We love to eat. So, this page is dedicated to our Most Memorable Meals. To be fair, it’s possible that some of the places on this list were memorable because we had had one too many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and were in dire need of something to eat that wasn’t between two slices of bread. That said, each one of these places was memorable for us and we would return in a second.

  • CA – Lake Siskiyou:¬†Lake Siskiyou Grille
    • The peach cobbler at the campground restaurant was amazing!
  • OR – Bend: Bend Burger Company
    • Powerhouse steak sandwich was amazing and the sweet potato tots were to die for!
  • WA – Clarkston: Fazzari’s Finest Pizza
    • OMG. OMG. Shotsy pizza is like biting into a perfect coney island dog with mustard and sauerkraut, and the taco pizza tastes exactly like a, well, taco. Really, really good pizza. Plus they have an area for kids to watch the pizza being made, which makes the wait much easier.
  • WA – Clarkston: 410 Drive-In
    • Burger and curlys were great, and it was a drive-in, which is always fun ūüôā
  • WI – Osseo: Norske Nook
    • On a tip from my Ohio cousin, we drove 100 miles off of our route to check out this award-winning pie restaurant. Lunch was good, but the pie was AMAZING! Our favorites were the sour cream white chocolate raspberry and the pumpkin cream cheese.
  • WI – Egg Harbor: Culver’s
    • We stumbled upon this local fast food joint: cheeseburger, chicken tenders, and cheese curds were so good that we ate there twice during our stay!!
  • WI – Bailey’s Harbor: PC Junction
    • Our lunch was delivered by train! The kids loved it – totally worth it.
  • WI – Fish Creek: Pelletier’s Fish Boil
    • The fish was delicious and watching the boil process was fun for everyone – totally worth it.
  • OH – Cincinnati: My cousin’s homemade chili
    • We got to have dinner with my family in Cincinnati, and my cousin’s husband Jason made the best chili I’ve ever had. I tried to get the recipe out of him, but apparently it’s super-secret.
  • OH – Cincinnati: Dinner with our neighbors, Michelle & Jerry
    • Our neighbors kindly cooked dinner for us! They introduced us to¬†Mets (a kind of brat that’s common in Cincinnati.) The mets and brats (and conversation) were awesome.
  • OH – Cincinnati: Skyline Chili
    • Skyline serves a Cincinnati local favorite: chili on spaghetti topped with¬†a LOT of cheese. We loved it! Coney dogs and chilito were also very good!
  • OH – Mt.Hope: Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen
    • Luckily we caught the lunch buffet – the fried chicken was perfect, but the “poor man’s steak” was our favorite.
  • VT – Burlington: Kremee shack
    • We had never heard of a Kremee before, but you can find them everywhere in Burlington. We found a little shack on Church street and got the Maple Kremee – wow.
  • NY – NYC:¬†John’s Pizza
    • We had great pizza everywhere we ate in NYC, but we really enjoyed the Pizza at John’s.
  • NH – Weare: Our friend Tom’s house ūüôā
    • We stayed for almost 2 weeks with Tom and his son Michael, who is a chef. Michael cooked us numerous delicious gourmet meals during our stay –¬†everything from an amazing roast to awesome thai soup. He’s probably part of the reason we stayed so long!
  • NH – Rye: Ray’s Seafood
    • This was our first lobster meal in New England – I can’t say it was the absolute best lobster we ate in New England, but it was really good, and memorable because we ordered so much of it!
  • ME – Portland
    • Eventide:¬†We ate lots of Lobster rolls in New England, but this one was my absolute favorite. Theirs is a little different than a traditional lobster roll – the bread is sweet and chewy and there is browned butter on top. So, so, so good!
    • Portland Lobster Company: the¬†chowder and lobster roll were great, but the¬†fresh scallops (catch of the day) were extraordinary. We had a great time here – the weather was perfect¬†so we sat outside and listened to¬†live bands.
  • VA – Woodbridge: Our cousin Fozia’s house ūüôā
    • Our cousin Fozia cooked us delicious homemade afghan food for 3 days. Need I say more?
  • SC, Charleston: Roadside Seafood
    • Bam bam shrimp taco & hot mess tacos were delish!!
  • Bahamas – on the cruise ship
    • Most of our meals on the ship were had at the buffet, which wasn’t very good. But when we did make it to dinner, there were some really delicious dishes: the scallops au gratin, duck, lamb shank, and creme br√Ľl√©e stood out as our absolute favorites.
  • Nassau, Bahamas: Fish Fry
    • A 10 minute bus ride from the port, we found an area called Fish Fry which was recommended to us by a local. We had fresh grouper cooked in foil with plantains – amazing. And the conch fritters – Mahmood still talks about them!
  • LA – New Orleans (hands down the best food of the trip!)
    • Felix’s: the charbroiled oysters and blackened alligator bites were pure perfection. The blackened seafood platter was the best we had in New Orleans, and we topped it off with an amazing slice of pecan pie.
    • Deanie’s: the BBQ shrimp was unbelievable and charbroiled oysters¬†were amazing.
    • 801 Royal: who would have thought seafood nachos would be a good idea? I don’t know, but if you ever go there, order them, they are soooooo good!
    • NOLA: we made the obligatory stop at Emeril’s NOLA restaurant. Food and service were great, but the beef cheek poboy was our favorite.
    • Parkway: the place to go for poboys! Had an awesome fried shrimp poboy here.
    • Beignets! Beignets get their own section because we ate beignets every day (at 4 different restaurants)¬†to find our favorite.
      • #1: New Orleans Famous Beignets and Coffee (NOFB): our absolute, hands-down, #1 favorite beignet. It tastes different than the others – it’s lighter, crispier, almost like a croissant.
      • #2: Morning Call:¬†beignets were good, plus they had live jazz. It’s also located inside the city park, so there’s a huge city playground¬†right outside.
      • #3: Cafe Du Monde: the beignets were good, but a little doughy compared to Morning call and NOFB&C. It’s also really hectic. It’s worth going here just for the experience, though.
      • #4: Cafe Beignet: the beignets here are also good, but a little puffier and doughier than Morning Call and NOFB. That said, the atmosphere here is nice (more like a regular coffee shop than a tourist spot) and you can get a¬†espresso drinks.
  • TX – Cypress: Sierra Madre Taco Company
    • Carne Asada tacos were amazing! This was the first time we’ve had good Mexican food since California.
  • TX – Waller: Waller County Line BBQ
    • This place is inside a gas station, but the beef ribs were the best I’ve ever tasted!
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