Category: California

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 we had lunch at the Wurst Restaurant. The restaurant is known for their […]

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 the Napa Valley map. Model has 3 locations, one in downtown Napa by […]

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 the places that we stopped at which had dessert wines. NAPA VALLEY V. […]

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 25: This Registry Bed and Breakfast was ranked top 25 by BedandBreakfast.com. KEY […]

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 Memorial Day… and good thing we did! Without a reservations, the wait time […]

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 from the old Knowlwoods/ Old Spaghetti Factory, off an alleyway sandwiched between Commonwealth […]

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 we walked around the corner and spied Kebab Place, located across the street […]

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 I had not, and was going to save it for the next “taco […]

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 for a bite to eat. Then, the restaurant expanded to 3 more locations […]

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 non descript, tiny strip mall off Colima. Man Chan means “dinner” in Cantonese, […]

Persian food at Peris, revisited

Persian food is probably one of my favorite comfort food, ranked up with American fried chicken, and Mom’s cooking.  Ok, there’s tons of other food that I love, but Persian food does rank pretty high. One of my favorite places is Peris Restaurant in Hawaiian Gardens, where I […]