Teeny tiny and tucked on a side street on the way to the beach, 9 Style Sushi, a little piece of fresh sushi heaven. Worth the wait, the walk, the noise and the crowd to be part of the neighborhood vibe and pretend to be a beach local. Simply amazing food and a great sake and beer selection. They said it first- ‘happiness is a sushi date at 9 style sushi’!
Yes, what a stunningly beautiful and peaceful place. Quail, hummingbirds, rabbits, colorful little birds, flowering cactus and Happy Hour in the R Bar every day with lovely live entertainment, great wine and fabulous appetizers. Brunch in Rita’s works, dinner in Lincoln overrated except for the Lobster Escargot, spa treatments worth every penny and more. (ask for Kristine-you’ll be glad you did)
And, thank goodness, there is one of these:
Tucked into downtown Manassas, Siam Classic, both fresh and authentic, did not disappoint. A stroll around the neighborhood before or after is a must. Be delighted by this quaint and precious place.
Right on the water, under the Brooks Bridge, Bay Cafe. Impeccable service, freshest of seafood, homemade desserts (French Silk Pie-Oh My!) and mouthwatering nightly specials. The appetizer Crab Cakes and Sea Bass Picatta on this visit were beyond compare. Superior wine choices. Inside or outside on the water. Divine.
Istanbul, Turkey, Ciragan Palace- a once in a lifetime dinner experience from start to finish. Delicate fresh fish, house made breads and pastries, stunning presentation and service beyond compare. Traveling to Istanbul, you must treat yourself to a Ciragan Palace experience. You deserve it!
When in the Florida panhandle, go to Seagars. Sit at the bar, and just enjoy the dark, calm, cool atmosphere. Expert bartenders, mouthwatering over sized appetizers and perfect service. Yes, that is a mound of truffle fries. No delicate way to eat them, but eat them, you will. Along with the fresh crab, crab cake swimming in jambalaya.
“Eat pie, love life”, they say here. Then you will fall in love with DeWitt, Michigan. Goodness!