Venice is a hotbed of great restaurants. Gjelina was not only recommended by a few different people but it also appeared at the top of every search I did. So of course I needed to make a stop during my trip to Cali. Pizza and thoughtfully prepared veggies […]
Update: Ink & Bean and Good Things are now closed. While I was in California, I did need to get some work done and some quick research showed that Ink & Bean wasn’t too far from my hotel and the space looked awesome online. Fortunately, it did not […]
One of my favorite parts about traveling is coffee shop hopping. After some browsing, it seemed that Portola Coffee Roasters was one of the best coffee roasters in the area so of course I needed to check it out. The location in Orange was closest to where I […]
An afternoon of wandering around the Santa Monica Pier and walking along the beach, my friend and I really craving tacos and margaritas. Fortunately, Blue Plate Taco was steps from the pier and had just what we were craving. The vibe was super beachy and we were all […]
One of the things California is known for is their super fresh fish. So of course I needed to get some of that while I was there. I’m a huge fan of poke and the west coast has fully embraced the trend. I happened to walk by Poke […]
I follow a few different California bloggers over on Instagram and they’re always sharing some amazing pictures of churros from The Loop. Knowing my hotel was only about a fifteen minute drive from the instagrammable hot spot, I new I needed to check it out.
As another year comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on some of the best bites I ate this year. Similarly to the best plates of 2016 list, I’m only sharing dishes that I tried for the first time this year, no chains, and only one dish […]
So it’s no secret that California has some of the best Asian food around. So you already knew that I would be looking for one of the best spots while I was visiting. After some extensive research, I knew that Szechuan Impression needed to make the list of places […]
After an early morning flight to LAX my friend and I needed a bite to eat and coffee, before heading down to the iconic Santa Monica Pier. A quick Foursquare search pulled up Sidecar Doughnuts in Santa Monica and we drove over.