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….

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…

Paella Party, Placerville CA

February 2016 A few years ago I had the pleasure and good fortunate to be invited to attend a friend’s epic party up in the hills of Placerville in California. It was a fun filled afternoon and evening at a beautiful enchanted hilltop estate celebrating our friend Tim’s birthday and his annual Paella Party.

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.

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…

Tomukun Korean BBQ, Ann Arbor MI

January 2018 While working in Ann Arbor Michigan, another restaurant that came highly recommended was Tomukun, which is a restaurant with two sides. One side is a Noodle Bar serving Pho and more and the other (where we dined) was as described on their website, a Korean BBQ restaurant and bar in downtown Ann Arbor…

Gratzi, Ann Arbor MI

January 2018 While working in Ann Arbor Michigan this past January, my customer recommended several times that my co-workers and I head to downtown Ann Arbor to try a local favorite Italian restaurant, and so of course we went, gotta eat right? 🙂

The Tavern, Old Salem North Carolina

February 2014 While working near Charlotte North Carolina I ventured out over a weekend to explore the local area and went to an old historic town called Salem where I had lunch at The Tavern. Old Salem is very historic. Experience early American history in the unique Moravian settlement of Salem. Original structures, gardens, tours,…

Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Austin Texas

August 2014 There’s burger joints, then there are craft burger joints where the burgers exceed standards and take flavor combinations to a new level. Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Austin Texas is one of those craft burger places that make you go yum! Read on…

Poor Boy Lloyds, Baton Rouge Louisiana

April 2013 While working in Baton Rouge Louisiana a few years ago, I went to a great old place in town for classic cajun, creole, southern food and found it when I had lunch one day at a place called Poor Boy Lloyd’s.

Scenes from Austin Texas

September 2016 My work travels have taken me to Austin Texas several times over the past couple of decades and every time I’ve gone there I’ve enjoyed the town immensely. From the great food (especially the BBQ), to the 6th Street bar, art and music scene to the bats under the 6th Street bridge and the trails around…