Biscuits Cafe – Scottsdale AZ

We parked our van at a hotel near Phoenix International Airport and flew to Kona, HI. We took the red eye home from Kona and immediately found the van’s battery dead as a door nail and needed to get it towed to the dealer. So long story short, we were tired and hungry by the time we got the van towed, secured a room and rental car in Scottsdale. We had heard good things about Biscuits Cafe and found this one on Hayden Rd near where we were staying. The biggest draw for me was homemade corned beef hash, but we found much more.

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Broke Da Mouth Grindz – Kona HI

We visited Kona Hawaii at the beginning of March 2020 staying at the Royal Kona Hotel. After looking at various websites to determine where to have dinner, one restaurant kept coming up as a top pick. Broke Da Mouth Grindz and it was right across the street from the hotel. The short version of this review is, the food is way past awesome, the service is great and the prices are under what you’d expect to pay elsewhere near the water in Kona!

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Magnolia Pancake Haus – San Antonio, TX

The Magnolia Pancake Haus at the Embassy Oaks Shopping Center in San Antonio is like stepping into a world of supreme decadence for a price you can afford. From the time you walk in the door, it’s like you’ve come over to a friends house for breakfast. There’s always a smile on their faces and are truly Texas friendly. Our waitress Christina greeted us with a happy “Welcome Ya’ll” made sure we had the essential coffee set up. We’d already done our homework the night before online and knew exactly what we wanted. For me it was their homemade corned beef hash and for my wife it was their signature Authentic Apfel Pfannekuchen (no I can’t pronounce it either, so I’ll use the English translation …Mmmmmm OMG Mmmmmmm).

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Toojay’s Original Gourmet Deli – Lady Lake FL

One of the things I’m looking for on this epic trip is who makes the best corned beef hash around the country. Obviously, I don’t have the budget the actors and chefs do on the Food Channel, so I have to do a little research on the internet to find others reviews, look at menus, etc. So on our trek home from Fort Meyers, we were in the vicinity of Ocala and I did a simple search for “homemade corned beef hash near me”.  One of the first restaurants it showed was Toojay’s Original Gourmet Deli in Lady Lake FL. So we set the GPS to 990 Delmar Dr Lady Lake FL and took a little detour. What a great surprise.

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Oceanside Beach Bar and Grill – Flagler Beach FL

My wife and I stopped here on our way from Jacksonville to Daytona on A1A (beach front avenue….OK, now you have that song stuck in your head). We were looking for seafood and a view. We selected the Oceanside Beach Bar and Grill because the view was awesome and there were a lot of cars in the parking lot (almost always the sign of a good restaurant). We were seated right away and we ate out on the lower deck.

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The Nautilus Diner – Lutherville Timonium, MD

We stopped at the Nautilus Diner on our way south without looking at reviews. It was a stab in the dark and diners are generally good food and often a great find. This was just so so.

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