Travel Bites

My travels have taken me to many fun and exciting places.  I love researching the best, most unique and local restaurants before I travel.  Below are a few of my favorite spots in cities I’ve visited.  It always helps to do your research before you head out; read the reviews for the most part they are pretty spot on.  Many restaurants come and go; check before you go to make sure it’s still open.  There are a million restaurants waiting to be discovered, get out there and take a bite!  Check back often the list will be updating!


Salt lik  gourdoughs

San Antonio:

  • Rudy’s BBQ
  • El Mirasol
  • Paloma Blanca
  • Soluna (Mirasol’s sister restaurant)
  • Grimaldi’s
  • Dough
  • Biga on the Banks
  • Paesanos

rudy's  grimaldi's  el mirasol

 Las Vegas:

  • Sinatra, Encore & Wynn
  • China Poblano, Cosmopolitan
  • Secret Pizza spot, Cosmopolita 
  • Julian Serrano, Aria
  • Firefly (off the strip)
  • Olives, Bellagio
  • Yellowtail

cosmo pizza

 Los Angeles & Surrounding

 San Diego & Surrounding:

  • Cucina Urbana
  • The Marine Room
  • Cowboy Star
  • George’s at the Cove
  • Urban Solace
  • URBN Coal Fired Pizza / Bar
  • Goody’s Sushi & Grill
  • TJ Oyster Bar
  • El Salvadoreño
  • Quatro Milpas
  • Costa Brava 
  • Donut Bar 
  • C Level (Happy Hour)
  • Bertrand at Mister A’s
  • Whisknladle 
  • Brooklyn Girl
  • Tacos El Poblano
  • Tacos el Gordo
  • Café Chloe  

tacos el poblano  goody's

San Francisco:

  • 5A5 Steakhouse


bouchon  AdHoc

Palm Springs:

  • LG’s Prime Steakhouse
  • Chop House


  • Lario’s on the Beach
  • The Clevelander (best Mojito)

Maryland & DC:

  • G & M Restaurant & Carryout
  • Zengo
  • La Tasca



  • The Original Hot Dog Shop
  • Police Station Pizza
  • Primanti Brothers

O fries  hot dog shop sandwich


  • Hy’s Steakhouse
  • Duke’s Waikiki
  • Shore Bird Restaurant & Beach Bar
  • Liliha Bakery


  • Lava Lava Beach Club
  • Punalu’u Bake Shop
  • Kona Brewing Co. 

kalua pork nachos  lava lava  punaluu

Panama Rep. Panama

I haven’t been to my home in a few years however Panama is quickly climbing the gourmet ladder.  Check back for updates.

A few of my oldies but goodies:

  • Athen’s Pizza
  • Lung Fung
  • Don Lee
  • Pizzeria Italia

Tourist Spots:

  • El Trapiche
  • Leños y Carbon

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