Category Archives: food and drink

Belgian fries | Amsterdam, Netherlands

French fries are holy for me. They are basically my favorite food. Enter Belgian fries. Game. Changer. They are cooked not once, but twice, to crispy perfection. Not only are they the perfect crispness, but they are served with a variety of sauces from mayo to curry to peanut sauce. Our […]

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Metropolitan Waffles | Amsterdam, Netherlands

You can’t visit Amsterdam without enjoying waffles, right? They are best warm and crispy. This was our favorite spot in the city… Perfect for walking home on a chilly night! I day dream about the texture and taste of these waffles.

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St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes, Cabbage, and Sheperd’s Pie | Recipes

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! It has become a tradition to host our family and friends for some delicious Irish dishes. I am Irish on my Dad’s side, and his mom grew up in a little town in Iowa that featured two buildings in the town center– a […]

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Ballast Point Brewery | Temecula, California

I love Ballast Point, a San Diego based craft beer brewery, so I had to try their new restaurant and bar in Temecula. (If you don’t know, Temecula is about an hour North of San Diego and has a beautiful and thriving wine country. It also happens to be the city I grew […]

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Al Fresco Lunch | Sorrento, Italy

After we explored Capri, but before going to Pompeii, we had a delightful al fresco Italian lunch in Sorrento. As expected, the drive through this area is incredible, with impeccable views at every turn. Our lunch in Sorrento featured fresh vegetables, cheese, wine, and champagne. And all sorts of Italian dishes. […]

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Rogue Ales Public House | San Francisco, California

Rogue is an Oregon brewery that we love, so Charles was very excited to stumble upon a Rogue pub in the heart of North Beach in San Francisco.  It was a great place to stop for a bite and one of the 40 beers they have on tap.  We were with […]

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Stone Brewing Tap Room | San Diego, California

During Charles’ epic birthday weekend in San Diego we had to visit one of his favorite breweries, Stone.  They started out of Escondido, California but have expanded into many different bistros and tap rooms around San Diego.  This tap room happens to be downtown, just a few steps from Petco […]

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Drink Tahoe Brew | South Lake Tahoe, California

Lake Tahoe isn’t necessarily known for its beer, but you better believe we were ready to check out what they had brewing!  Our time was slightly limited, so we only visited two breweries, but we definitely enjoyed both.  (Although for the record, we only tried the beer, not the food […]

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Downtown | Tucson, Arizona

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Tuscon.  It has a very hipster environment downtown with unique street art and plenty of great places to eat or enjoy a drink.    Since it was the fourth of July, a lot of restaurants were closed, but as it turned out […]

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Hop Grenade and Heretic Brewing | California Beer

 If you’ve been around my blog for awhile, you know my husband is all about beer (brewing, consuming, learning about, etc.), so I always try to find ways to work visiting new breweries into our vacations.We were traveling from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe in May and it just so […]

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