Shan Dong Restaurant – Oakland, CA

Last month Jake, my parents, and I took a little road trip up to Oakland, CA. One of Jake’s bucket list items is to visit all of the Major League ballparks. A couple of years ago we went to San Francisco and caught a game at AT&T Park, home of […] Read More

Chocolate Caramel Chip Cookies

I should say right off the bat that these Chocolate Caramel Chip Cookies also have BROWNED BUTTER in them. And almonds. But you can easily omit the almonds if you don’t dig nuts. But browned butter! Browned butter is LIFE. The browned butter adds a distinct nuttiness to the cookies […] Read More

Gaya Gaya Bar & Kitchen

Last week my friend CC of Pink Candles at Ridgemont High came up my way to join me for lunch. Hooray! We decided to visit the new Gaya Gaya Bar & Kitchen, which was previously Sarap. And BEFORE Sarap, it was a South African restaurant called Capetown. It’s gone through […] Read More

Bibigo Kitchen at Fashion Valley

Bibigo Kitchen is a new “fine-casual” dining restaurant that just opened up in Fashion Valley. I was recently invited to come sample the menu at a media dinner. Jake was my date! Bibigo Kitchen is located just under the AMC movie theater in Fashion Valley. This is where Boudin used […] Read More

Koko Head Cafe and Modo Donuts in Honolulu, HI

Hawaii! One place I wanted to visit was Koko Head Cafe, run by chef Lee Anne Wong. Lee Anne Wong is the executive chef for Hawaiian Airlines so we definitely heard of her before landing in Oahu. She’s also been on Top Chef and other programs so I knew her […] Read More

The Butcher’s Cut Steakhouse – San Diego, CA

Last week, Jake and I were invited to visit The Butcher’s Cut Steakhouse, a brand new restaurant down in the Gaslamp Quarter. It’s right next door to its sister restaurant, Greystone, which you can see just to the right of this photo!  The Butcher’s Cut is a more casual version […] Read More

Howard’s Famous Bacon & Avocado Burgers – Los Angeles, CA

On our way home from Los Angeles, we needed some lunch. We were going to just hit a drive through but I did a quick Google search and I saw we were near a place called Howard’s Famous Bacon & Avocado Burgers. I liked the name. It was closeby. We […] Read More

Tacos, Burritos, and Free Lunch Bags at Rubio’s Coastal Grill

World Ocean’s Day is here again and Rubio’s will be offering up a free reusable lunch bag this year with any purchase. This is the snazzy new lunch bag that Rubio’s is giving away. Isn’t it cute? All you have to do is make a purchase and present the coupon […] Read More