The Kimpton Everly Checks All The Boxes

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The Kimpton Everly Checks All The Boxes

When the coronavirus refused to loosen its grip on the world, we had to cancel our trip to Belize. It was the fall of 2021 and we were a family of 4 with no Thanksgiving week plans.

Two teenagers were part of the equation, so just staying home for a quiet break was not an option. What to do? Hmmm… it would have to be something exciting enough to make up for the Caribbean cancellation, but cool enough for teenagers and accessible enough for me to plan in a time crunch during a global pandemic. No pressure! Time for a power pivot.

And then it occurred to me – despite living in northern California for many years, we had never properly played tourists in southern California (apart from the mouse house).

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Must-do “Tourist” Activities in LaLa Land

I did some preliminary research, organized my pitch and presented it to the board (or bored?) aka the teenagers and my husband.

To my surprise, everyone immediately cottoned to the idea and began throwing in their votes for must-do activities in LaLa land: Pictures by the Hollywood sign, Griffith Park, Malibu Beach, the Walk of Fame, celebrity spotting at Nobu, dinner at Musso and Frank’s – they were on a roll and gathering steam!

Seeking a Luxury Lair

But there was one vital decision I claimed for myself: where to stay. In recent years I have come to accept the fact that I am deeply opinionated when it comes to hotels. In years past, I used to pride myself on being able to find the best deal for the most serviceable, no-frills room and even towed the popular line of “you don’t spend much time in your room anyway”.

Now? Now I understand and accept about myself that the hotel is a big part of the enjoyment of the travel experience for me.

I’ll just say it – I love fancy hotels! So on this trip, the teenagers could have their fill of visiting the places popularized by reality stars and the husband could see sights from his favorite Harry Bosch detective stories, but mama? Mama would have her luxury lair.

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Kimpton Everly Photos by Steven Shomler This is Travel Treasure

Kimpton Everly Photos by Steven Shomler This is Travel Treasure The Kimpton Everly Checked All The Boxes

I was giddy in my google zone exploring the tons of hotels in the greater Los Angeles area. So many choices, so many possibilities! Even though I had claimed the lodging pick for myself, I still wanted everyone to be happy with my choice.

There would need to be a pool, a cool factor and a bar. Location close to the touristy stuff we wanted to do. Parking for sure.

And – I wanted to feel like a rockstar. Even just for a minute.

Enter the Kimpton Everly. With all of the boxes ticked, I wasted no time booking their fanciest suite with adjoining room for the kids and a view of the Hollywood sign. Score!

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And none of it disappointed. From the moment we entered the smooth, minimalist concrete lobby we felt like VIPs. Check-in was a breeze, and I held my breath when we took the elevator to the top floor. I’m always afraid my hopes for the room I’ve booked are too high and will surely be dashed by cold, hard, disappointing reality. Not this time!

The suite was on the stark side, but this only served to showcase the amazing view of the Hollywood Hills, the iconic sign perfectly framed by the large windows. Low sofa, stylish platform bed and a stunning freestanding tub only enhanced my rockstar moment. And even the teenagers agreed it was super cool.

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Our busy itinerary kept us on the go, but we still managed drinks in the bar, a dip in the pool and a great lunch at Jane Q. We even ordered their meatloaf sandwich a second time (via room service, for breakfast!)  because it was that good!

The best part though? Cuddled up with the kids on our sofa in the morning, tea in hand, all mesmerized by the view out our picture window. The promise, the spectacle, the history of Hollywood all spread out at our feet, beckoning us to come and indulge.

KC Shomler

Scroll down for details on the Kimpton Everly and more photos 

Words by KC Shomler Photos by Steven Shomler

 

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Kimpton Everly Details

Address: 1800 Argyle Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Neighborhood: Hollywood

Parking: On site valet, for a fee. Street parking prospects are dim and dangerous.

Pool: Yes! Rooftop pool area on the 5th floor with views stretching out to the Pacific Ocean

Restaurants and bars on site: 2

Service: Pleasant, but not warm. Businesslike, but considerate.

