Category Archives: California

San Francisco Union Square Food Crawl

This trip we skipped the popular Fisherman’s Wharf and decided to thoroughly explore Union Square on foot.  Amy is one of my best friends and host in the bay area. She arranged accommodations at the Hilton Hotel because parking is … Continue reading

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LA’s Pink Hotdogs

In SoCal we did the classic tours, then my brother got a tattoo in the real LA Ink shop. The Philippine patriotic “three stars and a sun” design was inked by Brazilian guest artist Melissa Khouri. It was in his … Continue reading

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Solvang

We found this very enchanting town at the Santa Ynez wine trail called Solvang. It is a quaint Danish village close to Santa Barbara in California. Downtown has a number of restaurants, shops, bakeries and wine tasting rooms. Solvang was … Continue reading

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The Appellation Lodi California Wineries

After Napa we continued our wine trail to Lodi in Northern California. The Lodi tasting rooms for me are underrated because this appellation really has a lot to offer. Most wineries are family run and are very personal compared to … Continue reading

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Food and wine tasting notes at Napa Valley

It was a nice day to enjoy the sunny weather, cool breeze, lush gardens and enchanting vineyards at the V. Sattui winery in Napa Valley. At their picnic grounds we had a gourmet lunch of rustic bread, salami, prosciutto, olives … Continue reading

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Chowder at SFO Fisherman’s Wharf

Clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl is a must try at Fisherman’s Wharf. After a lot of walking around and the cool breeze at Pier 39, the heartwarming soup was just so perfect. The Boudin Bakery makes the best … Continue reading

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