Traveling – California Academy of Sciences

On Labor Day weekend, which must’ve felt like the hottest day of the month, we took a family trip to the California Academy of Sciences to use up tickets someone had gifted us. It was nice to see the museum from our son’s eyes for the first time. I have been here many times but […]

Traveling – Carmel for Labor Day Weekend

We considered taking a babymoon during this pregnancy and decided against it because I would probably feel more uncomfortable on a plane and sleeping in a different bed at this stage than it would be to stay at home. This past Labor Day weekend offered an opportunity to do a short getaway to Carmel. It […]

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 […]

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 […]

SimpleViet – San Jose

A few years ago, some website’s list of “Things to Eat in San Jose” or something used a photo from my blog post in which I was eating pho. This website ran an ad on the side bar of Facebook so many people saw my photo online (with no attributions or link back to my […]

Tava Kitchen Grand Opening in Alameda – Chance to Win Free Food for One Year

Earlier this year, I wrote about the awesome new menu selection from Tava Kitchen. They changed their focus from Indian food to a mix of Indian and South East Asian inspired items. The food is still healthy and delicious as always. Now the brand is opening its third store in Alameda. At the grand opening […]

Genji Ramen at Whole Foods Market – Santa Clara

Ramen’s popularity will never die. People just love this stuff. It was a very smart choice for Whole Foods at Santa Clara Square to carry Genji Ramen at their hot food bar. Genji usually offers sushi made from natural ingredients, sustainably raised and caught fish, and has vegan options too exclusively for Whole Foods Market. […]

Burma Cafe – Daly City

A trip up to Daly City for other things brought me to lunch at Burma Cafe in a seedy looking plaza. Inside the decor is actually very clean and stylish in the sort of Thai/East Asian kind of vibe. ($13) Grapeleaf salad – tossed with raw sunflower seeds, sliced almonds, golden raisins, shredded cabbage, tomatoes, […]

Shanghai Dumpling – Cupertino

Last year, I reviewed Shanghai Dumpling for Metro News and became a converted fan. It’s not a perfect place but it was tasty, convenient, and affordable. After Din Tai Fung opened and I had a taste of some better XLB, it reignited my cravings for XLB so I went back to Shanghai Dumpling because I dont’ want to deal […]

Kula Revolving Sushi Bar – Cupertino

Poke box with rice, imitation crab, mayo, slices of assorted sashimi, and tobiko Getting in line for food seems to be a regular occurrence for me lately with my assignments to review GEN BBQ, Din Tai Fung, and The ByWater. Sometimes I do it of my own choosing though, like last week when I waited […]