The WildWood Café, McMinnville, Oregon

You know a café is good when the locals are willing to line up at the door and wait for a table. When it’s breakfast time in McMinnville, Oregon, the heart of the Oregon Wine Country, the place they wait is The WildWood Café. And it’s been that way for the last twenty-plus years. Location:…

Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub, Syracuse, NY – Sláinte!

From the green hills of County Kilkenny, Ireland, to the green hills of Syracuse, in Central New York, might seem a long way. But David Hoyne not only made the journey many years ago, he also brought some Ireland with him to New York State. And he’s happy to share it with you at Kitty…

Eat Like a Local: The Lighthouse Café & Deli–San Pedro, California

When the prime rib is tender and tasty, the chicken fried steak is obviously made from scratch, the whiteboard specials include Cajun snapper with a fresh tomato spinach salsa, the room is full of locals, and the staff laughs a lot… well, you know you’re where you ought to be eating. Add in an oceanside…

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…

Restaurant Bouillon Chartier: a Paris Institution

Really Authentic Food, Really Affordable Prices Restaurant Bouillon Chartier is a Paris institution, and one visit will show you why. Ever since it was first opened in 1896 by the Chartier Brothers, through 122 years and over 50 million meals served by only four owners, the restaurant has strived to live up to the Chartiers’…

La Terraza at the Gran Hotel– The Best View in Mexico City

Dining while taking in a great view—there’s something magical about the experience. And that magic is in full force at La Terraza Restaurant, at the Gran Hotel in Mexico City. The fifth-floor balcony restaurant and bar offers a sweeping vista of the grand urban square called the Zocalo, the pulsing heart at the core of…

Great Apple Pie & more at Cafe Papeneiland, Amsterdam

The Dutch have a long-beloved tradition called bruine kroegs, or brown cafes. This is Dutch pub culture at its most traditional, and Cafe Papeneiland is one of the oldest and most typical of them all. In fact, it was first granted a liquor license in 1642, but was likely serving up drinks to patrons a…

Zero Waste Dining at Instock Restaurant, Amsterdam

In Amsterdam (and now in two other Dutch cities), it’s easy and lovely to eat a fine meal and also help the planet. At Instock Restaurant in the Oosterpark neighborhood just outside the historic canal belt, food waste is turned into creative cuisine. Think ugly but perfectly edible fruits and vegetables, one-day-old bread, bycatch fish,…

Tapas at La Rambla Restaurant & Bar, McMinnville, Oregon

Oregon’s Willamette Valley has become a popular destination for wine touring. The valley produces some of the finest wines in the country, with a special emphasis on award-winning Pinot Noirs. And where there is good wine, you’re going to get really fine food. McMinnville, Oregon makes a wonderful base for wine touring in the valley….

J.Trani in San Pedro, CA–Classic Italian with a Modern Twist

If you find yourself in the LA Harbor town of San Pedro, California—and you really should; it’s an intriguing place—you can’t do better than to treat yourself to a meal at J.Trani Italian Ristorante. Just ask any San Pedran who has eaten here in the last 93 years! Yep, that’s how long this classic Italian…