Food & Libation

It all started when Kevin and I first started dating. We worked in restaurants that taught us a lot about food, wine and how to appreciate it. Then, the desire to eat good food grew and grew until it became a huge part of our life.  We like everything. From mom and pop shops to 3 michelin starred restaurants.

Kevin was lucky at his job in Los Angeles. His boss loved food just as much as us. At one point I decided to challenge them to eat at a new place every time they went out.  We were in LA so that wasn’t going to be hard. They accepted. I think they ended up going to over 160 places!

So of course, when we took up RVing we couldn’t help ourselves from eating across America, and on a budget! Here is a current running list of places we have tried. We have been surprised about what we have found. When we thought we would no longer get a good bowl of noodles. BAM, one of the best came along in Little Rock Arkansas. Thought we would be saying good bye to lomo saltado. Nope, Austin, Texas gave us a treat. Then of course there is ice cream. You will come to learn that Kevin and I LOVE it!

Let us know if you would like info on any of them and leave us your favorite place to try!

Arizona

Farside Bistro Mediterranean – Cottonwood

Theia’s Coffee-Tea and More – Sedona

RIOT Gastropub – Cornville

*Page Springs Winery – Cornville

*Haunted Hamburger – Jerome

Satchmos – Flagstaff

Acme Pizza – Cottonwood

Wildflower Bread Company – Sedona

Relics Restaurant & Roadhouse – Sedona

Station 66 Italian Bistro – Williams

Dara Thai Café – Williams

Sophie’s Mexican – Tusayan

Big John’s Texas BBQ – Page

Utah

Thunderbird – Mt Carmel Junction

Colorado

Sky Ute Casino Grill – Ignacio, CO

Fifth Street Eatery – Durango, CO

Steamworks Brewing Company – Durango, CO ($2 pints)

Ska Brewing – Durango, CO ($5 for 5 tasting)

Zuma Natural Foods – Mancos, CO

Brown Dog Pizza – Telluride, CO

El Pollo Asado – Montrose, CO

Mattie and Maud’s Cafe – Silverton, CO

Golden Block Brewery – Silverton, CO

*Ouray Brewery – Ouray, CO

High Mountain Pies – Leadville, CO

BierWorks Brewery – Woodland Park, CO (They brew their own rootbeer)

Cogstone Brewery – Colorado Springs, CO (They brew their own rootbeer)

McGinty’s Pub – Divide, CO

Miyako Ra-men Spot – Englewood, CO

Postino – (LoHi) Denver, CO **$5 for 32 oz pitcher open to 5 p.m., DOG FRIENDLY!**

The Great Divide Brewery – (RiNo) Denver, CO

*Epic Brewery – (RiNo) Denver, CO

I Gotz Bratz – (RiNo) Denver, CO (food truck at Epic Brewery)

