Restaurants – OMG! Yummy Recipes, Stories, Inspiration for the Home Cook Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:11:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 36595977 Out Standing in the Field Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:16:12 +0000

An idyllic day at Miguel Ramos’ Watsonville strawberry farm followed by an all strawberry lunch enjoyed with fellow food bloggers at Ella’s at the Airport, all sponsored by the hard working California Strawberry Commission.]]> 6 9215
Fifteen Highlights from BlogHerFood15 Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:00:13 +0000

15 highlights from BlogHerFood15 in Chicago where I was a tourist, a panelist, a little starry-eyed about Sarah Michelle Gellar and always hungry.]]> 10 8740
Talking Story – Food Adventures Hawaiian Style Wed, 18 Apr 2012 02:23:48 +0000

We just returned from a magical week on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. From a four-generation family gathering to a beachfront hotel used as the set for two recent Hollywood movies to a chance encounter with the Dalai Lama (really!), it was a wet, wild, wacky, wonderful seven days. Of course we were constantly on […]]]> 15 2941
A Blogger’s Bite of the Big Apple Wed, 04 Apr 2012 19:37:21 +0000

This time last year, I was heading to New York City with two hungry teens and @dormantchef for a food-filled vacation. This year, much to their dismay, I left the family behind and headed to the the Big Apple alone for the International Association of Culinary Professionals Conference. I’m back chock full of stories and inspiration […]]]> 15 2836
A Happy Holiday Dinner at Radius in San Francisco Wed, 28 Dec 2011 17:25:18 +0000

Lest you think I dropped off the face of the earth this holiday season, I bring you a fabulous restaurant find in San Francisco. Radius, located in SOMA (South of Market), is a relaxed bistro-like restaurant offering outstanding local-sourced food (within a 100-mile RADIUS) with warm and caring service. Deciding last minute to head to […]]]> 4 2292
Celebrating California’s Central Coast Mon, 08 Aug 2011 14:35:50 +0000

When you are lucky enough to live in California, occasionally you have to jump in the car and revel in the reason that you pay so much money to reside here: sumptuous scenery, beautiful beaches, wonderful weather, all accented by fabulous food and wine in one quaint or quirky town after another. On the long […]]]> 14 1654
Bloggers as Agents of Change For Our Own Community Wed, 25 May 2011 14:43:45 +0000

Reflections on BlogHerFood 11 BlogHerFood 11 crept up on me so quickly. With the move from October to May, it seemed like just yesterday I was in San Francisco at BlogHerFood 10 inundated by swag, food bloggers, and enough enthusiasm and education to overwhelm any mere mortal. So it was with great anticipation that I […]]]> 27 1506
A Hungry Teen Eats Manhattan Sun, 01 May 2011 15:20:26 +0000

My family just returned from a 6-day spring break trip to Manhattan, indulging in all the expected tourist activities including Broadway shows with a once-in-a-lifetime backstage tour of Phantom, 5th Avenue shopping, and a gut-wrenching visit to Ground Zero. But as a family of foodies, eating was always a priority. My 16-year old son is […]]]> 22 1359
OMG! BlogHerFood Mon, 11 Oct 2010 23:15:24 +0000

As I dive head first back into my real life in the suburbs of San Jose, I want to share some of the enthusiasm (and SWAG) I was saturated with at the BlogHerFood conference held this weekend in San Francisco.     Besides this outrageous spread of free stuff I brought home (thanks dormant chef […]]]> 16 664
Mobile Food Truck Mania at the Eat Real Festival Thu, 02 Sep 2010 23:36:34 +0000

After such an overwhelming response to my blog post about pop-up restaurants and gourmet food trucks (thanks to my freshly-pressed feature on the homepage and of course my fabulous and insightful writing), I felt compelled and inspired to do some hands-on research into the trends, starting with the gourmet food truck or mobile food […]]]> 19 529