52 in Orlando, Florida, USA...
miss on Sand Lake
Road (near the parks and attractions); it's a new concept
restaurant from the Darden chain (the Olive Garden folks).
features only fresh produce, their menu
changes every week to feature what's freshest and in
season (hence the 52 in the name); all low-cal, beautifully
presented, tasty and healthy. Their grilled fish is
wonderful and desserts are never more than 400 calories.
The setting on the lake is gorgeous. Please plan ahead
and call for a reservation or be prepared to wait at
the bar (which is not bad, either). Editor's Note: JW
has eaten here as well. The food, service and ambience
du Coin in Washington, DC...
noisy (meals are served in a loud and fun
party atmosphere), this spot offers up great food and
wine (mussels, steak frites, house paté). The
decor includes a real zinc bar plus tables and chairs
imported from Belgium and France. The front wall opens
to the street when the weather is warm. Address: 1738
Connecticut Ave, NW. Tel: 202-234-6969 Metro: Dupont
Circle (Red Line)
Washington, DC, USA
noodles in Beijing, China...
is a fantastic little Jiaoza Restuarant (Chinese
noodles wrapped around meat and vegetables) one block
east of Beijing United Family Hosptial on Jiang Tai
Lu. It's a hole in the wall place but they have an English
menu. Located in the Lido area, it's called (actually an English sign)
and has wood shingles on the outside. If you stay at
Lido Holiday Inn, it is just a six minute walk. Order
the jiaozas with a meat and a vegetable (ten to a plate)
fried or steamed (I prefer the fried). The prices are
cheap, cheap, cheap -- my family of six can eat a BIG
dinner for less than ten dollars.
Grill in Lunenburg, Canada...
neighbourhood restaurant, , is
in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The atmosphere is what hooked
me first and the food keeps me going back. The walls
are covered with photographs of events from the past
- movies made in town, boats being launched, fun old
movie posters, money from all over the world. There
are wonderful salt and pepper shakers of all designs
- no two the same. The Grill is small, seats no more
than 40 and generally has a waiting list. The food -
oh, oh, oh - great soups, salads, entrees, etc. But
you can't leave without having the Key Lime Pie or the
Chocolate Brownie. Address: 128 Montague Street. Tel:
Nova Scotia, Canada
Café in Sydney, Australia...
For Journeywomen travelling
to Sydney why not enjoy one of Sydney's best beaches
for breakfast or lunch? Balmoral Beach's quintessential
beach café, , is right on the water's
edge. Built around 1921 as a beach changing shed, it
has become a favourite restaurant and café for
locals who laze over Sunday papers watching children
play in the shallows or locals walking their dogs. The
food is the essence of Australian cuisine, light, fresh
and inspired by the sea. This is the sort of place you
wander into after a walk on the beach, sand still on
your feet and salt spray on your face. Sunglasses are
a must... not only for the sunlight dancing off the
waves but you just might want to close your eyes for
a moment after your hearty Balmoral Breakfast.