I travel for food! One of the pure joys of traveling is to find unique places to eat, local gems, and regional cuisine. Days are filled with hikes and adventures, cultural fulfillment, and the occasional shopping trip, but the nights are for the food. Before every trip, I do hours of research looking for and finding all the things to do and see and then I go looking for the restaurants. We never eat somewhere twice, avoid chain restaurants unless it is one that is not in our neck of the woods, and never judge a book by its cover.
There is a small restaurant in downtown LA that specializes in brunch offering the most amazing food and it’s a dump. I mean holes in the roof with an occasional bird flying overhead dump that I did not hesitate to walk into and order the daily omelette. In the most northeast corner of Texas is a rusted tin shack, not a design statement, that we passed on our way to a gas station. It was two in the afternoon and the parking lot was full. We slammed on the breaks and made a sharp turn into the parking lot and enjoyed interesting locals and the best lobster nachos I have ever tasted!
I thought I would share some of my favorites here with you. I only wish I would have thought of this sooner because I have forgotten the names and locations of far too many. I can remember the food and the great time we had but the specifics are gone. I will blame that on too many glasses of wine. I will not lapse going forward and you can look forward to great finds.
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If you know of a great restaurant that you think I should try, or if you own a restaurant that you would like me to review please contact me.