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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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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San Francisco: Soma StrEATfood

While gathering information for lookingforfoodtrucks, I came across this daily food truck gathering in San Francisco. It is a permanent fixture in SoMa, and looks like its a great place to check out the next…

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Inn on 1st, Napa

I’m sitting in the Inn’s patio enjoying breakfast outside, sipping coffee and contemplating which winery to visit at 10:00.  I already know I’m giving this place 5 stars and I still have another day. I…

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Russian River/ Napa

On Saturday, we spent too much time in Berkeley, so when we drove to the Russian River area for dinner, Korbel’s last tour was over.  We went back to Napa (the other side of the…

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Berkeley and Napa Valley, CA

Virgin America was having a special rate to kick off their LAX to SJC (San Jose) route, a buy one-get one free! I couldn’t resist such a deal, that I booked the trip, and found…

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Berkeley

Peet’s Coffee originated in Berkeley, Ca and Stephen wanted to check out his favorite coffee house.  After coffee, we were heading to a Crepe place when we saw a line at a pizza place. We…

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May 17-20, 2013: Weekend in NoCal

I scored a great deal on Virgin America from LA to San Jose. Originally I was going to head to San Francisco, but didn’t know a HUGE event called “Breakers to the Bay” was going…

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