Brunch at Friday Harbor House, San Juan Island

I love brunch. I like the rare chance to sleep in, ease into the day with coffee and the paper, and then jump headlong into things with a late morning cocktail and meal. Brunch at Friday Harbor House was a wonderful way to complete an enjoyable weekend on San Juan Island. Location: Friday Harbor House…

Delicious French Pastries at Belle Pastry, Bellevue

If you’re looking for a quiet spot to have pastry and coffee, Belle Pastry offers a delicious experience in downtown Bellevue, Washington. It’s almost like being in Paris at your favorite neighborhood cafe. If you have gluten, milk,  or soy concerns, Belle Pastry has you covered. And if you’re vegan, you’ll find lots of tasty options here…

Comfort Food at Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, Bellevue

When I learned that ramen wasn’t just a cheap dried noodle and instant soup mix, the door opened to a world of Japanese comfort food. Hokkaido Ramen Santouka in Bellevue, Washington, could become wonderfully – and comfortingly – addictive. Location: 103 Bellevue Way N.E., Suite 3, Bellevue, [amazon_textlink asin=’1402745451′ text=’Washington’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’theyums-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’93a965f2-d09b-11e7-8468-0dc833c4b617′] (between…

Happy Thanksgiving

We’re all enjoying a little time for gratitude and feasting and hope you are as well!  

Celebrate the Food

We launched The Yums in April to celebrate the food that we’ve found around the world. Since then have brought you over 50 reviews from eateries around the world. We’re as much about celebrating the food in high brow swank as we are in dive digs. We covered hot dog stands and donut shops. We’ve…

Ivar’s Acres of Clams, Seattle

The late [easyazon_link identifier=”0962125806″ locale=”US” tag=”theyum-20″]Ivar Haglund[/easyazon_link] was a Seattle icon, widely known as a local entertainer, folk singer, and restauranteur. He was also an opportunistic marketer, getting his start in the seafood business when he started a chowder/fish and chips business to sell to the hungry visitors at his aquarium. From there, Ivar’s Acres…

We’ve Launched: The Yums

Today is official launch day for The Yums! I’ve been quietly working away getting this site ready to go, and if you stopped by earlier, you probably wondered what it was all about. Today we’re ready to go, with reviews of all sorts of eateries from around the world. Looking for the right restaurant, bar,…

Good and Fast at Karne Garibaldi, Guadalajara

Fast food can be good food, and Karne Garibaldi in Guadalajara, Mexico proves the point over and over again.  If I’m in Guadalajara, I try to plan on having at least one meal at this casual restaurant whose claim to fame is the Guinness Book of Records (1996) entry for the fastest service.  They set the…

The Kitchen, Hard Rock Hotel, Orlando

Whether you want to start the day with a breakfast buffet, and perhaps a Bloody Mary, or want to grab a quick meal or snack during the day, The Kitchen at the Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando, gives options to please any family member. Location:  5800 Universal Boulevard, Hard Rock Hotel, Orlando, Florida (at the…

Vice Versa Patio Lounge, Las Vegas

Vice Versa is located on the center patio of the Vdarra Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas. Casual, yet hip, Vice Versa’s patio has fire pits (perfect for colder desert evenings) and a water feature that helps make you feel a little cooler during the desert heat. Indoor seating is also available. Location:   2600…