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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Eat: The Breakfast and Lunch Joint in downtown Las Vegas

Huevos Motulenos

In Las Vegas, and especially on the Las Vegas Strip, there are an endless amount of high-end breakfast and brunch options such as Mon Ami Gabi at Paris and Bouchon at The Venetian. When I did a search for the best breakfast in Las Vegas, one spot kept appearing. And, it wasn’t located anywhere near the mega resorts found on The Strip. It was Eat: The Breakfast and Lunch Joint located in downtown Las Vegas. I was intrigued, so I …

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Blue’s Egg in Milwaukee: Brunch and Eggs Benedict

House made English muffins along with house cured pulled ham

Everyone that lives in Milwaukee seems to know that Blue’s Egg is one of the best spots in the city for breakfast and brunch. Even though the restaurant is hidden in a small strip mall off Interstate 94 near Wauwatosa, you can always expect there to be a wait for a table. Not surprisingly, when I arrived at Blue’s Egg, the place was packed. Did I mention it was a late Monday morning? Since I was dining alone, I was …

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Fresh Mexican fare at Amor Y Tacos in Cerritos, California

Short rib tacos with a side of rice and beans, Amor Y Tacos

Amor Y Tacos, hidden away in a strip mall in Cerritos, California, is a popular restaurant serving up fresh Mexican fare along with homemade tortillas. Even knowing the location, I had to keep an eye out for the place while driving by. If it wasn’t for Yelp, I probably would have never known that this place even existed. The chef of Amor Y Tacos, Chef Thomas Ortega is well known for his culinary skills and unique twists on Oaxacan and …

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Brunch at Gastown’s Tuc Craft Kitchen in downtown Vancouver

Irish Stew Skillet with lamb and grass fed beef at Tuc Craft Kitchen, Vancouver

If you are looking for a casual place in downtown Vancouver’s Gastown to have weekend brunch and great drinks, then you should stop by Tuc Craft Kitchen. The restaurant is located on West Cordova Street, just south of Water Street. If you aren’t familiar with Gastown, the neighborhood is one of the oldest and quirkiest in Vancouver. Gastown is home to more restaurants and bars than you can count. Tuc Craft Kitchen has it all from lunch, dinner, brunch on …

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Brunch at Jack Flaps in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood

This colorful and beautifully presented dish is the Cuyahoga Benedict

While on my flight to Cleveland, a local recommended that I eat breakfast at Jack Flaps, located in the historic Ohio City neighborhood. On the way to my hotel, my Uber driver once again recommended me to Jack Flaps. Being new to the Cleveland breakfast scene, I decided to trust the wisdom of the locals. After dropping my bags off at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel I headed over to Jack Flaps, located about ten minutes southwest of downtown Cleveland. The …

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French food at Mon Ami Gabi on the Las Vegas Strip

The Petite Salad Maison with a side of lemon-dijon vinaigreette

In Las Vegas? Are you craving casual but delicious French food with a cool patio? Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip is the place to go. I would have never visited Mon Ami Gabi had it not been for my friend that raved about the place for its food and relaxed environment. He told me that Mon Ami Gabi was different and that it was not like the other pretentious and overpriced restaurants found on …

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