Paso Robles CAB Collective “Cabs of Distinction” Event – Grand Tasting – Day 2, Part 2

The grand tasting was held at Windfall Farms in Paso Robles, a 724-acre property, horse farm and event venue. The grand tasting was in one of the barns andset up so each of the 16 Paso CAB (Cabernet and Bordeaux) Collective memberwineries were stationed in separate stalls pouring their best wines. Many of them hadContinue reading “Paso Robles CAB Collective “Cabs of Distinction” Event – Grand Tasting – Day 2, Part 2”

Paso Robles CAB Collective “Cabs of Distinction” Event – Winemaker Panel – Day 2, Part 1

Day two of the CABs of Distinction event started with a winemaker panel discussion moderated by Steve Heimoff, California editor of Wine Enthusiast and a tasting of the panelists’ signature wines. Panelists included: Gary Eberle, owner/enologist of Eberle Winery Scott Shirley, winemaker for JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery Kevin Willenborg, winemaker for Vina Robles Steve Peck,Continue reading “Paso Robles CAB Collective “Cabs of Distinction” Event – Winemaker Panel – Day 2, Part 1”

Paso Robles CAB Collective "Cabs of Distinction" Event – En Primeur – Day 1

We were invited to the inaugural CABs of Distinction event created by the Paso Robles CAB (Cabernet and Bordeaux) Collective (PRCC), a grass-roots collaboration of wineries to create better awareness of the Cabernet and Bordeaux varietals produced in the Paso Robles appellation. Current members include: ADELAIDA Cellars, B&E Vineyard, Chateau Margene, DAOU Vineyards & Winery,Continue reading “Paso Robles CAB Collective "Cabs of Distinction" Event – En Primeur – Day 1”

"When the Dog Bites, When the Bee Stings" – Invitation Only at Playground – Santa Ana, CA

I received a call from Jason Quinn, a local chef that we first met when he was the chef on the popular gourmet food truck, The Lime Truck. Yes, the same Jason that helped take The Lime Truck to victory in the second season of Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Since then, he hasContinue reading “"When the Dog Bites, When the Bee Stings" – Invitation Only at Playground – Santa Ana, CA”

Artisan Pizza makes OC debut – Pitfire Pizza, Costa Mesa, CA

New pizza joints seem to be popping up all over the OC, with their various interpretations of Chicago-, New York- or Neapolitan-styles. We don’t get too caught up in the pizza wars because we don’t discriminate when it comes to pizza style, only taste. Pitfire Artisan Pizza, is a small Los Angeles-based chain that justContinue reading “Artisan Pizza makes OC debut – Pitfire Pizza, Costa Mesa, CA”

Hand Crafted Soups and Sandwiches in the Heart of Portland, OR – The Portland Soup Company

The Portland street food scene is amazing and everyone that is into food should check it out. One place that Kim and I missed on our first trip was the Portland Soup Company. We were lucky to find them open on the second trip and fully stocked with some amazing soups and sandwiches. On thisContinue reading “Hand Crafted Soups and Sandwiches in the Heart of Portland, OR – The Portland Soup Company”

Bruxie Opens It's Third Location This Time In Rancho Santa Margarita

One of our favorite spots is opening its third location today in Rancho Santa Margarita. Last night I was invited to a media preview of the new restaurant. Kim and I have been fans of theirs for some time and it is wonderful to see them be a runaway success. Bruxie’s waffles and there attentionContinue reading “Bruxie Opens It's Third Location This Time In Rancho Santa Margarita”

Event Wrap-up OC Blogger Bash 2011 & Knott's Berry Farm Ticket Giveaway

Couple of weeks ago Kim and I were invited to the first ever OC Blogger Bash at the Anaheim Convention Center and was put on by the Anaheim/OC Visitor & Convention Bureau. It was a throw back to the early 60’s, food and decorations were a lot of fun, not to mention most of theContinue reading “Event Wrap-up OC Blogger Bash 2011 & Knott's Berry Farm Ticket Giveaway”

Event Wrap-up Dos Lime Pop-Up at the Shark Club

Pop-up restaurants are becoming quite popular. I am not sure of the origin but I hear about them more and more. When I heard that Hop Phan, owner of Dos Chinos, an Orange County gourmet food truck, and Jason Quinn best known as the chef from the Lime Truck, and soon-to-be-opened the PlayGround in DowntownContinue reading “Event Wrap-up Dos Lime Pop-Up at the Shark Club”