Because I live off the Hwy to Mt. Baker ski hill...basically in the middle of nowhere and moving from that great food city Vancouver BC...I want to give a plug to the Ill Caffe Rifugio located on the hwy just past Nooksack Casino.
This is the best restaurant in Whatcom County outside of Bellingham. It just one or two minutes past Nooksack Casino, same side of the road when coming from B'ham. It's set back from the street...be prepared to stop fast. Everything is homemade...lots of flavors. Hot beef brisket sandwich, green salad with a balsamic/marion berry dressing. Call ahead; you can try the 16oz bone in veal chop, out of this world. .. The ribs are wonderful, best soups outside of Europe and the mile high burger is hubby's fallback. Baked goods like carrot cake with brown sugar icing, and the chocolate tort served warm can improve my mood on a rainy day. I love the decor...(you would not know that from the outside). Lots of beautiful wood and uplifting wall colors. Back ground music is Sinatra, Michael Buble, Jazz and live music on the weekends.(Though not them.)lol which reminds me of the upcoming World/Jazz Music Fest in Van BC. When I want to escape working from home mid-day I head down for the home made scones or cinnamon buns.