Surrounding attractions: Hollywood, walk of stars, Hollywood sign, Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills

Notable features: Views are dreamy – book a room with view of the Hollywood sign. Iconic.

Why to stay here: Location, views, good service

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Higgins Beach Inn Portland, Maine – A Great Place to Stay!

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Higgins Beach Inn Portland, Maine – A Great Place to Stay!

In the fall of 2021, I took an epic 11-day work trip to the great state of Maine for the Culinary Treasure Network  . Thanks to the good folks at the Higgins Beach Inn in Portland, Maine, it started off on the right foot!

Something I need to cover right off the bat – technically, Higgins Beach Inn is in Scarborough not Portland. That being said, I flew from the Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon to the Portland International Jetport in Portland, Maine and Higgins Beach Inn was only a 16-minute drive from the airport.

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We arrived quite late in the evening, and they had an envelope out for us with everything we needed.

Our room was very pleasant – comfortable and tastefully appointed. My bed was great, and the bathroom did not disappoint. Scroll down to see a few more photos from our room.

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In addition to a comfortable room there was 3 other reasons I would most definitely return to Higgins Beach Inn: The proximity to the beach, the staff, and the dining opportunities at Higgins Beach Inn.

I LOVED it that the Higgins Beach Inn is just one block off of the ocean. You walk down Ocean Ave and BOOM! Right there is Higgins Beach!

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Once we got our luggage settled in our room, I walked down to the Atlantic; they call it the Gulf of Maine in these parts. I love walking on the beach, even at 1 AM.

The next morning before breakfast I took another jaunt down to the beach and WOW! What a glorious beach! Scroll down to see those photos.

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The Staff

The staff were so amazing and friendly. From Sue, to Molly, to Chef Kyle, everyone was helpful and seemed genuinely happy that we were there. I don’t know, maybe the Migis Hotel Group has a super-secret, super awesome staff training program. I suspect that they make it a point to hire great people. I know this –  after staying at Higgins Beach Inn, I would love to stay at their other properties – https://migishotelgroup.com/our-story/maine-hotels/.

A Magnificent Breakfast 

My schedule had me leaving right after breakfast to hit up Ruski’s Tavern and Bow Street Beverage before heading north to Aragosta on Deer Isle. But first, breakfast. We had a magnificent meal at Shade: The Eatery at Higgins Beach Inn. Here is a link to read my This is Culinary Treasure article about my meal at Shade –Breakfast at Shade: The Eatery at Higgins Beach Inn Portland Maine – A Magnificent Meal! –
https://www.culinarytreasure.com/breakfast-at-shade-the-eatery-at-higgins-beach-inn-portland-maine-a-magnificent-meal

If you don’t get to that article – know this – the corned beef hash is made in-house and it is amazing!  Hats off to Chef Kyle.

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Higgins Beach Inn Portland Maine This is Travel Treasure Photos by Steven Shomler

Dining at Higgins Beach Inn

The dining opportunities at Higgins Beach Inn made me wish that we were staying another night. I would have loved to have had lunch at the Shade Shack (2022 Shade Shack menu photo is below), and dinner at Shade looks simply scrumptious.

The small bar at Shade in very inviting and I am certain that many joyous conversations have happened there over a cocktail or two. The first cocktail I would order would be the Gin Fix made with Maine’s own Bimini Gin. After that, the 1897 Old Fashioned is calling my name (2022 Shade cocktail menu photo is below).

The wine list includes a number of biodynamic wines including Oregon’s own Ovum Big Salt. For those who don’t know, here is a link to an excellent Wine Folly article with info about these kind of wines:  https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/biodynamic-wine-guide/ (2022 Shade wine menu photo is below).

When I look at the Shade dinner menu I want the oysters, the caviar, the baby gem Caesar, the whipped feta, the seafood croquettes, the creamy peppercorn pasta, and the steak frites! (2022 Shade dinner menu photo is below)

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Higgins Beach Inn is open the summer season from May to roughly the 3rd week in October.

If you do plan to stay there, I recommend that you book directly with Higgins Beach Inn – https://www.higginsbeachinn.com/reservations/book-directly-with-us/

All in all, in my estimation, The Higgins Beach Inn is a great place to stay!

