Huckleberry pie in the shadows of a mountain

This is Glacier National Park in the summertime A few minutes outside of Glacier National Park is Two Sisters Cafe. In reality, the cafe is run by three people, but “Two Sisters Cafe” sounded better than “Two Sisters and Big John.” So that’s the name. Two Sisters Catering made food for the James Beard Foundation’s…

Norm’s Soda Fountain

Norm’s Soda Fountain is an old-fashioned soda fountain and diner in Kalispell, Montana. The soda fountain opened in 1938 and serves burgers, fries, soups, milk shakes, ice cream, floats, and hot dogs. There are also 800 types of candy and hundreds of magazine titles for sale. The burgers are hand-pat fresh each day. We ordered…

UD Burgers & Grill

“True American Flavor” is splashed all over UD Burgers & Grill’s trendy spot on the roof of the foodie haven Joy City mall. We found the Urban Diner Classic Burger (cheddar, ketchup, yellow mustard, pickle; 68 RMB); Mustang Sally Burger (sautéed mushrooms, onions, peppers, Emmenthal cheese, garlic aioli; 78 RMB); and Cyclops Burger (green chili,…

Burger Bistro is the best burger in Shanghai

“THE BEST BURGER & AWESOME FANCY MILKSHAKE IN SHANGHAI” proclaims Bistro Burger’s menu. “If you can prove the others are better than us, we’ll give you one year free burger and free milkshake.” You can accept the challenge but it looks like you’ll be unsuccessful. Shanghai has three English language print magazines – Time Out…

Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant Alma

So, this September, China’s culinary scene finally got a nod from the Michelin Guide, which released the first mainland Chinese Michelin Guide, the Michelin Guide to Shanghai. 26 restaurants were awarded coveted Michelin stars. Right below the lowest star rating (one out of three) is the honorable mention category Bib Gourmand . Bib Gourmand restaurants offer “exceptional…

Mr. Pancake pt. 3 and a rant on service in China

Are you bored of Mr. Pancake posts yet? This is the last one! Above is the eggs Benedict. Pancakes replace English muffins, because this is a place that emphasizes pancakes. The mozzarella melted on the grilled tomato slice is a fun touch. As with the omelettes, I like how this order has lots of food…

Doing vegan right at Hank Burger

I’ve been valiantly “trying” to eat healthier lately. Because I’m trying to not think about the gumbo, fried pickles, fried shrimp, fried oysters, hushpuppies, coleslaw, catfish, crackers and everything else I ate today, here’s a review pulled out of the past from that one time I had a vegan combo meal! Actually, it was 100% awesome….

Edinburgh eats

I was in London right before visiting Edinburgh, and found the food to be uninteresting. Americans have a better handle on fish & chips and “cheeky Nando’s” is not cheeky. British conceptions of cake (one-dimensional taste, aesthetically bland, uncreative ingredients) pale in comparison to the baked goods of every other country I’ve been to, even…