Los Agaves: Santa Barbara’s Best Mexican Restaurant

Over the last few years, Los Agaves has become a go-to spot for many travelers along Pacific Coast Highway, creating a raving fan club of which I am a part of. The restaurant shot to a whole new level though when it was #16 on the Yelp 100 best restaurants in 2016. Now, stopping by […]

Red Hut Cafe: Hearty Breakfast Before Skiing in South Lake Tahoe

Red Hut Cafe is a staple in South Lake Tahoe. This diner has been around for over 50 years and during that time they have served hundreds of thousands of visitors and locals alike. The cafe now has 4 different locations in South Lake Tahoe, each with their own charm. I went to one of […]

Solvang Attractions: Where to Eat, Stay & Explore in this Danish Town

California really does have everything, in the same state that has the tallest mountain in the US, Hollywood and some of the oldest living trees in the world also sits the strange and awesome fully Danish town known as Solvang. Only a short distance off Highway 101, Solvang is a fantastic place to visit and a […]

Nine Dishes you Need to Eat in Oakland

Over the last decade, Oakland has been going through a massive resurgence and becoming a go-to spot for foodies and explorers alike. I got a chance to spend three days just traveling around and tasting the different culinary masterpieces on display throughout the city, which lead me to this post of the nine dishes you […]

Boot and Shoe Service: Wood Fired Pizza & High Class Italian Food in Oakland

Boot and Shoe Service is one of the many restaurants leading the foodie revival in the town of Oakland. This upscale Italian restaurant features a menu that changes daily and that has a range of classic Italian dishes as well as their specialty, wood-fired pizzas. As the second restaurant from Chef Marc Baltes this spot […]

Shan Dong Restaurant: Amazing Dumplings in Oakland’s Chinatown

When I travel, I love to visit ethnic parts of the towns I am in, such as Little Ethiopia in Los Angeles and Chinatown in Oakland. I am a huge fan of trying new dishes and exploring what the local cuisine has to offer, especially when it is as rewarding as the mind blowing dumplings […]

Shakewell in Oakland: Spanish Tapas Plates & Fried Chicken

In Oakland’s hip Lakeshore area, there is no shortage of great places to eat. I for one have always been partial to those that are trying to do something different though and for that I have become a fan of Shakewell. With a menu that stems primarily from the traditional tapas plates you would see in […]

Drake’s Dealership in Oakland: Pizza & Beer in the Heart of the City

In California there is no shortage of great breweries, but for me, there are a few that stand up above the rest. Breweries like Stone, Russian River, Anchor Steam, Sierra Nevada and Drakes are the ones you will want to visit again and again. I love the beer at Drakes, but I had only visited […]

Vignette Pizzeria in Sebastopol: Fantastic Wood Fired Pizza

Located in the outdoor shopping area known as The Barlow in Sebastopol, Vignette Pizzeria is a big foodie standout for me in terms of quality and unique preparation for something as ordinary as pizza. The menu here is created by Chef Mark Hopper, who worked under famed Chef Thomas Keller (French Laundry) and the work […]

Monti’s Rotisserie & Bar Restaurant in Santa Rosa

Monti’s Rotisserie & Bar Restaurant in Santa Rosa has become a local favorite over the years with their unique rotisserie style preparation to their food. Each day there is a different meat slowly roasting on the spit in the middle of the restaurant. This style is not one you often see and because of that, […]