Foodie: Crazy passionate about food, drink, and cooking. Love locally owned, original restaurants, bars, cafes. Not a big fan of national chains.
Squirrel: Constantly foraging for food, easily distracted and easily amused. Tends to run in erratic paths in the kitchen and on the streets of the city while looking for a meal.
Why Foodie Squirrel?
Foodie Squirrel was an idea born years ago over a fabulous dinner and wine with the husband squirrel. Why? I LOVE food, drink, cooking (not baking, though, I’m terrible at baking), eating out and exploring restaurants and bars. I enjoy taking my Pugs out to eat, drink and travel when possible and always have to search for places that are pet-friendly. I also LOVE to talk about food and drink. I share my experiences and favorite places to go with everyone I know whether they like it or not. People were starting to ask for restaurant tech support, and I found I enjoyed sharing my excitement and passion about the places I go to eat and refuel.
Also, while I do use restaurant review sites to find places I am frequently disappointed in the rating systems. I am extremely particular and have pretty high expectations. With that said, it doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy a dive bar or hole in the wall restaurant. Sometimes you get the best and most interesting food, drink and experiences that way! Also, I don’t think a restaurant should have a terrible review all because of one server making a mistake. I take many things into consideration. That is why I decided to break down the ratings to things that really matter to me instead of just a blanket rating or love, and I think to a lot of other food lovin’ folks.
What you’ll find here are reviews for a mostly “Plant-based” lifestyle (I am not 100% vegan- more like 98%). I will review (and re-review my favs) restaurants, bars, cafes, recipes, kitchen gadgets, food products and experiences from cooking classes and boot camps.