Attending This – Whole Foods Summer Dinner

Last week, I attended the Summer Dinner at Whole Foods Market Santa Clara, my favorite WFM location in the South Bay. The event was to introduce and celebrate some of the brand’s key local vendors through a dinner interpreted by Chef Melissa King using the vendors’ ingredients. Frog Hollow Farm, Jacobs Farm, Bonny Doon Vineyard, […]

Attending This – Taste of Orleans at Great America

Being part of Great America’s media pool the last two summers has been a fun experience for our family. Especially now that we have a kid, we enjoy the amusement park from a different perspective than when we were children ourselves. It all started with the Taste of Orleans 2016 festival. Then we went to Red White […]

Eating This – Black Angus Steakhouse

Black Angus Steakhouse recently invited me to try their menu at our closest Bay Area location. To our delight, we arrived on a Sunday night to find that it was all day happy hour! The Happy Hour includes $5 off certain appetizers and special rates on certain beers and other appetizers.  We found the restaurant […]

Attending This – Red White and Brews at Great America

Last weekend, our family was invited to a media event at California’s Great America. Their Red, White, and Brews event during Memorial Day Weekend kicked off the summer season. We got tasting cards for 5 items as well as beer/wine tastings too. A variety of entertainment including dueling pianists, a live cover band, and picnic […]

Eating This – California Pizza Kitchen – Santa Clara

Remember the California Pizza Kitchen of your youth? My local one was in a mall and it’s where we went for lunch or dinner after shopping with friends. I always liked the thin crust pizzas. They had the perfect crust and tasty toppings. It’s been ages since I’ve stepped into a CPK but the fond […]

Traveling – Two Meals in Half Moon Bay

Seafood in seaside towns are often some of the best. This is why we only wanted to eat seafood during our short stay in Half Moon Bay. Here are two notable meals we had. The Fisherman’s Taverna Right off the main street heading in to the town was a corner lot that looked much like […]

Michelin Star and Other Good Restaurants in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is super rich with Michelin starred eateries. There are so many restaurants in general so the chances of boasting more Michelin star winners is higher. I’ve been to Hong Kong twice and had a chance to try some of the winning restaurants. Of course, I can’t afford or get in to the 3 […]

Traveling – Hong Kong Food

In my limited overseas travel, I find that my favorite foods from other countries tend to be fruits and vegetables. Some are simply too perishable to transport and others just taste differently in a different country. Thai green beans tasted so different in Thailand in an indescribable way. I mean, we have lots of green […]

Real Good Fish – Community Supported Fishery

Our family doesn’t eat seafood often mainly because I don’t know how to cook fish that well. But calamari, THAT I can do! Thanks to a local business, Real Good Fish, we were able to try sustainable calamari last week. Real Good Fish makes weekly deliveries of seafood from 25 different fisherman who catch from […]

Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey

Last weekend, we spend a day trip in Monterey for a friend’s birthday. The weather could not be more perfect for a seaside hang out. The morning started at Water + Leaves, a coffee shop on Fisherman’s Wharf. Pretty much the coolest blank-plus-blank name ever, right? Frankly,  I never expected Monterey to have something so cool. […]