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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

Forge Garden Tour – Santa Clara University – Santa Clara

Last month, I attended an event for Santa Clara University Alumni at the campus garden. We took a tour of The Forge Garden which is one block off campus then had a mozzarella making workshop after. The price of admission was $10 and came with a tour, cheese workshop, wine and beer, and snacks. Santa […]

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 […]

Taste of Orleans – Great America – Santa Clara

Last weekend, we went to California’s Great America’s Taste of Orleans festival. This amusement park always brings back memories of my youth. It was the place to be back then and it still is. It’s a nice place to go during summer break. Thanks to Great America for complimentary tickets to the park and for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pinkberry Has New Flavors and a Summer Happy Hour!

If you love Pinkberry’s unique frozen yogurt for this hot hot summer, you’ll be happy to hear they have two new flavors and a half off happy hour. Strawberry Margarita – is an alcohol-free fruity, citrus flavor made with real strawberries and lime juice.  Enjoy with our triple berry sugar salt topping for a fun margarita-like experience. […]

Gaku Yakitori – Santa Clara

Today marks the first official day of the rest of my life. For the last 3 years and 6 months, I have worked full time and taken classes in the evenings for my MBA degree. Today I experience freedom again. Lucky for readers of the blog it also means you will see more of my […]