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The Salish Lodge Country Breakfast

The Salish Lodge Country Breakfast

After a long break due to the pandemic we finally made the trip to Seattle to visit family. To celebrate, my uncle took us to the iconic Salish Lodge & Spa for a special breakfast experience at The Dining Room. Beautiful location The Salish Lodge is...

Hawaii Feasting – New and Newly Rediscovered

Hawaii Feasting – New and Newly Rediscovered

We have been eating so much delicious food, we just had to share with you our latest discoveries... New to me... Chubbies Burgers I first tried Chubbies just before they closed their food truck at the Ohana Marketplace. I was pleased to discover they opened a...

Eating our way through Disney World – Part 2

Eating our way through Disney World – Part 2

Tantalizing Tastes from Savory to Sweet In Part 1, I shared a small selection of the Mickey-shaped and Instagrammable treats found throughout Disney World. Don't worry, there are still more to come but I wanted to share some of our go-to savory eats too. Savory...

Eating our way through Disney World – Part 1

Eating our way through Disney World – Part 1

Practically Photographic in Every Way We recently returned from a trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando and thanks to all the walking we did (averaging 20,000 steps a day), we could indulge our cravings. By now I think most people realize that there is more to Disney...

Hawaii Feasting: Lunch Edition Part 2

Hawaii Feasting: Lunch Edition Part 2

This is a continuation of the Hawaii Feasting lunch edition post from last fall. It highlights more lunch spots that are accessible if you are working in or visiting the downtown Honolulu area. 'ili 'ili Cash & Carry The shop's name hides the fact that...

Hawaii Feasting: New to Me 2021

Hawaii Feasting: New to Me 2021

In my time back in Hawaii there has been no shortage of new and delicious places to eat. I recently shared some of the lunch places my co-workers have introduced to me (and there are more to come). This post is a bit of a catchall of more new-to-me places -...

Hawaii Feasting: Lunch Edition, Part 1

Hawaii Feasting: Lunch Edition, Part 1

Update 2022: Sadly, 'Ōlena closed its doors on December 24, 2021. It's been just over two years since I moved home to Hawaii. I was fortunate to find a job early last year, just before things shut down due to the pandemic. I am grateful for this blessing every day. I...

Reminiscing About a Fantastic Food Weekend in Portland

Reminiscing About a Fantastic Food Weekend in Portland

My friends recently celebrated their second wedding anniversary and I was reminded of one of the most fun, touching, and best weddings I attended. It was held in Portland, Maine, a city that remains a favorite of the couple and which allowed me to explore a great food...

Will runDisney for Food

Will runDisney for Food

Updated July 2022 Until a few years ago I never imagined that I could combine several of my favorite things - food, friends, Disney, and running (okay that last one isn't really a favorite) - into one fantastic experience. But as it turns...

(My) Best of Boston – Part 6 – Beyond Boston

(My) Best of Boston – Part 6 – Beyond Boston

In this last installment of "Best of" posts I'm sharing a few favorites from outside of the Greater Boston area. I hope these posts inspire you to visit Boston and New England. Please share your favorites with me. Woodman's of Essex About an hour outside of Boston, a...

(My) Best of Boston – Part 5 – Sweet Treats

(My) Best of Boston – Part 5 – Sweet Treats

There's always room for dessert and I wanted to dedicate a post just to the sweet life. I decided to focus on donuts and ice cream. As with all these posts, this is just a sampling of some of my favs. Kane's Donuts Of the different donut shops that are around Boston,...

(My) Best of Boston – Part 4 – Asian Eats

(My) Best of Boston – Part 4 – Asian Eats

Someone once told me that you can tell how good a Chinese restaurant is based on how noisy it is - meaning that the more guests in the restaurant, the louder it would be and therefore the food must be good. For the most part I've found this to be true and the...

(My) Best of Boston – Part 3 – Fast Casual

(My) Best of Boston – Part 3 – Fast Casual

Fast food doesn't have to mean frozen burgers and fries. Just like the rest of the country, there are a lot of fast casual restaurants in Boston that serve delicious fresh food in minutes. Eventide Eventide Fenway is the Boston outpost of the well-known Portland,...

(My) Best of Boston – Part 2 – Less Formal Favorites

(My) Best of Boston – Part 2 – Less Formal Favorites

In this post I continue with my tour of favorite Boston restaurants. Zaftig's Delicatessen Zaftigs in Brookline is a great place for all-day breakfasts and deli sandwiches. I also enjoy the burgers and steak tips and when I'm sick there's nothing better than a quart...

(My) Best of Boston – Part 1 – Celebrations

(My) Best of Boston – Part 1 – Celebrations

Updated August 2022 As I leave Boston, the home I've known for half my life, and return to Hawaii, my true home, I am dedicating the next several posts to some Boston and New England favorites. Craigie on Main Sadly, Craigie closed during the pandemic. I wait with...

Hawaii Feasting – 2018 Edition

Hawaii Feasting – 2018 Edition

It's been a little while since I've shared some of my favorite places in Hawaii so here's my 2018 edition. A couple of the places like Big City Diner and Tanaka Saimin are family favorites. I've mentioned them in previous posts but wanted to share a bit more about...