Temescal Alley: Where to Eat, Shop & Explore in Oakland’s Favorite Alley

When researching places to explore in Oakland’s up and coming neighborhoods, you will no doubt here praise for the Temescal area over and over again. This trendy district has become a go-to spot for some of the city best shopping, food and drinks. The highlight here is the small alleys known as Temescal Alley and […]

Indian Wells Brewing Company: Craft Sodas & Beer on Highway 14

Indian Wells Brewing Company on Highway 14 is one of the most fun stops I have stumbled on recently. On a road trip up Highway 395, my friend happened to have a beer at Copper Top BBQ made by the brewery; noticing it was on my way home, I decided to give it a try. […]

Bouchon Bakery in Yountville: Napa Valley’s Famous Bakery

There is a good chance you have heard of or been to this famous bakery in Yountville, which is the brainchild of Chef Thomas Keller. While is used to just be in Yountville, they have even expanded to locations in Beverly Hills, Las Vegas and New York now. It is one of those spots that […]

The Loft in Heavenly Village: Magic Show, S’mores and A Great Lounge

If you are looking for a fun way to spend a night in South Lake Tahoe, then look no further then The Loft in Heavenly Village. Located right above the movie theater, The Loft has a beautiful lounge with good drink prices and tableside S’mores and on top of that, they have a slight of […]

Caffe Calabria: Coffee, Pizza, Drinks & Dessert in North Park

As one of North Park’s first modern spots, Caffe Calabria is a personal favorite in the area for me. They are a true jack of all trades with a full coffee bar, spirits bar, pizza oven and coffee roasting set up. Reading this you may think that one store couldn’t pull of that many unique […]

Hammond’s Gourmet Ice Cream: Flights of Ice Cream in North Park

I am a sucker for things I have not seen/experienced before, so when I heard about a place that does ice cream flights (small individual ice cream samples in waffle cones), I was chomping at the bit to give it a try. Sure, you could just try different flavors as a sample, but when six […]

Cookie Connection: Homemade Cookie Awesomeness in Irvine

From the moment you walk into Cookie Connection and see its wall of cookies waiting to be picked you can’t possibly not be excited. The red interior with the floor to ceiling painting and the sheer amount of options you have for both cookies and how to eat them makes it an attack on your senses […]

Moo Creamery: Homemade Ice Cream & Burgers in Bakersfield

Located in the back of a commercial area of Bakersfield, Moo Creamery is a traditional diner with a gourmet style. Whether it is the peanut butter burger or the whiskey caramel milkshake, you are in for a treat when you stop at this restaurant. They buy their ingredients from local growers, bake their own buns […]

Atticus Creamery & Pies in Los Angeles

Atticus Pies is an awesome new dessert spot that is a cross between the ice cream sandwiches of Diddy Riese and the fantastic pies of House of Pies. With a second location that just opened a few weeks ago, this humble creamery / pie shop is poised to become a go to sweets spot in […]

BJ Cinnamon: Raspberry Creme Fritters in Folsom

As you know, I am a sucker for donuts. I go out of my way to try any donut that I hear is unique and on my travels I always try to find a good donut shop to visit. When researching spots in Sacramento I came across BJ Cinnamon in Folsom and Sweet Dozen in […]