Posts tagged "Dining"
Staycation Vacation: Rediscovering Home

Staycation Vacation: Rediscovering Home

There is no place quite like home. Too bad that, all too often, most of us get so wrapped up in our daily routines, work and social patterns that we forget to stop and smell the proverbial roses. And that is precisely the dilemma that staycation vacations are meant to resolve. Having lived in Los...
Romance on Bodega Bay

Romance on Bodega Bay

Sonoma County is endowed with an embarrassment of riches as far as romantic spots are concerned (I mean, wine alone isn’t the only reason TripAdvisor recently named Sonoma the top wine destination in the U.S.) However, of all the dreamy locales in Sonoma County, Bodega Bay ranks at the top of the list. I arrived...
It’s A Coppola Life

It’s A Coppola Life

Francis Ford Coppola has brought absolute magic to the big screen with iconic films like American Graffiti, The Godfather Trilogy, Dracula and Apocalypse Now. He has likewise bottled magic in the form of the more than 40 wines produced at his state-of-the-art winemaking facility in Sonoma County.So is it a shocker that a visit to the Francis Ford Coppola Winery...
Howard Station Cafe: The Best Part of Waking Up

Howard Station Cafe: The Best Part of Waking Up

Inviting. Friendly. Great bacon. Those are probably the three winningest characteristics of the kind of places where I most like to start my day. On a recent trek to Bodega Bay, I got a great tip about a place that held the promise of delivering all three of the above and more. “Stop in at...
Sonoma Good Eats: Duskie Estes’ Fabulous Zazu

Sonoma Good Eats: Duskie Estes’ Fabulous Zazu

If you’ve been to Sonoma then you probably already know that the folks in this corner of America have a peculiarly familiar, almost European relationship with food (and if you didn’t already know, now you do!). At every turn in this slice of Northern California, staggeringly fresh food prepared with elegant simplicity is as much...
A Meandering Afternoon at Houmas House Plantation & Gardens: Darwin, Louisianna

A Meandering Afternoon at Houmas House Plantation & Gardens: Darwin, Louisianna

“Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.” – Dorothy Parker New Orleans may be known as the Big Easy, but just outside the bustling intersection of manners and eccentricities that Mark Twain famously called ‘The City that Care Forgot’ is perhaps the best example of  what was, for some,...
‘Hot in the City’ Trend Alert: WINO, Wine Institute New Orleans

‘Hot in the City’ Trend Alert: WINO, Wine Institute New Orleans

When most people think of New Orleans they think of beads, boobs and  mind-numblingly strong cocktails like the Hurricane or the Sazerac which could easily flatly lay out even the biggest boozehounds in a matter of hours. Likewise, most folks also swoon over the big bold flavors that have come to define New Orleans-style Creole...
Ted Allen: Dines Out

Ted Allen: Dines Out

Ted Allen has become a household name because of his love for food and wine. First gaining notoriety as a contributing editor to Esquiremagazine and later as the food and wine specialist on Bravo’s Emmy-winning hit series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Allen has gone on to author a collection of classic recipes titled The Food You Want...