Below you will find info about both Higgins Beach Inn, and Shade: The Eatery at Higgins Beach Inn. Below that are more than 40 photos from my visit to Higgins Beach Inn. Enjoy!

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

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Address: 34 Ocean Ave, Scarborough, ME 04074

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Adventures On the Maine Coast

Adventures On the Maine Coast

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Below Are More Than 40 More Photos From My Visit to Higgins Beach Inn

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One block from the ocean

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The hallway to my room

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Shade 2022 Menu

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This exciting change will make it more evident that we are first and foremost a travel website.  It will also help clarify the connection we have to our sister website, This is Culinary Treasure.

Both This is Travel Treasure, and This is Culinary Treasure are part of the Culinary Treasure Network.

 

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Bill Hassell Old Growth Big Cedar Trail Rockaway Beach, Oregon – Epic Discourse Podcast Episode 1 ~ An Oregon Coast Podcast

Bill Hassell Old Growth Big Cedar Trail Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Bill Hassell Old Growth Big Cedar Trail Rockaway Beach, Oregon – Epic Discourse Podcast Episode 1 ~ An Oregon Coast Podcast

In this travel episode of the Epic Discourse Podcast our Host Steven Shomler visits with Bill Hassell the Ambassador for the Old Growth Big Cedar Trail in Rockaway Beach, Oregon on the Oregon Coast.

The Address For The Rockaway Beach Old Growth Big Cedar Trail 

The Old Growth Big Cedar Trail can be found at
947 Hwy 101 S., Rockaway Beach, OR 97136

Scroll down to see photos of the Rockaway Beach Old Growth Big Cedar Trail

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Adventures on The Oregon Coast

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This travel episode of the Epic Discourse Podcast was recorded in Rockaway Beach, Oregon on the Oregon Coast.

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The Secret Whiskey Wonderland on The Oregon Coast

The Secret Whiskey Wonderland on The Oregon Coast by Steven ShomlerThe Secret Whiskey Wonderland on The Oregon Coast

Right off the bat, let me tell you why I call Macgregor’s Whiskey Bar a “secret”: I cannot tell you how many people I run into who do not know anything about this fantastic whiskey bar!

If you love whiskey, you have to get yourself to MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar located in Manzanita, Oregon on the Oregon Coast. Manzanita is about a 40-minute drive north of Tillamook and about an hour drive south of Astoria.

In addition to whiskey, you can find great food and awesome cocktails at MacGregor’s. Here is a travel article with those details MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar Manzanita, Oregon – When You Go to the Oregon Coast  https://www.savorytraveladventures.com/macgregors-a-whiskey-bar-manzanita-oregon-when-you-go-to-the-oregon-coast

 

The Secret Whiskey Wonderland on The Oregon Coast by Steven Shomler

 This Article is About The Whiskey

Get this – at any one time there are more that 200 bottles of whiskey at MacGregor’s. When say I whiskey I am talking about really GOOD whiskey – whiskey you are not likely to find many other places.

What is available changes on a weekly basis, so I am not even go to try to list what amazing whiskey you can find here. Trust me on this – they ALWAYS have some awesome gems.

You can, however, check out this podcast episode and listen to the some of the various whiskeys that Chip MacGregor has in the past brought into his incredible whiskey bar – Chip MacGregor – MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar – Culinary Treasure Podcast Episode 88 ~ An Oregon Coast Podcast  https://www.culinarytreasurepodcast.com/chip-macgregor-macgregors-a-whiskey-bar-culinary-treasure-podcast-episode-88/

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The Secret Whiskey Wonderland on The Oregon Coast by Steven Shomler

The Whiskey Flights

Better yet, consider the whiskey flights being being offered at MacGregor’s at the time that this article is being published – Feb 2022. Just look at that list up there. 10 different whiskey flights including a Japanese whisky flight, a Bourbon flight, a Scotch flight, an Irish Flight, a Glenmorangie Flight, and a Premium Whiskey Flight that features Willet Pot Still Bourbon, WhistlePig 10 Year Rye, and Ardbeg Uigeadail Scotch.

