Sonora – Stop for a Great Burger at Yosemite’s Gateway

En route to Yosemite from San Francisco Airport almost two years ago, my husband and I opted to stopover in Sonora, which had promised to be a quaint gold rush era town with good food. This seemed the sane thing to do after a long flight but it's probably also because we wanted to save the cost of a night's stay at the pricey Ahwahnee. And we were intrigued by getting a good cheeseburger at the Diamondback Grill in Sonora.

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Lark Seattle – Best Pork and it’s Not a Chinese Restaurant

I found one of the best melt-in-your-pork dishes in Lark, Seattle's well established modern American restaurant. It was a nice surprise because we almost didn't order it since there are lots of other choices. Lark presents its food tapas style with dishes meant to be shared and this is a great way to sample more of its menu. Besides the pork, I thought Lark's pasta was good and if I have a chance to go back, I'd probably try a few more pasta and starter dishes. While the dishes are not as...

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Eden Hill Lifts Seattle’s Food Scene

Eden Hill is just a lot of fun - with surprising ingredients coming together to create what was infinitely and deliciously edible and oddly comfortable. I was on a short visit back to Seattle and lucky enough to be able to get a table (book ahead!) in this cosy restaurant at the foot of Queen Anne Hill. The restaurant's website describes itself as "Avant Garde, New American" and I think that's pretty appropriate although with food that incorporates sweetbread and foie gras and reflects...

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On Mt. Rainier – Scenic Walk with Meadow Flowers in Bloom

Nice walk on Mt. Rainier

Since I'm rarely in Seattle, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to catch the meadow flowers in bloom on Mt. Rainier. The scenic Naches Peak Loop Trail was a great way to view the flowers as well as a few lakes in a relatively easy three-plus mile walk.

Mt. Rainier is around a one and a half hour drive from downtown Seattle. While I joined Evergreen Escapes for this tour to Mt. Rainier, it's actually pretty easy to do this walk on your own if you have a car. The trail is well signed and...

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Seattle’s Metropolitan Grill – Best Steak in Town

If you're in Seattle and craving a good steak, I think the best place to go is still the Metropolitan Grill. This is an old style steak house restaurant with plush banquette seats, a big bar and waiters in white jackets. But the main thing is that it has a wide range of steak cuts available.

I came here to celebrate my aunt's birthday with my mom and her three sisters. So being a group of five ladies, we definitely knew we'd be better off sharing our food given the large portions. One...

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