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Tuesday 19 September 2017   —   Category: Cooking & Food
Out of the many meals I have enjoyed during my McMenamins Passport adventure, some have inspired gourmet chef wannabe experiments in my own kitchen, including polenta for breakfast, and making Eggs Benedict for the first time.
Friday 15 September 2017   —   Category: Dining Out
Besides all of the McMenamins pubs I have been visiting for the last two years, I have some other favorite Oregon restaurants: Gustav’s German, Novak’s Hungarian, and McGrath’s Fish House. Dishes from these restaurants have definitely inspired my home cooking.
Tuesday 12 September 2017   —   Category: Dining Out
Heading up the I-5 on the way back from a Christmas 2016 trip to California’s Central Coast, my family and I stopped at the Roseburg Station Brewpub for some refreshments and to get the Passport stamp from the southernmost McMenamins location.
Monday 11 September 2017   —   Category: Outings
During my December 2016 trip to Santa Maria on California’s Central Coast, in addition to visiting some brewpubs, I was able to visit a few of my favorite coastal locations: Montaña de Oro State Park, Pismo Beach and Oso Flaco Lake.
Sunday 10 September 2017   —   Category: Dining Out
During my December 2016 trip to Santa Maria, on California’s Central Coast, I managed to squeeze in a mini pub crawl in between visting with family and going on some photo outings. I enjoyed beer and food at two local brewpubs, and the third stop was pretty special.
Saturday 9 September 2017   —   Category: Outings
In December 2016 my wife, daughter and I made one of our occasional trips (815 miles one-way) to visit my parents in Santa Maria, on California’s Central Coast. During our five-day stay I took photos of subjects both old and new around town.
 
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