The Munch Box, Chatsworth California

Whenever I work in Simi Valley in Southern California I make at least one trip to this tiny hamburger landmark called The Munch Box located in the city of Chatsworth on Devonshire St. and just past Topanga Canyon and the Chatsworth Metro station, its in a small shopping center that is right next to the…

Canteen Brewhouse, Albuquerque

While on a trip working out in the southwest state of New Mexico, I met up with a  co-worker who works remotely and lives in the nearby area, for lunch one day in the city of Albuquerque. My co-worker had recommended we meet up and for beer and food at a great local watering hole…

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…

Sandwich Goodness

A simple sandwich with few ingredients, which must be fresh, makes for a great lunch both at home and when traveling. Had this sandwich below at an Italian deli in London. Fresh sourdough baguette, parma ham, fresh tomato and lettuce – very tasty!

Yard Pizzeria, London UK

After work, on another hunt for a local restaurant in London, I went searching for a few highly rated places to have dinner.  Unfortunately the first one was so crowded there was a line out the door and down the block – damn they must have really good food there!  It was time to revert…

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…

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…

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…

Blue Nami in Folsom

My wife and I enjoy good sushi and we’ve been many times to a variety of the local sushi restaurants in Folsom. Recently a new sushi place opened in the new Palladio Mall in Folsom, called Blue Nami. I hadn’t had a chance to try them out yet when recently my good friend Tom told…

Smash Burger in Folsom

The NorCal Burger with fries Last year a Northern California burger joint opened in Folsom on E. Bidwell Blvd.  Smash Burger was highly anticipated as a restaurant that makes burgers really well and has some unique combinations of ingredients.  I was also told they also have very good shakes made with Dryer’s ice cream. I…

Urban Dog & Sausage

Urban Dog & Sausage Located at 424 E. Bidwell in Folsom, this restaurant specializes in hot dogs, sausages, burgers and beef. Urban Dog & Sausage has got a festive industrial meets neighborhood ambiance with plenty of tables and a very friendly staff. You select your dog off the chalk board, place your order at the…

Purple Place Burger

The Purple Place Went to the Purple Place last week to try their burger that has won a few “best of” contests. I’d been here years ago, but since then its changed ownership and the entire place upgraded. There’s a really nice menu now that consists not only of bar food basics such as hot…