Salt + Smoke: St. Louis, Missouri

Even before arriving in St. Louis, I knew I needed to check out the St. Louis-style barbeque. I started inquiring on the plane about the best place. Then I asked the bellman at the hotel. The recurring name was Salt + Smoke. From a couple of blocks away, I could tell I was almost there,…

All Steak: A Cullman, Alabama Tradition

The restaurant that began humbly in 1938 is now under new owners and a new chef who are all committed to raising the level of excellence to fresh heights. During this time of social distancing and isolation, we still have to eat. And we still want to patronize local restaurants that we love, helping to…

COCHA: Global Cuisine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Cocha is NOT a restaurant serving typical Louisiana-style dishes. Instead, it is a place that focuses on locally-grown produce prepared with flavors from around the world. During this time of social distancing and isolation, we still have to eat. And we still want to patronize local restaurants that we love, helping to keep them in…

Little Big Cup in Arnaudville, Louisiana

In the tiny town of Arnaudville, Louisiana, you can find an eatery that is huge in terms of flavor and local support. During this time of social distancing and isolation, we still have to eat. And we still want to patronize local restaurants that we love, helping to keep them in business. We urge you…

Anna’s House: Holland, Michigan

The light, bright décor of Anna’s House welcomes you in, and the homey American comfort food invites you to stay. Location: Anna’s House, located at 12450 Felch Street in Holland, Michigan. Anna’s House has eight locations throughout Michigan. Find the restaurant’s website here. Menu: Anna’s House only serves breakfast and lunch. The menu features classic…

Mimi Blue: Carmel, Indiana

Mimi Blue is a tribute to the owners’ mother, Mildred (Mimi) Bluestein Kosene: Mimi Blue. The story has it that her every meal had to satisfy the whole family, including her husband and three sons. Mimi Blue’s cooking was her way of showing her family and friends love. That tradition carries over today in her…

Blue Dog Cafe: Art and Awesome Dishes in Lafayette, Louisiana

Which came first, the art or the restaurant? Guests at Blue Dog Cafe in Lafayette, Louisiana, will enjoy fabulous cuisine while they learn the answer to that question. During this time of social distancing and isolation, we still have to eat. And we still want to patronize local restaurants that we love, helping to keep…

Rusted Silo: Lizton, Indiana

Rusted Silo Southern BBQ & Brew House cooks the ‘que low and slow out in the open for everyone to see on their Ferris Wheel of Meat, and it’s spellbinding. The long-metal racks rotate brisket, chicken, ribs, sausage, and pork for hours, smoking the meat in hickory and cherry wood, as it becomes more tender…

D’Road Cafe: Venezuela Meets Montgomery, Alabama

Venezuelan cuisine in Alabama’s capital city may seem like a strange idea, but it has proven to be both popular and successful. Location: D’Road Cafe, 121 Montgomery Street, Montgomery, Alabama Menu: Owner and Chef Janett Malpartida, native of Venezuela, doesn’t have a menu, nor does she want one. Instead, her desire is for people who…

Review: The Knife in Dallas, Texas

Sometimes you select a place to eat for the food, sometimes for the atmosphere, sometimes for the experience and then once in a while, it is for all of the above.  When I enjoyed appetizers and a meal at The Knife in Dallas, I thought I was going for a quick meal with friends after…