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, […]

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. […]

Tender Greens – Palo Alto

In my previous post, I had written about new openings in Palo Alto recently. The city already has a health conscious demographic which made newcomer, Tender Greens, a perfect fit for the Stanford Shopping Center. Tender Greens is a sit down restaurant specializing in salads, although you do order at the counter. Unlike Pluto’s or […]

True Food Kitchen – Palo Alto

Palo Alto’s dining scene seems to be ramping up with new restaurants lately. Even some of the chain restaurants have a worthwhile menu. True Food Kitchen is one of the latest newcomers. True Food Kitchen has multiple nation-wide locations and boasts a healthy menu that follows the anti-inflammatory diet from Dr. Andrew Weil. The restaurant […]

DoorDash is Delivering from The Bywater

Earlier this year, I was very impressed with the fried chicken from The Bywater in Los Gatos when I had a chance to review it for Metroactive. Last week, DoorDash gave me a chance to try The Bywater’s fried chicken which is a new offering for their service. The food and delivery were complimentary to […]

Austin 2016 Photo Diary

Two years ago, I went to Austin, TX for the first time to attend my first BlogHer Food Conference. It would be my first of three BlogHer conferences. The experience was my first exposure to the business of blogging and seeing how people can make money doing what they love. I came back daydreaming about […]

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 […]

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. […]

J Pop Summit 2016 – San Francisco

Every year, fans of Japanese culture are delighted by the JPOP Summit, which is a festival of all things Japanese. Events can last all week (film screenings) but the bulk of activities is on one weekend. Last month, I attended one day of the event to sample the foods offered there. The tasting started with […]

Whole Foods Market Preview Opening – Santa Clara

The new Santa Clara Square complex has been much anticipated as I’ve driven by their construction site daily. This week, Whole Foods and a few other retailers had their grand opening to officially open the Square for business. The following photos and video are a blend of shots from my iPhone, Canon Powershot, and Whole […]