Saturday, November 22, 2014

Asian Sweet Bakery - Madison, WI

Asian Sweet Bakery is relative newcomer to the Madison restaurant scene.  It offers Hong Kong style foods in addition the the traditional Chinese baked goods.  The baked goods are good.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Pho Oregon - Portland, OR

The front of the building facing 82nd Ave with a huge Pho Oregon sign brings to mind a store with perpetual going out of business liquidation sign but never shuts down. That being the case, I'm glad I decided to stop in because the pho was one of the best I have had.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Chai Thai - Portland, OR

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Finding parking on this stretch of Stark Street is a matter of luck. There's only room for a few cars and those few are situated right in front of Chai Thai.  After parking on a side street, a spot opened up right in front.

Monday, November 17, 2014

St Honoré Boulangerie - Portland, OR

A boulangerie is bakery that specializes in baking and selling bread, not that I was looking for bread but rather a tasty sweet treat or other baked goods.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Big Ass Sandwiches - Portland, OR


I arrived before posted closing hours but they were already out of meat for the sandwiches.  So sad...

Saturday, November 15, 2014

HA VL Sandwiches - Portland, OR


Alas, HA VL is open for breakfast and lunch only. They are renown for their uncommon and uncommonly delicious daily soup specials which they make in limited batches that sell out all too soon. Despite being not visible from the street on the backside of Vietnamese centric mini strip mall, the foodies still come in droves.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Maggiano's Little Italy - Schaumburg, IL


Despite the cold evening, Miaggiano's was operating at near capacity and we were fortunate to get a table immediately. The middle to upper middle class crowd on this evening created a comforting, inviting, and joyous atmosphere.  The comforting decor reminding me of The Godfather.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Frank's Noodle House - Portland, OR


Featured on Diner, Drive-Ins, and Dives.

Would Guy Fieri steer me right or wrong? I follow his trail every opportunity I get and he's steered me wrong more often than right but I'll let him do all the hard work (if you can call eating hard work) finding the best restaurants in the land in search of the next treasure and OMG moment.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Delphina's Bakery - Portland, OR


Delphina's opens up at 7 AM, not quite early enough for the morning birds that start work earlier than that. There were no customers dining in.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Foster Burger - Portland, OR


I really have to wonder what the thought process was opening a burger joint where families with small children are likely to dine in a commercial district with strip clubs and just a few doors down.