Pillows of Love – Libby's Manapua Shop – Honolulu, HI

If you are a regular reader of our blog, then you know that I used to live in Hawaii. I have been back on the mainland for 14 years but as often as I can, which is usually when airfare is cheap, I try to get back to Hawaii. One of the things I missContinue reading “Pillows of Love – Libby's Manapua Shop – Honolulu, HI”

Guest Blog: Everyday is a Special Occasion – The Ramos House Cafe

This is the first of what I hope to be many guest blogs.  This one was written by Michelle Kilgore of “The Picky Nibbler“.  Kim and I have known Michelle for many years and she may enjoy food more than we do.  We really hope you enjoy this new feature and look forward to yourContinue reading “Guest Blog: Everyday is a Special Occasion – The Ramos House Cafe”

Kicking Off the 2nd Annual Happy Hour Week at SOL Cocina – Newport Beach

Tonight is the beginning of a week dedicated to happy hour, here in Orange County.  As part of the kickoff festivities we were invited to SOL Cocina for tequila tasting provided by Peligroso.  The tequila was paired with from south of the border favors prepared by SOL Cocina’s own Executive Chef Deborah Schneider. Peligroso preparedContinue reading “Kicking Off the 2nd Annual Happy Hour Week at SOL Cocina – Newport Beach”

Quick Post: Bolsa Roast Pork Taco – Dos Chinos

Previously we did a full review on Dos Chinos.  As you may or may not know Dos Chinos is on our short list of trucks that we eat at regularly.  We look for them at OC DinDin-A-GoGo along with many other stops. Oahu Shrimp Taco Recently Kim and I ran out to meet up withContinue reading “Quick Post: Bolsa Roast Pork Taco – Dos Chinos”

Gourmet Food Truck Brings the Spirit and Taste of Aloha to the Mainland – Tropical Shave Ice

At a preview event for the OC Foodie Fest last month, Kim and I finally had a chance to check out Tropical Shave Ice. @TropShaveIce as they are known on twitter, launched in May and have been on fire ever since. That may sound like a funny description for a Hawaiian Shave Ice Truck butContinue reading “Gourmet Food Truck Brings the Spirit and Taste of Aloha to the Mainland – Tropical Shave Ice”

Good Barbeque in North Carolina – Smokey’s BBQ Shack – Morrisville, NC

Whenever we travel, for business or pleasure, we do our best to look for the local fare that makes the area so great. One of the things we West-coasters hear about North Carolina is the barbeque. During my recent trip, Chris and Jeremy, from Southern Food Crew, took me out for a quick lunch atContinue reading “Good Barbeque in North Carolina – Smokey’s BBQ Shack – Morrisville, NC”

High-End Diner in Downtown Raleigh – Poole’s Diner – Raleigh, NC

Recently I visited Raleigh, North Carolina. One of our Twitter followers, @jbphebus, suggested I stop at Poole’s Diner in Downtown Raleigh. I drove straight over as soon as I got off the plane. I arrived about 6:00pm and the city was empty. That was until I went inside Poole’s and found that all of RaleighContinue reading “High-End Diner in Downtown Raleigh – Poole’s Diner – Raleigh, NC”

Breakfast on the Beach – Stuft Surfer Café – Newport Beach, CA

One of the things I like most about this Blog is it has forced me to open my eyes and look around for food. One of the biggest complaints people have that live in Orange County is there is nowhere to eat that is not a chain. Breakfast spots are even harder to find. LikeContinue reading “Breakfast on the Beach – Stuft Surfer Café – Newport Beach, CA”

Vietnamese Food at ……. A Diner? – Santa Cruz Diner – Santa Cruz, CA

This is the same thing that Guy Fieri said when he rolled into Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz Diner was recently featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives (DDD). It is a New Jersey-style diner on the main strip in Santa Cruz. When I heard that they not only had classic diner food but killer Vietnamese PhoContinue reading “Vietnamese Food at ……. A Diner? – Santa Cruz Diner – Santa Cruz, CA”

First Cupcake Wars Stop – Kara’s Cupcakes – San Jose, CA

Cupcake Wars on the Food Network is the latest show to attract our foodie attention. Like several of the network’s other shows it inspires many of our foodie adventures. I was in northern California for a couple of days so I made sure to stop by Kara’s Cupcakes in San Jose. Fleur De Sel MyContinue reading “First Cupcake Wars Stop – Kara’s Cupcakes – San Jose, CA”