Portland 2016 Recap

A few weekends ago, we took a quick trip to Portland. Virgin America had a great flight deal. We paid about $200 RT for two people and a baby (no charge). Here is a summary of our 3.5 days there. A trip to Portland is not complete without a cappuccino at Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Must […]

CharMarron Peony Garden and Nola’s Iris Garden – San Jose

With some free time on a Saturday afternoon the other day, my friends and I decided to check out the peonies in bloom at CharMarron Peony Garden in the hills of San Jose. Yes, San Jose has hills. I don’t remember the names of every type of flower so here are some photos. Peonies have […]

Maui 2016 – O’o Farms Tour and Maui Winery

Our first activity in Maui was a farm tour at O’o Farms, the dedicated farm for the popular restaurant Pacific’O. The farm is set in the picturesque mountainside. They practice sustainable and organic farming methods including maintaining a balance of flora that attracts predatory bugs to feed on insects that could harm the crop. They […]

Maui 2016 – Traveling with a Baby

Who ever found the transit portion of vacationing to be any fun? You basically stand in line for everything – TSA, boarding, baggage, rental car shuttle, rental car renting. But traveling with a baby looks something like this plus all the above. Fake smile, tired eyes. For a video version of this post, you can […]

San Jose Pavilion at Superbowl 50

It’s Superbowl 50 week and the Silicon Valley is abuzz with excitement, especially because our very own Levi’s Stadium is hosting. I’m sharing with you a press release from Team San Jose today about the San Jose Pavilion which will showcase San Jose culture. 2013 But first, here’s a throwback to a photo I took […]

San Jose Restaurant Week – Jan 5-15, 2016

San Jose is joining California’s Restaurant Month by participating in two weeks of promotions.ย The following press release is brought to you by Team San Jose. — SAN JOSE, Calif. (December 29, 2015)ย โ€“ In celebration of California Restaurant Month, participating San Jose restaurants will offer 15 percent off from January 5-8, 2016 and January 12-15, 2016. […]

Outtakes from Metro News Articles – July through Dec 2015

Starting off 2016 with a post to highlight some great eats I had the pleasure of tasting during the last half of the year. All thanks to my work with sanjose.com. It’s always nice to love what you do. These were never published in the article. They were the other dishes I ate for my […]

Fungus Fair 2015 – San Francisco

The annual Fungus Fairย in San Francisco wasn’t exactly what I thought it would be. It’s more of an educational science fair than it was a food festival. Somehow I imagined I would be walking around eating mushrooms all day. There were several vendors selling exotic mushrooms and mushroom growing kits as well as artists with […]

Balsam Hill Tree Lot Christmas Event 2015 – Burlingame

This year is a year of brand new things for the blog as I begin to branch out to topics other than food. Among those things is how I gear up for my favorite holiday of the year, Christmas. I recently attended an exclusive blogger event by Balsam Hill Tree Lot in Burlingame for the […]

Green Festival 2015 – San Francisco

This past weekend, through a posting Krautsource made on Instagram, I snagged myself tickets to the 2015 Green Festival at Cow Palace. The Green Festival is an expo for natural, organic, eco-friendly products. The name pretty much sums it up. Here’s a video with some snaps of the event. Volkswagen was a sponsor for the […]