Chicago is such a great city. In the summer time there is nothing better than sitting outside having good food and drink. Especially before a Cubs game. I was out there this past summer with my boys and we headed to Big Star before a game. It is in the very trendy neighborhood of Wicker Park and had some wonderful tacos. I am a sucker for Baja Fish Tacos. So good! They have a great outside seating area and open till 2am.
Love this place. Nine Mile is in the Mumford Historic District of Asheville. Well, they also have a second location in West Asheville but I like this one as the area is very old and charming. The cuisine consists of Caribbean inspired pasta dishes, rice dishes, a handful of traditional pasta dishes, daily specials, and an array of locally made desserts. Everything is very fresh. I especially love the seafood dishes. Open for lunch and dinner.
I love fast food and even better when when it is fine dining cooked fast. Tod’s Tasties in Asheville, NC delivers. Everything is locally sourced and delicious. They are open from 7:30am-9pm. I had the Buddha Bowl –
kimchi, avocado, kale, 2 eggs. So good! Check it out.
Asheville, North Carolina is a cool town and the West Asheville area is one of the coolest areas within. And on Haywood Rd., in a nondescript little white brick building that one would drive by without noticing, is The Admiral. The is one of my favorite joints anywhere in the country. I love the atmosphere, the service, the vibe, the craft cocktails and the food. Make a rezy because it is small and popular although if you are eating alone or with one other, the bar is walk-in and a lot of fun. The pictures below don’t do them justice but the Ribeye and Steak Tartare are out of this world! Enjoy. Everything is delicious.
Home Grown is just wonderful. I can’t say it any better than there website does:
Denver has upped it’s game big time on the food scene. So many great places to check out. Recently I went to Jelly Cafe. Was absolutely wonderful. It is in the cool Capitol Hill Neighborhood. It’s casual with a great feel. The service is great and friendly. Everything is scratch made and delicious. I just loved it. I had the Veggie Benedict – Marinated roasted portobello mushroom, griddled tomato slices and sautéed spinach on toasted sour dough baguette, topped with two deliciously poached eggs and hollandaise. Wonderful. And they are open for lunch too.
When in Maine the thing to do is eat lobster rolls. They do them right up there and the lobsters come from those waters. I love them. They are simple and tasty. I mean, it’s white bread, lobster and either mayo or hot butter. There’s not much to it so you would think that wherever you go they are going to be the same but The Clam Shack is a cut above. They taste much better and I am not sure why. I have heard they have a process that they use that separates them from the rest but all I know is they are delicious. I got mine with hot butter. And this place is a counter service little dive in downtown Kennebunkport. Check it out. You will be happy you did.
The Tides Beach Club is a wonderful little hotel on Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport, Maine which is a beautiful, quaint little seaside town. Just off the lobby is their wonderful restaurant with the same name. Great, cozy atmosphere and delicious seafood. I could have eaten the fresh, local oysters all night long!
Eventide Oyster Co. is one of those places I will go to every time I am in Portland, Maine. Either for lunch or dinner. It is that good. In fact, it’s one of my top 5 best meals I have ever had. The lobster rolls and oysters are out of this world and super fresh. And Portland is a cute port town on Casco Bay and it hosts a ton of very very good restaurants. Enjoy.
Portland, Maine is a port town on Costco Bay and it is a beautiful cool little town that has become home to many incredible restaurants that are considered some of the best in the country. If you are a foodie then this is a must destination although be prepared for cold winters. It is also home to one of the best bakeries in the country. Standard Baking Co. is fantastic and is a 2017 James Beard Award Semifinalist. Everything is really good but the croissant is a must. Handcrafted and baked throughout the day in a 12-ton, stone deck oven, you’ll find traditional French baguettes, hearty German Vollkornbrot, fragrant Focaccia, and all-organic Miche, made from 100% Maine grown and milled whole grains. Hand-rolled croissants, pain au chocolat, brioche, and scones, are prepared in plain view in our open production bakery and often served still warm from our ovens. Everything we make embodies our commitment to artisanal methods, natural ingredients and delicious food.