2013 Year in Food, Turtle-style

It’s no secret we enjoy great food and drink. Below are highlights from the different cities that we spent time in over the year.  Hope you enjoy viewing our year in food as much as we enjoyed eating it!



This was the first time we spent an extended length of time in Houston, and we were impressed with the diversity of food offerings. You can have Vietnamese steak and eggs for breakfast, grocery shop at Phoenicia Specialty Foods, a vast Mediterranean/European market, lunch on Indian snacks, and dine downtown at an upscale establishment focused on locally-sourced ingredients. For other days, there’s the traditional barbecue scene, hip brew pubs and a vibrant Latin food scene that’s far from just Tex-Mex.


Our home base provided us the opportunity to partake in delicious home-cooked meals. We ate healthy breakfasts, put meat on the grill, and sipped port from port sippers in the evenings! There were also chances to keep exploring our sometimes home, and we were happy to discover new favorite spots like Kool Runnings Jamaican Restaurant in Peachtree Corners.


Having spent a lot of time in Dallas in the past, there were a few places we were dying to revisit. Tei Tei Robata Bar has a great grill and authentic yet innovative flavors. There are several Vietnamese food spots we’re fond of in Dallas as well.


Random vehicle break-downs and tropical side-trips were sources for more memorable eats: street food in the US Virgin Islands, crab legs in Lousiana and some of the best rojak (traditional fruit and vegetable salad dish commonly found in Indonesia and Malaysia) we’d had in a long time in San Jose, California.

If you had memorable meal moments in 2013, please share them in the comments below. Feel free to leave a link. We’d love to see what you’re eating!

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A 30 something traveler with insatiable wanderlust. Veteran of 2 RTW trips now focusing on slow travel.