Terra Nomad in Bismarck, North Dakota

Promoted as a meeting place for the modern-day nomad, Terra Nomad has a café atmosphere that serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch. It’s the perfect place to meet up with a group of friends in a relaxed setting. Location: Terra Nomad located at 514 East Main Avenue in downtown, Bismarck, North Dakota. Menu: They have a…

Sorellina, Italian Cuisine in Boston, Massachusetts

Sorellina, “little sister” in Italian, may be a bit of a misnomer for this complex restaurant serving upscale Italian-Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant is more like the sophisticated older sister, dressed for a night on the town. Location: Sorellina, located at 1 Huntington Avenue in the Copley Square area of Boston, Massachusetts. Menu: Chef Owner Jamie…

The WildWood Café, McMinnville, Oregon

You know a café is good when the locals are willing to line up at the door and wait for a table. When it’s breakfast time in McMinnville, Oregon, the heart of the Oregon Wine Country, the place they wait is The WildWood Café. And it’s been that way for the last twenty-plus years. Location:…

Brunch at Butterhorn in Bismarck, North Dakota

Chef Stephanie Miller’s first childhood food memory is sitting on the kitchen counter, watching her grandmother make butterhorn rolls. Today the light and fluffy croissant-shaped dinner rolls are central to her restaurant, Butterhorn. You’ll find them served at brunch with cinnamon butter, seasonal jam, and vanilla frosting. At dinner, butter and salt accompany the butterhorns….

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…

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…

Eat Like a Local: The Lighthouse Café & Deli–San Pedro, California

When the prime rib is tender and tasty, the chicken fried steak is obviously made from scratch, the whiteboard specials include Cajun snapper with a fresh tomato spinach salsa, the room is full of locals, and the staff laughs a lot… well, you know you’re where you ought to be eating. Add in an oceanside…

The State Room in East Lansing, Michigan

It’s a Wednesday evening at The State Room and here’s the scene – in a semi-private area of the restaurant there’s an event dinner teaching food and wine pairings. In another area, hotel guests are conducting a business dinner, and our table is celebrating my birthday. A lot is going on yet, the servers are…

Unexpected Elegance at The Dining Room at Chico Hot Springs, Montana

Tucked away on southern Montana ranch lands, surrounded by the Absaroka Mountains, in a little town named Pray, is the historic Chico Hot Springs Resort. Charm, history, and views abound.  Unexpectedly, amid the terry cloth robed clientele who are either staying at the lodging or dropping in for the day, The Dining Room has gained…

Gamlin Whiskey House in St. Louis, Missouri

With over 300 whiskeys in the Gamlin Whiskey House collection, you’re sure to find something to pair perfectly with your meal. Location: Gamlin Whiskey House located at 236 North Euclid Avenue in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri. Menu: The menu at Gamlin Whiskey House is a traditional steakhouse menu with an…