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A Foodie: At Home, while Road Tripping and Abroad.

My inspiration for this post came from Karla of Traveller soul and her post Travel Theme: Food. Yum! 🙂

When out on a day toad trip, traveling far, far away or roaming around home I’m always out on the lookout for great eats. You can be sure my camera is not to far away. I got hungry just processing these posts. Well without further ado.

Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast

Breakfast at Lucky's Cafe, Cleveland, Ohio

Shipwreck at Lucky’s Cafe in Cleveland, Ohio

Poached eggs on Sourdough Bread at Sydney Cove Oyster Bar in Australia

Poached eggs on Sourdough Bread at Sydney Cove Oyster Bar in Australia

A good ole Waffle House breakfast in Perrysburg, Ohio

A good ole Waffle House breakfast in Perrysburg, Ohio

The Grove Chestnut’s Breakfast in San Francisco

The Grove Chestnut’s Breakfast in San Francisco

The American Breakfast at Zingerman's in Ann Arbor, Michigan

The American Breakfast at Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Burgers, Sandwiches and More

Double-Double Cheeseburger Animal Style at In-N-Out Burger in Daly City, California

Double-Double Cheeseburger Animal Style at In-N-Out Burger in Daly City, California

Fully loaded Cheeseburger at Zip's Cafe, Cincinnati

Fully loaded Cheeseburger at Zip’s Cafe, Cincinnati

The Varsity, Atlanta, Georgia

The Varsity, Atlanta, Georgia

Fergburger, Queenstown, New Zealand

Fergburger, Queenstown, New Zealand

Sara's and Sally's Diner, Erie, Pennsylvania

Sara’s and Sally’s Diner, Erie, Pennsylvania

AJ Bombers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

AJ Bombers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Corned Beef and Cheese sandwich at Primanti Bros., Pittsburgh

Corned Beef and Cheese sandwich at Primanti Bros., Pittsburgh

Triple Threat Corned Beef, Maize and Blue Delicatessen, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Triple Threat Corned Beef, Maize and Blue Delicatessen, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Corned Beef Zingerman's Style - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Corned Beef Zingerman’s Style – Ann Arbor, Michigan

Skyline Chili Dogs, Cincinnati

Skyline Chili Dogs, Cincinnati

Seafood

New England Clam Chowder, Sam's Chowder House, Half Moon Bay, California

New England Clam Chowder, Sam’s Chowder House, Half Moon Bay, California

Fish & Chips, Coleslaw, Sam's Chowder House, Half Moon Bay, California

Fish & Chips, Coleslaw, Sam’s Chowder House, Half Moon Bay, California

Siesta Key Oyster Bar seafood, Sarasota, Florida

Siesta Key Oyster Bar seafood, Sarasota, Florida

Siesta Key Oyster Bar seafood, Sarasota, Florida

Siesta Key Oyster Bar seafood, Sarasota, Florida

Faroe Island Salmon, Blue Point Grille, Cleveland

Faroe Island Salmon, Blue Point Grille, Cleveland

Mac ‘n Cheese

Steak Mac 'n Cheese, Frankenmuth Brewery, Michigan

Steak Mac ‘n Cheese, Frankenmuth Brewery, Michigan

Bacon & Cheddar Mac, Sweet Lorraine's, Michigan

Bacon & Cheddar Mac, Sweet Lorraine’s, Michigan

Logan's Mac 'n Cheese, Findlay, Ohio

Logan’s Mac ‘n Cheese, Findlay, Ohio

Mac 'n Cheese at Slows Bar BQ, Detroit

Mac ‘n Cheese at Slows Bar BQ, Detroit

Pizza

Meat Lovers Pizza, Gino's East, Chicago

Meat Lovers Pizza, Gino’s East, Chicago

Chicago-style deep-dish pizza at Exchequer Pub

Chicago-style deep-dish pizza at Exchequer Pub

Butcher's Special pizza in Christchurch, New Zealand

Butcher’s Special pizza in Christchurch, New Zealand

BBQ Chicken Pizza at The Terminal Brewhouse in Chattanooga, Tennessee

BBQ Chicken Pizza at The Terminal Brewhouse in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Rocky Mountain Pizza in Atlanta, Georgia

Rocky Mountain Pizza in Atlanta, Georgia

Fellini's Pizza in Atlanta, Georgia

Fellini’s Pizza in Atlanta, Georgia

Gotta Love Sample Platters

Sample Platter & Frites at The Malt Bar in Auckland, New Zealand

Sample Platter & Frites at The Malt Bar in Auckland, New Zealand

Gotta go. Lots for eats to discover out on the open road. What food and drinks do you gravitate towards when dining out at home and in your travels?

