Porto’s Bakery, Burbank CA

August 2022 Stopped by LA’s most famous bakery a few weeks ago, Porto’s (since 1960). They have some delicious amazing baked goods, got some to bring home. It was hard to decide what to get, everything the have is made right there onsite. Gotta love fresh baked desserts! Porto’s is an institution in Southern California…

Westy’s Memphis TN

Westy’s is an old school mom n pop restaurant in Memphis Tennessee. These are the kind of places I seek out when I travel. Went there for lunch while working nearby at St. Jude’s Hospital. It’s a nice small place with some pretty good food that consists of burgers, wild rice dishes, bbq, sandwiches and…

LeBleu’s Landing, Sulphur LA

March 2018 While driving cross country from California to Georgia several years ago, my wife and I stopped for the night in Sulphur Louisiana where we found a really cool old school traditional Louisiana Cajun Restaurant next door called LeBleu’s Landing. 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.

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Tim’s Paella Party

Had a very fun filled afternoon and evening over the weekend at a friend’s beautiful enchanted hilltop estate in Placerville California celebrating our friend Tim’s birthday at his annual Paella Party. Tim and his wife Joanne made a delicious paella that was fascinating to watch being put together and cooked over a few hours. They’re…

A Culinary Dream Come True

To start off with, I’m a foodie. I admit it. I’m a food geek who not only really enjoys cooking all kinds of cuisines at home, I’m also an obsessed eater who goes out of my way to search out great food and drinks every where I go. Since I travel for my job, that has presented a lot of opportunities…

Sandwich Goodness

A simple sandwich with few ingredients, which must be fresh, makes for a great lunch both at home and when traveling. Had this sandwich below at an Italian deli in London. Fresh sourdough baguette, parma ham, fresh tomato and lettuce – very tasty!

Ristorante Savini, Amsterdam NL

While working in Amsterdam I dined out nightly at the local restaurants.  There were many great ones to choose from, all featuring authentic dishes to their ethnicity – it was foodie nirvana! This night I dined outside at an Italian restaurant called Ristorante Savini, Cucina Italiana. Located at Spuistraat 1D, 1012 SP Amsterdam, their website…

Beers and Pubs in Amsterdam

I recently traveled to Amsterdam for work during June and again in July and found the food and dining there to be absolutely outstanding!  So many choices of great food and beverages were to be found everywhere all within walking distance while staying at the city center in Amsterdam. This is the beginning of a…