Eclectic Fare At June’s All Day – Austin, Texas

What do you get when you mix a vintage Wurlitzer jukebox, a bonafide wine bar, and elevated diner food? You get June’s All Day in Austin, Texas. Restaurateurs Larry McGuire and Tom Moorman wanted to create a wine bar. They also wanted a place where you could eat delicious food all day and night, so…

Florida’s Best! Yellow Dog Cafe in Malabar, Florida

When anyone asks what my favorite restaurant in Florida (where I reside) is, my immediate answer is the Yellow Dog Cafe. It is a romantic local multi-level eatery on the Intracoastal Waterway in Malabar, minutes from Melbourne. My husband took me to the Yellow Dog Cafe for the first time about five years ago. I…

Small Plates at Velia Bistro in Orvieto, Italy

Small plates, known in Italy as cicchetti, are the favorites of locals and tourists alike at Velia Drinks Food & Music. “Our guests will soon be eating the legs off the chairs!” exclaimed the owner and popular chef, Velia, as she frenetically prepared and served cicchetti from her tiny restaurant kitchen. This small bistro in…

Tina’s Traditional Tea Room & Tavern in Carmel, Indiana

One would expect to find authentic Queen’s Royal High Tea at Tina’s Traditional Tea Room & Tavern; but the heartier fare was a surprise. Yes, Tina’s Traditional Tea Room has English high tea, but she also serves meaty sausage rolls, ploughman’s platters, and Cornish pasties. Location: Tina’s Traditional Tea Room & Tavern is at 30…

BBQ and Airboats at Boggy Bottom BBQ in Kissimmee, Florida

The BBQ is top notch, but what makes Boggy Bottom BBQ unique is the ability to combine it with an Airboat ride through the headlands of the Florida Everglades.  Location: 2001 East Southport Road, Kissimmee, Florida The restaurant is located at Southport Park, connected to the Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures, but you do not have…

Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub, Syracuse, NY – Sláinte!

From the green hills of County Kilkenny, Ireland, to the green hills of Syracuse, in Central New York, might seem a long way. But David Hoyne not only made the journey many years ago, he also brought some Ireland with him to New York State. And he’s happy to share it with you at Kitty…

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…