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.

March 24, 2022

Fino Ristorante – San Francisco, California

Inviting Italian In “The City” Fino Ristorante – San Francisco, California Visited: February 2022 • Italian San Francisco definitely does not have a shortage of very good Italian restaurants, so to help us decide upon which one to visit, Tracy enlisted a friend who works in the city to aid […]
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 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 […]
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 […]