Tacos El Gordo: Best Tacos in San Diego

If you are a fan of Mexican food and anywhere near San Diego, then you have no doubt heard of and probably visited multiple times Tacos el Gordo. This Tijuana transplant makes some of the best tacos I have ever had, and even though the line is practically always massive, I have never been disappointed […]

Falafels Drive In: Awesome Middle Eastern Food in San Jose

As one of the most popular places for a meal in San Jose, Falafels Drive-In is always busy, but it is worth the wait. This walk-up counter spot makes falafel sandwiches and other types of Middle Eastern food, all with their own unique sauces and side dishes like the pita chip fries. I finally got […]

Linn’s Restaurant: Olallieberry Pie and Comfort Food in Cambria

Downtown Cambria has a lot of great restaurants like Robins and Black Cat Bistro, but for me it is hard to beat Linn’s. The traditional American style food and the fantastic olallieberry that they grow on their farm and put on everything is enough to keep me coming back when I am in the area. […]

Hoagies Sandwiches & Grill in Pismo Beach

It’s hard for me to not go to Splash Cafe when I am in Pismo Beach, but Hoagies is good enough that I often make the exception. Home of the Pismo Wrap, which is the popular item to get here, there is a menu full of seafood and bbq related dishes. Do note though that it […]

Sebastian’s Cafe in San Simeon

Sebastian’s is a celebrated sandwich shop that has been in existence since the mid-1800’s and is a California registered historical landmark. This shop once fed the workers that were building Hearst Castle, and it still feeds countless travelers today. If you are driving the coast, hiking San Simeon Point or spending some time at Hearst […]

Denny Bar Co. Distillery: Great Food & Drinks in Etna

Located in Etna, a small town about 45 minutes from Yreka, Denny Bar Co. Distillery is one of the best meals you will ever have in a town like this. The restaurant looks like something you would expect to see in Los Angeles or San Francisco, with a fun modern vibe that still maintains that […]

Old Fishermen’s Grotto: Awesome Clam Chowder in Monterey

While Cannery Row is the central area that people gravitate to in Monterey, the Old Fisherman’s Wharf is well worth the visit. It is mainly a collection of candy shops, restaurants, and bars, all with their own unique style and a few of which I often frequent. My favorite though has to be Fisherman’s Grotto. […]

Nepenthe Restaurant in Big Sur: Best Cafe View on the Central Coast

Nepenthe is a fantastic restaurant located along the Big Sur coastline, and the staggering views and great food have been making it a staple of Highway 1 travel for decades. I finally got a chance to visit it a little while back, and I can say that it easily lives up to the hype with […]

Searsucker: Upscale American Dining in San Diego

The Gaslamp area of San Diego is one of the top destinations in the city for both food and drinks. While there are a ton of options for great places to eat, for me Searsucker is one of the best for a nice upscale meal in downtown San Diego. The unique menu here and the relaxed […]

Sweet Maple: Millionaire Bacon in San Francisco

San Francisco is not hurting for good breakfast spots, but one of my favorite in the city is Sweet Maple. This unassuming eatery has what they call Millionaire Bacon and for my money, it is probably worth it. Add to that a full menu of items which includes standouts like a fresh crab benedict and […]