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…

Logan Tavern: Farm Fresh Dining in Washington, D.C.

Whether you’re planning a pre-theater dinner, a cocktail on the patio people-watching, or a casual weekend brunch, Logan Tavern is the perfect destination. Location: Logan Tavern located at 1423 P Street NW in the Logan Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Menu: The menu highlighted American cuisine with a modern twist. For example, the chef added…

The English Inn: Fine Dining in Eaton Rapids, Michigan

The English Inn sits on the banks of the Grand River, with 16 acres of beautifully manicured gardens and groomed walking trails. Photographers delight in making images in the garden, antique buffs enjoy sneaking a peek at the sleeping rooms at inn, and foodies appreciate the fine dining. All of this makes the experience one…

Peasant Cookery in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Stepping into Peasant Cookery’s dining room was like going back to a twentieth-century French farmhouse. Quart-sized home-canned jars of pickled vegetables lined the window sills, added to the farmhouse feel. A wine barrel transformed into a table held their signature wheat bundle, while a vintage four-panel etched-glass screen divided the host stand from the rest…

Gandy Dancer: Fine Dining in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Starting with a faint rumble, it becomes louder, and then the vibration begins. A passenger train roars past, with a friendly toot of the horn, and Gandy Dancer’s diners break into applause as the train safely passes the restaurant. It’s a tradition. Location: The Gandy Dancer located at 401 Depot Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan….

ERA Bistro in Winnipeg, Manitoba: A Museum Bistro with Contemporary Flair

After a morning exploring the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the ERA Bistro is the perfect place to rest, recharge, and reflect. It’s also a great lunch destination while discovering all that Winnipeg has to offer. Location: ERA Bistro is inside the Canadian Museum for Human Rights at 85 Israel Asper Way in Winnipeg, ….

Occidental Grill: Washington D.C.

The Occidental Grill & Seafood Restaurant has stood the test of time in Washington D.C. for more than 110 years. Location: Occidental Grill & Seafood Restaurant located at 1475 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW in Washington, D.C. is just over a block from the White House. Find a great Washington DC hotel by visiting TripAdvisor (here) for…

Osteria Pronto: Italian Fine-Dining in Austin, Texas

Osteria Pronto took its inspiration from Venice, Italy’s traditional osteries. Translated as “tavern” in English, an osteria was traditionally a place that served wine and simple food. In the 21st century, the focus in osteries has turned to food. At Osteria Pronto, this held true. While the wine list was stunning, the food was stellar….

Clementine Cafe: Breakfast in Winnipeg, Manitoba

“Eat this – it’ll help” encourages the white-neon sign on the white exposed-brick wall. Its early afternoon on Sunday at Clementine Café and five cooks dressed in black T-shirts orchestrate brunch from the open kitchen. This is comfort food at its best. Location: Clementine Café located in the Exchange District at 123 Princess Street, Winnipeg,…

Mon Ami Louis a French Brasserie Restaurant in Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Esplanade Riel Pedestrian Bridge spans Winnipeg’s Red River, between the Forks historical district and the St. Boniface neighborhood, one of the largest French-speaking communities in Canada outside of Quebec. In the middle of this bridge is Mon Ami Louis Brasserie Restaurant, the only restaurant in North America located on a bridge. The restaurant’s curved…