Jakes Famous Crawfish in Portland, Oregon

It’s 1892, and , is booming. Some 90 trains a day bring people pouring into the city from across the country. The economy is roaring with good jobs in the lumber mills and furniture factories, flour mills and the ships being loaded and unloaded on the busy waterfront. Electric streetcars ferry folks from the downtown…

Meat Southern BBQ and Carnivore Cuisine in Lansing, Michigan

The barbecue aroma hits hard. Dry-rubbed, slow-smoked up to 18 hours with a combination of oak and mesquite, Meat Restaurant is indeed all about the meat — beef brisket (lean or fatty), pork ribs, turkey, wings, pulled pork, and Texas hot links.  Location: Meat Restaurant located at 1224 Turner Street, in Lansing, Michigan’s  Old Town…

River Roast: Trendy Al Fresco Chicago Riverside Dining

The River Roast concept is a new American spin on British food served in an upscale restaurant featuring two interior bars and riverfront views. I discovered River Roast while enjoying a Chicago Architectural boat tour and wanted to take a closer look. The River Roast sits inside the historic Reid Murdoch building which offers a…

Wine and Dine at 315 Restaurant and Wine Bar

When we moved to over a decade ago it was almost our anniversary and we wanted a special restaurant to celebrate the occasion. This was before the Internet was loaded with restaurant websites complete with menus as well as tons of review sites so we were flying blind. We asked the few people we knew…

Loveless Cafe: A Nashville, Tennessee Landmark

When you mention the city of Nashville, one restaurant that is notorious for real Southern food comes to mind. The Loveless Cafe serves scrumptious classic breakfast fare in a charming and quaint setting that is fit for foodies, or in this case, country music stars that regularly frequent this hot spot. It is a landmark….

American Comfort Food at Zingerman’s Roadhouse

Zingerman’s Roadhouse takes farm-to-table dining up a notch. Not only do they use produce from local farmers they also grow it on their own four-acre farm eight miles from the restaurant. Their farm has a hoop house, which allows year-round farming. While they grow over 50 different crops including heirloom tomatoes, peppers, squash, head lettuces,…

A Modern Alehouse at Naked City Brewery and Pub

There is a new brewery in town, a modern alehouse that strives to carry forward the lost treasure of the American public house. A center of the community where conversations of the day run long over shared news and cold brews. Located in the hub of Camano Island, ,  inside Terry’s Corner, Naked City Brewery…

Jobell Cafe and Bistro: Casual Elegance in Wimberley

Jobell Café and Bistro is a study in casual elegance. Owners David and Jessenia Bober have created one of the finest dining establishments in beautiful Wimberley Valley in the . Diners enjoy an eclectic menu with top quality steak, seafood, pasta, salads and other imaginative dishes created by head chef Mike Massaro. Wimberley is a…

Good Eats and Good Music at The Rustic in Dallas, Texas

In Dallas, Texas you go big, or you go home, and that’s especially true when you visit The Rustic in Uptown Dallas. The Rustic is a casual, restaurant-bar-concert hangout where you can chill out on a Saturday night. Owned by country music star and local Texan , don’t be surprised if he shows up with…