I’ve had some great food in Seattle, and some not as great. (updated 6/23/21) Sharp’s Roasthouse — Multiple dinners here did not disappoint. Smoked meats and microbrews on tap are their specialty, but I’ve also had excellent entree salads. A short walk/drive from the Hilton. Spencer’s — It’s conveniently located […]

Dining update 2021 — Seattle edition


Changes: Morning Glory is now under new ownership. They have kept the previous cooks and recipes, although operations are scaled down due to Covid restrictions. Sesame is rebranded as Skout Taphouse and Provisions. Same owners, new cuisine & decor. Takeout is now widely available from area restaurants. Delivery available: DoorDash […]

Dining update 2021 — Ashland edition


On September 8, 2020 the Almeda Fire/Glendower Fire started in north Ashland near the wastewater treatment facility and was carried by strong winds along the corridor through Talent, Phoenix, and on to the south end of Medford. Hundreds of homes and many businesses were destroyed, agricultural land was damaged, and […]

Fire update 2020



This was the planned update I was working on when Covid hit. Between the cancellation of tourist season beginning in March and the wildfire in September a lot more has changed, and I hope to post more comprehensive updates as the situation evolves. My heart is with the people and […]

Dining update 2020


Karaoke Oberon’s Thursday 9:00 – midnight Wild Goose Bar Friday & Saturday Open Mic/Open Session Aqua Open Mic Wednesday 8:00 – 10:00 Black Sheep Celtic Music Open Session Sun 2:00 Black Sheep Open Mic or Poetry Slam Tuesday Oberon’s Open Mic Monday 9:00 – 11:00 Wild Goose Bar Open Mic Sunday […]

Entertainment options: small venues


If you’re a regular viewer of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, you’ve already seen episodes over the last few months featuring Sammich, Blue Toba, and Agave, a few of my favorite Ashand eateries. Openings: Aqua in old Caldera Taphouse Masala Bistro 285 A Street in old Playwright Public House Sakana Co. 145 E. […]

Dining Update 2019