Kicks are Included at Mr D’z Route 66 Diner, Kingman, Arizona

At Mr D’z Route 66 Diner in Kingman Arizona, it’s not at all unusual to see, say, a two-tone ‘57 Chevy, in pristine condition, sitting in the parking lot. Or maybe a ’58 Ford truck, in polished-up candy-apple red. Or perhaps a perfect vintage T-Bird, complete with that little porthole window, the car that provided…

The Quirky Bubble Room on Captiva Island, Florida

The Bubble Room on Florida’s was designed to engage all of your senses, especially your sense of fun. The food is fresh and delicious, the decor and music are nostalgic, and the desserts will annihilate your willpower. Location: 15001 Captiva Drive, Captiva Island, Florida Menu: The Bubble Room‘s claim that all menu items are made fresh daily is…

Ataula: Modern Spanish Tapas in Portland, Oregon

If forced to use one word to describe Ataula, it would have to be “happy.” An unusual choice for a restaurant? Maybe. But there is a joy in this place that’s tough to describe. And it starts with the chef. Born in , chef Jose Chesa’s resume spans the globe. He’s cooked in some of…

Mare Sol: Impressive Menu in LaGrange, Georgia

Walk through the door of Mare Sol and take in the sleek surroundings with walls of windows overlooking Main Street in LaGrange, Georgia. Follow the hostess to your seat and begin your journey through the vast number of menu choices. Settle in with high expectations for a meal filled with unexpected dishes and the flair…

Fresh Mediterranean Cuisine at Zaytoon Mediterranean in Lansing, Michigan

Zaytoon (Arabic for olive) the Mediterranean, is a healthy alternative to fast food. As their tagline says, “Fast Food – Cooked Slow.” Their Mediterranean cuisine focuses on the and with an American twist. The emphasis is scratch cooking from fresh ingredients, when possible, but never frozen. For example, making hummus is a slow three-day process….

Southern Favorites at Taste of Lemon, La Grange, Georgia

You’ll do a double-take when you drive into the parking lot and find an old church building, but you’ll be tempted to shout “Hallelujah” when you taste the mouthwatering Southern dishes served inside. Location: 204 Morgan Street, LaGrange, Georgia. Menu: If you’re from the South, you’re sure to declare that lunches at Taste of Lemon are the…

Great New Mexican Food at Frontier Restaurant, Albuquerque

The word “icon” is badly overused when writing about food and restaurants. But when talking about the Frontier Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico, it’s unavoidable. Everyone in Albuquerque finds their way here at some point. It doesn’t hurt that it’s located right across the street from the campus. Or that it opens very early and…

Dive In at Taco Dive, Fort Pierce, Florida

Taco Dive is the “go-to” eatery for locals. With three locations across the Treasure Coast, Taco Dive has you covered. Fort Pierce is the original location, and the dive is centrally located in the walkable downtown, making it the perfect stop for lunch or dinner. Location:  208 North 2nd Street, Fort Pierce, Florida Menu: The menu…

Pork & Beans, A Creative Pittsburgh Eatery

If you crave Texas-style barbecue or a huge selection of local and craft beers, Pork & Beans is the place for you! Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is no stranger to foodie-approved restaurants and Pork & Beans is one of the more popular dining options. A culinary creation of the Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group, Pork & Beans is one of…

Hilltop Cafe: Heavenly Blues and Food in the Texas Hill Country

For people who love great food and that touches your soul, an endearing décor, and friendly folks that make you feel right at home, the Hilltop Café is the place to be. When Grammy award winner Johnny Nicholas and his wife, Brenda, packed their bags and moved here back in 1980, the old roadhouse and…