Pagoda Chinese Restaurant.

North Pole, Alaska

431 N Santa Claus Ln, North Pole, AK 99705

If you ever make it out to North Pole, Alaska to visit the world famous Santa Clause House with real reindeer, or go to the Naughty Ice Cream Shop; be sure to stop by Pagodas. This is by far one of my favorite Chinese Restaurants I have ever been too!

Suggestions: Pork fried rice and their sweet and sour chicken! YUM!


Moose's Tooth, Pizza and Brewery

Anchorage, Alaska.

3300 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 99503

Anchorage, Alaska is the main airport when you fly in to Alaska. A lot of the time you have to take plane hoppers to others parts of Alaska from Anchorage because it is such a large state. MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE PIZZA place in the world would be here. And not to mention, they have some delicious beer on draft.

Suggestions: Pepperoni Pizza and Caesar Salad


Los Olivos

Scottsdale, Arizona.

7328 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

This authentic Mexican cuisine was recommended to me by a friend. They have been in business for over 70 years and have a great story! In 1919 the Corral family moved from Mexico and started this restaurant in order to provide work for their family instead of them being forced to work on the mine!

Suggestions: The Mexican Flag combination


The Brewery 

Lake Tahoe, California

3542 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Sometimes you go to a brewery for pizza and beer and its just a way overpriced, subpar joint where you end up leaving disappointed. I could not say enough good things about this place! They have some of the best pizza I have had in my entire life and the prices are very fair! The Brewery does not over charge you for more toppings and doing half and half pizzas with completely different toppings! The pizza is a thin crust with so much flavor you couldn't believe! Make sure to check this place out next time you are in South Lake Tahoe!

Suggestions: "The Bad Ass Pizza"


Rose Cafe

Venice, California

220 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Rose Cafe is always one of my favorite places to go for brunch when I am in the Venice area. Not only is their food phenomenal, but their atmosphere gives you a genuine feel of what Venice area is like. The wait is usually long, but totally worth it!

Suggestions: Chorizo scramble and Rose Cup



L.A., California

2121 E 7th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Bestia is one of my all time favorite Italian restaurants. Everything is authentic and homemade, owned by a husband and wife. It is a trendy, fun spot, located in the arts district.

Suggestions: Cavatelli alla Norcina



Colorado Springs, Colorado.

2607 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Looking or a cozy, relaxing place to eat? This is a delicious place to get quick, but delicious bites. The best part about this place is that the entire menu is GLUTEN FREE!

Suggestions: Carne Adobada



Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

429 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Coconuts is a place my husband and I would go frequently when we wanted some good quality seafood. This restaurant is absolutely amazing and not to mention its right on the water.

Suggestions: their specials are always our favorite


BAO Sushi

Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

1200 E Las Olas Blvd #101, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

BAO!!! I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!! It is right on Las Olas in Florida, which is such a fun area with so much character. If you are in the area you have to check out this place on the water!

Suggestions: Hot Mess sushi roll



Fort Meyers Beach, Florida.

18100 San Carlos Blvd Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

When in Florida by the ocean, nothing is better than some fresh seafood on the water. This is my Grandmas personal favorite place to eat, and I do not blame her!

Suggestions: App, Hot Crab and Cheese Dip and Alaska King Crab


Dukes Waikiki 

Oahu, Hawaii.

2335 Kalakaua Ave #116, Honolulu, HI 96815

Every time my family and I visit Oahu, this is a restaurant we love to go to. The vibe is what you would picture when you think of Hawaii, Tiki and floral. Their food is 5 star and their variety is great for traveling with a lot of people!

Suggestions: korean steak street tacos and a coca cola


Jalisco's Mexican Restaurant  

Idaho Falls, Idaho.

325 River Pkwy, Idaho Falls, ID 83402

When we go to Idaho Falls for concerts or beer fest, our spot to go is definitely Jalisco's! This is a place where you get your moneys worth, good price and good food with larger portions. AND THEY HAVE HAPPY HOUR!

Suggestions: Tacos al Pastor and a Virgin Bloody Mary



Chicago, Illinois.

1040 W Bellmont Ave, Chicago IL 60657

When in Chicago, you have to get some Chicago style pizza. While there, we asked some of the locals where the best pizza around is and this is the answer we got; Giordano's. So delicious! and I was surprised how good the pricing was!

Suggestions: ANY PIZZA, DUH!


Jake's Bar and Grill  

Billings, Montana.

2425 Gabel Rd, Billings, MT 59102

Jakes bar and grill is American food with plenty of variety from seafood to burgers. If you are a sports lover it is also a fun place to sit at the bar and watch your favorite game!

Suggestions: Prime Rib or Lamb Shank



Las Vegas, Nevada.

