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Americans who have been to France and come home craving a reminder of their magical European experience, love Vermont cheeses.
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Gastronomy from Coast to Coast

I recently embarked on a business and pleasure trip “parfait:” I visited my in-laws, then did some work, then visited my family, then did some more work.  My itinerary: BTV-LAX-PDX-SEA-PHX-BTV…literally, coast to coast and back again!

As much as I enjoy balanced home-cooked meals, and as much as I miss them after days on the road, I love taking full advantage of my surroundings to partake in fun and tasty food experiences while on the road.

Stop 1: Los Angeles, CA | Destination: Anaheim, CA

While traveling for a work conference, a couple of my peers and I ended up with a customer-free evening.  What better way to spend it than at a pirate-themed dinner theater?!?  Admittedly, our expectations were low; the food was OK, but the show was over the top fun!  It was entertaining for kids and grown-ups alike.  If you ever find yourself in Anaheim, I would highly recommend checking this place out.

Stop 2: Portland, OR | Destination: Vancouver, WA

Recently dubbed the most hipster city in America, my hometown of Vancouver, WA earned its reputation honestly through micro-Breweries, Beards, Bicycles, and Burritos (well, tacos, but I was diggin’ the hipster “B” theme!)  My parental units live in a cute little condo in downtown Vancouver (not B.C.) Washington (not D.C.).  Ever since the taco joint Little Conejo opened in the old Vancouver Beauty School , my dad has been SUPER excited to take me out for beef tongue tacos.  It was well worth the hype; we also chowed down on lamb, pork, and fish tacos.  YUMM!

No trip through Portland would be complete without a fantastic cup of coffee.  I enjoyed a tasty brew from the new-ish, aptly named, Good Coffee, in the up-and-coming, former industrial corner of NW Portland.

Stop 4: Philadelphia

My fellow bookclub pal, Samantha, used to live in Philadelphia.  When she found out I was headed there for work, she practically forced me to try her favorite restaurant, Vic Sushi Bar.  She also made menu suggestions.  Done and done.  We didn’t even look at the menu!  We enjoyed fantastic sushi in what can only be described as a hole-in-the-wall sushi joint; there is a counter with maybe 6 seats, and one table by the door that is constantly inundated with people picking up to go orders.  Heads up: this place is BYOB.  If you go, I highly recommend ordering the Tuna Dumplings, Fantastic Roll, Ocean Brother roll, and Sansom roll.  There were two of us, we showed up hungry, and we left satisfied.

After eight days on the road, I am very glad to be home again, eating at my own dining room table, and enjoying meals with my husband.

Share your favorite food & travel memories below! Or share favorites from your home town!  Local’s choice is always best.

Until next time,

Corrie Austin

Posted: 10-7-2018

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I recently embarked on a business and pleasure trip "parfait:" I visited my in-laws, then did some work, then visited my family, then did some more work.  My itinerary: BTV-LAX-PDX-SEA-PHX-BTV...literally, coast to coast and back again!

As much as I enjoy balanced home-cooked meals, and as much as I miss them after days on the road, I love taking full advantage of my surroundings to partake in fun and tasty food experiences while on the road.


