Cody Steakhouse in Cody, Wyoming

“Buffalo Bill” Cody passed through this area in the 1870s, then returned in the 1890s to start a town.  The town of Cody, Wyoming was incorporated in 1901.  Cody, Wyoming is the eastern gateway town into Yellowstone National Park.  Only 10,000 people call Cody home, but many more visitors pass through town each year on…

Jeri’s Midtown Café in Tallahassee, Florida

We found Jeri’s Midtown Cafe on a Saturday afternoon while sightseeing in Florida’s capital city.  Jeri will tell you she serves love on a plate and “has the warmest waitstaff this side of the equator.”  I believe she is right. We were greeted with a “Hi ya’ll, how are you doing today,” or a “Hi…

Elk Chili at Thunder and Buttons in Colorado Springs, Colorado

In the late 1800s, as many as 21 saloons lined Colorado Avenue in what was then “Old Colorado City.”  Legend has it a rowdy resident known as Prairie Dog O’Byrne purchased two elk, hitched them to his carriage, and raced them through town, upsetting the local gentry.  O’Byrne named the elk Thunder and Buttons.  When…

Mira Olas Restaurante Y Bar in Quepos, Costa Rica

A reputation for a spectacular view of the sunset is what attracted us to Mira Olas for an early dinner to satiate our voracious appetites after an afternoon of kayaking amongst the mangroves.  We were escorted by our kayaking guides as part of the tour, which can sometimes make me skeptical as to what the…

The Golden Bee in Colorado Springs

The Golden Bee is a traditional 19th Century English Pub with a modern focus on fresh food.  Located at the historic Broadmoor Hotel, the club casual atmosphere provides a fun and memorable way to relax with family and friends after a day of hiking and sightseeing in Colorado Springs.  If these walls could talk, they…

Primarily Produce at Little Eater in Columbus, Ohio

Fresh, local vegetables are the focus of the menu at Little Eater.  Cara Mangini, owner and author of the award-winning cookbook, The Vegetable Butcher, takes healthy eating to a new level.  Mangini and her team have created a neighborhood restaurant that is simple and clean, as well as warm and inviting.  The goal is to…

Crystal Lake Cafe at Americana Vineyards in Interlaken, NY

Fresh local food and a menu full of surprises is what you will get at the Crystal Lake Café at Americana Vineyards in Interlaken, New York. Americana is one of fourteen wineries on the Cayuga Wine Trail in the Finger Lakes Wine Region of upstate New York.  Billing itself as America’s First Wine Trail, I’m…

Paddlefish at Disney Springs, Florida

Eco-friendly and sustainable seafood is the theme at Paddlefish at Disney Springs.  Disney Springs is the shopping, dining and entertainment venue in the theme park capital of the world.  Disney Springs highlights only premium brands and the best the world has to offer.  Paddlefish fits well into this offering. Location: The Landings at Disney Springs,…

BBQ and Airboats at Boggy Bottom BBQ in Kissimmee, Florida

The BBQ is top notch, but what makes Boggy Bottom BBQ unique is the ability to combine it with an Airboat ride through the headlands of the Florida Everglades.  Location: 2001 East Southport Road, Kissimmee, Florida The restaurant is located at Southport Park, connected to the Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures, but you do not have…