Imbibing in Christmas Spirit at Miracle on Santa Fe

When I watch a classic Christmas flick I love seeing the the cozy watering holes the characters visit. Whether it’s the dining car in White Christmas or Restaurant Felix in Christmas in Connecticut or good old Martini’s in It’s a Wonderful Life I wish I could step inside and have a nice hot toddy. Well, […]

Mendocino Farms Opens at Whole Foods Market Tustin

A couple of years ago I was at an event that was catered by Mendocino Farms. I’d never tried it before but as soon as I bit into my sandwich I was hooked. It was so tasty and delicious that I started to visit the restaurants regularly. So when I heard they were partnering with […]

Dining at Benihana Downey

Full disclosure: This post was sponsored by Benihana. All opinions are my own. When I turned 17, my family celebrated my birthday at Benihana. Ordinarily, we celebrated at home with a favorite dinner, but that year we did something special and headed to the famed teppanyaki restaurant. My mom, dad, sister, aunt and grandma were […]

Fall Desserts with Friends at Stacked

As you know, I recently completed an epic road trip around California. When traveling one of my favorite things to do is to collect local culinary treats for friends at home. It’s a ritual between me and my best buds. Each time one of us travels we pick up fun local things for the other […]

Dinner at Oggi’s Sports|Brewhouse|Pizza

Ah the joys of a road trip – seeing beautiful sites, trying new things and a whole lot of adventure. It can also be pretty tiring as I found out when I recently returned from a week long adventure around California (which I can’t wait to share with you). Back home I didn’t want to […]

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 […]