The 5 Point Cafe: Breakfast at Seattle’s best dive bar

Salmon Benedict, The 5 Point Cafe, Seattle

The 5 Point Cafe, located in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood, is a historic cafe and dive bar which opened in 1929. For almost a century, the no-frills diner has survived prohibition, war, and politics. Today, the cafe is one of the oldest family operated eateries in Seattle and the oldest bar in Belltown. It is also known for being one of the best dive bars in the city. As the menu states, everyone is welcome no matter your political, social, or …

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Bacco Cafe: Breakfast near Pike Place Market in Seattle

Dungeness Crab Benedict, Bacco Cafe, Seattle

Whenever I travel to a new destination, I make it a priority to search out the best local breakfast and brunch spots. For me, there is something special about eating breakfast in a new city, especially at places I can’t find back at home. The food connects me to the new city. So, the moment I landed in Seattle on my recent trip, I grabbed my phone and began searching. After a few minutes, I stumbled upon a place that …

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Saginaw’s Delicatessen at the Circa in downtown Las Vegas

Close up of the sandwich, Saginaw’s Delicatessen, Las Vegas

Saginaw’s Delicatessen is a Jewish-style deli located inside the Circa Resort on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. Before businessman Derek Stevens opened the Circa in December 2020, he searched the country for the best culinary talent. He hoped to feature new and exciting restaurants in his resort, as part of the revitalization of downtown Las Vegas. Lets go back in time first. In 1982, Paul Saginaw helped open Zingerman’s located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Over the years, the deli …

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Terry Black’s Barbecue: Central Texas BBQ in Austin

A beautiful plate of meat

This past April, I visited Austin, Texas for the first time. The moment I booked my flight, I was thinking about all the delicious smoked meats, BBQ, and brisket I wanted to try. If you don’t know, Austin is home to many quintessential central Texas BBQ restaurants. One of them is Terry Black’s Barbecue located on Barton Springs Rd. Before opening Terry Black’s Barbecue, brothers Mike and Mark worked at their family BBQ restaurant in nearby Lockhart. The brothers took …

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Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden in Austin, Texas

Jalapeño Cheddar Brat

Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden is one of the best places in Austin for house-made sausages, comfort food, and local craft beers. The restaurant is popular for its selection of traditional, exotic, and vegetarian sausages. They also offer one of the best selections of craft beers in Texas with over 100 beers on draft. The restaurant and beer garden opened in 2012 in Austin’s Rainey Street Historic District. The district is home to many historic bungalows and homes. Over …

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Phoebe’s Diner: Classic American diner in South Austin

The Brisket Benny, Phoebe’s Diner, Austin

Phoebe’s Diner, located in Austin, Texas, is a casual diner serving everything from scratch-made American classics to barbecue. In 2017, the owners of Winebelly, one of South Austin’s best wine bars, opened Phoebe’s Diner. The diner, located a few doors down from Winebelly, sits next to a gas station in a strip mall off W Oltorf St. Since opening, the breakfast and brunch spot has gained a following for its extensive menu featuring made-from-scratch Americana dishes. Dishes include fried chicken, …

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Granny’s Tacos: Food truck serving best breakfast tacos in Austin

Granny's Tacos in Austin, Texas

While Austin might be best known for its barbecue and music, it’s also popular for its breakfast tacos. Austinites are obsessed with them and all swear they know where to find the best in town. You can find these delicious, affordable, and unique breakfast tacos everywhere from high-end restaurants to food trucks. By the way, Austin is also popular for its food trucks, which can be found all over the city. Speaking of food trucks. Granny’s Tacos, located in East …

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13 of the best cheap breakfast on the Las Vegas Strip

The decadent Scrambled Egg & Cheese Biscuit

Growing up in California, I have lost track of how many times I have visited Las Vegas. While most visit Las Vegas for the gambling, nightlife, and partying, I visit for the food. Las Vegas has it all from Michelin star celebrity chef restaurants to hole-in-the-wall eateries. And, everything in between. One of my favorite things about traveling to Las Vegas is being able to eat at new breakfast and brunch spots. Even after all these years, I seem to …

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Hattie B’s Hot Chicken in Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan

The Hot Chicken Sandwich

I can remember my first visit to Nashville. It was here where I tried Nashville hot chicken for the first time at Hattie B’s Hot Chicken. While I have had fried chicken countless times in the past, this version was different. The Nashville specialty is made with southern fried chicken tossed in a special blend of seasonings including cayenne pepper. Hot chicken is hot, and will make your mouth burn. But, it’s also smoky, salty, sweet, rich, and most importantly, …

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Flippin’ Good Chicken, Burgers, Beer in downtown Las Vegas

The Firebird served with Fire Fries

It was my last night in Las Vegas and I was craving two things, a spicy chicken sandwich and a local craft beer. These days you can find great spots all over Vegas for chicken and beer including Hattie B’s at The Cosmopolitan, The Crack Shack, and Big Chicken. While these places are great, I needed something closer to my hotel in the Fremont East District of downtown Las Vegas. After a quick search online, I found my spot. I …

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