North America: West

Best Restaurant Dishes of 2011 in Vancouver BC, Austin TX and beyond

Posted by on Dec 30, 2011 | 12 comments

Best Restaurant Dishes of 2011 in Vancouver BC, Austin TX and beyond

It’s been a remarkable year.  Looking back at my Flickr feed, it’s apparent that I ate very well. Exceptionally well. Ridiculously, unreasonably well.

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Children Friendly Restaurants in Seattle with Great Food (and some darn cute kids)

Posted by on Sep 15, 2011 | 0 comments

Children Friendly Restaurants in Seattle with Great Food (and some darn cute kids)

Typically, half of my travel photos comprise of various cocktails, wines, and spirits that I’ve imbibed. As a change of pace, I took a quickie trip down to Seattle, WA to spend a few days with a family that I love dearly. Over the weekend, I responded promptly whenever the youngin’ called for “Auntie Mel”. With two young and exceedingly sweet kids (at the best of time) in tow, I explored some of Seattle’s best kid friendly restaurants.

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9 Best Restaurant and Bar Experiences in Vancouver and Seattle in September 2011

Posted by on Sep 10, 2011 | 7 comments

9 Best Restaurant and Bar Experiences in Vancouver and Seattle in September 2011

In the Best Restaurant Meals series, I curate my most noteworthy nosh from the past week(s) with mobile photos.

Here’s what I ate when I was away on a mini vacation in Seattle last weekend.

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Portland: Great Meals, OK Food, and a Rude Restaurant Experience

Posted by on Aug 9, 2011 | 30 comments

Portland: Great Meals, OK Food, and a Rude Restaurant Experience

Think Portland, Oregon and funky food trucks, freshly roasted coffee, and craft beer immediately comes to mind. Two weekends ago, I tornado’ed through the city to explore what else defines their eclectic food scene.

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Farm to Fork Travel on BC’s Circle Farm Tour

Posted by on Jun 22, 2011 | 5 comments

Farm to Fork Travel on BC’s Circle Farm Tour

Sure, we talk about farm-to-fork dining but do we ever walk the walk?  I’ll be first to admit that I’ve never done any farm work in my life. Try to contain your shock.  I am, however, a firm believe that meeting the people behind my food makes it taste better.

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