Sunday, January 31, 2016

Vermont 2015 Day 6: Burlington

I out-smarted myself by saving $100 on my airfare to Burlington without noticing that I had to stay an extra day.  So at best with room and meal it was maybe a push.  But, hey, I got to hang out in one of my favorite towns.


I had a fairly disappointing dinner at The Guild Tavern (sorry, no pictures but it was just a steak) which was a shame since it’s owned by the same people Farmhouse Tap & Grill.  A place I like so much I’ve probably eaten there more than any other place outside of Texas.  Only Schweine Janes could be a contender.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Vermont 2015 Day 4: An Day in Montpelier


Not So Recently in My Face: Hen of the Wood

Hen of the Wood is extremely dark inside.  So these are not the best pictures ever taken of food.




Pork Two Ways (There should have been way more of the shoulder)


Swiss Chard


Deconstructed Carrot Cake.  I prefer my carrot cake properly constructed.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Not So Rececntly in My Face: Boulevard


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Hudson Valley Foie Gras

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Sea Bass

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Unremebered chocolate dessert.

The second of three great meals in San Francisco but, alas, my last posting since I neglected to take any pictures of my schnitzel at Shroeder’s.

Walkabout 2015 Day 10: San Francisco

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The last full day of a very short walkabout.

Not So Recently in My Face : Hog Island Oysters

Hog Island Oyster Company

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My first of three excellent meals in San Francisco.  More Sea Cows and some of Hog Island’s own.  Paired with a muscadet, of course.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Walkabout 2015 Day 8: Sonora Pass


I can’t emphasize enough how smoky it was up in the high Sierras due to all the fires.  The first picture in this batch should do a good job. It was also very hot – upper 90s during the day.  Not exactly ideal hiking weather.  So instead I just took a leasurely drive along one of my favorite roads in America, the Sonora Pass.  I also stumbled upon Mark Twain’s cabin.  Who even knew he had a cabin out here? 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Walkabout 2015 Day 7: Lake Tahoe to Bear Valley

Yeah, yeah, yeah.  I’m terrible at keeping a blog.  But at least I broke my record from longest time between doing something and blogging about.  So, I’ve got that going for me, which is nice.

So where were we.  Oh yeah, it was early September of 2015.  I’m just had an amazing breakfast in Bend and journeyed down to Lake Tahoe. If you like big tall trees, Lake Tahoe is your kinda place.  If you like fine dining, not so much.  The fires in the Sierras made the lake smoky, so I did my best Lightrooming to filter out the haze.