Posts filed under: Travel

“So, you left sunny Long Beach, California to go on vacation in sunny Miami Beach, Florida?” Yep! The question came from a Canadian, also on vacation in Miami Beach but,...
Am I taking some sort of credit for the fact that my hometown airport was voted best for dining? Maybe a little. I feel like it only makes sense for my...
It started with a cheap ticket, as these things often do. A Jet Blue flight from Long Beach to New York for a mere $238 – a ticket that begged...
Full disclosure – this is my effort at playing catch up. The year that 2017 follows (I dare not say its name) proved challenging for me, personally and otherwise. Still,...
There are many reasons the city of New Orleans owns a piece of me. It’s got soul. The music is unmatched. There’s Bourbon Street and beignets and beads. But for...
It’s been awhile – I know. More than four months since my last post. I won’t bore you with excuses. That is, unless you find these excuses boring: I started...
It all started with Portland. ‘Twas the place where I first set out on a quick visit to a city simply to dine. Eating Portland is what I called it,...
You’ve heard about me being a dance mom. The multi-day competitions. Dress rehearsals. Other special rehearsals. And other special mandatory rehearsals. And dance conventions. And that thing called recital over...
I’m already a sucker for a clean, bright, hipster space. Add coffee and waffles and I could move in for weeks. Lucky for my family, the closest waffle-serving Blue Bottle...
It’s a wonder I haven’t written up this place before. I’m a regular here. This is my place. I eat here morning, midday, and evening. Only the staff here doesn’t...
It was just supposed to be a sandwich. I was on a break – 30 minutes to hustle down a few nutrients before returning to the New Orleans Convention Center...
Where, oh where did Dianderthal go? Oh where, oh where can she be? It seems that autumn has sucked me up. The Sunday before Labor Day, I fell into a...
That’s right. I’m a bona fide Top Chef fan. You might even call me a Top Chef freak since it’s my favorite show. I’ve watched every single episode, and most...
This kind of a cheater post because I’ve already written up La Boulange de Sunset’s young Southern California cousin, a bustling new spot on La Brea, but why miss an...
This wasn’t a planned outing. It was on my way to another Burger Quest trip (Holstein’s) while in Vegas for my daughter’s dance competition that I spotted Bobby’s Burger Palace...