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Restaurant Review: The Pink Door; Seattle, Washington

A pink door. No sign. No address. No frills. Just a pink door along an alleyway. That’s how you know you’ve found The Pink Door restaurant. Inside that pink door is a dimly lit cellar, with cathedral ceilings (where a few times a week an aerialist hangs off them & entertains diners), a set of […]

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Hotel Review: Inn at the Market, Seattle, Washington

Two weeks ago, I guest blogged on Inn the Kitchen about all the fantastic things that the Inn at the Market in Seattle did to make our trip there in 2007 special. Upon further consideration, I decided that since this is one of my favorite hotels, it really deserved a full write up. Before I […]

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Hotel Review: Lansdowne Resort; Leesburg, Virginia

Long weekends always pose a problem for me. My urge is to jump on a plane right after work on Friday & not come back until midnight on Monday. I know, at the beginning of the year, that I’m going to have a three-day-weekends in January (MLK Day), February (President’s Day), May (Memorial Day), July […]

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Restaurant Review: Tapas; Christ Church, Barbados

Like many of the places along the Hastings Main Road in Barbados, the building which houses Tapas restaurant doesn’t look like much from the street. The parking lot is small, often full, & easily missed if you’re not looking for it. The hostess station is bustling with locals & tourists trying to get a table […]

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Restaurant Review: The Wine Kitchen; Leesburg, Virginia

One Saturday evening, the hubs & I ventured into historic downtown Leesburg, Virginia. We were in the area for a mini-staycation at the wonderful Landsdowne Resort (my review coming later this week!) & had read about a fantastic wine bar – The Wine Kitchen – that was worth the fight for one of their 35 […]

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Oh Travel: The Barbados Dining Experience

Dining in Barbados is a different experience from dining in the U.S. (or Canada or Britain or anywhere outside the Caribbean, I would guess). It is laid back. The service is, to Americans at least, extremely slow. Painfully slow. You stand at the hostess stand, waiting to be recognized & then wait for your table – […]

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