Fo’c’sle Tavern in Chester, Nova Scotia

Fo’c’sle Tavern, the oldest pub in Nova Scotia, built in 1760 oozes with history. The name Fo’c’sle refers to the forward part of the ship, below the deck, traditionally utilized as the crew’s living quarters. Location: Fo’c’sle Tavern, located at 42 Queen Street in Chester, Nova Scotia. Find the restaurant’s website here. Menu: The menu…

Brunch at Whisk’D Cafe in Decatur, Alabama

Situated in the middle of a long-established residential neighborhood, Whisk’D Cafe is the perfect gathering place for friends to share an early breakfast or brunch in an informal setting with an intriguing menu. Location: Whisk’D Cafe, 1051 Grant Street SE, Decatur, Alabama Menu: Many of the usual breakfast items, such as eggs, waffles, bacon, biscuits…

Mike’s Place: Clearville, Pennsylvania

Off the beaten path, but so worth the trip!  A family diner with home-cooked food, the kind of place where you feel at home and eat till you are stuffed.  You keep wondering if grandma will come out of the kitchen in her apron with flour in her hair from baking pies. Location:  8301 Clear…

La Azotea – San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Psst, come close. I’m about to tell you about a “hidden gem.” Yes, I know that term is overused, but La Azotea Tapas Bar and Lounge really is hidden, in a sense. Since there is no sign, you have to know it’s there. Someone has to tell you about, like I am doing right now….

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,…