Starbird Chicken Opens in San Jose on Brokaw

In 2016, I wrote about a new fast casual restaurant in Sunnyvale serving some stellar fried chicken which our family liked better than Chick-fil-A. Starbird Chicken is now open in San Jose on Brokaw. We have actually been back to Starbird in Sunnyvale a few times and this is our first time at the San […]

Wearing This – Family Photoshoot

When the twins were 2 weeks old, I scrambled to find a photographer to capture newborn and family photos. Most photographers were booked for the rest of 2017 and not all of them had a studio which is what I preferred given the poor lighting in our house and the cold weather outside. We finally […]

Eating – The Star by Little Star Pizza now available from DoorDash

Busy Silicon Valley moms probably share the same struggle of mustering up energy to cook at the end of a work day. For us, this tends to be Fridays. It’s one thing to scrounge together the same meal each dinner and pack it for lunch the next day during a work week. But when the […]

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 […]

P.F. CHANG’S OFFERS FREE SUSHI DAY THIS THURSDAY, SEPT. 29 IN EIGHT NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LOCATIONS

  SCOTTSDALE – (September 27, 2016) P.F. Chang’s is rolling out a Free Sushi Day this Thursday, Sept. 29 in select Northern California restaurants. This one-day promotion invites dine-in guests to enjoy a free Spicy Tuna Roll or California Roll in Walnut Creek, Emeryville, Sunnyvale, Fremont, Pleasanton, Monterey, Palo Alto and San Jose, California. P.F. […]

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 […]

Sprouts Farmers Market Opens New Location on Brokaw Rd – San Jose

One of our favorite grocery stores in the South Bay just opened a new location in San Jose on Brokaw Road. This is the third store in San Jose. The location is in a brand new plaza still under construction. In fact, Sprouts is the only store open while none of the others even have […]

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 […]

Gordon Biersch Debuts New Beer and Food Pairing Guide

CRAFT BEER LEADER GORDON BIERSCH HELPS GUESTS CREATE THE PERFECT MATCH WITH DEBUT OF NEW BEER AND FOOD PAIRING GUIDE – Guide designed to teach craft beer lovers the essentials of coupling beer and food flavors – Gordon Biersch, the brewery restaurant specializing in handcrafted lagers and ales brewed in-house, recently unveiled an easy-to-follow beer […]

The Property Brothers Debut Scott Living Furniture at Orchard Supply Hardware – San Jose

This weekend, the Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott were in town to promote their new book and outdoor furniture line at Orchard Supply. Of course our family went to catch our favorite HGTV co-hosts. The book is called Dream Home and gives tips on when to determine to fix up a home or buy […]