Pairing Angel City Beer with Lawless Jerky

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Angel City Brewery. I love visiting the public house and their beer’s not to shabby either. Every once in awhile I’m lucky enough to get a surprise package from them and recently I found one on my doorstep. I eagerly opened it and discovered two bottles […]

Enjoying a Meal with Outer Aisle Gourmet

When I’m looking for some gluten-free info my go to gal is Mary Lansing of Along Comes Mary and today’s she’s sharing a new find here! Enjoy her review of Outer Aisle Gourmet, a SoCal based brand((complimentary items were provided). Take it away Mary! Something that’s been interesting since I had to go gluten-free is […]

Lunching at The Poke Shack

If pressed to name the latest food trend I would have to say poke. Dining spots featuring this fresh dish are opening up all over SoCal and you can find offerings in many local markets. I, for one, am delighted about this. I love poke and the more places I can find it the better. […]

Enjoying the Honey Lavender Grilled Pork Chop at Mimi’s Cafe

I love lavender. I love the smell of it, the look of it and the taste of it. I think it’s a most delicious herb and have tried it in numerous dishes including lavender beer (yum!), lavender sprinkled french fries (not so yum) and honey lavender ice cream (the best thing ever). So when I […]

Weekend Fun in Phoenix

full disclosure: I was invited to visit Phoenix and received complimentary lodging, meals and entertainment. All opinion is my own. As one who has a bad case of wanderlust there’s always a list of destinations I’m dying to visit and I must admit Phoenix wasn’t on it. This Arizona metropolis just a few hours to […]

Dine Out for No Kid Hungry at The Habit Burger Grill

As I’m often on the go I’m frequently in need of a quick meal. Unfortunately, I don’t really like fast food which leaves me with few options. Luckily, there’s The Habit Burger Grill. With their freshly grilled Charburgers and tasty sides it’s the perfect spot when I’m in a pinch. Recently, they invited me to […]

Enjoying Pedro’s Tacos in San Clemente

Funny how life is. A few months ago I shared a train trip I took to San Diego and briefly mentioned San Clemente, a town I had never written about before and rarely visited. Well, since that post I’ve made multiple trips to the quaint city by the sea and have learned more and more […]

Exploring Lompoc, CA

When I recently attended Wine & Fire it was my first visit to Lompoc. Long familiar with the Santa Ynez Valley I somehow had never wandered west to explorer the historic town just over the Santa Rita Hills. I aimed immediately to remedy that and any moment I had free from the festival I used […]

A Weekend in Claremont, CA

Disclosure: I was invited to visit Claremont and received complimentary lodging, meals and entertainment. All opinion is my own. Claremont has long been one of my favorite SoCal cities. I have family in the area and we sometimes meet in town for a meal. Yet, in all the years I’ve visited I’ve rarely stayed more […]

Noshing on Nintendo Themed Treats at Yogurtland

I love the many adventures I get to go on but they’re so much better when I get to share them with those I love. Sadly, some of my favorite folks live on the other side of the country and I only get to see them a couple times a year. But we try to […]