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 […]

Sonoma 2016 – Goose and Gander

The Napa Valley has so much great food and small cities to enjoy. For a recent bachelorette party, we dined at Goose and Gander in St. Helena. I split with my friend and here was our small spread.   Cucumber Collins ($13) – Square One Cucumber Vodka, Yuzu Lemon, Fresh and pickled cucumber slices, Huckleberries, […]

Nintendo Flavors Launch at Yogurtland – San Jose

Between July 1 and Sept 8 this summer, Yogurtland is featuring different Nintendo themed flavors rotating through the weeks.ย By visiting https://www.yogurt-land.com/, fans of Nintendo, Yogurtland and winning cool prizes can enter for a chance to win a Wii U system and one year of free frozen yogurt. All participants have to do is visit the […]

Inchins Bamboo Garden – San Jose

Indian Chinese food is not a category I see often here. It sounds like a good pairing as both cultures use spices and sauces throughout many of their dishes. Earlier this month, a new Indo-Chinese restaurant called Inchin’s Bamboo Garden opened in San Jose, and I was excited to join their Media Preview dinner. The […]

Sonoma 2016 – Frank Family Vineyards – El Dorado Kitchen – AirBnB

A few weeks back, I went to my good friend’s bachelorette getaway in Sonoma. We stayed at the cutest AirBnB ever. Totes perf for a girl’s trip. It looked like someone bought all the teal and moroccan patterned items from Home Goods and decorated the home. We arrived on a Friday afternoon and cooked a […]