Category: Restaurants & Shops

Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Popovers on the Square

Popovers on the Square 8 Congress Street Portsmouth, New Hampshire Telephone: (603) 431-1119 Website: My People first tried Popovers on a bitter winter afternoon during a leisurely drive up the windswept coast of New Hampshire and Maine. I recall huddling in the car with our take-out picnic: hot soup, sandwiches (including a delicious Cuban pork ciabatta creation from which… Read more →

Keystone, South Dakota: All American Family Restaurant

All American Family Restaurant 212 Winter Street Keystone, South Dakota Telephone: (605) 666-5218 Like most of the restaurants along the downtown boardwalk, the All American has outdoor tables. My People and I enjoyed good-old all-American hot dogs and sandwiches here, while The Boy rode the mechanical horse next to sign that advertised 5-cent coffee with the purchase of dessert. The… Read more →

Sedona, Arizona: Red Planet Diner

Red Planet Diner 1655 West Highway 89A Sedona, Arizona Telephone: (928) 282-6070 Capitalizing on Sedona’s geological otherworldliness, the Red Rock Diner dishes up tasty fare in a fun, Martian-inspired setting. (Although I had to admire the interior décor through the window, the outside tables are next to the restaurant’s lush rose garden, which surrounds a spaceship-shaped water fountain.) This popular… Read more →

Tucson, Arizona: Barrio Food and Drink

Barrio 135 South 6th Avenue Tucson, Arizona Telephone: (520) 629-0191 Although this popular restaurant receives good reviews, friends visiting from New York tried it out and had quite a very impression of the place. (“Terrible atmosphere,” said my lady friend, a designer of high-end men’s furnishings. “Maybe the lights were so bright so we could see that both my fork… Read more →

Pasadena, California: Mi Piace

Mi Piace 25 East Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, California Telephone: (626) 795-3131 Website: Reservations are recommended for this award-winning “Italian Kitchen & Bakery” in dog-friendly Pasadena. My People met friends here for lunch today and, although one of them reported that she prefers the dinner menu to their brunch fare, everyone agreed that there’s not really a lot to complain… Read more →