3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Located in the Wynn restaurant with garden views & a Japanese menu mixing traditional & contemporary cuisines. A classy option for a romantic night out.

Suggestions: Sushi or anything from the grill



Las Vegas, Nevada.

707 East Carson Ave, Las Vegas, Nevada 80101

An inviting, home felt place to eat breakfast . "These cozy daytime haunts from chef Natalie Young offer creative takes on down-home American classics for breakfast and brunch (think cinnamon biscuits with strawberry compote and shrimp and grits with smoked bacon) in mellow, industrial spaces with a patio at the Summerlin location." Zagat

Suggestions: Cinnamon Biscuits or truffled egg sandwich


230 FIFTH Rooftop Garden Bar and Restaurant

Manhattan, New York

230 FIFTH AVE, New York, NY 10001

Looking for good appetizers and a fun night out dancing with great drinks?! 230 FIFTH is New York's largest outdoor Rooftop Garden and Fully enclosed Penthouse Lounge while the roof opens up to the sky.

Suggestions: Short rib sliders and a virgin gin cucumber mojito


Peter Luger Steakhouse

Brooklyn, New York

178 Broadway Brooklyn, N.Y. 11211

This is a place to go for a dinner for two. A romantic night out with high quality food. The only meat that even comes into consideration is USDA Prime, which often represents less than 2% of graded beef cattle.

Suggestions: Steak and Apple Strudel Dessert


Gregory's Coffee

New York, New York

874 6th Ave, New York, NY 10001

When you hit that wall walking around New York all day, this is a great, cozy place to go with free wifi to relax for awhile. Light bites, phenomenal coffee and friendly staff.

Suggestions: Cappuccino


Nicholson's Pub

Cincinnati, Ohio

625 Walnut St. Downtown Cincinnati

Fine food and drink. Who doesn't want to see men in kilts and live music? This restaurant serves a Scottish-American pub with several draft beers.

Suggestions: Beer cheese and Shepherds Pie


Voodoo Doughnuts

Portland, Oregon

22 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

I am sure everyone has heard of this world famous doughnut shop, but if not than this is a place that you need to experience if you love sweets! There is always a long line so do not think that you are going to get right in and out but I promise you it is worth the wait and the treats taste as good as they look!

Suggestions: Captain Crunch and the Maple Bacon Doughnut


Pecan Lounge

Dallas, Texas

2702 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226

You can never go wrong with some good ole barbecue for lunch! Not to mention the location is amazing as the balcony looks over main street. The line is usually pretty long but if you do not feel like waiting, there is a separate line for people ordering over 5 pounds of meat and you can get in the front of the line.

Suggestions: Sausage or Brisket


Blue Plate Diner 

Salt Lake City, Utah

2041 S 2100 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

This is not me being bias because I live in Utah, but seriously this is my favorite breakfast place in the entire world! The staff is especially friendly and the atmosphere has you feeling like you are at home.

Suggestions: Corned beef and hash with coffee


The Dodo 

Salt Lake City, Utah

1355 2100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Unique bistro serving brunch, dinner & popular desserts with park views. The nice thing about this place is you could get a quick brunch or sit down and relax for a nice dinner with family and friends.

Suggestions: Beef Stroganoff and the dessert of the day


The Farmhouse Tap and Grill 

Burlington, Vermont

160 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401

If you have been to Vermont, you know that there is not much but a ton of great breweries and wineries, so why not go to the Tap and Grill? Their motto is "farm to table" and they focus all of their food on being fresh and top quality.

Suggestions: Bacon & Blue Cheese Burger and Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale

Fords Fish Shack bar sign

Fords Fish Shack

Ashburn, Virginia

44260 Ice Rink Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147

"Our mission is to bring fresh-off-the-hook seafood to our guests, with exemplary service. Our menu features fresh-off-the-hook seafood, home-made dishes, seasonal specials, award-winning desserts and more than 20 microbrew/craft beers".-Fords

Suggestions: Fish tacos with waffle sweet potato fries


Tilikum Place Cafe

Seattle, Washington

407 Cedar St, Seattle, WA 98121

This cafe is a European bistro that is located inside the space needle and serves a variety of salads, soups, and full entrees. With the wide variety of amazing food choices, it makes it hard to choose just one item off the menu. We went for brunch and were blown away by the quality of food for such a fair price.

Suggestions: Eggs Benedict Special of the day


Snake River Grill

Jackson Hole, Wyoming 

84 E Broadway Suite 2, Jackson, WY 83001

My husband and I went to Jackson Hole for our honeymoon and you really can not go wrong with any restaurant in the area, but snake river grill was by far our favorite spot. It has a romantic log cabin feel with creative decor, but the best part is easily the fine food.

Suggestions: Pan seared Australian snapper