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 […]

Eating – Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce

As a self proclaimed hot sauce super fan – yes it’s a thing – I’ve tried may sauces from various countries and spice levels. When Gringo Bandito sent samples of their Red, Green, and Super Hot sauces to try, I was pretty excited. While the brand is available at many major retailers, I found that […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Easy Recipes Inspired by The BFG Movie

Disney’s The BFG directed by Steven Spielberg, adapted from famous chidren’s author Roald Dahl, just opened this weekend and is playing in theatres now. The story is about a young orphan named Sophie who dares to stay awake at the witching hour and she meets The BFG (Big Friendly Giant). He takes her to Giant […]

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 […]

1000 Degrees Pizza – Cupertino

Cupertino welcomes the latest fast-casual pizzeria, 1000 Degrees Pizza, from New Jersey. The chain is a franchise and the Cupertino location is currently the only one in California. I was invited by the chain for a complimentary meal. Here are my thoughts. They serve personal sized pizzas made from authentic Neapolitan flour. The dough is […]

Golden Garlic – San Jose

Chinese food restaurants in San Jose seem to be scattered even though we have plenty of ethnic enclaves in our city. There are a few densely populated plazas but none of the restaurants seem to stand out. When we are in the mood for Chinese, we really have to hunt for the hidden gems. A […]

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 […]