When we take a road trip, we put as much effort into researching the coffee shops, diners, and restaurants we plan to visit for our meals as we do our route, hotels, and sights. With an 83-year-old history broken into two chapters, the Old Mill Tasty Shop is Wichita’s oldest downtown restaurant. This was our […]

When The Chef opened in 1943 in downtown Manhattan, Kansas, Manhattanites had to order and eat fast in the small cafe, because a long line of people were ready to take their place.  Today, there is still usually a line for a table in the cozy restaurant featured as Food Network’s ultimate breakfast joint for the state of […]

Better Half is one of the most creative, thoughtful gift givers I know, especially because the gifts he gives me focus more on experiences than stuff. For example, you might remember that last year’s birthday present was a dinner on the Napa Valley Wine Train. This year, for Valentine’s Day, we had dinner at Table […]

From every experience I’ve had with the joint, Mama’s on Washington Square has a line wrapped around the block at all times.  What restaurateur doesn’t dream of such “challenges”?  Maybe one of these days I’ll be lucky enough to land a table. On Today’s Date in the Past: One Thing, Three Ways:  Ready for Spring […]

Our dinner at Lisboa à Noite in the Bairro Alto neighborhood of Lisbon, Portugal, was amazing!  This area of the city developed in the second half of the 15th century in response to the social and economic growth of the region.  It is known for Portuguese-inspired cuisine, especially fish and seafood, as well as an extensive […]

Right on the edge of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy was this little pizzeria and bistrot. My street photography shots have sure come a long way from this… On Today’s Date in the Past: Dreaming of Dining Al Fresco LOVE Shoes You Might Also Enjoy: Other Food Posts Other Milan Posts

Founded by second generation Italian Americans whose grandparents brought Old World Sicilian fishing practices to Monterey, the Sardine Factory rose from the ashes of the condemned cafeteria of an abandoned fish processing plant in an area that was past its prime.  When Bert Cutino and Ted Balestreri opened the restaurant on Cannery Row in 1968, […]