Discovering Art and Culture in Gainesville

Yes, you read that right! It’s not just Gators country. The arts and culture scene in Gainesville, Florida is off the wall…literally! The urban arts scene in particular permeates the college town, including an incredible murals project that can be seen and enjoyed throughout the city. I know. When most of you think Florida, your mind drifts to beaches and turquoise, tropical waters. And … [Read more...]

Palate to Palette – Culinary Inspirations with #ExperienceBuick

This sponsored post is part of my ongoing project #ExperienceBuick. Throughout 2015, I will be experiencing Buick through a series of events and initiatives that reinforce what this American car manufacturer brand is all about. =============================================== Inspiration comes from everywhere. When it comes to travel food is what inspires me to choose one destination over … [Read more...]

An Interview with Cotogna Chef Michael Tusk – Taste of the Nation San Francisco

There is no shortage of of food festivals in San Francisco, one of the many reasons why I love this city! Of course its always a bonus when you can combine good food and celebrity chefs with eating for a cause.  Or four, in the case of this year's Taste of the Nation San Francisco event...four! This year's event is taking place on Thursday, March 26 at the City View in The Metreon.  Along with … [Read more...]

Amuse-Bouche (Food News) for Aug 9

Are you hungry? Just a little? Good. Because I've got tiny snack-size pieces of food news and events for you. Amuse-bouche is a weekly news series where I share things that have come across my plate in the last week. If you have news to share, drop me a line and I could feature it here. 2014 Mexico Food Fair Held August 21-23 in Los Angeles at the LA Convention Center if you love Mexican … [Read more...]

Amuse-Bouche (Food News) for Aug 2

I've got single, bite-sized hors d’œuvres coming your way! Amuse-bouche is my weekly food-related news series where I share a few things that have crossed my plate. Summertime means food events and I have three of them for you today! Le Méridien Éclairs + Chef Johnny Iuzzini - San Francisco Edition A couple of weeks ago I wrote about an event I attended at Le Méridien in San Francisco … [Read more...]

Amuse-Bouche (Food News) for July 5

Hungry? I've got the latest food-focused news that have whet my appetite this past week. Summer time means festivals and there are plenty of them on the horizon. They are a great way to explore different types of food and celebrate local artisans and chefs. Make sure to check out food (and wine) festivals in your local area, make it a day (or two)!  Personally speaking, I want to see a … [Read more...]

Amuse-Bouche (Food News) for June 21

This weekend I am starting a new series, Amuse-Bouche (single, bite-sized hors d’œuvres) covering food news that crosses "my plate." [Stay tuned, tomorrow I am launching the same concept for travel news!] Here we go! Apparently the breakfast burrito was invented in New Mexico and as tasty as their green burritos are, I am not going to argue! New Mexico has released the New Mexico True … [Read more...]