crave expo – los angeles

I was recently invited to a new food expo happening up in Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago. It was a brand new expo called the Crave Expo helping to promote caterers in the Los Angeles area and it was a free event for media. I decided to bring […] Read More

[recipe] dinner for a friend

Stacey recently had a birthday so I invited her and Frank over to have dinner with us. We sat in the backyard eating and talking and I tried really hard not to get sleepy after drinking one beer. Here’s what I made to celebrate another year in my friend’s life! […] Read More

solare ristorante / liberty station

I was recently invited to dine at Solare Ristorante in Liberty Station. Jake and I visited Solare many moons ago and didn’t have a really great experience back then, but I was happy to give them another shot to see how they are doing now. When we arrived, the hostess […] Read More

jv’s mexican food / linda vista

One evening after one of Jake’s softball games, we needed foooooods. Jake plays in Pacific Beach now and we had planned on going to Mr. Frostie, but it had closed already. We ended up going over to Linda Vista and trying out another one of the “Top California burritos in […] Read More

hui tou xiang noodles house / san gabriel, ca

One glance at the website for Hui Tou Xiang Noodles House was enough to convince me that I needed to try those dumplings prominently featured on their website. Luckily my friends Heather and Alyssa (who used to write for this blog) are foodie adventurous! Let’s see what sorts of deliciousness lurks in the San Gabriel Valley!

uspca conference: the classes

When I was invited to and attended the USPCA Conference (US Personal Chef Association) in Long Beach last month, I took two classes. One was about Olive Oil and one was about Tamales. The Olive Oil class was first! Probably the biggest thing I learn from this class is that […] Read More

perry’s cafe / old town

I was up quite early one morning last week to drop my folks off at the airport. I decided to treat myself to a little early morning breakfast before work. It was a little after 6am and the sun hadn’t fully popped out yet. It was odd being up and […] Read More

big daddy’s pizza and steak subs / boston, ma

This is my last Massachusetts post! My family and I had to drive back into Boston from Southampton, which is about a 2 hour drive across the state. I picked something that was a little bit outside of the main hub of Boston. We had our fill of seafood and […] Read More