Tartine Bakery

Tartine Bakery

Mar 10, 2015

My first attempt to visit the Tartine Bakery a year ago ended in a miserable failure.  I had about 2 hours until my flight was leaving out of Oakland, and was desperate to find a parking spot outside the bakery.  After several loops around the surrounding roads, and time running out to make my flight, I had to scrap my plans and bail.  Attempt #2 was successful...

Egg Harbor Cafe

Egg Harbor Cafe

Mar 6, 2015

I love restaurants where breakfast is the principal cuisine.  Some of my favorite dishes of all-time are breakfast dishes.  Thus Egg Harbor was my breakfast choice in Chicago during my 1-day layover.  There are 15 locations in the Chicago/Wisconsin area that you can find here. Waiting for my table took about 20 minutes, which wasn’t bad at all.  It gave...

Bacino’s

Bacino’s

Mar 5, 2015

  Flying standby and trying against my will to get off the island of Puerto Rico and back to my Utah home, all of the flights were sold out.  My only option was to fly to Chicago, spend the night, and then catch an American flight home to Salt Lake.  Going from 70 degree Puerto Rican weather to -1 weather in Chicago really sucked.  What made it suck less...

Mamak Asian Street Food

Mamak Asian Street Food

Feb 8, 2015

I really didn’t have a great reason to stop here, before heading back to the airport after my last layover in Orlando.  I was already pretty stuffed from a huge lunch at Pig Floyd’s earlier in the afternoon, and still coming out of my food coma after watching a movie downtown.  Mamak ASF came so highly recommended however, that I couldn’t miss...

Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa

Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa

Feb 4, 2015

  I’ve been to Orlando dozens of times, but always just went directly to one of the theme parks.  I was flying solo with some time to kill so decided to venture into downtown Orlando to seek out some of the city’s best eats.  I didn’t really have time to do my normal homework on the Interwebs with sites like Yelp and Urbanspoon so instead...

Puerto Sagua

Puerto Sagua

Feb 1, 2015

  Here we are at the last stop of my Miami trip with legendary international salesman of the year Matt Kennedy.  Puerto Sagua has been around for a long, long, long time folks.  I’m not talking Miami Vice times, dial it all the way back to pre-Scarface times.  Since 1962 Puerto Sagua has been serving Cuban cuisine like the Cuban sandwich, and of...

Blue Collar Restaurant

Blue Collar Restaurant

Jan 25, 2015

  Why am I showing you a YouTube of the Transformers theme song?  Because one of the opening lines of the song is “more than meets the eye” which is exactly how I felt pulling up to this Upper East Side Miami Eatery.  All I saw was a neon sign on the outside of this restaurant connected to an old motel with a small parking lot.  Certainly not...

La Sandwicherie

La Sandwicherie

Jan 25, 2015

One of the things I enjoyed most about Miami Beach were the bicycle rentals that could be found throughout the city.  For $10 bucks you can rent a bicycle and ride it anywhere for 2 hours.  The traffic laws on Miami Beach are very conducive to cyclists as well.  Towards the end of my 2 hour block, I came upon a rental station and this place caught my eye,...

Oh Mexico

Oh Mexico

Jan 25, 2015

Day one in Miami, after all of my research online on best breakfast spots in the area, my plan was to make my way to Espandola Street and try out A La Folie Cafe, however when I arrived, they were shooting a movie or T.V show in front of the eatery, and they had just lost their electricity.  I decided to check out a place close by, and Oh Mexico was the winner....

Commander’s Palace

Commander’s Palace

Jan 23, 2015

The older I have gotten in life the more I have come to realize that when it comes to choosing between material things and experiencing things, the latter is much more fulfilling.  The great thing about Commanders Palace, is that you can have both.  It is a place where 250 plus staff are waiting to give you the eating experience of a lifetime at one of the...