Green Marlin Restaurant & Raw Bar in Vero Beach, Florida

Irish Pub meets Seafood Restaurant. The Green Marlin is owner Lou Kohbauer’s vision brought to life. Location: 1475 US Highway 1, Vero Beach, Florida Menu: Green Marlin’s cuisine is reflective of Lou Kohbauer’s desire to be the place in Vero Beach for fresh seafood and Irish comfort food with a Florida twist. Mussels, Clams, Oysters, and Shrimp…

Lost Roo in Long Beach, Washington

G͛day is the greeting at the Lost Roo bar and grill in Long Beach, Washington. It offers traditional Australian comfort foods, better known in the land down under as “tucker,” as well as other creative and eclectic dishes. Walking into the spacious grand dining room, there are television screens broadcasting sports of all sorts and…

Tomato Brothers, Italian Cuisine in Howell, Michigan

Tomato Brothers is a family-friendly Italian restaurant that our smiling server describes as, “It’s like eating homemade, without having to cook.” I have to agree with her; the scratch-made Italian food tastes like an Italian grandmother is in the kitchen. Location: Tomato Brothers located at 3030 West Grand River in Howell, . Menu: The menu…

The Infamous Proposal …She Said “Yes” Martin’s Tavern, Washington, D.C.

After spending a day of walking the cobblestone streets in the historic neighborhood of Georgetown, filled with designer shops, art galleries, and pubs my boyfriend and I had worked up a serious appetite. We were pleased to finally arrive at the highly recommended Martin’s Tavern for lunch which is the oldest family-owned eatery in Washington,…

Monument Cafe: Fresh Goodness in Georgetown, Texas

The Monument Cafe is an institution in Georgetown, Texas. Just a block from “The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas,” owner Rusty Winkstern has created one of the most popular restaurants in this Texas Hill Country town. Locals and tourists flock to The Monument Cafe for breakfast and lunch, and to its sister restaurant El…

Comfort Food at Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, Bellevue

When I learned that ramen wasn’t just a cheap dried noodle and instant soup mix, the door opened to a world of Japanese comfort food. Hokkaido Ramen Santouka in Bellevue, Washington, could become wonderfully – and comfortingly – addictive. Location: 103 Bellevue Way N.E., Suite 3, Bellevue, (between 2nd and 3rd Street). There is an…

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Bamiyan Kabob Afghan Cuisine in Multicultural Mississauga, Ontario

At Bamiyan Kabob Afghan Cuisine in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, there is rarely a table available. They are THAT busy, and the food is THAT good. This jam-packed restaurant is bustling on the weekend when families (immediate and extended) flock here for their grilled meat and rice dishes. Everything at Bamiyan Kabob is freshly made by…

Grand River Brewery in Jackson, Michigan

Grand River Brewery lures you in with the trifecta! A brewery, distillery, and winery all under one roof. However, the eatery’s scratch-made kitchen has me yearning for more. The fresh local ingredients, treated with traditional cooking techniques make all the difference. Location: Grand River Brewery located in downtown Jackson, at 117 West Louis Glick Highway,…

Authentic Mexican at TOSMA Organic Market, San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende, in Central Mexico, has become a real foodie destination. Upscale, chef-branded kitchens have put an impressive culinary stamp on this town, and gourmet food lovers are turning it into a gustatory destination. But that doesn’t mean that simpler—and far cheaper—alternatives for a truly authentic and inexpensive Mexican meal have disappeared. Indeed,…