Franklin BBQ, Austin Texas

There’s BBQ, then there’s GREAT BBQ.  Franklin BBQ at 900 E 11th Street in Austin Texas is legendary for it’s famous smoked BBQ Brisket and Ribs and they are in the list of top 50 best BBQ’s in the world. Click below for short clip filmed at the counter. Aaron Franklin and his mastery of BBQ…

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…

Steak n Shake Restaurant

While in Las Vegas on a recent vacation, my family and I dined in our casino/resort at a restaurant called Steak n Shake.  I hear they are famous?  This was the first time we had heard of the place and since we were in the mood for burgers we decided to try out them out. For our orders we went with…

Folsom Tap House

There’s a new beer place in Folsom. Brought to you by a local restaurant owner who we already know knows how to build and run a great place – Jeff Back of Back Wine Bar & Bistro. Folsom Tap House is located in the old Sports Bar building is in the same business area as Back Wine…

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…

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…

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…

Fat Rabbit Public House

Decided to head over to The Fat Rabbit Public House on Sutter Street in Old Town Folsom for lunch today. Needless to say I was not disappointed. I had the pieorgies appetizer and the special of the day, catfish tacos. The food was very good and tasted great washing it all down with a Belgian…

36 Handles Pub & Eatery, El Dorado Hills CA

Richard Righton has done it again! The owner of the successful Bidwell Street Bistro in Folsom, and Relish Burger Bar in El Dorado Hills has opened his 3rd restaurant (nearly next door to Relish) called 36 Handles Irish Pub & Eatery, and from our first visit I can tell you right now that Richard has…

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…