Philippe The Original French Dipped Sandwiches in Downtown Los Angeles, CA

When you head to Philippe the Original in Downtown Los Angeles, you’re not just going to a great deli/restaurant. You’re heading into a landmark. A favorite with local workers on lunch break, high-class concert goers, Dodger fans pre or post-game, and pretty much anyone else who’s ever been there, Philippe’s has been a downtown fixture…

Peace, Tea and Lunch at Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland OR

The phrase “an oasis of peace” has become a sad cliché. But there’s no better way to describe the Lan Su Chinese Garden, a walled-in island of serenity in the heart of Portland, Oregon’s Old Town. You enter, and the busyness and noise of the city streets disappear into quiet, into green, into paths and…

Alo in Toronto, Canada – A Genuine Upscale Masterpiece

Toronto is known for many things, the CN Tower, and their sports teams the , the , and the . But did you know Toronto is also known for their extraordinary food scene? As diverse as the people who live in it, this city really knows how to set the stage for exemplary eats. And…

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…

Cafe Sante in Boyne City, Michigan

After a full day outside in the crisp air tackling the snow-covered trails in Northern Michigan, outdoor enthusiasts are usually ready for a satisfying après-ski dining experience that includes delicious food and a festive atmosphere. Just six miles from Boyne Mountain ski resort, the small town (population 4000), of Boyne City boasts half a dozen…

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 Hardware Store Restaurant: Great Food & Meeting Place on Vashon Island

A quick ferry ride from either Seattle or Tacoma, the Hardware Store Restaurant has become a local favorite on Vashon Island. The restaurant was created with a vision of providing great food and a community gathering place. Vision accomplished! Location:  17601 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon, Washington Menu: The Hardware Store Restaurant provides typical northwest fare for…