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 […]

Dottie’s True Blue Cafe: Great Breakfast in San Francisco

When researching breakfast spots in San Francisco, no doubt you will see Dottie’s True Blue Cafe pop up time and time again. Located in a not very nice neighborhood in the Tenderloin area of San Francisco, Dotties True Blue Cafe always has a line, and it is always worth the wait. I have been a […]

Grand Central Market: Where to Eat, Drink & Park in Downtown LA

Downtown LA is a spot that has been experiencing a massive revival over the last few decades. One of the places this is most evident is at Grand Central Market, Downtown LA’s 100-year-old staple. This market has dozens of food vendors with some of the area’s most popular restaurants. On the weekend you should be […]

Smorgasburg LA: Weekly Food Event in Los Angeles

In LA there is no shortage of great food or fun events to go to on a weekly basis; however, Smorgasburg which happens every Sunday, is one of my favorites. This gathering of food, drink and shopping vendors takes over the five-acre site used for a weekday produce market and provides a fun atmosphere for […]

Eight Noodle Shop in Downtown Napa

For the last year, I have been on a ramen kick, and I often go out of my way to try new ramen places when I visit new cities. On a recent trip to Napa, I found Eight Noodle Shop and knew I had to give it a try. They make a less traditional ramen […]

Oxbow Public Market in Napa

In Downtown Napa, one of the most popular spots to visit is the Oxbow Public Market. This collection of eateries and shops has a little something for everyone, with everything from cupcakes and oysters to a cocktail and a cheese shop. On the outside of the market they also have some of the Napa Valley’s […]

Boon Fly Cafe: Great Brunch & Flatbread in Napa

Boon Fly Cafe sits in the south corner of Napa sharing the same property as the Carneros Resort and Spa. It’s an industrial building with wood and metal tones and fantastic food. I have eaten here many times, and it’s hard to pass up when I am in the area, especially because of the flatbreads […]

Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin’ BBQ in Napa

Downtown Napa is full of great eateries, but for me, it doesn’t get better than Bounty Hunter on 1st St. This small neon-lit bar and restaurant seats less than 50 and has a kitchen smaller than most bathrooms. That doesn’t stop them from pumping out the best beer can chicken I have ever had though. […]

Thomas Hill Organics: Great Brunch in Paso Robles

The city of Paso Robles on California’s Central Coast has become one of the most popular wine regions in the entire state and with that comes a plethora of new restaurants that are making some great food. You may recal my time at Hatch and Pasolivo, but what I really wanted to try was the […]

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory in San Francisco’s Chinatown

Ever wondered how fortune cookies are made? Wonder no more with a visit to one of the most unique places in San Francisco’s Chinatown, the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. This small one room building is constantly pumping out these famous treats, and you can watch them do it, write in your own fortune or […]