Lucile’s Creole Café – Fort Collins, Colorado

When Lucile’s first opened their doors in 1980, Cajun food was a rarity in Boulder, Colorado. Fletcher Richards and his mother Lucile Richards did not let that stop them from carrying out their vision of becoming the premier breakfast and lunch establishment in the area. They purchased a small, yellow, Victorian house, and developed a…

Luke’s Lobster: Fresh and Sustainable Seafood in Philadelphia

Say Philadelphia, and the mind immediately goes to Philly cheesesteaks. What doesn’t come to mind is lobster and seafood in general. Pennsylvania does not have any coastal exposure to the Atlantic Ocean, and there is no Cape Cod or Boston or Bar Harbor in the state. It took a native of Maine to bring the…

Occidental Grill: Washington D.C.

The Occidental Grill & Seafood Restaurant has stood the test of time in Washington D.C. for more than 110 years. Location: Occidental Grill & Seafood Restaurant located at 1475 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW in Washington, D.C. is just over a block from the White House. Find a great Washington DC hotel by visiting TripAdvisor (here) for…

smith. in Corinth, Mississippi: Lowercase s, Uppercase Cuisine

It’s odd to see the name of a restaurant begin with a lowercase letter and end with a period, but the 1869 building in which smith. is housed was a former printery, so the title, menu, and associated pieces are made to look as if they were typed on an . The dishes served inside, however,…

Hog, Hock and Hash at Dukes Barbecue Buffet, South Carolina

You know you’re in for good Southern Style cookin’ when you see the pink pig statue at the entrance and locals flocking to enjoy old-time favorites at Dukes Barbecue Buffet – All you can eat Restaurant in Walterboro, South Carolina. Choose the buffet menu from the inside dining or order a plate to go at…

Art, Brew and Local Food at 712 Eat + Drink in Council Bluffs, Iowa

“Details are the difference between good and great.”  This is the concept followed by owners Janie and Ryan Rogers and Brandon Juon, three life-long residents of Council Bluffs, Iowa who operate 712 Eat + Drink. The restaurant is named for the local area code.  Located just across the Missouri River from Omaha, Nebraska, this neighborhood…

Galley and Garden: Luxury Dining in Birmingham, Alabama

Chef James Boyce, the owner of three popular restaurants in Alabama’s Rocket City of Huntsville, , was persuaded to offer his culinary talents to the people of Birmingham. Galley and Garden, open since fall of 2014, has a location on Highland Avenue that is perfect for diners looking for an outstanding meal in an elegant setting….

A Farm to Table Dinner at The Wildflower Cafe in Mason, Ohio

The goal of the owners of the Wildflower Café is to lovingly serve delicious food that has grown with integrity from local and organic farms.  Mission accomplished.  Quality local ingredients, minimal environmental impact, and sustainable local economics are the cornerstone of this farm to table restaurant.  The menu never gets old, as it is always…

The Paris Cafe, One of New York’s Oldest Pubs

The Paris Café has been a fixture on historic South Street since 1873. Known as one of the oldest pubs in New York City, the restaurant is right across the road from the East River. It has a view of the stately Brooklyn Bridge from the outdoor seating that wraps around the restaurant. South Street,…