The Secret Whiskey Wonderland on The Oregon Coast by Steven ShomlerMac’s Old Fashioned 

I love a good Old Fashioned and the Mac’s Old Fashioned at MacGregor’s is stellar! Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon, bitters, house simple syrup, a dark cherry, and orange. The photo above is a Mac’s Old Fashioned.

 

Black Manhattan

The Black Manhattan is another fantastic Whiskey cocktail you can get at MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar. Rittenhouse Rye, Angostura aromatic bitters, and Averna (a classic Italian digestif) stirred, and served up. Photo below is the Black Manhattan.

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The Secret Whiskey Wonderland on The Oregon Coast by Steven Shomler

Angel’s Envy Caribbean Rum Cask Finish Rye Whiskey

This a such a good rye whiskey!!!! If you like rye whiskey do yourself a favor get a shot of this one! It’s one of the MacGregors’ favorite whiskeys, and you can almost always find it  available at MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar Manzanita.

 

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The Ambiance

You sit around your very own firepit and enjoy your whiskey. Give me a cool or chilly Oregon day, sit me in front of a firepit and let me choose from over 200 whiskeys – I will be a very happy man.

Don’t get me wrong – I have a great time at MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar on a warm summer day.  I just happen love enjoying whiskey on those chilly days we have here in Oregon every once in a while.

If you love Whiskey – do yourself a favor, head out to MacGregor’s and thank me later.

Scroll down, for more info and more photos about MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar

That’s all for now! Wishing you Savory Travel Adventures!

Steven Shomler

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MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar 411

Address

MacGregor’s, A Whiskey Bar
387 Laneda Ave, Manzanita, OR 97130

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Links to Additional Content About MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar

MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar Manzanita, Oregon – When You Go to the Oregon Coast! https://www.savorytraveladventures.com/macgregors-a-whiskey-bar-manzanita-oregon-when-you-go-to-the-oregon-coast/

MacGregor’s Sticky Toffee Cake – An Oregon Coast Culinary Gem You Don’t Want to Miss! https://www.culinarytreasure.com/macgregors-sticky-toffee-cake-an-oregon-coast-culinary-gem-you-dont-want-to-miss/

Chip MacGregor –  MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar – Culinary Treasure Podcast Episode 88 ~An Oregon Coast Podcast https://www.culinarytreasurepodcast.com/chip-macgregor-macgregors-a-whiskey-bar-culinary-treasure-podcast-episode-88/

Adventures on The Oregon Coast

Adventures on The Oregon Coast

 To see all of the Culinary Treasure Network’s Oregon Coast content – Culinary Treasure Podcasts, Craft Beer Podcasts, as well as Travel articles and This is Culinary Treasure articles go to www.AdventuresOnTheOregonCoast.com

Adventures on The Oregon Coast

The Secret Whiskey Wonderland on The Oregon Coast by Steven Shomler

The Secret Whiskey Wonderland on The Oregon Coast by Steven Shomler

The Secret Whiskey Wonderland on The Oregon Coast by Steven Shomler

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MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar Manzanita, Oregon – When You Go to the Oregon Coast!

MacGregor's, A Whiskey Bar Manzanita, Oregon – When You Go to the Oregon Coast! By Steven ShomlerMacGregor’s Whiskey Bar Manzanita, Oregon – When You Go to the Oregon Coast!

When you find yourself on the Oregon Coast – if at all possible, whether you like whiskey or not, you need to pay a visit to MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar located in the quaint town of Manzanita.

MacGregor’s Whiskey Bart is about a 40-minute drive north of Tillamook and about an hour drive south of Astoria.

Why MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar?

 So, why MacGregor’s? It’s a charming place to have an exquisite meal, and a great cocktail, a craft beer, a glass of wine, or, of course, whiskey.

MacGregor's, A Whiskey Bar Manzanita, Oregon – When You Go to the Oregon Coast! By Steven Shomler

The Food!

The “kitchen” is ridiculously small at MacGregor’s Manzanita and the magic they make happen in it is downright stunning!

