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Lucile's Fort Collins, Colorado, photo Steve Collins

Breakfast at Lucile’s, Fort Collins, Colorado

You don’t have to go to [easyazon_link identifier=”1628872748″ locale=”US” tag=”theyum-20″]New Orleans[/easyazon_link] to get a Creole breakfast. Lucile’s in Fort Collins, Colorado has been serving up authentic Louisiana vittles since 1996. This is the second outpost of the restaurant; the original Lucile’s opened in Boulder, CO in 1980. Tony Hanks, the owner of the Fort Collins branch, …

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Brunch at Grove Restaurant in Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Grove Restaurant offers earth-to-table dining through the support of local farmers and artisans. Michigan is second only to [easyazon_link identifier=”B00TNDP0G4″ locale=”US” tag=”theyum-20″]California[/easyazon_link] in the United States crop production and Michigan’s west coast produces 80% of them. Farm-fresh produce is the foundation for Grove’s seasonal meals. There are no fresh tomatoes on the menu in …

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Rancho de Chimayó's signature carne adovada with posole and Spanish rice, photo Steve Collins

Rancho de Chimayó, Chimayó New Mexico

Northern New Mexico has its own distinct cuisine. While it overlaps with Mexican in some respects, the main ingredient is chile, either red or green. Chile is so important in [easyazon_link identifier=”1631214209″ locale=”US” tag=”theyum-20″]New Mexico[/easyazon_link], both as a crop and an ingredient, that it’s the Official State Vegetable. Rancho de Chimayó, about 40 minutes northeast …

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Mario’s Catalina, Fort Lauderdale

Mario’s Catalina is a captivating foodie gem in [easyazon_link identifier=”1534635661″ locale=”US” tag=”theyum-20″]Fort Lauderdale[/easyazon_link] offering a tantalizing selection of Cuban and Spanish specialties in an old-World manner. “My Passion is to bring people and fine food together” –Mario Location: Mario’s Catalina, 1611 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Menu: The main staples at Catalina are seafood, …

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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 …

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It's a classic, the burger with fries and onion rings at Cruisers Cafe on Route 66 in Wiliams, Arizona--come for the food, stay for the nostalia.

Classic Americana at Cruisers Cafe on Route 66, Williams, Arizona

When you’re kicking it down Route 66 in Arizona, the famous Mother Road that runs across the American southwest, you’re going to pass through Williams. And if you don’t stop at Cruisers Cafe, you’re making a mistake. If you like your burgers, BBQ, and brew seasoned with the nostalgia of the ’50s and ’60s and …

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