Labor Day weekend: Belching Beaver Pub 980

San Diego County reopened inside dining but with a limited seating capacity. We decided to kick off the Labor Day weekend and have lunch at the Belching Beaver Pub 980 in Vista, CA. Here’s the…

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Healdsburg, Ca: The Wurst Restaurant

Most visitors who go to Napa rarely travel to the Sonoma side.  One of the days, we ventured toward Sonoma, and made our way to Healdsburg.  The town is quaint, and picturesque, and also where…

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Napa, Ca: Farmstead – Long Meadow Ranch

About 20 years ago, Napa was a quiet little town with a handful of restaurants.  There was 1 movie theater in town, and the only show playing was “the Flintstones”.  Now, Napa is the culinary…

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Napa, Ca: The Model Bakery

For the past 90 years, Model Bakery has been part of the Napa Valley culinary scene. In 2016, Oprah Winfrey made it part of her Favorite Things list, and it has become a pin on…

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Fairfield, Ca: Jelly Belly Factory

Before heading home from Napa, we made a slight detour to the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield, CA. It’s about half an hour from Napa, and the tour is free.  If you want a more…

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Wine tasting In Napa and Sonoma

We only had 3 days in Napa, so we spent one day in the Napa Valley, and one day in the Sonoma side. Stephen really enjoys the sweeter wines, particularly port.  Here’s a peek at…

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Napa, Ca: the Inn On First

Six years ago, I took Stephen here for his birthday.  Innkeeper Jim welcomed us back like we were long time friends coming over for dinner. Here’s somethings we love about this Bed & Breakfast: TOP…

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Pioneertown, CA: Pappy & Harriett’s

Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace is located near Joshua Tree National Park and is the only bar / restaurant and music venue in Pioneertown, California.  We had dinner reservations at 7:00 on the Sunday before…

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The old west town of Pioneertown, California

I came across Pioneertown on a Travel Channel video.  Pioneertown was founded in 1946 by a group of Hollywood investors, including actors Roy Rogers and Gene Autry, who created this place as a movie set. …

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Oak Glen, CA: Apple season is here!

It’s Labor Day, and that the official kick off for Apple Season!! Located about an hour and a half from Orange County is Oak Glen, a small community of orchards which grows apples, as well…

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San Jose: Deluxe Eatery + Drinkery for breakfast

Eggg-celent Sunday breakfast. We were in town for a Sharks/ Ducks game, and needed an early breakfast before heading back to Orange County.  Thanks to reliable Yelp, I found this place opened at 7 am, and…

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Indiegogo: Imagine Project’s The Tale of Turandot #ChildrensTheatre

Imagine Project’s The Tale of Turandot: A Theatrical Puppetry Experience for Kids from 4 to 94. Inaugural production of The Tale of Turandot is inspired by Carlo Gozzi’s play titled Turandot, which itself was based on a…

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Fullerton: Seoulmate’s Taco Tuesday

This tiny restaurant used to be the old Cajun Swamp crawfish restaurant.  Now, it’s a Korean-Fusion place serving up sliders, tacos, burritos, chicken wings… and beer.  It  is located in downtown Fullerton, across the road…

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Santa Ana: Kebob Place

My original lunch plan was to try the new Irenia located next to the Rags newspaper stand, but apparently they don’t bother to post on the door they’re NOT open for lunch on Tuesdays.  So…

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Whittier: Arturo’s Puffy Tacos

A week ago, I tweeted I was craving “Gringo” style tacos for Taco Tuesday. One of my followers asked if I ever tried Arturo’s Puffy Taco (or simply Puffy Taco) in Whittier. I replied that…

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Brea: Slapfish

Slapfish used to be a food truck and I’ve been following this sustainable fish restaurant from day 1.. The original Slapfish is in Huntington Beach, but it was quite a trek to go down there…

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Rowland Heights: Man Chan Cuisine

My quest for Hainan Chicken around Southern California continues.  Last week, we found Chop Chop Grill, a Singaporean hidden gem in Walnut.  This time we found another hidden gem in Rowland Heights, located in a…

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