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TR CPH-Noma - 45

This year, chef Rene Redzepi’s two Michelin starred, super earthy innovative New Nordic restaurant, Noma, reclaimed the no. 1 spot on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Apparently this list is a big deal. These restaurants are selected by a group of 900 “industry experts” across the…

Noma: The “best restaurant in the world” is in Copenhagen




Pine State Biscuits ranks at the top of quite a few Portland’s “favorites” lists, and has been showcased on TV shows multiple times. The NE Alberta location is not exactly close to the Downtown area (our “home base” during our stay in Portland), so after some thought…

Pine State Biscuits: A worthy trek from Downtown Portland



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I can’t say that Portland would rank as one of my favorites cities (it was more M’s cup of tea), but it was definitely a lot of fun. Portland does a great job of advertising its city with a very useful website and mobile app. I’d…


TR SF-Frances - 5

I honestly don’t even remember how I heard of Frances, but I somehow knew it was supposed to be good. Last minute attempts to lock down reservations proved unfruitful, so Chris and I decided to head there early in hopes of scoring seats at the…

Frances: Solid California fare in San Francisco

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On a weekend trip to San Francisco, CA this summer, I was expecting sunny, pleasant walks in tanks and shorts, but was unfortunately met with gloomy, drizzly October-type weather. Chris and I walked around dressed for early winter. Not cool. What was cool, though, was…

Tartine Bakery: The perfect solution to a San Francisco gloomy day

TR Yamakase - 06

I’d heard and read of the awesome-ness that is Yamakase for a while, so I was pretty excited about trying it out. First of all, this place (unlike Urasawa) lets you take pictures. Second, it’s BYOB. Third, it’s omakase. All signs lead to a great dining…

Yamakase: BYOB Japanese in Palms