Noordzee – Mer Du Nord: Fresh seafood in Brussels, Belgium

Grilled Shrimp (Scampi a la Plancha), Noordzee - Mer du Nord, Brussels, Belgium

Noordzee – Mer Du Nord, located in Brussels, Belgium, is popular with locals and visitors for inexpensive, tapas-like seafood plates. The restaurant in the Sainte Catherine area of Brussels is only minutes by foot from the Grand Palace. Many centuries ago, the city’s main fish market stood in the small square in front of the restaurant. And, the old fish canals survive to this day. Over the years, many excellent seafood restaurants have opened in this area. One of those …

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Mama’s Royal Cafe: Breakfast in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Huevos Rancheros Camaroneros

Mama’s Royal Cafe, located west of the marina on Calle Miguel Hidalgo, is considered by many to serve the best breakfast in Cabo San Lucas. Both locals and tourists visit Mama’s Royal Cafe for their extensive menu. The menu features traditional Mexican breakfast, American breakfast, omelets, French toast, lunch, cocktails, and more. Being the best breakfast in Cabo was not the only bold statement made by Mama’s Royal Cafe. They also claimed they were “probably the best breakfast restaurant in …

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Creekside American Bistro: Breakfast with views in Sedona, Arizona

Shrimp & Grits

Creekside American Bistro located in Sedona, Arizona is a popular restaurant overlooking Sedona’s Oak Creek and famous red rocks. The restaurant is well known with both locals and tourists for its unique and seasonally changing menu featuring locally sourced ingredients. Weather you visit for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you will find a unique and delicious dish on the menu. What I enjoy about my visits to Creekside American Bistro is that it feels trendy and upscale without being pretentious. It’s …

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Original Din Tai Fung location on Xinyi Road in Taipei, Taiwan

Busy workers making thousands of dumplings a day, Din Tai Fung, Taipei, Taiwan

I have an obsession with Din Tai Fung. Visiting the original location of Din Tai Fung was at the top of my list of must do things in Taipei. Founded in 1972, the dim sum restaurant today has branches in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and eleven other countries including the United States, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, China, Malaysia, and Thailand. The restaurant has become an international phenomenon for their Taiwanese soup dumplings known as xiao long bao. Many claim that …

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