During Orange County Restaurant Week, I had the pleasure of joining two food-loving friends, Patty (My Foodie Page) and Bobby (100 Eats, 100 Days) for lunch at the Silver Trumpet in the Wyndham Hotel, Costa Mesa. Other than my Travel Easts posts, most of my dining adventures are local to Orange County and I must […]
This week's obsession....
This Week’s Obsession… Once again, The Capital Grille entices us with their Generous Pour summer wine event where Master Sommelier George Miliotes has hand-selected a perfect summertime collection of nine highly rated wines from around the world. Whether you consider yourself a savvy oeniphile or simply a wine lover, at the end of the day […]
With consistently excellent food and service and a breathtaking view of the Santa Cruz pier and shoreline, Aquarius in Santa Cruz is This Week’s Obsession… The cool and breezy interior is especially romantic at night when the moon casts its glow onto the sea and, in the summer, lights from the Boardwalk roller coaster shimmer […]
Since The Young Baker is attending UC Santa Cruz, I figure I’ll be spending quite a bit of time there in the next four or five years and I’m thrilled that she landed in such a beautiful place, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and redwood forests in the midst of a eco-minded, artsy community. Naturally, […]
I am thankful for the beauty that exists in our world. For this week’s obsession, I offer you a glimpse of Italian sculptor Antonio Canova’s exquisite Cupid Awakening Psyche (1793) at the Louvre. Absolutely breathtaking- it is love carved in stone. According to myth, Cupid awakens Psyche from eternal slumber with a kiss.
The Lime Truck (a Yelp winner at the OC Foodie Fest), Barcelona On the Go, and other trucks including Dan Dan BBQ, Taco Dawg, Komodo, Seabirds, Piaggio on Wheels, and Crepes Bonaparte gather at Teller and Michelson in Irvine every Wednesday from 11:30 – 2:00 p.m. Have you found your favorite yet?
I’ll be having a few of these this weekend! What’s your favorite margarita or summertime beverage? P.S. Only two more weekends to enjoy some of these refreshing margaritas and Blues and BBQ at the Hyatt Regency Resort in Huntington Beach!!
(hover over photos for captions) After judging the professional competition at Cupcake Camp OC, along with Elise, the Cupcake Activist and Tiffini from Yummy Cupcakes. I thought I might never desire another cupcake. But I was wrong… today I indulged in an adorable owl cupcake made of delicious, dense chocolate cake with creamy, chocolate buttercream frosting […]
Banana blossom, Vietnamese mint, sesame seeds, peanuts, shrimp and grilled pork served with lime and cilantro dressing. Come back for the full post about Xanh Bistro and Chef Haley’s demo on how to make spring rolls tomorrow 🙂
Sol Cocina’s LOBSTER & SHRIMP TACOS (each with a different salsa: one with mango habanero, one with pico de gallo and one with tomatillo (or pick your fave).