My favorite thing to eat at MacGregor’s is the Lobster Bisque.

Goodness! This delectable dish is one of my all-time favorite dishes. I am not saying one of my favorite dishes at MacGregor’s, I mean this dish makes my list of the best dishes I have had in my life. The lobster bisque is decadently rich, silky smooth and served with a baguette and salted Irish butter. Get it and thank me later.

Another stand out is the Mac and Cheese. During one of my visits to MacGregor’s I was seated outside in the front next to my very own personal “fire pit”. The gentleman at the next fire pit over requested 3 orders of the mac and cheese – one to eat now and two orders to go!

Of course, I had to ask him why he was doing such a thing.  He went on to wax eloquently about how much he loves this mac and cheese!

They have various boards at MacGregor’s including a Pâté Board that features Olympia Provisions’ Green Peppercorn and Wine Pâté; a Charcuterie Board, a Cheese Board that features Rogue Creamy Smokey Blue, a Northwest Board with smoked salmon, and a Pastrami Board!

MacGregor's, A Whiskey Bar Manzanita, Oregon – When You Go to the Oregon Coast! By Steven Shomler

MacGregor's, A Whiskey Bar Manzanita, Oregon – When You Go to the Oregon Coast! By Steven Shomler

The Drinks!

Yes, you can get whiskey at MacGregor’s ~ check out my Savory Travel Adventures article for the details about the excellent experience whiskey lovers have there – The Secret Whiskey Wonderland on the Oregon Coast https://www.savorytraveladventures.com/the-secret-whiskey-wonderland-on-the-oregon-coast/

You can get delightful cocktails both with and without whiskey, wine by the glass or bottle, they have well curated list of craft beer & craft cider, non-alcoholic drinks like soda & hot chocolate, as well as non-alcoholic cocktails, cognac, and various specialty liqueurs.

The list of featured cocktails changes seasonally. I love cocktails and I have always been very pleased with the creative cocktails I find on the menu when I visit.

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MacGregor's, A Whiskey Bar Manzanita, Oregon – When You Go to the Oregon Coast! By Steven Shomler

Dessert!

Get dessert when you visit MacGregor’s! They usually have at least 5 dessert options on the menu, including Scottish Shortbread with chocolate & whiskey caramel sauces, Spotted Dick (Scottish sponge cake & real imported Devonshire cream) and more.

I absolutely love the sticky toffee cake – a culinary ecstasy so brilliant that it has received its very own article MacGregor’s Sticky Toffee Cake – An Oregon Coast Culinary Gem You Don’t Want to Miss! https://www.culinarytreasure.com/macgregors-sticky-toffee-cake-an-oregon-coast-culinary-gem-you-dont-want-to-miss/

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You can sit outside in the front, there is outside seating in the back, and there are a few tables inside as well. If you arrive and there is a bit of a wait, know that this a culinary experience well worth you time.

Address

MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar
387 Laneda Ave, Manzanita, OR 97130

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Links to Additional Content About MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar

The Secret Whiskey Wonderland on The Oregon Coast https://www.savorytraveladventures.com/the-secret-whiskey-wonderland-on-the-oregon-coast/

 MacGregor’s Sticky Toffee Cake – An Oregon Coast Culinary Gem You Don’t Want to Miss! https://www.culinarytreasure.com/macgregors-sticky-toffee-cake-an-oregon-coast-culinary-gem-you-dont-want-to-miss/

Chip MacGregor -MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar – Culinary Treasure Podcast Episode 88 ~An Oregon Coast Podcast https://www.culinarytreasurepodcast.com/chip-macgregor-macgregors-a-whiskey-bar-culinary-treasure-podcast-episode-88/

Adventures on The Oregon Coast

Adventures on The Oregon Coast

 To see all of the Culinary Treasure Network’s Oregon Coast content – Culinary Treasure Podcasts, Craft Beer Podcasts, as well as Travel articles and This is Culinary Treasure articles go to www.AdventuresOnTheOregonCoast.com

Adventures on The Oregon Coast

If you scroll down, you will see more than 20 photos from my visits to MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar 

That’s all for now! Wishing you Savory Travel Adventures!

