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Friday, December 26, 2014

Year End Best...The 10 Best Meals We Had in 2014


Here are the best meals we had during the past year...


Santa Fe Hotel, Reno, Nevada - Great, old-school, Basque boarding house and restaurant. One of the better and authentic representations of this shepherding cuisine served at long tables where you share the company of strangers. Delicious food, great prices, at a tiny little hotel that wouldn't sell out in downtown Reno.


Chicago Fire, Folsom, California - A great deep-dish pie in an old west setting. Comfortable dining room, great service, craft beer, and awesome pizza at the east end of the Gold Line...Sacramento's light rail system.


Speed's Diner, Plymouth, California - the best breakfast we had was at this very, very basic little diner in the heart of California's Motherlode country. Still dream about their chicken fried steak.


Merchant's, Nashville, Tennesee - Some hot chicken, fried chicken, biscuits, and that great popcorn in the best restaurant on Broadway. It was delicious!



Don Pablo, Runaway Bay, Jamaica - Part of the Gran Bahia Principe resort, it's included for guests but is pretty spendy if you're not. Tim and I still rave about the Chateaubriand and the bananas flambe (at the top of this page).



Bluewater Grill, Newport Beach, California - Tucked away on a quiet canal on Lido Isle, fresh seafood, delicious chicken and steaks, plus a no-corkage fee policy make sitting on the deck here just a fantastic place to eat and take in the view.



22nd Street Landing, San Pedro, California - Another great seafood restaurant tucked into the docks and warehouses of this gritty, port city. The food is fresh and the view great.



Jerk Shack, Runaway Bay, Jamaica - Also part of the Gran Bahia Principe, and reserved for guests only, this afternoon snack bar had the best jerk chicken of anyplace we tried on the island.



55 South, Franklin, Tennessee - Fabulous brunch destination south of Nashville. Shrimp 'n grits to die for, along with another great version of hot chicken.

Darryl
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