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…

Briar Rose Chophouse & Saloon – Dinner in Breckenridge, Colorado

Today, Briar Rose Chophouse & Saloon mixes the old West and twenty-first-century tastes. In the late 1890’s, the Briar Rose Mine, high atop Peak Ten, offered an abundance of silver. After a long day laboring in the mine, miners returned to their boarding house on Lincoln Street for a hearty meal and a couple of shots,…

Smith: Rustic Comfort in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Smith offers a fine dining experience in a comfortable rustic atmosphere. The restaurant’s name, Smith, is a nod to blacksmiths, with an abundance of black metal in the industrial exposed ceiling, around the bar, in the dining chairs, and light fixtures. Location: Smith located inside the Inn at the Forks at 75 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg,…

The Knickerbocker: New Holland Brewing in Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Knickerbocker: New Holland Brewing is a restaurant, brewery, and distillery all combined into one 40,000 square foot venue. A lot is going on here, appealing to all five senses: live music, games in the open-air courtyard, brewery, and distillery tours, shopping in the on-site store, and farm-to-fork food cooked in a wood-fired oven. Location:…

Blue Tractor BBQ and Brewery in Ann Arbor, Michigan

In any city, there are our favorite restaurants. The ones we keep going back to until finally, we’re in a culinary rut. Blue Tractor BBQ and Brewery pulled me out of that rut with a new take on BBQ and beer. Location: Blue Tractor BBQ and Brewery located at 207 East Washington in Ann Arbor,…

Artfully Presented Dishes at Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge, Colorado

No matter the season, the Blue River Bistro is the perfect ending to a day on the mountain. The restaurant combines casual and sophistication to create an attractive atmosphere, where you’ll still feel at home in jeans. Location: Blue River Bistro located at 305 N. Main Street in Breckenridge, . Menu: This 100-seat modern Italian-American…