Green Marlin Restaurant & Raw Bar in Vero Beach, Florida

Irish Pub meets Seafood Restaurant. The Green Marlin is owner Lou Kohbauer’s vision brought to life. Location: 1475 US Highway 1, Vero Beach, Florida Menu: Green Marlin’s cuisine is reflective of Lou Kohbauer’s desire to be the place in Vero Beach for fresh seafood and Irish comfort food with a Florida twist. Mussels, Clams, Oysters, and Shrimp…

Tomato Brothers, Italian Cuisine in Howell, Michigan

Tomato Brothers is a family-friendly Italian restaurant that our smiling server describes as, “It’s like eating homemade, without having to cook.” I have to agree with her; the scratch-made Italian food tastes like an Italian grandmother is in the kitchen. Location: Tomato Brothers located at 3030 West Grand River in Howell, . Menu: The menu…

The Infamous Proposal …She Said “Yes” Martin’s Tavern, Washington, D.C.

After spending a day of walking the cobblestone streets in the historic neighborhood of Georgetown, filled with designer shops, art galleries, and pubs my boyfriend and I had worked up a serious appetite. We were pleased to finally arrive at the highly recommended Martin’s Tavern for lunch which is the oldest family-owned eatery in Washington,…

Monument Cafe: Fresh Goodness in Georgetown, Texas

The Monument Cafe is an institution in Georgetown, Texas. Just a block from “The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas,” owner Rusty Winkstern has created one of the most popular restaurants in this Texas Hill Country town. Locals and tourists flock to The Monument Cafe for breakfast and lunch, and to its sister restaurant El…

Comfort Food at Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, Bellevue

When I learned that ramen wasn’t just a cheap dried noodle and instant soup mix, the door opened to a world of Japanese comfort food. Hokkaido Ramen Santouka in Bellevue, Washington, could become wonderfully – and comfortingly – addictive. Location: 103 Bellevue Way N.E., Suite 3, Bellevue, (between 2nd and 3rd Street). There is an…

Grand River Brewery in Jackson, Michigan

Grand River Brewery lures you in with the trifecta! A brewery, distillery, and winery all under one roof. However, the eatery’s scratch-made kitchen has me yearning for more. The fresh local ingredients, treated with traditional cooking techniques make all the difference. Location: Grand River Brewery located in downtown Jackson, at 117 West Louis Glick Highway,…

Frogs Leap Public House: Upscale Farm to Fork in North Carolina

By walking a short block from Main Street in Waynesville, North Carolina, you’ll find a premiere farm-to-fork restaurant that claims to have “innovative Southern food with a local backbone and homegrown libations.” It’s a catchy slogan with the menu and credentials to back it up. Frogs Leap Public House is an appropriate name for this…

Fort Pierce’s Waterfront Hideaway: On The Edge Bar & Grill

Sitting at an outdoor table, with your shoes off, toes in the sand, sipping on a refreshing cocktail as you drink in the incredible sunset – does life get any better? On the Edge Bar & Grill is tucked back from A1A on South Hutchinson Island, and is one of the island’s top choices for…

All About Cheese at Welsh Rabbit Cheese Bistro, Fort Collins

In downtown Fort Collins, Colorado, you’re spoiled for a choice of great places to eat. There are more than 80 eateries in the compact downtown area in every size, style and type of cuisine. But if you like cheese, your first choice, hands down, should be The Welsh Rabbit Cheese Bistro. Location:  200B Walnut Street,…

Carson’s American Bistro in Ann Arbor, Michigan

It was a crisp late summer evening, and we were looking for a relaxing place to unwind after a fast-paced day. Carson’s American Bistro fit the bill. Their west-facing patio seating made it the perfect spot to enjoy Michigan’s brilliant sunsets and one of their signature cocktails, Carson’s mule. The fire pits kept off the…