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Bumbleberry Flats

Outstanding Southern Pecan French Toast breakfast at Bumbleberry Flats! This is such a great restaurant, it seems to be an institution in Laughlin, NV. Definitely eating here again next time we’re in town. Unfortunately the hotel it’s connected to is a dump.


Cracker Barrel

Always outstanding meals at Cracker Barrel! This time I’m at the Kingman, AZ location enjoying fried catfish & hush puppies with mac & cheese, hash brown casserole, fried okra and hot biscuits.

Carin de Ria

Outstanding chicken pancit at Carin de Ria in Escondido!

Frijoles Mexican Restaurant

This chile verde burrito has to be one of the signature dishes at Frijoles Mexican Restaurant. Smothered with an excellent verde sauce, it’s a remarkable dish. You pretty much have to lay down after eating this. I’ve had other menu items here and most are just varying degrees of mediocre. These amazing smothered wet burritos however are outstanding!

Deluca Pasta

Deluca Pasta is an outstanding Italian restaurant in old town El Segundo. Tremendous atmosphere and service that really sets them apart. Here’s an order of their spaghetti and meatballs, unfortunately they were pretty heavy handed on the sauce with my dish.


I celebrated National Sammich Day in style recently. Went to my favorite sandwicheria in town, Quizno’s! Been wanting to try their new gyro flatbreads – so that’s what I did. These two gyros cost only $7.20. A big league value!

The gyro meat was very tasty. A seasoned beef & lamb mixture that was tender, flavorful and moist. Also included crumbled feta, banana peppers, shredded lettuce, maters & onion, topped with tzatziki sauce. Traditional gyro sandwiches usually don’t include feta and peppers but on this Quizno version it really made it a standout. Highly recommended! Overall, the whole combination of flavors and textures was just outstanding. I only wish the flatbread was a little softer/more supple.

La Sirena Grill

Probably the most beautiful looking and artfully constructed order of taquitos I’ve ever been served!

California Fish Grill

Outstanding Idaho trout grilled Cajun style at California Fish Grill! One of my new favorite restaurants in the South Bay LA region.

The Oaks Grille

Tasty country fried steak for brunch recently at The Oaks Grille. The steak is clearly off the Sysco truck but that gravy though is remarkably good!

1440 Bistro and Bar

Outstanding fish & chips at the Embassy Suites in El Segundo! Hot, crispy and love those waffle fries. One of my favorite things to order at 1440 Bistro and Bar.

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