*Acorn – (The Source Building – RiNo) Denver, CO

Lark Burger – Greenwood Village, CO

Pho 96 – Denver, CO

Blue Water Bakery – Grand Lake, CO

Byers Peak Bistro & Brewery – Winter Park, CO

Terra Thai – Boulder, CO

Lumpy Ridge Brewing Co – Estes Park, CO

Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ – Estes Park, CO

Vail Farmers Market – Vail, Co

Montauk Seafood Grill (togo window) – Vail, Co

Slope & Hatch – Glenwood Springs, CO

Modis – Breckenridge, CO

City on a Hill – Leadville, CO

HOPS Culture – Aspen, CO

The Buena Vista Roastery – Buena Vista, CO

Simple Eatery – Buena Vista, CO

Moe’s Original BBQ – Vail, CO

Wyoming

Pearl Street Market – Jackson Hole, WY

Bin 22 – Jackson Hole, WY

Snake River Grill – Jackson Hole, WY

Lotus Cafe – Jackson Hole, WY

Snake River Brewing – Jackson Hole, WY

Cowboy Coffee – Jackson Hole, WY

Liberty Burger – Jackson Hole, WY

Idaho

Villa Coffee House – Idaho Falls, ID

Sun Valley

Rickshaw – Ketchum, ID

Leadville Espresso – Ketchum, ID

A Taste of Thai – Ketchum, ID

Hailey Coffee – Hailey, ID

Despo’s – Ketchum, ID

Warfield Distillery & Brewery – Ketchum, ID

Sawtooth Brewery Public House – Ketchum, ID

Wiseguy Pizza Pie – Ketchum, ID

Starbucks – Ketchum, ID

We enjoyed all the local places here in Ketchum, it was a pleasant surprise as we were not expecting any of it!  We can’t wait to come back.  Other than Denver, it has been our favorite place for dining and drinking.

The Basque Market – Boise, ID **This place had a really cool concept.  I would suggest it for a happy hour place.  They have tapas all day and you go up to the small bar and grab what you would like and then when you are done you take your tooth picks to the cashier and then she rings you up. Items from .50 to 3.00.

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Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters – Boise, ID

10 Barrel Brewing Co – Boise, ID

Jimmy Johns – Boise, ID

Fanci Freez – Boise, ID

Oregon

White Water Taphouse – Bend, OR

Wild Rose Northern Thai Eats – Bend, OR ** A true Northern Thai menu!!!** The restaurant was so cute and the food DELICIOUS!

Bonta Natural Artisan Gelato – Bend, OR *We loved this place. I think we went here 5 times in six days!*

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Looney Bean Bend – Bend, OR *LOVED THIS PLACE – Dog friendly is a huge plus*

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Spork – Bend, OR

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Plankers – Bend, OR

Bluebird Coffee – Bend, OR

Deschutes Brewery – Bend, OR

Fire in Bend Pizza – Bend, OR

Strictly Organic Coffee – Bend, OR

The Village Baker – Bend, OR

Barrio – Bend, OR

Thump Coffee – Bend, OR

Current – Bend, OR

Croutons – Bend, OR

Bend Mountain Coffee – Bend, OR

Crows Feet Commons – Bend, OR

Sunriver Brewing – Bend, OR

Dang’s Vietnamese – Bend, OR

Joolz – Bend, OR

Atlas Cider – Bend, OR

Stephanies Cafe – Newport, OR

Tillamook Cheese Factory – Tillamook, OR

Boxer Ramen – Portland, OR

Voodoo Donut – Portland, OR *This is the Voodoo dozen!*

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B+T Oyster Bar – Portland, OR

Salt and Straw (Ice Cream) – Portland, OR

Good Taste – Portland, OR

Hopworks urban Brewery – Portland, OR

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Luc Lac – Portland, OR **The best Happy Hour ever!! The food was delicious and the price was awesome!**

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Little Bird – Portland, OR

Anoush Deli – Vancouver, WA *What an amazing Gyro!*

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ChkChk – Portland, OR

Pura Vida – McMinnville, OR

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Cornerstone Coffee – Portland, OR

Washington

Charles Smith Wine Tasting Room – Walla Walla, WA

Olive – Walla Walla, WA

Four Brasserie – Walla Walla, WA

Graze – Walla Walla, WA

Idado

Lunchbox Deli – Lewiston, ID *This is Idaho Caviar and fresh made chips. It was good, crazy enough.

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Ernie’s Steakhouse – Lewiston, ID

Montana

Good Food Store – Missoula, MT ** Loved this grocery store**

Caffe Dolce – Missoula, MT **Cutest place and the best chop salad I have ever had!*

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Washington

Bottega Italian Gelato – Seattle

Tsukushinibo – Seattle (*Just okay, was not impressed with the vibe inside)

***CANADA***

Vancouver

Miku Sushi – Vancouver (Very good, awesome vibe and location. We went here twice.)

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Lupo (sorry for the terrible quality of picture. The pastas here were excellent!)

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Victoria

Red Fish Blue Fish

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Alaska

Alava – Ketchikan (This place was right off of our dock. Their sign says that they are not open for breakfast because they are catching the fish you eat for lunch and dinner.)

