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Best Restaurants for Foodies in Portland, Oregon

On my recent Pacific Northwest (PNW) road trip, my husband and I drove from Seattle, out to Cape Flattery in Neah Bay – the most northwesternmost section of the continental US – and through a slew of beautiful Washington state national parks and monuments (Olympic, Mt. Rainer, Mt. St. Helens). We eventually ended up heading into Oregon […]

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How to Order at Ichiran Ramen in Japan

The first time I heard of Ichiran was after the opening of their first US restaurant in Brooklyn, NY. After many starts and stops since 2007, it was a 2016 New York Magazine article provocatively titled, “Is Ichiran New York’s Most Antisocial Restaurant?,” that put the Japanese ramen chain on my radar. By this time […]

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Mizu Izakaya: Ramen Worth Eating Over and Over

For my latest installment in my quest to find the Best Ramen in Denver, I stopped by Mizu Izakaya┬áin LoHi. I was cautiously optimistic to try the ramen based on the overall positive reviews of the restaurant┬áI found online. And as luck would have it, we also happened to be there during their Happy Hour […]

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Izakaya Ronin: Filling Late-Night Ramen Cravings with Its Underground Speakeasy

UPDATE 8/22/2019: RiNO location of Izakaya Ronin is now closed. Owners said they will open up at a new location in Denver. No word if ramen will stay on the menu. UPDATE 7/25/2019: Chef Corey Baker is no longer with Izakaya Ronin, but as of now the ramen remains on the menu. UPDATE 1/14/2018: Due to […]

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A Weekend in San Francisco: Best Meals and Restaurants for Foodies

UPDATED: 4/14/2019: Since this article was originally published I’ve been back to visit San Francisco. I’ve updated this post with some additional awesome places to eat. Last month my husband and I spent a last-minute getaway weekend to San Francisco. I chose SF because the tickets were crazy cheap for the weekend and the hubs […]