I just found an app called Look Local that lists Mom and Pop businesses (ones that sign up to be listed -- which is free) including restaurants and bars and is searchable by location. A neat little tool to take traveling -- no need to give in to the arches or Olive Garden.
I'm just a self-taught home cook who likes to try new things. One day when things were a little slow and dinner looked better than usual I decided to post the results on Facebook. Then I did it again and again -- and well, here I am, another addition to the blogosphere.
James, aside from being the "luckiest man alive" ;-), is my very tolerant boyfriend of nearly 10 years. I hope you enjoy sharing his dinner.