Jakes Famous Crawfish in Portland, Oregon

It’s 1892, and , is booming. Some 90 trains a day bring people pouring into the city from across the country. The economy is roaring with good jobs in the lumber mills and furniture factories, flour mills and the ships being loaded and unloaded on the busy waterfront. Electric streetcars ferry folks from the downtown…

Meat Southern BBQ and Carnivore Cuisine in Lansing, Michigan

The barbecue aroma hits hard. Dry-rubbed, slow-smoked up to 18 hours with a combination of oak and mesquite, Meat Restaurant is indeed all about the meat — beef brisket (lean or fatty), pork ribs, turkey, wings, pulled pork, and Texas hot links.  Location: Meat Restaurant located at 1224 Turner Street, in Lansing, Michigan’s  Old Town…

Celebrate the Food

We launched The Yums in April to celebrate the food that we’ve found around the world. Since then have brought you over 50 reviews from eateries around the world. We’re as much about celebrating the food in high brow swank as we are in dive digs. We covered hot dog stands and donut shops. We’ve…

River Roast: Trendy Al Fresco Chicago Riverside Dining

The River Roast concept is a new American spin on British food served in an upscale restaurant featuring two interior bars and riverfront views. I discovered River Roast while enjoying a Chicago Architectural boat tour and wanted to take a closer look. The River Roast sits inside the historic Reid Murdoch building which offers a…

Wine and Dine at 315 Restaurant and Wine Bar

When we moved to over a decade ago it was almost our anniversary and we wanted a special restaurant to celebrate the occasion. This was before the Internet was loaded with restaurant websites complete with menus as well as tons of review sites so we were flying blind. We asked the few people we knew…

Ocean-to-Table at Dock and Dine in Man O War, Bahamas

The Dock and Dine is a casual eatery on Man O War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas. Chef Timmy and Chef Devan have worked side-by-side for more than nine years and have brought their unique culinary style to the Dock and Dine. All seafood has been locally caught and is fresh, not frozen. In my eyes, this…

Loveless Cafe: A Nashville, Tennessee Landmark

When you mention the city of Nashville, one restaurant that is notorious for real Southern food comes to mind. The Loveless Cafe serves scrumptious classic breakfast fare in a charming and quaint setting that is fit for foodies, or in this case, country music stars that regularly frequent this hot spot. It is a landmark….

The Original Cafe Pastéis de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

If you find yourself in the beautiful Portuguese capital of , you are definitely going to want to eat some pastel de nata, the famous Portuguese egg tarts. They are an almost universal culinary symbol of Lisbon, and you’ll see them everywhere you go in the city. But why not have the best, the original,…

American Comfort Food at Zingerman’s Roadhouse

Zingerman’s Roadhouse takes farm-to-table dining up a notch. Not only do they use produce from local farmers they also grow it on their own four-acre farm eight miles from the restaurant. Their farm has a hoop house, which allows year-round farming. While they grow over 50 different crops including heirloom tomatoes, peppers, squash, head lettuces,…