Monday, July 21, 2014

Mike's Ice Cream & Coffee Bar - Nashville, TN

Even though late night, the traffic through Mike's was nonstop.  That it was a warm humid night may have helped business.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Paesano's Philly Style - Philadelphia, PA

Featured on Unique Eats and The Layover.

Philly is blessed with many sandwich shops and near the top if not at the top of the list of many is Paesano's.  Is it any wonder with places like Paesano's that Philly is America's Best Sandwich City?

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Mama Leo's - Portland, OR

Customer traffic was essentially nonexistent during lunch today.  Is it the location? Is it the lack of advertising? It certainly wasn't due to the lack of service, our host/waitress being most charming and accommodating.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Tony's Donuts - Hazelwood, MO

Tony's neighboring a gas station looked inviting and it being large and bright were sufficient reasons to stop in for a peak even though it was late in the evening.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Mama Lo Hizo Findlay Market - Cincinnati, OH

Many food options abound at Findlay Market and Mama Lo Hizo seemed to be one that was lower cost than competition. Our stomachs were screaming for food but we did want to sample something here and Mama ended up being our choice.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Rogue Ales Public House - Portland International Airport PDX

Rogue Ales is certainly popular with the travelers, whether it was because it is one of limited number of eateries at PDX or because it's a stop in for craft beer.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Tom + Chee - Newport, KY

We hadn't planned to stop in but wanted a quick bite of something to fill our stomachs. I ordered the Grilled Cheese Donut with the preconceived notion this would be gimmicky and a thing to entertain the kids.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Arnold's Country Kitchen - Nashville, TN



Even before noon, a long line had formed inside and it appeared everybody knew what they wanted except us.  Luckily the wait was sufficient for us to make up our minds.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Lu Lu Seafood Restaurant - University City, MO



According to various plaques posted outside, Lu Lu was a Top 100 Chinese Restaurant in the US for many years running.  That was promising as the majority of Chinese restaurants in the US seem to do just enough to get by serving standard Americanized Chinese food.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard - St Louis, MO



Whether locals or tourists, Ted Drewes is hopping with good old fashioned family energy.  The people were happy and zoned in on demolishing their cups of frozen goodies.

Saint Louis Zoo - St Louis, MO



 Admission to the Zoo is free!

Pappy's Smokehouse - St. Louis, MO



Featured on Man vs. Food.

Only a few restaurants receiving national exposure that I've been to have lived up to the national hype. Pappy's is one that's in the exclusive club that meets if not exceeds expectation and hype.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Hattie B's Hot Chicken - Nashville, TN



Featured on Bizarre Foods America.

A long line snaking out the doors is usually a good sign the eatery serves outstanding food.  Hattie B's had a long queue but had shortened considerably by the time we had finished and taken this photo.