A network of great eats!

As I travel to random places like Canton, OH I have the opportunity to go to some really crazy restaurants. The best of the best has been Brenners steakhouse in Houston.

It’s an expensive place but the food is amazing. I think the bill for two ended up being around $130 with only a single glass of alcohol. Way too much for me except for absurdly special occasions. There was another place in South Bend, Indiana that was excellent and cheaper but the name is escaping me at the moment.

This past weekend Sander and I hit up another place that might make it onto the list. It’s called Crave and it’s in Akron, Ohio. Our two entrees themselves were a little too shmancy. But the appetizer of skewered steak with a smoked Gouda fondue… daaaang. It was good enough to throw the restaurant into the network of great eats.

Eventually, I think it might be fun to write all those restaurants down and have a ‘best in the region’ and ‘best local’ collection of restaurants for those places that I visit on business. It’s way more fun to explore the unique restaurants then to go to TGIFridays and the like. Are there any restaurants that totally blow your mind in your region?

2 thoughts on “A network of great eats!

  • 12/6/2008 at 12:54 am

    My region is sorely lacking in things that blow my mind. Restaurants are no exception. Sadly, writing to various chains and asking them to come here has not helped the situation.

  • 12/6/2008 at 2:51 am

    Oh man! This is the best question ever. In Portland (the best city ever) the most delicious places to eat are:

    Breakfast: Vita Cafe
    Burritos: Cha Cha Cha!
    Ethiopian: Queen of Sheba
    Lebanese: Nicholas’
    Vegan: Blossoming Lotus
    Home Cooking and Baked Stuff: Maggie’s Buns
    Burgers: Helvetia Tavern
    Beer and Reubens: Rogue Brewery
    Cupcakes: St. Cupcake
    Happy Hour: Portland City Grill or McCormick & Schmick’s
    Thai & Vietnamese: Green Papaya

    (I am capable of very little restraint when it comes to food.)


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