Jalama Beach Campground, Lompoc CA

When we lived in Ojai California and worked in Santa Barbara, my wife and I would take camping trips up the coast at a remote beach campground near Lompoc called Jalama Beach. It was a great place to camp almost literally on the beach. The area was very remote so it wasn’t crowded back in…

Billy Goat Tavern, Chicago IL

November 2018 Since 1934 the Billy Goat Tavern has served up food to Chicagoan’s at 30 N. Michigan Ave and was made famous by Saturday Night Live’s John Belushi and cast in the late 70’s. The Billy Goat Tavern become a famous icon in the city and the saying Cheezborger Cheezborger Cheezborger, No Pepsi… Coke…

Ye Olde College Inn, New Orleans Airport

August 2019 Sometimes airport food can be really bad and really expensive. Once in awhile you find something good. At the New Orleans Louisiana Airport there are some good restaurants with excellent southern cuisine. These are kind of places we live to find when traveling. Read on…

Palmettos on the Bayou, Slidell Louisiana

August 2019 Really enjoyed staying in Slidell Louisiana last year while working at nearby Stennis Space Center across the state line in Mississippi. Very nice town. Lots of history here and lots of really good local restaurants with great southern cuisine. One place we went to while there was Palmettos on the Bayou.

Alien Brewpub, Albuquerque NM

January 2019 One thing about Albuquerque New Mexico that I really enjoy, in addition to the beautiful scenery great food and history, are the many really good brewpubs that have popped up over the years. One such place is called Alien Brewpub.

Accomplice Beer Company, Cheyenne Wyoming

January 2020 Last year at this time (2019) I flew into Denver airport in Colorado to arrive for my gig that week. It was cold as heck outside, I hopped on the rental car bus and went to pick up my car where I then proceeded to drive 100 miles north to Wyoming.  I arrived…

Carter Bar & Kitchen, Amsterdam NL

While working in Amsterdam a few years ago I had the pleasure of dining at some great restaurants, there were many to be found. One place I really enjoyed was called Carter Bar & Kitchen. Read on…

Ferrara Bakery, New York NY

New York City is a town like no other. The hustle and bustle of the city is like being in another world, in both the future and in the past. It’s wild and weird. It’s business and art. It’s many things to many people. It’s also not for everyone, the town can be pretty hectic…

Union Oyster House, Boston MA

Speaking of oysters… (reference previous post) The Union Oyster House is an interesting and historic restaurant located in Boston Massachusetts. I’m glad I had a chance to dine there. I’ve passed by this place by several times in the past while working in the city but this was the first time I actually stepped inside…

Fresh Oysters, Bodega Bay CA

Oysters are good both raw and cooked but oysters are also a love or hate thing, you either like them or you really dislike them. There seems to be no in-between heh! Personally I prefer to have cooked oysters but raw oyster shooters are good too! The best oysters I’ve ever had were at Bodega…

Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ, Birmingham AL

I’ve tried BBQ restaurants at many cities during my travels and I’ve tried many different BBQ styles (dry, wet, and all the rest). I’ve waited in a line for over 6 hours to get BBQ at a famous spot (another story). Needless to say, I really like BBQ! While working in Birmingham Alabama last year,…