Did you know that Oakland is one of five ports of entry for green (unroasted) coffee beans in the US? Knowing this, you shouldn’t be surprised by the plethora of third wave coffee shops in nearby San Francisco. I won’t go into the semantics of “third wave,” since I apparently missed wave 1 and wave 2, or we’re doing the coffee craze backwards, Star Wars style. …
Recipe: Chex Mix and the Post-Super Bowl Wrap Up
Whew! Super Bowl 49 (or XILZXVX or whatever in Roman numerals) was quite a doozy wasn’t it? What with a close score and improbable interceptions and guacamole spilled on the carpet? Yeah, it was a good day. And I tried really hard to make a good day even better by creating a couple tiny snack masterpieces for my friends (and gosh, myself) to enjoy. By the power vested in me by The Lady Who Works for Chex, I now share with thee two amazing Chex Mix recipes.
First is the OG Chex Mix. Literally straight from the Chex website:
Original Recipe Chex Mix…
Upcoming Event: Book Launch Party for The 30-Day Vegan Challenge
Putting the words “book launch”, “party”, and “vegan” into one sentence may not be exciting to everyone, but my ears certainly perk up! See below for information on Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s book launch party coming up on Sunday February 1, 2015 from 2-5pm at Encuentro Cafe and Wine Bar, 550 2nd Street, Oakland. Tickets are $25 per person, and there will be appetizers (vegan, of course), wine, and friendly faces.
Giveaway: Chex Mix Super Bowl 2015 Party Pack
Update: The winner of the Chex Mix Super Bowl Party Pack, chosen by random number generator, is Patrick! Thanks to all who entered!!
Remember Chex Mix? I remember getting the packaged version as a snack sometimes when I was a kid, and hovering over the bowl at a holiday party if someone was kind enough to make a batch from scratch. In the interim since these childhood memories occurred, Chex Mix has not just stayed around, it has expanded, adapted, and become possibly more popular than ever. Case in point: the nearly endless recipes with accompanying beautiful photos on the Chex Mix recipe page — yum.
And Chex has been kind enough to host a giveaway with me just in time for your upcoming Super Bowl celebrations… please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below to be entered to win the following Chex Mix gift pack, sent right to your door!…
Sens! There are a lot of really nice (and not cheap) restaurants downtown for all the fancy business peoples, and Sens is one of my faves. I’ve been many times over the years, and while I recall a dip in the quality of food and service for some time (or maybe it was just an off day? I’m not sure), my last visit for lunch was really, really good.
Upcoming Event: SF Restaurant Week 2015
SF Restaurant Week is actually ten days long. If you’re ok with the fact that the title of the event is an outright lie, read on.
Ok, no one can blame them — “restaurant week” does have a better ring to it than “ten days of restaurants and things”. I’m super excited about SFRW, which is the latest incarnation of the former Dine About Town, now hosted by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association. What is SFRW? I thought you’d never ask. Bullet points:
- January 21-30, 2015
- Participating restaurants all around SF
- Fixed menus for lunch (2 courses $25pp), dinner (3 courses $40pp), or super fancy dinner (tasting menu $85pp)
Review(s): Palm Springs and Cabo San Lucas
Happy New Year! The end of the year brings, again, a welcome vacation which made me feel relaxed, happy, and inspired. To recap all the delicious happenings in my second trip to Palm Springs and first trip to Cabo, read on.
This time, we rented a sweet retro house in a sleepy little desert neighborhood just outside Palm Springs. We made a lot of our own great food, but also hit up some restaurants in Palm Springs, a few of which I’ve added to my list of PS favorites.
Merry Christmas from B&C
Whether you’re enjoying Christmas waffles, a holiday roast, or the world’s most mediocre Chinese food, I hope you’re having an amazing holiday season and look forward to catching up with you in 2015!
Holiday Gift Ideas for Foodies
Aside from the classic gift card to any number of amazing Bay Area restaurants for the foodie on your list, here are a list of great local(ish) places from which to procure yummy holiday treats for all the stockings you’re preparing to stuff.
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Touting themselves as “The New America Chocolate“, this locally made and conscientiously sourced chocolate is a delicious treat anytime. For the holidays, they have a few great gift options that are as cute as they are yummy.
As we move steadily toward winter, I thought I would take a moment to reminisce on a trip to Maine this summer where I ate my first whole Maine lobster, among a few other things… Cue montage music!
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