Cajun Creole at Restaurant des Familles, Crown Point, Louisiana

A splendid bayou view, complete with a “beware of alligators” sign and Spanish moss hanging from the trees, complements a meal of both Cajun and Creole favorite dishes at Restaurant des Familles in the Mississippi River Delta region of Louisiana. Pirates no longer fill their treasure chests in Jean Lafitte Historical Park and Preserve, but…

Dragon Palace Brings Qing Dynasty Culture to Daniel Island, South Carolina

Step into the Dragon Palace on Daniel Island, Charleston, South Carolina to be transported into Imperial China during the height of the Qing Dynasty. Established more than 15 years ago, the Dragon Palace is Charleston’s first Imperial Garden Chinese Bistro. The entire restaurant was built in Taiwan, in consultation with master craftsmen and artists, dismantled…

The Salt House: A Funky Gastropub in New Hope, Pennsylvania

The Salt House is relatively new on the restaurant scene in New Hope, Pennsylvania. However, the stone structure is not. The historic building has graced Main Street since 1751. It started as a salt house, where a big winch that still adorns the ceiling upstairs, was used to pull blocks of salt through the double…

Cafe Soleil – DC French-Inspired Cafe

A hidden gem among DC restaurants near the White House, Cafe Soleil & Lounge, provides a quaint French atmosphere with exceptional food and service. It’s a great location for a business lunch or a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of city life in the DC business district. Location: Cafe Soleil is located at…

Peru on a Plate at Barra Lima

My favorite place to eat in Lima Peru is perched on a high bar stool in front of the open kitchen of Barra Lima watching the meticulous preparation of the Peruvian delights I am about to enjoy. I have been here many times and never cease to be amazed at the delicate presentation; and the…

Double Your Pleasure at the Walla Walla Steak Company

I’ve heard this town is called Walla Walla because it is so wonderful, you need to say it twice! If steaks and hand-crafted beer or fine wine are to your liking, the Walla Walla Steak Company is for you. And, you get twice the wonderfulness, since Crossbuck Brewing shares the space in the historic Train…

A Taste of Texas Barbecue in Gig Harbor, Washington

Savor the aroma of barbecued meat, hear the Austin D.J. announce the latest hits, marvel over all the Texas memorabilia, and you have found BBQ2U in Gig Harbor. Location: BBQ2U, 4814 Point Fosdick Dr NW, Gig Harbor, Washington. Menu: Seven meats are slow-roasted daily: brisket, beef ribs, pulled pork, spareribs, chicken, turkey breast, and beef…

Klinglwirt: Munich’s Organic Bavarian Restaurant

Serving traditional, hearty Bavarian dishes like knödel (potato dumplings), spätzle (egg noodles), and sauerkraut in scrumptious sauces, Klinglwirt in Munich, Germany, is a truly local restaurant.  The best part? It’s all organic. Self-branded as “Bayrisch & Bio,” Klinglwirt maintains high standards of sustainability in its food sourcing, which the staff and website freely promote.  All…

The Golden Bee in Colorado Springs

The Golden Bee is a traditional 19th Century English Pub with a modern focus on fresh food.  Located at the historic Broadmoor Hotel, the club casual atmosphere provides a fun and memorable way to relax with family and friends after a day of hiking and sightseeing in Colorado Springs.  If these walls could talk, they…

De Laatste Kruimel – Good to the Last Crumb in Amsterdam

When you’re in Amsterdam, and a friend recommends a bakery café with the name De Laatste Kruimel, meaning The Last Crumb, you go looking for it with a sense of anticipation. Then you see an old-fashioned shopfront—two big show windows on either side of the door. The one on the right is filled with huge…