French Vietnamese at Jade: Portland, Oregon

French Vietnamese specialties can be found in the well-maintained Sellwood neighborhood of Southeast Portland, Oregon. It is the home of Jade Bistro and Patisserie, located among the quaint and colorful streets with numerous antique stores, Victorian homes, cottages, and Craftsman bungalows. The mother-daughter team of Lucy and April run the casual dining restaurant with dedication…

Review: SaWa Sushi & Sake in Forest Grove, Oregon

Calling all sushi lovers! A new restaurant in downtown Forest Grove, Oregon, has taken the local scene by storm! SaWa Sushi & Sake shines with artistically crafted dishes and traditional Japanese settings. Location: SaWa Sushi & Sake is located at 2036 Main Street, Suite B, Forest Grove, Oregon. Menu: SaWa features a traditional teishoku menu:…

Launderette – Austin, Texas

Launderette in Austin, Texas is a playful spot in the trendy East Side Holly neighborhood. The former gas station/laundromat with its hot pink neon sign out front is a nod to the once humble space now transformed into a relaxed restaurant with a retro vibe. An outdoor patio is a perfect perch to sip crafted…

The Catfish House, Clarksville, Tennessee: Epitome of Comfort Food

Combine the personal touches of a restaurant that is family-owned and family-operated with a menu full of popular Southern specialties nestled in the hills of Tennessee, and the result is The Catfish House in Clarksville. Address: 1461 Zinc Plant Road, Clarksville, Tennessee Menu: The entree offerings at The Catfish House are simple: catfish, steaks, seafood…

It’s All About The Meat at Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que in Austin

“It’s All About The Meat” at Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que in Austin Texas.  Once you visit you will understand why – their savory meats are juicy and seasoned perfectly. Celebrating the history of Congress Avenue in the early 20th century, Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que brings delicious food, live music, and local flare to…

Toast Kitchen + Bakery: Costa Mesa, California

Dunch, donations, and dedication to comfort food with a twist, Toast Kitchen + Bakery treat lunch and dinner (dunch) patrons to unique dishes and flavor combinations. More than that, however, are the 10% profits going to local charities personally checked by the Executive Chef and Co-Owner, John Park. With the ability to create flavors that…

Big Island Aloha Mix Food Truck, Naalehu

The Southernmost Food Truck in the USA, the Aloha Mix Food Truck, sits with six picnic tables in the owner’s grassy front yard right in the middle of the small town Naalehu on The Big Island of Hawaii. As we deboarded our flight to Kona, the man in front of us was telling his seatmates…

Flavor Blossoms at Thai Bloom, Beaverton, Oregon

Thai Bloom is renowned for its authentic Thai food and has a reputation as one of the best Thai restaurants in the Beaverton area. Location: Thai Bloom is located at 3800 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, Oregon. Menu: Thai Bloom offers a large menu of traditional Thai dishes including appetizers, curry dishes, noodles, soups, stir-fries,…

Holler and Dash Biscuit House in Celebration, Florida

With a mission to make the world better, one biscuit at a time, Holler and Dash updates comfort food and redefines fast food. Owned by Cracker Barrel, Holler and Dash has been described as the “Cracker Barrel for Millennials.”   I stopped in for a quick bite of sustenance before a day of adventure in Kissimmee,…