GIVEAWAY – Tickets to Cavalia Odysseo in San Jose – Sept 17 at 2PM

Hi friends, a very cool giveaway has come across my desk. The Odysseo is coming to San Jose and I have tickets to giveaway. It’s an equestrian show, think Cirque du Soleil but with horses! Cavalia has given me a package of 8 tickets to do a flash giveaway. One winner’s name will be put […]

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 […]

Dine Downtown 2016 + Giveaway – San Jose

This year’s annual Dine Downtown will happen from June 10-19 at participating restaurants in downtown San Jose. There will be 3-course pre fixe meals at varying prices ($20, $30, $40, and up). This event is presented by Sysco and they will donate $1 for every pre fixe meal to Martha’s Kitchen, a local non-profit food […]

Corner Bakery Cafe + Giveaway – San Jose

Corner Bakery Cafe began in downtown Chicago as a bakery on a corner street. It served freshly baked goods to Maggiano’s Little Italy at the time. Now the budding cafe has become a nationwide franchise. On opening day in San Jose, the cafe gave free coffee for a year to the first 100 people. Last […]

Ikea Redesigns Restaurant + Giveaway – East Palo Alto

Photo by Ikea Ikea is remodeling all U.S. Store restaurants including the location in East Palo Alto. The restaurant’s new configuration will reflect three different dining zones: one for quick dining, one suited to families, and another focused more on creating a more casual, socializing environment   Photo by Ikea  I had a chance to […]

Hula Dog Hawaiian Style Hot Dogs + Giveaway – Santa Clara

Puka Dog is a popular hot dog eatery with multiple locations in Hawaii and has been featured on Travel Channel and Bon Appetit magazine. It’s a hot dog in a closed bun with various island flavored sauces. They spun off a new franchise called Hula Dog with its first location in Santa Clara across the […]

Willow Glen Pizza Factory + Giveaway – San Jose

Willow Glen Pizza Factory specializes in fresh, handmade pizzas, salads, and calzones. The store is located in a new plaza off Meridian Ave. The Pizza Factory chain started an initiative called the “No Bully Zone” program which raises awareness about bullying in schools and the community. They also offer a number of fundraising opportunities for […]

Eureka + Giveaway – Mountain View

Last month, I wrote an article about the Main Street Cupertino complex’s newest restaurant, Eureka! Today, they are opening their second Silicon Valley location in Mountain View on Castro St. I had the pleasure of attending a soft opening where my meal was complimentary. Here’s what I tried. ($10) Rosemary Ruby Red – gin, rosemary, […]

Tava Kitchen Launches New Menu + Giveaway – Palo Alto

Mango Lassi and Cardamon Iced Chai drinks Tava Kitchen in Palo Alto is rebranding and changing up their menu. Formerly Tava Indian Kitchen, the new name and menu aims to reflect a less Indian-centric cuisune with the introduction of some Southeast Asian influenced items. We were invited to a tasting event and I’m excited to […]

Hidden Garden Foods Gluten Free Cookies + Giveaway

It takes no effort to convince me to eat my veggies. I love them. However, my husband is a different story. But his motto with foods he doesn’t like is that if he can’t taste it, he won’t hate it. Our household has been taste testing bags of cookies from Hidden Garden Foods this past […]