The Trophy Room at Old Kinderhook in Lake of the Ozarks

Your reward when you dine at the Trophy Room at the Old Kinderhook Resort starts when you enter the property. At the heart of this 700-acre resort in the rolling hills of Lake of the Ozarks, the Trophy Room Restaurant has been serving up outstanding food and drink to visitors in Mid-Missouri for years. The…

The Black Marlin: Seafood & Jazz in the City of Trees

Get a head start on the weekend with Thursday night jazz and seafood at The Black Marlin, housed in the historic Tustin Garage. Music and a fairyland of light-wrapped trees lure you down the streets of Old Town Tustin, California, to a modern dining and entertainment destination in the City of Trees. The Tustin Garage…

Gamlin Whiskey House in St. Louis, Missouri

With over 300 whiskeys in the Gamlin Whiskey House collection, you’re sure to find something to pair perfectly with your meal. Location: Gamlin Whiskey House located at 236 North Euclid Avenue in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri. Menu: The menu at Gamlin Whiskey House is a traditional steakhouse menu with an…

Ol’ Tom’s Pub: Dining at Pursell Farms, Sylacauga, Alabama

Ol’ Tom’s Pub inside The Inn at Pursell Farms in Sylacauga, Alabama, is a delightful gastronomic treat in a peaceful, bucolic setting. The Pub and its companion restaurant, Arrington, combine to meet all of the needs of guests at this exceptional retreat. Location: 386 Talledega Spring Road, Sylacauga, Alabama Menu: The menu offerings at Ol’…

Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro in St. Petersburg, Florida

It is the only waterfront restaurant in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.  As I peruse the menu, the song, “Sitting on the dock of the bay,” is running through my head. Otis Redding sang about San Francisco Bay, but the song works just as well on Tampa Bay.   Whether you’re dining around sunset, enjoy yacht gawking,…

Latin Cuisine on the Circle of Orange, California

The Circle in Old Towne Orange is home town to the famous annual Chapman University Undie Run and is a favorite movie filming location. The birthplace of the Annual International Street Fair held on Labor Day weekend (now in its 46th year), is the perfect setting for Felix International Café specializing in Cuban and Spanish…

Clyde’s in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

“I would rather eat in a saloon than drink in a restaurant,” Clyde’s founder Stuart Davidson would often remark. Clyde’s opened in 1963 as an American neighborhood bar, and it evolved to today’s farm-to-table dining through the sustenance of local farmers and artisans. Among the first in Washington, D.C. to describe their cuisine as locally-raised…

The Bakery Cafe in Kathmandu, Nepal

I was taken to The Bakery Café in Kathmandu for lunch by a tour guide during a day of sightseeing.  It seemed like a typical Nepalese restaurant at first glance.  After looking at the menu I realized the menu offered a wide variety of cuisines, including American pizza and burgers, Tibetan Momo, a fixed Nepali…

The Red Kettle, Idyllwild, California—Mountain-Fresh and Down-Home

Idyllwild, California, a mile high up in the San Jacinto Mountains above Palm Springs, is one of those pretty little mountain towns you always hope to find and seldom do. It’s artsy, quiet, cozy. It has no ski-lifts, no lake, no factory outlet stores. Just pine-fresh air, a clutch of hiking trails, a burbling creek…