Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Eating healthy at 35,000 feet: It IS possible

Study evaluates food offerings of North American airlines 

A new study shows it is possible to eat healthy as you wing your way home for the holidays. But if you plan to eat the meals and snacks offered onboard as opposed to bringing your own, a lot will depend on which airline you’ve chosen to fly. Read more here.

Frankfurt: Restaurant Taverne

I don’t usually write about chain restaurants or restaurants located within hotels, as they tend to be a bit predictable. Restaurant Taverne, located in the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center at Frankfurt, Germany’s main airport, is a pleasant exception. Read more here.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Würzburg: Würzburger Rathskeller

During a trip to Würzburg to visit the famed Würzburg Residence and the town’s Christkindlmarkt, my wife and I popped in to the Würzburger Rathskeller for what we had intended to be a light snack before catching our train back to Frankfurt. Read more here.

Friday, August 12, 2016

VANCOUVER, B.C.: Vij’s Rangoli

In the mood for a change of scene, I decided to head to Vancouver, B.C., and have lunch at a place I’d been hearing about for a couple of years. I didn’t make it to the place I was seeking, but stumbled upon another establishment that made me glad I’d missed my original mark. Read more here.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

KIRKLAND, WA: Bottle and Bull

My wife and I popped in for dinner during our recent weekend in Kirkland and were delighted to discover the Bottle & Bull. Read more here.

Monday, August 31, 2015

TUKWILA, WA: Miyabi Sushi

One of my favorite lunches on rainy days is a Japanese bento box. The starter of hot miso soup is just the thing to chase the chills, and the tempura and succulent beef or chicken are excellent next courses. And in the Tukwila area near Southcenter in Seattle, there's no better place for a bento box than Miyabi!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

LAHAINA, MAUI: Star Noodle update

Among the high points of our trips to Maui have been lunches at Star Noodle, the restaurant in Lahaina previously presided over by Top Chef finalist Sheldon Simeon.

Monday, May 11, 2015


One of the highlights of my recent trip to Maui was meeting Top Chef finalist Sheldon Simeon and eating as his new restaurant, MiGRANT Maui, located in the Marriott Wailea Resort on the island’s lee shore.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


A self-described breakfast snob, I am always on the hunt for a great morning meal. During my most recent trip to Maui, I found one at Chez Mēmē Bistro & Bakery.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

WARSAW, POLAND: Maison Charlotte Restaurant

Toward the end of my recent trip to Poland, after more than a week of hotel breakfasts, it was time to venture out and find a more interesting morning meal. An admitted “breakfast snob,” I wanted something special – and I certainly found it in Maison Charlotte.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

KRAKÓW, POLAND: Restaurant Starka

Located in the Kazimierz, the city’s Jewish Quarter, Starka turned out to be so good, it was the only place I ate dinner while in Kraków.

Friday, September 12, 2014

McKay Cottage - Bend, Oregon's best breakfasts!

During a recent visit to central Oregon, my wife and I decided to venture out for breakfast rather than take the easy way out and eat at our hotel. Were we ever glad we did!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

PORTLAND, OR: Gustav’s/Der Rheinlander for authentic German food

Craving some good German food since my December 2013 visit to Frankfurt and München was rapidly becoming a distant memory, I decided to introduce my wife to the fare at Gustav’s/Der Rheinlander during a recent visit to Portland, Oregon. We have both already vowed to return!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Our chosen luau: The Feast at Lele

Our recent trip to Maui included a “first” for my wife: her first luau. As I detailed in a previous post, I selected The Feast at Lele, and it turns out to have been an excellent choice indeed.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Paia, Maui: Mama's Fish House

A visit to Mama’s Fish House north of Paia is a “must-do” for those who visit Maui but this landmark restaurant has a well-deserved reputation for being expensive. Yet there are ways to visit without stretching your credit card’s limit or breaking the bank.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Makawao, Maui: Polli's Mexican Restaurant

When I travel, I prefer to eat local: local establishments as opposed to chains, and local cuisine whenever possible. But occasionally, when that’s not possible, I find myself on the receiving end of a happy accident.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

DENVER: The Delectable Egg

When traveling on business, I prefer to have my meals away from the hotel whenever possible. Generally, the food is better and the prices are almost always more reasonable. So I was pleased to find The Delectable Egg just ½ block from my hotel during a recent stay in downtown Denver.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

SEATTLE: Cascina Spinasse

Hungry for something different one recent weekday evening, we took the recommendation of a friend and headed to Cascina Spinasse on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. It was outstanding!

Monday, April 15, 2013

PUYALLUP, WA: Crockett's Public House

Crockett’s Public House in Puyallup, Wash., about 35 miles south of downtown Seattle, was recently featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives but enjoyed a loyal following long before its television debut, and for good reason. On a recent sunny Sunday (yes, there are sunny days in Seattle), my wife and I headed south to try this place out.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

VANCOUVER, BC: Salam Bombay

My wife, a/k/a The Timid Traveler, enjoys Indian food but is very particular about where she orders it. Cities including London, Toronto and Vancouver meet her criteria of being cities with a large enough Indian population that the chances of getting really good Indian food are fairly high. So it was with great delight that we spotted Salam Bombay on the corner of Burrard and Alberni in downtown Vancouver.