Islands Restaurant New Heat Wave Burger – Cupertino + Giveaway

One of my favorite family friendly brands in the South Bay is Islands Restaurant. I previously did a post for their NFL Happy Hour and really enjoyed the atmosphere here. It’s a great place for families because it’s bright, spacious, plays sports on TV, and has a mix of food fore veryone, even a kid’s […]

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 […]

1000 Degrees Pizza – Cupertino

Cupertino welcomes the latest fast-casual pizzeria, 1000 Degrees Pizza, from New Jersey. The chain is a franchise and the Cupertino location is currently the only one in California. I was invited by the chain for a complimentary meal. Here are my thoughts. They serve personal sized pizzas made from authentic Neapolitan flour. The dough is […]

Boudin SF Launches 4 New Salads for Spring – Cupertino

Boudin Bakery is launching three new salads this week for the Spring season and they invited local bloggers to sample the new items. Kendall Jackson also provided tastings of their Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio. As usual, Boudin goes all out for the bloggers with a private dining area decorated in St. Patrick’s Day decor. The […]

QQ Noodle – Cupertino and Milpitas

Once in a while, there’s a place in my life for generic, quick, tasty Asian food that is neither healthy nor mind blowing but it hits the spot. QQ Noodle is one of those places. On cold days like these when the thought of dragging myself out the house to grocery shop and then standing […]

Vitality Bowls + Giveaway – Cupertino

Superfoods are a trend I have no issues participating in as they are all healthy and good for the body. While Acai berries (ah-sai-ee) are no stranger to the superfood list, they are making a relatively new presence in the Bay Area. It is a highly perishable berry grown on a kind of palm tree in Brazil […]

Rubio’s Langostino Seasonal Items + Giveaway – Cupertino

Rubio’s Coastal Grill is quickly becoming one of my favorite chain restaurants in the South Bay. It’s like a Baja Fresh with seafood. Their new seasonal item features langostino lobsters. They look kind of like small lobsters but the meat comes out more like the tail of a crawfish. Very sweet and juicy. Langostino’s are […]

Islands Restaurant – Cupertino – GIVEAWAY

Islands Restaurant in Cupertino is having an NFL promotion during football season. In short, pretty much whenever there is a football game on, there will be a happy hour deal at the restaurant. Here are the details. Starting September 10, Monday and Thursday happy hour deals are extended from 4PM to close in the bar, with […]

Rubio’s Coastal Grill – Cupertino

Rubio’s Coastal Grill, well known for it’s fish taco and coastal Mexican influenced seafood, opened a new location in Cupertino in early September. It is on De Anza Blvd. across from Noodles and Co which opened last year. The restaurant is in a plaza next to Boudin SF and Philz Coffee. Altogether Rubio’s seems very […]