Friday, July 19 2013 22:06

Blog Hop: Your Favorite Bloggers' Favorite Local Restaurants...

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Earlier this month, you might recall that I featured some of my favorite local eateries right here on The Rock Father. That post was a small part of a larger initiative - a "Blog Hop" involving a group of bloggers that are part of the Collective Bias Social Fabric Community. These writers set out to feature local restaurants in the United States and Canada, as well as some selections from our friends in the United Kingdom as well. If you're up for some reading that will get your mouth watering, check out the roundup of posts below. You might find some new favorite bloggers to add to your daily reading!

Eastern US

Tampa, Florida - I Run for Wine Annapolis, Maryland - Maryland Momma's Rambles Framingham, Massachusetts - 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires Orleans County, New York - Living Off Love and Coffee Charlotte, North Carolina - MommyB Knows Best Eastern North Carolina - Rebecca Lately Raleigh, North Carolina - The Dirty Floor Diaries East Greenwich, Rhode Island - Mama Luvs Books Richmond, Virginia - Close to Home

Western US

Phoenix, Arizona - Brie Brie Blooms Aliso Viejo, California - Una Colombiana en California Oceanside, California - Adventures of Valley Writer San Diego, California - Toot Sweet 4 Two Wildomar, California - Simple Sojourns Las Vegas, Nevada - Growing Up Gabel Las Vegas, Nevada - Home Cooking Memories Reno, Nevada - Saving in Nevada NE Oklahoma (Route 66) - The Creative Princess Tulsa, Oklahoma - Masterpiece Austin, Texas - Texas Type A Mom Dallas, Texas - The Effortless Mom Dallas/Denton County, Texas - Coffee & Giggles Houston, Texas - A Day in Motherhood Palestine, Texas - Going Crazy! Wanna Go? Provo, Utah - Clarks Condensed Salina/Sevier, Utah - Home Maid Simple Salt Lake City, Utah - Summer Scraps Bainbridge Island, Washington - Popcorn and Pearls Seattle, Washington - Faith Filled Food for Moms

Northern US

Chicago, Illinois - East 9th Street Lake County, Illinois - THE ROCK FATHER Long Grove (NW Chicago Suburbs), Illinois- Make Dinner Easy Naperville, Illinois - Making Time for Mommy Cincinnati, Ohio/Northern Kentucky - {enjoy the view} Detroit, Michigan - Roasted Beanz West Michigan - Eat Local, West Michigan! Rochester, Minnesota - The Mama Report St. Charles, Missouri - Robyn's Online World St. Louis, Missouri - inRandom Omaha, Nebraska - Midwest Mammas Seward, Nebraska - Busy-at-Home Dayton, Ohio - Mudpies and Tiaras Miami County, Ohio - The Home and Garden Cafe Greenville, South Carolina - The Destiny Manifest Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Outnumbered 3 to 1 Norwalk, Wisconsin - The Mommy Bunch

Southern US

Northwest Arkansas - Jamie's Thots Northwest Arkansas - MamaBuzz Atlanta, Georgia - The Jort Report Cumming, Georgia - In the Kitchen with KP


Quispamsis/Saint John, New Brunswick - Older Mommy Still Yummy London, Ontario - Creative Cynchronicity


Banbury, UK - Bubbablue and Me Bristol, UK - Slummy Single Mummy London, England - The 21st Century Housewife Portishead, UK - Practically Perfect Mums

Do you have a favorite local restaurant? Feel free to share the details in the comments section below!

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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