Stop 1: Los Angeles, CA | Destination: Anaheim, CA While traveling for a work conference, a couple of my peers and I ended up with a customer-free evening.  What better way to spend it than at a pirate-themed dinner theater?!?  Admittedly, our expectations were low; the food was OK, but the show was over the top fun!  It was entertaining for kids and grown-ups alike.  If you ever find yourself in Anaheim, I would highly recommend checking this place out.
Stop 2: Portland, OR | Destination: Vancouver, WA Recently dubbed the most hipster city in America, my hometown of Vancouver, WA earned its reputation honestly through micro-Breweries, Beards, Bicycles, and Burritos (well, tacos, but I was diggin' the hipster "B" theme!)  My parental units live in a cute little condo in downtown Vancouver (not B.C.) Washington (not D.C.).  Ever since the taco joint Little Conejo opened in the old Vancouver Beauty School , my dad has been SUPER excited to take me out for beef tongue tacos.  It was well worth the hype; we also chowed down on lamb, pork, and fish tacos.  YUMM! No trip through Portland would be complete without a fantastic cup of coffee.  I enjoyed a tasty brew from the new-ish, aptly named, Good Coffee, in the up-and-coming, former industrial corner of NW Portland.
Stop 4: Philadelphia My fellow bookclub pal, Samantha, used to live in Philadelphia.  When she found out I was headed there for work, she practically forced me to try her favorite restaurant, Vic Sushi Bar.  She also made menu suggestions.  Done and done.  We didn't even look at the menu!  We enjoyed fantastic sushi in what can only be described as a hole-in-the-wall sushi joint; there is a counter with maybe 6 seats, and one table by the door that is constantly inundated with people picking up to go orders.  Heads up: this place is BYOB.  If you go, I highly recommend ordering the Tuna Dumplings, Fantastic Roll, Ocean Brother roll, and Sansom roll.  There were two of us, we showed up hungry, and we left satisfied.
After eight days on the road, I am very glad to be home again, eating at my own dining room table, and enjoying meals with my husband. Share your favorite food & travel memories below! Or share favorites from your home town!  Local's choice is always best.
Until next time, Corrie Austin
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Stop 1: Los Angeles, CA | Destination: Anaheim, CA While traveling for a work conference, a couple of my peers and I ended up with a customer-free evening.  What better way to spend it than at a pirate-themed dinner theater?!?  Admittedly, our expectations were low; the food was OK, but the show was over the top fun!  It was entertaining for kids and grown-ups alike.  If you ever find yourself in Anaheim, I would highly recommend checking this place out.
Stop 2: Portland, OR | Destination: Vancouver, WA Recently dubbed the most hipster city in America, my hometown of Vancouver, WA earned its reputation honestly through micro-Breweries, Beards, Bicycles, and Burritos (well, tacos, but I was diggin' the hipster "B" theme!)  My parental units live in a cute little condo in downtown Vancouver (not B.C.) Washington (not D.C.).  Ever since the taco joint Little Conejo opened in the old Vancouver Beauty School , my dad has been SUPER excited to take me out for beef tongue tacos.  It was well worth the hype; we also chowed down on lamb, pork, and fish tacos.  YUMM! No trip through Portland would be complete without a fantastic cup of coffee.  I enjoyed a tasty brew from the new-ish, aptly named, Good Coffee, in the up-and-coming, former industrial corner of NW Portland.
Stop 4: Philadelphia My fellow bookclub pal, Samantha, used to live in Philadelphia.  When she found out I was headed there for work, she practically forced me to try her favorite restaurant, Vic Sushi Bar.  She also made menu suggestions.  Done and done.  We didn't even look at the menu!  We enjoyed fantastic sushi in what can only be described as a hole-in-the-wall sushi joint; there is a counter with maybe 6 seats, and one table by the door that is constantly inundated with people picking up to go orders.  Heads up: this place is BYOB.  If you go, I highly recommend ordering the Tuna Dumplings, Fantastic Roll, Ocean Brother roll, and Sansom roll.  There were two of us, we showed up hungry, and we left satisfied.
After eight days on the road, I am very glad to be home again, eating at my own dining room table, and enjoying meals with my husband. Share your favorite food & travel memories below! Or share favorites from your home town!  Local's choice is always best.
Until next time, Corrie Austin
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Stop 1: Los Angeles, CA | Destination: Anaheim, CA While traveling for a work conference, a couple of my peers and I ended up with a customer-free evening.  What better way to spend it than at a pirate-themed dinner theater?!?  Admittedly, our expectations were low; the food was OK, but the show was over the top fun!  It was entertaining for kids and grown-ups alike.  If you ever find yourself in Anaheim, I would highly recommend checking this place out.
Stop 2: Portland, OR | Destination: Vancouver, WA Recently dubbed the most hipster city in America, my hometown of Vancouver, WA earned its reputation honestly through micro-Breweries, Beards, Bicycles, and Burritos (well, tacos, but I was diggin' the hipster "B" theme!)  My parental units live in a cute little condo in downtown Vancouver (not B.C.) Washington (not D.C.).  Ever since the taco joint Little Conejo opened in the old Vancouver Beauty School , my dad has been SUPER excited to take me out for beef tongue tacos.  It was well worth the hype; we also chowed down on lamb, pork, and fish tacos.  YUMM! No trip through Portland would be complete without a fantastic cup of coffee.  I enjoyed a tasty brew from the new-ish, aptly named, Good Coffee, in the up-and-coming, former industrial corner of NW Portland.
Stop 4: Philadelphia My fellow bookclub pal, Samantha, used to live in Philadelphia.  When she found out I was headed there for work, she practically forced me to try her favorite restaurant, Vic Sushi Bar.  She also made menu suggestions.  Done and done.  We didn't even look at the menu!  We enjoyed fantastic sushi in what can only be described as a hole-in-the-wall sushi joint; there is a counter with maybe 6 seats, and one table by the door that is constantly inundated with people picking up to go orders.  Heads up: this place is BYOB.  If you go, I highly recommend ordering the Tuna Dumplings, Fantastic Roll, Ocean Brother roll, and Sansom roll.  There were two of us, we showed up hungry, and we left satisfied.
After eight days on the road, I am very glad to be home again, eating at my own dining room table, and enjoying meals with my husband. Share your favorite food & travel memories below! Or share favorites from your home town!  Local's choice is always best.
Until next time, Corrie Austin
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2 responses to “Gastronomy from Coast to Coast”

  1. So good to catch up with you….and realize I missed this post. Such a busy woman! So glad food is always on your mind no matter how busy you are!

    • Corrie Austin says:

      We both are busy it seems! I can’t believe how long it had been since I last saw you. It really was a treat to see you again. Currently on a train traveling through German countryside – trip is off to a nice start!

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