Michigan: Frankenmuth Mac ‘n Brewed Beer.

The weekend before Christmas I stopped back into Frankenmuth Brewery right in the heart of the holiday friendly town of Frankenmuth, Michigan.

Frankenmuth Brewery, Michigan beer

The brewery was full of families and lots of holiday cheer. This year marks 150 since their opening in 1862, making it one of the oldest breweries in Michigan.

Frankenmuth Brewery, Michigan beer

Of course since I was at a brewery I was going to order beer. Which beer to get? How about eight different ones?!

Frankenmuth Brewery, Michigan beer

I ordered a beer flight which included eight beers, six of their old standbys and two seasonal. The two seasonal’s off to the far left were an Oktoberfest lager and a holiday ale. The next six from left to right, light to dark included:

  • Hefeweizen
  • American Blonde Ale
  • Frankenmuth Pilsener
  • Batch 69 American-Style India Pale Ale
  • Red Sky Ale
  • Munich Style Dunkel Lager

Frankenmuth Brewery, Michigan beer

I’m usually a fan of lighter beers, but I would say “Das Good Bier!” to all eight. 🙂

Frankenmuth Brewery, Michigan beer

Frankenmuth Brewery, Michigan beer

Sitting at the bar, I got to see all the brewery tanks and equipment up close. I liked how they strategically placed the beers on the card, so I could learn about each one as I was drinking. I just missed out on the free brewery tours they give. Something for next time.

Frankenmuth Brewery, Michigan beer

Frankenmuth Brewery is not just for brewed beer and beer lovers. It’s a place for foodies. I had their steak mac ‘n cheese which made with elbow pasta and topped with four cheeses and bread crumbs yum.

Frankenmuth Brewery, Michigan beer, steak mac 'n cheese

Frankenmuth Brewery, Michigan beer, steak mac 'n cheese

It was a great break from the holiday shopping and photo capturing of the festive scene. Check out my time at Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland.

Check the breweries website and also their presence on Facebook and Twitter. On Twitter follow the appropriately named #DasGoodBier hashtag.

What breweries around home or in your travels have you come across that you would recommend?

An Irish Bars Food Conquers All.

Lot’s of time over the years has been spent in Irish Bars locally and in traveling. They all have great beers, great whiskey and you’ll usually find bands on the weekend with lot’s of singing from the crowd. Soccer and rugby matches you’ll find a lot of the time on big screens and lot of great food will be consumed. Well not at every place. 🙂

Thinking of myself as a foodie, all the points above are secondary except for the last. Great food conquers all! And no Irish Bar that I’ve been to makes it quite like Logan’s Irish Pub in Findlay, Ohio.

Irish Food, Logan's Irish Pub, Findlay, Ohio

Opening in 2010 it sits right in the heart of downtown on Main St. A sampling of the great eats I’ve had here:

Corned beef and cabbage, along with red skinned potatoes and carrots.

Corned beef and cabbage, Logan's Irish Pub, Findlay, Ohio

Logan’s Mac ‘n Cheese. Corkscrew pasta made with peas, corned beef, onions, scallions and more. It’s topped off with bread crumbs. You can never have too much corned beef!

Logan's Mac 'n Cheese, Logan's Irish Pub, Findlay, Ohio

The regular Mac ‘n Cheese. There was plenty of cheeses mixed in, to go with again corkscrew pasta and topped with bread crumbs. Alongside for the ride some sautéed garlic green beans, outstanding!

Mac 'n cheese, Logan's Irish Pub, Findlay, Ohio

You can’t be at an Irish establishment, especially earlier in the day without an Irish coffee.

Irish Coffee, Logan's Irish Pub, Findlay, Ohio

My most recent stop there topped them all. I heard the bartender talking to someone at the other end of the bar about everything that was in the Full Irish Breakfast. I was intrigued, actually I was sold before the bartender really had a chance to ask.

Full Irish Breakfast, Logan's Irish Pub, Findlay, Ohio

Eggs, bacon, sausage, black and white pudding, mushrooms, tomatoes topped with parmesan and more. It was definitely a full breakfast.

Sausage, black and white pudding, Logan's Irish Pub, Findlay, Ohio

To go with all the outstanding food and Irish coffees is great service. The food has always come out fast and everyone is always checking to see if you need anything else.

If your ever in Northwest Ohio or the Midwest for that matter make the trek over to Findlay and checkout Logan’s Irish Pub. I need to be saving room for my next conquest there: The Country Fried Breakfast. 🙂

What Irish bars/restaurants would you recommend in your neck of the woods? What memorable ones have you come across in your travels?