The Turquoise Room, Winslow, Arizona

Rarely do history and contemporary culinary talent meet in the same place; they do at The Turquoise Room at La Posada Hotel in . The restaurant, in the renovated historic hotel, once the crown jewel in the Fred Harvey empire, merges vintage touches with chef/owner John Sharpe’s innovative farm-to-table menu. The to retro touches such…

Get your ‘cue at Boar and Bull, Loveland, Colorado

When we’re traveling we love to get restaurant recommendations from locals. If you know a local travel writer who covers the area that’s even better. Craving some good barbecue on a recent trip to Loveland, Colorado, we reached out to a local blogger we know and asked where we could get the best ‘cue in…

Go Organic at Santa Fe’s Café Pasqual’s

Café Pasqual’s is a dining destination. Chef/owner Kathrine Kagel has been feeding Santa Feans and visitors since 1979. The popular eatery, committed to organic food and creative cookery often has a line out the door. Kagel calls her approach to food sourcing, “Never, ever,” meaning that no chemicals, antibiotics, hormones or anything artificial are ever…

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…

Pie-O-Neer Pies, Pie Town, New Mexico

At Pie-O-Neer Pies in Pie Town, New Mexico, the only thing you can order is pie, really good . After all, the town is named for this very American treat. It’s as American as say, apple pie, or pecan, or chocolate or the many others you’ll find here on any given day. For most people,…

Shohko Cafe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sushi in the high desert Southwest? Yes! Shohko Cafe, Santa Fe’s first Japanese restaurant, has been doing it since 1980. And, they do it well. Immigrants Hiro and Shohko Fukuda arrived in the US from Japan in the late 1960s and settled in . They arrived in Santa Fe in the early 1970s to open…

Pink’s Hot Dogs – a Los Angeles Landmark

The hot dog may have arrived in the US from but it quickly became a quintessential American food. When you think of iconic hot dogs joints, a few places come to mind: Nathan’s which started in Coney Island in 1915, the Lower East Side’s Katz’s Deli, Dave’s Red Hots in Chicago and Pink’s Hot Dogs…

Breakfast at Lucile’s, Fort Collins, Colorado

You don’t have to go to to get a Creole breakfast. Lucile’s in Fort Collins, Colorado has been serving up authentic Louisiana vittles since 1996. This is the second outpost of the restaurant; the original Lucile’s opened in Boulder, CO in 1980. Tony Hanks, the owner of the Fort Collins branch, hails from Kaplan, Louisiana, west…

Rancho de Chimayó, Chimayó New Mexico

Northern New Mexico has its own distinct cuisine. While it overlaps with Mexican in some respects, the main ingredient is chile, either red or green. Chile is so important in , both as a crop and an ingredient, that it’s the Official State Vegetable. Rancho de Chimayó, about 40 minutes northeast of , is a…

Tacos at Los Cuatros Milpas in San Diego

When we travel we try to avoid the touristy restaurants, searching for places that are independently owned and local favorites. While researching San Diego restaurants I found Los Cuatros Milpas (The Four Cornfields), a local taco institution. Although, we’re not big on places with long lines and this place is famous for them, we really…