Within minutes of parking atop Barnsdall Park, I encountered the boys of Mixwell craft soda, and their mind-blowing “reseal-able can” that holds carbonation for 48 hours and is a solution to the waste nightmare for bartenders. It had begun. A day packed with inspirational talks, shared innovations, and of course, food. The creation of Naz … Continued

Obicà Sunset Plaza Mozzarella Bar, Pizza e Cucina I traveled to Italy on my honeymoon and haven’t been able to go back in many, many years but I was gleefully transported back there when I went to newly opened Obicà Sunset Plaza in West Hollywood, CA. The dining experience at this mozzarella bar makes my … Continued

Northern California is home to some of the most amazing sights and sounds. Most notably are Sonoma and Napa Valleys. Wine Country has undergone a boom in tourism, which once was a humble 25 Napa wineries in 1975. Fast forward to today and there are well over 400 wineries in Napa and Sonoma Counties. In … Continued

The Twin Cities in Minnesota will always be referred to as home. However, when I moved out of state 6 years ago; the culinary scene was amateur, which is putting it nicely. As the job market has progressively become better each year, people have flocked to the area, especially since the cost of living remains … Continued

As a kid, playing Oregon Trail was the closest I managed towards a visit. After 4 years of living in San Francisco and endless numbers of people recommending a trip to Portland; I caved in. Here are the reasons you’ll fall in love with this city and regularly make it a point to return. Several … Continued

Celebrate Capri at Casa Del Mar February 2016 Chef Stefano Mazzone from Grand Hotel Quisisana, Capri, Italy and Chef Alberico Nunziata from Casa Del Mar, Santa Monica, California cook together and share the flavors of the sun and sand in collaboration between Capri and Santa Monica Feb 4-11, 2016 at Casa Del Mar. The new cabanas … Continued

The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival (HFWF) gathers a highly distinguished group of chefs, sommeliers as well as wine and spirit producers annually to produce an elaborate display of creative genius. Beyond the endless supply of culinary and libation choices, there’s a true aloha spirit that captures your soul. Scott Eddy and I were in … Continued

Golden Road Brewing is in a secluded, out-of-the-way spot in Los Angeles. As I pulled up through a quiet, industrial area, I was shocked to see the place was packed with people! Hundreds were gathered in their large bar and their two outdoor seating areas on Wednesday afternoon! Their massive, delicious beer selection and great atmosphere … Continued

Pure By Michèle La Porta is located on the popular Beverly Hills street, South Beverly Drive. On a weekday, you can’t miss all of the people on their hurried lunch breaks, grabbing a bite up and down the street. If this is you, look no further than Pure. It’s the perfect spot for fresh, healthy food … Continued