Fish Central, London UK

On my first night in London, I was beat. After a long 25 hour day of traveling (from the time I left my house until I arrived at my hotel in London), I was beat and ready for dinner. I knew of a couple of nice restaurants a few miles away but after the long…

House of Bols Experience, Amsterdam NL

While visiting a few art museums I found this place across the street and had to check it out…. House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience A visit to The House of Bols, Cocktail & Genever Experience on the Museumplein square in Amsterdam, is a unique adventure and an unforgettable interactive experience of the glamorous world…

Lunchcafe Blom, Amsterdam NL

One day for lunch I walked thru the streets for a while before I came upon a cafe who’s entire front of the restaurant was opened up making it a sort of inside/outside restaurant which was cool to see and made for a nice ambiance. The name of the place was Lunchcafe Blom and they…

Sandwich Simplicity at its finest

One of the things I found I enjoyed the most while traveling in Europe, was a simple deli sandwich. What made them exceptionally good was the fact that everything was very fresh, especially the baked breads.  A good fresh sourdough baguette always makes for one very delicious sandwich! This sandwich was one of my favorites,…

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…

Worthy Brewing in Bend, Oregon

In case you were not aware, there are a lot of breweries in Bend, Oregon. You’ve probably heard of Deschutes Brewery and maybe 10 Barrel, Good Life, Cascade Lakes Brewing, Boneyard, Solstice, Silver Moon or one of the other of the many breweries in Bend. There are a lot.  Personally, I’ve been to nearly all of them…

Al’s #1 Beef, Chicago Il

My uncle JD, a life long Chicagoan, gave us a tour of Chicago a few years ago while we were there and for lunch one day he took us all to famous Al’s #1 Italian Beef. Stepping inside was like stepping back in time where the ambiance and food is exactly the same as it…

Water Grill in Los Angeles

I had the extreme pleasure of dining at the Water Grill in Los Angeles on company business while in Southern California this past week. The ambiance, service and food were absolutely fantastic.  The best way to describe this restaurant is to refer to their website which offers the following  definition and industry reviews. Water Grill is…

Chicago Italian Beef and Dogs

Chicago Food Extravaganza! Last year, my family and I flew to Chicago for our son’s graduation from Navy boot camp. It was a very nice ceremony and he got some time off so we headed into Chicago to check it out. There were a lot of great sites to see and we got my Uncle…