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Tim Ho Wan – Hong Kong

Location Tim Ho Wan has various locations in Hong Kong, Singapore and now Manilla.  The non-Hong Kong locations are franchised.  Follow the links above for a Tim Ho Wan near you. Atmosphere & Service You won’t walk right into to a Tim Ho Wan. You’ll wait. And wait. We were fortunate enough one afternoon, to get in in less than …

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Pearl Bakery – Portland, OR

Location Pearl Bakery is located, appropriately, in the Pearl neighborhood of downtown Portland.  Just a block from the infamous Powell’s Books, you’ll find it on the corner of 9th & Couch. Atmosphere & Service Service here is great and it’s always well staffed.  You order at the counter and whatever is fresh out of the oven, is displayed in cases …

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Olympic Provisions – Portland, OR

Olympic Provisions has two locations in Portland, one in the Southeast and one in the Northwest section of town. The menu at each is slightly different, with a few similarities. We visited the SE location for lunch. Location Located in a former warehouse district just across the river near the Morrison bridge. Olympic Provisions sits on the corner of a non-descript …

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Andina – Portland, OR

Location Andina is located warehouse-style building in the Pearl District in downtown Portland.  Located on a corner, you can’t miss it.  Directly across the street is the Keen flagship factory store. Atmosphere & Service Andina is a restaurant and bar combo, with an open kitchen in the center, restaurant to the left and bar area to the right. As you walk …

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Stangeriet – Oslo

Chicken, chicken, chicken.  Unbelievable chicken! Location Stangeriet is located on the perimeter of the central seating area in the Mathallen, in the Grunnerloka neighborhood of Oslo. Food Stangeriet is chicken and chicken done right and just about any way you want it. While you can get your basic chicken parts fried or roasted, they also have a phenomenal chicken sandwhich. It’s not …

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Hello Good Pie – Oslo

Hello Good Pie is a great little pie shop that serves pies both savory and sweet.  Pie selection changes from time to time, but the quality is nothing but the best. Location Hello Good Pie is located in the Mathallen, in the Grunnerloka neighborhood of Oslo. Atmosphere & Service The Mathallen is such a cool place that the atmosphere is …

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Smalhans – Oslo

On our last night in Oslo, we were looking for an out of the way spot that served a norwegian style meal. Smallhans was recommended to us by a person at Ma Poule at the Mathallen.  If you’re looking to be a bit adventurous and want some fantastic Norwegian food Smalhans is your place. Plus, you can avoid the tourists and …

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A16 – San Francisco

Location A16 in San Francisco is located on Chestnut Street in the Marina district.  It’s about a 15 minute cab ride (depending on traffic) from the downtown/Union Square area.  Chestnut Street is an interesting street with a wide array of shops, bars, restaurants and other small businesses. Atmosphere & Service A16 is long and narrow.  The bar area is right in …

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Guard and Grace

Guard and Grace – Denver

LocationGuard and Grace is located at the edge of “no-restaurant-land” in the far reaches of downtown Denver.  That’s not a bad thing.  For as good as this place is now after being open just three weeks, it’s sure to bring others in to the area shortly.  Located in the base of the Century Link building, the front faces California Street …

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Narwama Restaurant – Marrakech, Morocco

LocationAs with most places in Marrakech, this place isn’t easy to find.  It’s easiest to look for the Les Jardines Hotel and then look for the Nwarma sign up above your head on the left.   You’ll see a long covered alleyway right below the signs.  Go down the alleyway, take a left, then a right.  At night, an attendant …

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