A Cozy Dinner at Kindred Spirits in the Hocking Hills of Ohio

A warm, cozy, rustic ambiance welcomes guests to Kindred Spirits.  Located in the Hocking Hills of Ohio at the Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls, this is one of the nicest restaurants in an area famous for hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities.  The dining room begins in the original log cabin built in the…

The Avenue Steak Tavern in Dublin, Ohio

If traditional is trendy and old is new again, then The Avenue Steak Tavern hits the target for bringing back the old New York steakhouse.  Located in Dublin, Ohio, a northwest suburb of Columbus, the establishment is far from the Empire state, yet once inside, it is easy to think you are in the Big…

Prime Rib and a Gunfight at The Irma Hotel in Cody, Wyoming

If living history is your thing, then dinner at the Irma Hotel will be a night to remember.  It isn’t just the food, but the combination of food, entertainment and history lesson that makes a visit to the Irma Hotel special.  “Buffalo Bill” Cody built the hotel in 1902 and named it for his youngest…

Lunch at the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park

Visitors to Yellowstone National Park go to see the world-famous Old Faithful Geyser and to view wildlife in America’s first national park.  It is easy to work up an appetite after a morning hike and meditative, mesmerizing geyser watching experience.  Until I dined at the Old Faithful Inn, my perception of National Park eats was…

Cody Steakhouse in Cody, Wyoming

“Buffalo Bill” Cody passed through this area in the 1870s, then returned in the 1890s to start a town.  The town of Cody, Wyoming was incorporated in 1901.  Cody, Wyoming is the eastern gateway town into Yellowstone National Park.  Only 10,000 people call Cody home, but many more visitors pass through town each year on…

Jeri’s Midtown Café in Tallahassee, Florida

We found Jeri’s Midtown Cafe on a Saturday afternoon while sightseeing in Florida’s capital city.  Jeri will tell you she serves love on a plate and “has the warmest waitstaff this side of the equator.”  I believe she is right. We were greeted with a “Hi ya’ll, how are you doing today,” or a “Hi…

Elk Chili at Thunder and Buttons in Colorado Springs, Colorado

In the late 1800s, as many as 21 saloons lined Colorado Avenue in what was then “Old Colorado City.”  Legend has it a rowdy resident known as Prairie Dog O’Byrne purchased two elk, hitched them to his carriage, and raced them through town, upsetting the local gentry.  O’Byrne named the elk Thunder and Buttons.  When…

Mira Olas Restaurante Y Bar in Quepos, Costa Rica

A reputation for a spectacular view of the sunset is what attracted us to Mira Olas for an early dinner to satiate our voracious appetites after an afternoon of kayaking amongst the mangroves.  We were escorted by our kayaking guides as part of the tour, which can sometimes make me skeptical as to what the…

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…