Tom’s Dining in the United States

Tom and Tracy in Philadelphia

 

From my favorite pasta restaurant in Philadelphia to some great new choices in Oregon, this is a (currently) shortlist of restaurants in the United States.  With national trips planned in the next few years, this section will most certainly grow larger and larger (as will my stomach), especially when it is deemed we can all travel safely again.

June 16, 2021

Bistro Maison – McMinnville, Oregon

A Parisian Evening In McMinnvilleBistro Maison – McMinnville, Oregon Visited: May 2021 • French I love French food, and both the look and the menu of what I viewed online of Bistro Maison in McMinnville, Oregon, enticed me.  It looked like a spot we needed to dine, so I secured […]
June 12, 2021

Alchemy Restaurant & Bar – Ashland, Oregon

Dinner In The GardenAlchemy Restaurant & Bar – Ashland, Oregon Visited: May 2021 • New American Cuisine Before heading up to Ashland, Oregon, I made reservations at Alchemy Restaurant & Bar, located inside the Winchester Inn. I perused the menu online, and although the menu was not extensive, it was […]
November 16, 2020

Luna Trattoria – Mendocino, CA

“Over The Moon Italian Cuisine” Luna Trattoria – Mendocino, CA Visited: October 2020 – Northern Italian On the recommendation of the Sea Foam Lodge in Little River, our foursome had made dinner reservations a few weeks previously at Luna Trattoria in Mendocino. Tracy and Mary scouted it out an hour […]
May 21, 2019

Roma Antica – San Francisco, CA

A Little Bite Of Rome in the City By The Bay Roma Antica – San Francisco, CA Visited: May 2019  •  Italian I’m always on the prowl for a great cacio e pepe, and recently I found one of the best I’ve ever tasted at a small restaurant located in […]
May 24, 2018

Ristorante Pesto – Philadelphia, PA

South Philly Perfection Ristorante Pesto – Philadelphia, PA Italian – Visited: April 2018   Before leaving for Philadelphia many people offered me dozens of restaurant recommendations, but after diligently doing my homework (something I should have done in college) there was only one place I knew we MUST visit … Ristorante […]
July 23, 2016

Arguello – San Francisco, CA

Brunch At The Presidio Arguello – San Francisco, CA Visited:  May 2016 (Permanently Closed) After our tour of the Walt Disney Family Museum (click link on the left to take you to the story in California Dreaming), Kim, Mary, Tracy and I had worked up quite an appetite. Filing past […]
June 21, 2016

Terrapin Creek Cafe Restaurant – Bodega Bay, CA

A Michelin One Star Experience…In Beautiful Bodega Bay Terrapin Creek Cafe Restaurant – Bodega Bay, CA Visited: May 29, 2016 If you drive by Terrapin Creek Cafe Restaurant in the pretty, coastal town of Bodega Bay, you’d be hard-pressed to guess that you were passing an establishment that has been […]