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I love to eat! Plain and simple. I REALLY love finding great places to eat on the road. Most times the best places are “holes in the wall” where the locals eat. I have a big list, so here is a good start from local dives to casual elegance. Enjoy.

St. Augustine, Florida: St. Augustine is one of my favorite places! Carmelos Pizzeria offers brick oven pizzas, subs, and the best calzone you’ll ever eat. Most days you will find local law enforcement and fire fighters at lunch here. That’s always a good sign. It’s located downtown on 146 King St. https://www.carmelosmarketplace.com/

I like going down to Flaggler Beach, just a few miles south of St. Augustine.

Finn’s Beachside Pub is across the street from the beach and has a rooftop bar. Sip a cold beverage and checkout the ocean view. Life is good. https://www.floridabeachbar.com/bars/Finns.asp

Also at Flaggler Beach, is High Tides at Snack Jack. It’s the ultimate dive, right on the ocean. A local favorite since 1947, laid back and you can’t get any closer to the ocean. Sit in the screened in porch section at a picnic table and enjoy the ocean breeze. Seafood, chicken wings, fresh salads, burgers, fish & shrimp tacos, sandwiches, and more! https://www.snackjacks.com/

Phoenix, Arizona: So many places, so little time! We had 2 great dinners here. Oregano’s Pizza is a chain in Arizona with 14 locations scattered throughout the state. Great pizza, great service. Check it out. http://www.oreganos.com/index_main.html

We also had great Mexican at Mucho Gustos. Upscale Mexican restaurant with food made from scratch using fresh ingredients made from local sources. https://www.mexicanfoodtempe.com/#cid=glbc 

Savannah, Georgia: Ah Savannah. So much history, so many great places to eat! I have training here every year and always look forward to eating at my favorite restaurants!  My sister and I love Gariboldis, which is located in a beautiful antique firehouse in the City Market district of Savannah. Simple Elegance. Their desserts keep us coming back! https://www.garibaldisavannah.com

This year we tried Vics’ on the River Restaurant and Bar and loved it. Vic’s is located in a beautiful old cotton warehouse overlooking the Savannah River and historic River Street. Entrances on both Bay and River street. Casual elegance and southern cuisine/seafood. https://www.vicsontheriver.com/ 

North Shore O’ahu, Hawaii: Rent a car and drive to the  northshore.  Take the Windward coast route up so you can see the beautiful water views. Stop for lunch at Ted’s Bakery at Sunset Beach. It’s a locals dive, known for its coconut chocolate pie. You can order lunch and eat outside. They have hot and cold items available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. These include sandwiches and plate lunches, coffee drinks, tea and smoothies. Make sure you try the pie! https://www.tedsbakery.com/

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