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,…

Rhubarb in Asheville, North Carolina: Acclaimed Chef Using Local Produce

There are two places you simply must visit when you are in Asheville, North Carolina: Biltmore House and Gardens and Rhubarb, a restaurant in the heart of downtown. Owner and Executive Chef John Fleer is a five-time James Beard nominee for Best Chef Southeast and diners will love his creative dishes with their origins in…

Breckenridge Distillery Restaurant: New Highs in Colorado Cuisine

When you bring in a double James Beard Award-winning chef to re-engineer your menu, what you get is culinary magic at the Breckenridge Distillery Restaurant. Now, in addition to bragging about the highest distillery in North America, Breckenridge can also brag about the award-winning Breckenridge Distillery Restaurant, one of the finest new restaurants in Colorado….

The Dead Fish: Elegant Surf and Turf on the Banks of the Napa River

Tucked away in Crockett, California, an hour outside of San Francisco where the San Pablo Bay meets the Napa River, lies a local favorite, The Dead Fish. Specializing in Pacific Coast Dungeness crab, The Dead Fish is an elegant Surf and Turf comfort food experience that draws you in with its charm and quality. It’s…

Karczma Polish Restaurant in Brooklyn, New York

Karczma is located in the heart of Greenpoint, , where traditional is easy to find. After all, the neighborhood is primarily populated by long-standing residents of Polish heritage and recent transplants that have moved to the borough to enjoy its clean, tree-lined streets. Greenpoint is an old world mixed with new world city; close to…

Farm to Table at The Red Feather Kitchen in Cincinnati, Ohio

Innovation, rough luxury, and honoring those who work to bring the products to the table is how the purveyors of this upscale farm to table restaurant want you to remember them.  Open less than four years, The Red Feather Kitchen is a hidden gem on a busy Cincinnati street, and worth the stop. Location: 3200…

The Blue Goat – Inspired Cuisine in Small-Town Oregon

If you don’t expect to find great gourmet, farm-to-table food in a tiny town of fewer than 2000 people, you haven’t been to Amity, Oregon. Or to The Blue Goat. Because what you get here is inspired Northwest cuisine in a casual, comfortable setting. And really, when a place is created by an artists and…

May River Grill – Just Dinner in Bluffton, South Carolina

Can a fine dining restaurant survive being open six days a week for four hours each night?  Industry experts might say no, but Executive Chef Charlie Sternburgh of the May River Grill tried it in 2007 and he is still going strong. The secret?  Make it about the food.  If it is fresh, local and…

Ports Café Along the Shores of Seneca Lake in Geneva, New York

Ports Café began as a small grocery store when owners Jeff Ritter and David Harvey bought the lakeside property in 1990. It was a tiny operation at first, just offering provisions and an eatery that served ice cream and hamburgers to folks coming off the lake looking for a quick bite. By 2007, the pair…

Beachy Breakfast at Poipu’s Anuenue Cafe, Kauai

Before embarking on any surf adventure, the experts will tell you keeping your energy level up is essential. And, if you’re adventuring near Poipu, make sure it includes a stop at Anuenue Cafe. Their delicious surf-themed meals provide all the energy you need for a sweet day of wave riding. Location: Tucked inside the Poipu Shopping…