Connecticut: 121 Restaurant at the Waterbury-Oxford Airport

Located alongside the runway at the Waterbury-Oxford airport in Oxford, CT, 121 Restaurant offers diners the unique experience of watching a range of aircraft, including personal jets, helicopters and even pontoon planes take-off and land on the runway right from their seats. Designed in the style of an airport hangar, the restaurant features an open-air […]

Oregon: Frank’s Noodle House in Portland

It is actually a house. The bathroom on the second floor has a large wooden platform blocking the space that would ordinarily hold a bathtub. It appears that Frank woke up one day and realized that he didn’t need all of this space, so he turned his house into a Korean noodle joint (I’m making […]

Montreal: Le Hobbit Bistro

The menu for this French bistro maintains an assortment of standard restaurant fare (at the expected prices; $15-$20 plates) and wine (including wines from South Africa).  The pasta is earthy and the maple tart will NOT fall from your fork.  There is also an extensive ‘after-dinner’ cocktail list with a surprisingly wide variety of coffee […]

Paris’ Chez Papa: Cuisine du sud-ouest à Paris

In spite of being a chain restaurant, for the value and quality it offers, Chez Papa is well worth a try during any visit to Paris. Focusing on traditional and authentic recipes from the south-west region of France, the well-known bistros regularly attract crowds during lunch and dinner service. Various preparations of duck including  foie […]

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