Boggy Bottom BBQ unique is the ability to combine it with an Airboat ride through the headlands of the Florida Everglades.  Location: 2001 East Southport Road, Kissimmee, Florida The restaurant is located at Southport Park, connected to the Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures, but you do not have…

Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub, Syracuse, NY – Sláinte!

From the green hills of County Kilkenny, Ireland, to the green hills of Syracuse, in Central New York, might seem a long way. But David Hoyne not only made the journey many years ago, he also brought some Ireland with him to New York State. And he’s happy to share it with you at Kitty…

French Vietnamese at Jade: Portland, Oregon

French Vietnamese specialties can be found in the well-maintained Sellwood neighborhood of Southeast Portland, Oregon. It is the home of Jade Bistro and Patisserie, located among the quaint and colorful streets with numerous antique stores, Victorian homes, cottages, and Craftsman bungalows. The mother-daughter team of Lucy and April run the casual dining restaurant with dedication…