Travels in China

Back in 1999 I was sent to Beijing China by my company to train a few local companies how to use and sell our computer storage products. China is a place I would have never gone on my own, never ever had a desire to see the country. Being sent for work brought on a…

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…

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.

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…

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,…

B.B. Kings Blues Club, Memphis TN

January 2018 While working in Memphis Tennessee last month I got a chance to visit and walk around famous Beale Street, home of the American Blues music. After walking around the street for a while, checking out both sides of the street and all the shops and restaurants along the couple of short blocks, my…

Lillie Mae’s House of Soul Food, Santa Clara CA

February 2014 Four years ago I used to work in the bay area a lot and one of my favorite places to go to lunch was a great unique restaurant called Lillie Mae’s House of Soul Food located in Santa Clara California.

Motorcycle Ride, LaGrange GA

February 2018 This weekend I finally had some time to fire up my motorcycle and go for a real ride. For the first time since I moved to Georgia, I went on a 100+ mile motorcycle ride. Heck, I just realized, this is actually the first “big” ride I’ve ever done on the east coast.

Rendezvous, Memphis TN

January 2018   One day while working in Memphis Tennessee, my co-workers and I decided to try some local BBQ for lunch so we headed over to a famous rib joint downtown called Rendezvous.  I had heard about this place before and looked forward to checking it out. We parked in a nearby parking structure…