Authentic Railroad Diner: Northern Pacific Beanery in Livingston, Montana

Chug, chug, chug…choo, choo! The sounds of the train passing by can be heard as you enter the Northern Pacific Beanery, an authentic train depot eatery since the early 1900’s. You are immediately transported back in time to the turn of the century when trains were the popular mode of transportation. You feel like you…

Brave New Restaurant Brings Creativity To Little Rock

Some places are worth hunting for. Tucked away on the second floor of an office complex, 5 minutes from downtown Little Rock, Brave New Restaurant is cooking up fresh farm-to-table meals. With a riverfront view and a relaxed atmosphere, the elegantly prepared meals incorporate sauces and spices to delight your taste buds. Location: On the…

Cafe 43, at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, Dallas

On my first trip to The George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, I discovered a perfect place for a casually elegant lunch, Café 43, in the west corner of the library complex. I really didn’t know what to expect, but a quote from Mrs. Laura Bush said it best: “This will always be a…

South on Main: Southern Charm in Little Rock, Arkansas

Stepping inside South on Main feels like walking into a speakeasy from the Prohibition era. Part restaurant, part performance venue, South on Main is a feast for the senses. Location: 1304 Main Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Menu: Think Southern classics with different spins. Starters include fried oysters with remoulade, hot chicken liver salad with radish,…

Pop’s: A Taste of Italy on Coastal Mississippi

When you think of Coastal Mississippi it is generally either seafood or BBQ that come to mind. Pop’s Pizzeria is a place where you can get mouthwatering New York-style pizza and other casual Italian food that is authentic and reasonably priced. Location:  Pop’s Pizzeria is located at 921G Cedar Lake Road in Biloxi, Mississippi. It…

Sushi Fast, Fresh, Fun at Kura, Irvine, California

Sushi meets the Jetsons at Kura Revolving Sushi Bar. Fresh and authentic Japanese food is served fast on a space-age revolving conveyor belt reminiscent of the 1960’s American sitcom cartoon, The Jetsons. Enjoy the flavors and traditions of Japan in a showy and lively way. Location: 2700 Alton Parkway #133 Irvine, California, in the Diamond…

Café Coyote in San Diego, California

Café Coyote’s multi-sensory experience in a Mexican fiesta atmosphere made dinner a fun experience. It’s easy to see why they have been rated the number one Mexican restaurant in Old Town, San Diego for 15 consecutive years. Location: Café Coyote, located at 2461 San Diego Avenue in San Diego’s Old Town neighborhood. Menu: Café Coyote…

Maine Street Coastal Cuisine: Fresh Seafood in Cartersville, Georgia

Maine Street Coastal Cuisine is located on Main Street in Cartersville, Georgia, but the spelling of the first word hints at the decor you’ll find inside and the fresh seafood you’ll enjoy on your plate. Location: 24 West Main Street, Cartersville, Georgia Menu: Diners who prefer something other than seafood can find non-seafood selections at…

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…

Prison City Brewery, Auburn New York

The craft brew scene in central New York State is hopping. In fact, the 200-mile long Finger Lakes Beer Trail boasts more than 100 craft breweries. One of them, right in the heart of downtown Auburn, is Prison City Brewery, which gets its name from the nearby Auburn Correctional Facility. And it’s not just the…