Park Salmon Bake – Denali

Canada train from Denali to Fairbanks

Fairbanks Princess Hotel – Fairbanks (terrible)

Washington

Rockfish Grill – Anacortes

Oregon

Pfreim Brewery – Hood River

Full Sail Brewery – Hood River

Double Mountain Brewery  – Hood River

Farm Stand – Hood River

Idaho

Babs Pizza – Sandpoint

Joel’s Mexican – Sandpoint (Really good!)

Evans Brothers Coffee – Sandpoint

Thai Nigiri – Sandpoint

***CANADA***

Block Restaurant – Banff

Banff Brewery – Banff

Banff Distillery – Banff

Sushi & BBQ – Canmore

Jasper Brewery – Jasper

Cantonese – Jasper (Unfortunately this place is worst than your worst chinese delivery)

Neopolitan Pizza – Jasper

Earl’s – Jasper

Montana

Loula’s Cafe – Whitefish

Pig and Olive – Whitefish

The Craggy Range Bar – Whitefish

Caffe Dolce – Missoula (We went back!! This place is spot on amazing)

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The Good Food Store – Missoula

Panda Express – Missoula (don’t judge ;))

Famous Dave’s BBQ – Missoula

Utah

Loco Lizard Cantina – Kimball Junction

Vessel – Kimball Junction

Handle – Park City

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Nevada

Tao – (Venetian) Las Vegas

Ramen Sora – Las Vegas

Yonaka Modern Japanese – Las Vegas

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Soho Japanese Restaurant – Las Vegas

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Rx Boiler Room – Las vegas (There is a yelp discount if you check in on their app)

Joe’s Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab – (Caesars) Las Vegas

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California

Exactly 6 months into our travels we made it back to Los Angeles. We made it back to a couple of our favorite places!

So sushi – Tarzana

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Pizza Factory – Santa Clarita

Tsujita – (Sawtelle, Little Osaka) Los Angeles ** This is our favorite ramen place ever.  It will blow you away!

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We then headed to Sacramento.  Our first home in California.

Fish Face Poke – Sacramento

Hawks Provisions – Sacramento

Hawks – Granite Bay (Kevin used to work here and their food is the best)

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Kru – Sacramento (We were regulars here the entire time we lived in Sacramento. They just recently moved locations and I thought what better place for my birthday dinner!)

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Waterboy – Sacramento

It was a great day for eating. I fasted the next three days, but it was well worth it for my birthday and seeing good friends.

4th Street Cafe – Orland (If you are driving the 5 and need a place for a quick lunch, this is definitely the place.  I was impressed since it was in such a small town.)

Mount Shasta Brewing – Weed (I might skip the food, and check in on yelp for a $1 off a pint)

Asian-Amerian Bar-B-Q – Weed (Some of the best Pho we have ever had)

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Oregon

Buttercloud Bakery & Cafe – Medford (Holy Cow this is worth a detour to go get a biscuit!)

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Abbys Pizza – Sutherlin

Brix Grill – Roseburg

Clearwater – Newport

South Beach Fish Market – Newport

Valley Commissary – McMinnville (This is part of Oregon’s wine country. They have a couple really cute places to eat. Kevin found this place and it was awesome. Highly recommend it.

 

Pelican Brewery – Pacific City

Twist Wine Co – Pacific City

Hearth & Table – Lincoln City (Awesome pizza and cookies!!!!)

China Restaurant – Waldport

Andina – Portland (Crazy good and delicious!)

