Fresh Island Cuisine at Bamboo in Hawi, Hawaii

This classic Hawaiian restaurant in a historic bright blue building sets a tone that is fun, comfortable and lighthearted. Browse the art gallery and the gift shop and then feast on something fresh and local. The charming little town of Hawi is just a few blocks long, 35 minutes north of the Waikoloa Beach resorts,…

Retro Dining at Route 66 Restaurant: Bar Harbor, Maine

The US Route 66 Restaurant in Bar Harbor, Maine has to be one of the most interesting and quirky eating establishments I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. As you dine and view all the toy collectibles, you feel like a kid again and want to get up and start playing with them. The…

Bowman’s Tavern: New Hope, Pennsylvania

Near the historic site where George Washington crossed the Delaware sits a tavern the locals know well. It’s a mile from Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, and sits below Bowman’s Hill, where the Continental Army used the elevation as a lookout during the American Revolution. Bowman’s Tavern offers a casual ambiance, delicious food, and live entertainment seven…

Tasty and Alder in Downtown Portland, Oregon

There are people, die-hard foodies, who will willingly stand in line for an hour or two for a table at a popular restaurant. And not because the place is hip, cool, the place to be seen, but because the food is that good. At Portland’s Tasty and Alder, the breakfast/brunch line starts forming half-an-hour before…

La Casa Sena: Santa Fe, New Mexico

In the 1860s, La Casa Sena was a hacienda-style adobe that the Sena family called home. Today, in the same Sena Plaza, Santa Fe locals dine in that same homey hacienda enjoying similar regional ingredients served to the Sena Family, over 150 years ago. Location: La Casa Sena, located at 125 East Palace Avenue, Number…

Cajun Dishes and Music: Luna Bar & Grill, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Chef/Owner Dave Evans dreamed of opening a 100% Cajun restaurant from his IT desk job, and the dream became a reality in October of 2013. His ideas and recipes have been so successful in Lake Charles that a second location will open soon in Lafayette. Location: Luna Bar & Grill, 719 Ryan Street, Lake Charles,…

Tapas and More at El Gato Azul, Prescott, Arizona

Billed as “Preskit’s Quirky Cozy Friendly Place to Meet” – that pretty much sums up the vibe at El Gato Azul, but it leaves out the joy of the unexpected exotic cuisine. Location: 316 W Goodwin Street, Prescott, Arizona. Website here Menu:  The Southwestern and Spanish Mediterranean influences permeate the menu from entrees to tapas….

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…

Cafe Murrayhill, Beaverton, Oregon

When you’ve been named one of the best brunch places in the Portland, Oregon area, you’ve got a pretty high bar to live up to. Cafe Murrayhill, in Beaverton, pulls it off with room to spare. You’ll find it in the beautiful Tualatin Valley, sometimes called Portland’s Back Yard, set beside a small man-made lake…

Café Patachou in Carmel, Indiana

Café Patachou focuses on fresh ingredients from local farms, all within a 100-mile radius of the greater Indianapolis area. You can taste the difference. Location: Café Patachou located at 14390 Clay Terrace Boulevard in Simon’s Clay Terrace Mall in Carmel, Indiana. With several locations in the Indianapolis area, a Café Patachou is never far. Find the…