Steven Shomler

#YouHaveToTravel #FindAndSavorLocalStories #HaveMagnificentMeals

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine

“Travel to places that speak to you. When you do, find & savor local stories, and have magnificent meals!” – Steven Shomler

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#YouHaveToTravel #FindAndSavorLocalStories #HaveMagnificentMeals The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine“ "Travel to places that speak to you, and when you do find & savor local stories, and have magnificent meals!" - Steven Shomler

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Ruckus Donuts Rockland, Maine on the Maine Coast – You Have To Get Here! Show

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Ruckus Donuts Rockland, Maine on the Maine Coast – You Have To Get Here! Show

This episode of You Have To Get Here takes us to Rockland, Maine on the Maine Coast.

Join us as host Steven Shomler visits with Todd Bross Ruckus Donuts.

Culinary delights devoured during this episode include the Ruckus Classic Glazed Donut, and an exquisite Blueberry Lemonade Donut.

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More Ruckus Donut Content

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Todd Bross Ruckus Donuts Rockland, Maine – Culinary Treasure Podcast Episode 87  – https://www.culinarytreasurepodcast.com/todd-bross-ruckus-donuts-rockland-maine-culinary-treasure-podcast-episode-87/

Adventures on the Maine Coast

Adventures On the Maine Coast

 To see all of the Culinary Treasure Network’s Maine Coast centric content – Articles, Podcasts, Shows, and more go to www.AdventuresOnTheMaineCoast.com

Follow Ruckus Donuts

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Visit Ruckus Donuts

Ruckus Donuts is located at 377 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841

 

You Have To Get Here!

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You Have To Get Here! 411

In each episode of the You Have To Get Here! show we travel to somewhere amazing and let you know why you Have To Get Here!

 You Have To Get Here! is a Savory Travel Adventures production and is part of the Culinary Treasure Network.

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Mama Catzz Eggrolls an More Astoria, Oregon on the Oregon Coast – You Have to Get Here! Show

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Mama Catzz Eggrolls an More Astoria, Oregon on the Oregon Coast – You Have to Get Here! Show

This episode of You Have To Get Here takes us to Astoria, Oregon on the Oregon Coast.

Join us as host Steven Shomler visits Mama Catzz Eggrolls an More!

Culinary delights devoured during this episode include Bad Ass Buffalo Chicken Eggrolls, Liquid Gold Mac & Cheese Eggrolls, Nasty Peach Sparkling Lemonade, Twisted Churro Eggrolls, Mystical Unicorn Beignets, Cupcake Wars Sparkling Lemonade, and Vampire Blood Sparkling Lemonade.

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Visit Mama Catzz Eggrolls

Mama Catzz Eggrolls is located at 3749 Leif Erikson Dr Astoria, Oregon  97103

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Adventures on The Oregon Coast

To see all of the Culinary Treasure Network’s Oregon Coast content – Culinary Treasure Podcasts, Craft Beer Podcasts, as well as Travel articles and Culinary Treasure articles go to www.AdventuresOnTheOregonCoast.com

 

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In each episode of the You Have To Get Here! show we travel to somewhere amazing and let you know why you Have to Get Here!

 You Have To Get Here! is a Savory Travel Adventures production and is part of the Culinary Treasure Network.

 

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Adventures in Kilkis, Greece – A 10 Part Series

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Adventures in Kilkis, Greece – A 10 Part Series

As I am writing this article it is April 2021. A little over a year ago, back in March 2020 I spent a few magical days in Greece.

This article and it’s accompanying video are the first in a series of 11 articles highlighting the wonderful adventures I had on this trip.

Most of my time for this trip was delightfully spent about an hour north of Thessaloniki in the regional unit of Kilkis.

Greece – 13 Regions and 74 Regional Units

As my Greek readers already know, in 1986 Greece was organized into 13 regions (14 if you count the Monastic Republic of Mount Athos – but that’s a story for another time)

Those 13 Regions are comprised of 74 regional units.

One of those 13 regions is Central Macedonia.

