Big Sur Bakery

I never actually tried the food at Big Sur Bakery, but it is the thought that counts. Mostly I wanted to share photos from this little stop along Highway 1 because I found it adorable, I encourage you to stop by this restaurant to actually try the food, and I think these photos perfectly encapsulate … More Big Sur Bakery

Nepenthe

A trip to Big Sur would not be complete without a stop for lunch at Nepenthe, the restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean off the Pacific Coast Highway. After driving along the coast, it is nice to stop for lunch at Nepenthe where you can enjoy looking out over the side of the cliff without worrying … More Nepenthe

The Bench

Pebble Beach Resort in Northern California is known for its top notch golf course, so of course I had to have lunch overlooking the 18th hole. There are two restaurants right next door at Pebble Beach, Stillwater and The Bench, that provide the best views. The restaurant Stillwater is more formal and focuses mainly on … More The Bench

Duke’s Malibu

I am not sure if it is because I am from the Midwest, but I will always choose a brunch buffet over eating a small brunch “meal” at a trendy cafe. Based on the breakfast/brunch restaurants I have tried in Southern California thus far, Duke’s Malibu is number one on my list for Sunday brunch. … More Duke’s Malibu

Atwood

Atwood, located on the bottom floor of the Alise Chicago hotel, will forever be known as the restaurant with the best cheese plate setup. Not only do they serve an awesome cheese plate with raspberry sauce, fresh fruit, and nuts, but they even added a big chunk of fresh honey that was literally melting onto … More Atwood

Lemonade

  California seems to do fast-casual healthy dining restaurants well (although some would argue at an expensive price). When I first moved to California and heard people referring to Lemonade I just thought there was a restaurant that was known for its awesome lemonade until I realized that the actual name of the restaurant is … More Lemonade

BarTaco

  If the restaurant had a different name(which did not literally have the word taco in it), then I would be confused about the menu offering when first visiting BarTaco. The blue and white colors and the interior design, which includes really cool wicker baskets hanging from the ceiling, do not scream delicious taco joint … More BarTaco