Cool Moon Ice Cream – Portland

PHILIPPINES

Sunny Side Cafe – Boracay

Spiderhouse Resort – Boracay

Sushi Shiro – Boracay

Spicebird – Boracay

Hama – Boracay

Cru – Manila (Outstanding steakhouse)

THAILAND

Thai Express – Bangkok

Street Stall (Near Wat Pho) – Bangkok

Asiatique Night Market – Bangkok

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Butcher – Bangkok

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Cabbage & Condoms – Bangkok

EAT – Phuket

Kat Kitchen – Chiang Mai

The 3 Sis Restaurant – Chiang Mai

The Old Place – Chiang Mai

Jatujak – Chiang Rai

Cat N a Cup – Chaing Rai

Melt In Your Mouth – Chiang Rai

Barrab – Chiang Rai

Accha – Chiang Rai

San Fran Burger & Beer – Chiang Rai

MALAYSIA

Naughty Nuris – Kuala Lumpur

Chinoz on the Park – Kuala Lumpur

Healy Macs – Kuala Lumpur

Villa Daniele – Kuala Lumpur

Oregon

Crux Fermentation – Bend

El Sancho – Bend

Flatbread Neapolitan Pizza – Bend

Big Island Kona – Bend

Drake – Bend

The Bite – Tumalo

Bad Wolf Bistro & Bakery – Bend

Mazza Bistro – Bend

Pho Viet & Cafe – Bend

Bend-O-Bento Japanese Kitchen – Bend

The Sparrow Bakery – Bend **MY NEW FAVORITE PLACE!!!**

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Bangers & Brews – Bend *YUMMY*

Spork – Bend

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10 Barrel brewing – Bend

Kebaba – Bend

Shinsei Sushi – Bend

Hola! – Bend

Marukin Ramen – Portland

Witzbangbar Salt & Straw – Portland

Hawaii

Duke’s Waikiki – Honolulu

Marukame Udon – Honolulu

Monkeypod Kitchen – Kapolei

Two Scoops – Kapolei

Longboards – Kapolei

Duke’s Beach House – Lahaina

Shark Pit Social – Lahaina

Ono Tacos – Lahaina

Ono Gelato Company – Lahaina

Hula Grill Kaanapali – Lahaina

Koa’s Seaside Grill – Lahaina

Down The Hatch – Lahaina

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Kula Bistro – Kula

Da Kitchen Cafe – Kahului

Oregon

The Country Cat PDX

Minnesota

Potbelly Sandwich Shop – Edina

India Palace – Mankato

Wok in the Park – St. Louis Park

Davanni’s – Golden Valley

Nevada

Chihuahua’s Grill & Cantina – Winnemucca

Fukumimi Ramen – Las Vegas

PublicUs – Las Vegas

Bachi Burger – Las Vegas

Gangnam Asian BBQ Dining – Las Vegas

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T&T – Tacos & Tequila – Las Vegas

Sin City Smokers – Las Vegas

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Lotus of Siam – Las Vegas

Pizza Rock – Las Vegas

Mexico

Taco Crawl in Los Algodones!

California

Antojito Como En Casa – El Centro

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Arizona

Rossy’s Hot Dogs & Mexican Food – Yuma

Reillys Pizza – Tucson

The Screamery HandCrafted Ice Cream – Tucson

Maynards Market – Tucson

The Hub Ice Cream – Tucson

OBON Sushi Ramen Bar – Tucson

Batch Cafe & Bar – Tucson

Pistachio – Tucson

New Mexico

El Jacalito – Las Cruces

Texas

Marfa Burito – Marfa

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Wagon Wheel BBQ – Ozona

Thai Ocha – Kerrville

Vaudeville – Fredericksburg

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Mama Judy’s Pizza – Elmendorf

Henry’s Puffy Tacos – San Antonio

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Bakery Lorraine – San Antonio ** Awesome Awesome Awesome **

El 7 Mares – San Antonio (do not suggest)

Green Vegetarian Cuisine – San Antonio

Roaring Fork – Austin

Home Slice Pizza – Austin

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Poke Poke – Austin

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Lavaca Teppan – Austin

Ramen TatsuYa – Austin

Daily Press – Austin

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Quinoa Grill – Austin

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Lick Honest Ice Cream – Austin (Cilantro Lime – OMG to die for)

The Mighty Cone – Austin

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Arkansas

Rolandos Nuevo – Hot Springs

Alexas Crepe – Hot Springs (Do not suggest)

3 Fold Noodle & Dumpling Co. – Little Rock

Gus’ World Famous Fried Chicken – Little Rock

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