METROPOLITAN COFFEE HOUSE, NORTH CONWAY, NH: THE HOUSE RULES!

The Metropolitan Coffee House and Fine Art Gallery in North Conway Village, New Hampshire Pros: Location.  Friendly atmosphere.  Extensive beverage menu has something for everyone.  Best coffee east of anywhere.  Their Limoncello Custard Cake alone is worth the experience.  New management now features luncheon fare.  Situated within the best piece of real estate in the village. If

FEASTING AT THE PINOY PALACE IN L.A.

The Park’s Finest BBQ Pros: Unique blend of Filipino home cooking and American BBQ, friendly staff, daily specials, several  gluten-free selections Cons: Small menu/limited choices, cornbread biblingka is addictive Guy Fieri might just be my more gregarious twin from another Mother.  We are both huge Foodies, could talk cooking and noshing and snacks ad nauseum

THEY MAKE A MEAN SANDWICH.

New York Grilled Cheese Co Pros: Great sandwiches. Cons: Service can be slow. limited selection. I’d heard about the New York Grilled Cheese co for a while. But hadn’t got around to checking it out until now. I’d always been curious about it so I decided to give it a try. It took a little

GOODY’S CAFE – A DELIGHTFUL, INEXPENSIVE TREAT IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Goody’s Café Pros: Inexpensive, tremendous variety of delicious food Cons: A bit sloppy on the delivery system I wouldn’t call it pretty.  It’s definitely not fancy.  But it is very good food at a very reasonable price. I’m talking about Goody’s Café, a restaurant with a few locations in Southern California.  On a recent trip to Indio,

COMFORT FOOD

Old Towne Diner in Orange, California Pros: Friendly, helpful wait staff.  Familiar food, fun atmosphere Cons: Bland food This small diner in Orange, California has the aura of an old-fashioned 50s/60s diner with a few modern additions such willingness to substitute chicken, turkey or veggie patties for beef in hamburger sandwiches.  They also offer built-your-own omelet and