The wonderful Greek city of Thessaloniki in located in Central Macedonia.

Central Macedonia is comprised of 7 regional units – Chalkidiki, Imathia, Kilkis, Pella, Pieria, Serres, and Thessaloniki.

Yes – Thessaloniki is both the name of a fantastic city in Greece, and the name of a regional unit located with the region of Central Macedonia.

Kilkis, Kilkis, and Kilkis!  – a Regional Unit, a City, and a Municipality!

Look – I don’t really want to go over this, however, I am certain that after about reading the adventures I had in Kilkis that you are going to travel there yourself, so we need briefly cover the three Kilkis’.

As I already mentioned, Kilkis is the name of one of the 7 regional units located within the Region of Central Macedonia.

Remember the regional unit of Kilkis is located about a North of the City of Thessaloniki.

Now check this out – the regional unit of Kilkis is made up of two areas known as municipalities – Paionia and wait for it – Kilkis!

For my American readers municipalities in Greece are kind of like counties in the US.

Now get this lovely madness – located within the Municipality of Kilkis there is a city named – you guessed it Kilkis!

In the Western United States within the State of California we have a good size city named Riverside. I grew up not too far from Riverside. In fact, I still remember seeing the movie Star Wars at the Tyler Mall (now the Galleria at Tyler) which is in the city of Riverside.

The City of Riverside is located within Riverside County. Imagine if the state of California was instead named the state of Riverside – You would have Riverside (the city), located with Riverside (the county) within Riverside (the state).

That’s kind of what is happening with these 3 different Kilkis’ – The City of Kilis is located in the Municipality of Kilkis, which is located in the regional unit of Kilkis, which is located within the region of Central Macedonia.

Stay with me now – my amazing adventures took place in the regional unit of Kilkis.

 There are number of delightful villages, towns and cities in the regional unit of Kilkis including but not limited to — Evropos, Goumenissa, Griva, Kastaneri, Kilkis, Megala Livadia , Mouries, Plagia (Paionia), Pentalofo, Polykastro, Pontokerasia, and Skra.

My March 2021 adventures in the regional unit of Kilkis included three stellar wineries, an enchanting dive bar, a pastry shop, a stunningly beautiful church, a very lovely park, enjoying an exquisite piece of cake made with xinomavro wine, and a staying in a delightful guesthouse that was my base of operations – the Dimosthenis Guesthouse in Goumenissa.

This brings us to end of this Adventures in Kilkis article.

Look for the second article in this series Dimosthenis Guesthouse in Goumenissa – A Wonderful Home Base for Your Adventures in Kilkis to be published soon!

Below you will find some photos that preview the forthcoming articles in this series.

Wishing you Savory Travel Adventures!

Steven Shomler

#TravelSavory

#YouHaveToTravel and when you go #HaveMagnificentMeals

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page” – Saint Augustine

 

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Walking the Beach in Nehalem Bay State Park – Adventures on The Oregon Coast

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Walking the Beach in Nehalem Bay State Park – Adventures on The Oregon Coast

It’s October 2020 as I type these words, and last week I was asked to put on my LifeStory Alchemist hat www.LifeStoryAlchemist.com and head to the Oregon Coast to help some fine folks work out the branding  and marketing details for a really fun project they are putting together.

It was an absolutely beautiful fall day on the Oregon Coast – the sun was shining, and the temperatures were in the low 70s!

Before my meeting I made a visit to the Nehalem Bay State Park. I had never been to Nehalem Bay State Park before.

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Nehalem Bay State Park

Prior to last week, when I was in that part of the Oregon Coast and I wanted to visit a state park, I have headed either north a little to Oswald West State Park, or south to Cape Lookout State Park.

For more info about Oswald West State Park check out my Savory Travel Adventures article entitled – The Best One-Mile Hike In Oregon – Short Sand Beach Trail Oswald West State Park.

This was my first ever visit to Nehalem Bay State Park and WOW!  What an incredible start park!

Walking along that beach was glorious!

Even if you just have an hour, this is a stop well worth your time.

