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Exploring the Danish Village of Solvang

Whenever we road trip to Santa Barbara for a long weekend, it's customary for us to stop at Solvang along the way - "A little…

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Dazzling Flavors in the “American Rivera”

Pit stop! The first leg of our road trip to sunny Santa Barbara began with saucy ribs and blue cheese tri tip salad from Salinas…

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Hawaiian Vibes at Hula’s Island Grill

I was hangry; you know the feeling. After mysteriously waiting half an hour to receive our appetizer from a popular ocean-view restaurant, though we were…

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Peacocks and Pit Stops at Casa De Fruta

Anyone roadtripping from the south valley along Pacheco Pass toward I-5 has stopped at Casa de Fruta, the farm stand-turned oasis hidden among the rolling…

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Barbareño – Flavor Stories of Santa Barbara

When the mild California winter finally breaks around Easter, and the sun warms our faces on afternoon walks, we emerge from our cooped up tiny…

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Pineapple Carnitas at Cult Taco in Monterey

“California cuisine through a Oaxacan lens.” – Chef Michelle Estigoy Welcome to Cult Taco in historic downtown Monterey, California! Please step up to the touchscreen…

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Homeroom Mac + Cheese in Oakland

Some of the best restaurants begin with the simplest of dreams and menus, wouldn’t you agree? Such is the case for Homeroom Mac + Cheese…

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Fine Dining in Yosemite National Park

Venturing to Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada mountains of east-central California is an all-day event, well-worth the drive from the Central Coast. We…

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In-N-Out Burger – A California Icon

Yes, this is a blog post about a fast food restaurant. No, this isn’t just any fast food place. It’s In-N-Out Burger! I love all…

Tasty Tapas at Prova California Table

"Prova" - Italian word meaning "to try" or "to taste" (provamorganhill.com) From the same Michelin star chef who brought you elevated Mediterranean soul food cuisine at…

Vertigo Coffee Roasters – Local Delight

As residents of San Juan Bautista, we’re often asked “Do you like living in a small town? Isn’t it quiet and uneventful? What do you…

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Tricycle Pizza’s Food Truck Journey

Wood-fired oven inside the original food truck that started it all. Of all the food truck meals I’ve eaten in my life (countless, I assure…