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Location

Nehalem Bay State Park in located along the Tillamook Coast www.tillamookcoast.com and the address is:

9500 Sandpiper Ln
Manzanita, OR  97131

 

I invite you to enjoy my Nehalem Bay State Park photos below!

 

PS: Yes! I was rocking my Union Hall Brewery hat the day I visited Nehalem Bay State Park.

When I was  in Bozeman Montana this past September (2020) I recorded an episode of the Craft Beer Podcast www.thecraftbeerpodcast.com with their Head Brewer Luke Sooy. Look for that episode to come out early next year (2021). When it does, I will be sure to put a link right here!

 

Wishing you Savory Travel Adventures!

Steven Shomler

#YouHaveToTravel #FindAndSavorLocalStories #HaveMagnificentMeals

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine“

“Travel to places that speak to you, and when you do find & savor local stories, and have magnificent meals!” – Steven Shomler

 

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Adventures on The Oregon Coast

To see all of Steven Shomler’s Oregon Coast content – Culinary Treasure Podcasts, Craft Beer Podcasts, as well as Travel articles and Culinary Treasure articles go to www.AdventuresOnTheOregonCoast.com

 

Nehalem Bay State Park Photos

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The Stranger’s Guide Mediterranean Edition!

The Stranger’s Guide Mediterranean Edition – Savory Travel Adventures article by Steven Shomler

The Stranger’s Guide Mediterranean Edition

Goodness!  I recently received my copy of the Stranger’s Guide Mediterranean and WOW! Great writing and awesome photos!

If you have any interest in this part of the world do yourself a favor and order a copy!

Here is a link where you can do that very thing – https://ezsubscription.com/stg/store/prdetail?pr=STGISS20-03 

 

The Stranger’s Guide Mediterranean Edition – Savory Travel Adventures article by Steven Shomler

The Wines of Greece by Joelle Quinn

With all that being said, let me tell you about my favorite part of the Stranger’s Guide Mediterranean edition – Greek Wine by (the one and only) Joelle Quinn.

Earlier this year I was honored to attend a wine writer’s trip to Greece.

I went with an incredible group of content creators – Lynda Balslev @tastefoodtravel, Evan Saviolidis @evanwinesavvy, Jen O’Flanagan @jenoflanagan, and Joelle Quinn @joelleaquinn.

We had a wonderful time touring some of the many fantastic wineries in the Kilkis regional unit of Greece about an hour north of Thessaloniki. I can’t say enough about the wine and food that we enjoyed!

We also got to spend some time in the enchanting town of Goumenissa.  I have a few Savory Travel Adventure articles coming soon about some of the places in and around Goumenissa that are well worth your time.

On a side note – when you go to this splendid part of the world, make sure to book yourself a stay at the Dimosthenis Traditional Guesthouse run by Maria Mouzouri and her family. In addition to being a superb host, Maria is a delightful and very well informed tour guide. Lastly – If you are lucky, Maria might even get you a piece of xinomavro chocolate cake! This wine cake is soooo good!

What is xinomavro?  Glad you asked! Here is your answer –  https://winesofgreece.org/varieties/xinomavro/

 

The Stranger’s Guide Mediterranean Edition – Savory Travel Adventures article by Steven Shomler

Anyways let’s get back to Joelle’s contribution to the Stranger’s Guide Mediterranean edition.

Once your copy arrives you will get to read an overview about wine in Greece, and Joelle will introduce you to 3 simply stellar Greek wineries – Chatzivariti Winery, Tatsis Winery, and Sakalaki Winery.

I have been to each one of these lovely wineries and I can vouch for everything that Joelle says about them!

As I already said – do yourself a favor and order yourself a copy of Stranger’s Guide Mediterranean edition – https://ezsubscription.com/stg/store/prdetail?pr=STGISS20-03 

PS – If you ever get the opportunity, make sure to ask Joelle about the legend of the boar hunter. It’s one tall tale best told late at night over a really good bottle of Greek wine!

 

Wishing you Savory Travel Adventures!

Steven Shomler

#TravelSavory

#YouHaveToTravel and when you go #HaveMagnificentMeals

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine

 

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