Napa Day Trip

Napa Day Trip

With more than 400 unique vineyards and more Michelin stars per capita than any other wine region in the world, you could never spend enough time in Napa Valley. One of my favorite day trips from San Francisco, I’ve…

5 Spots for Rockridge Sweet Treats

5 Spots for Rockridge Sweet Treats

For no reason other than constantly being swarmed by options of amazingly entertaining things to do within San Francisco limits, I don’t make it to the East Bay as often as I could. I’ve always had a good time…

Exploring LA’s Larchmont Village

Exploring LA’s Larchmont Village

Hollywood, Venice, Santa Monica, Malibu. There’s no shortage of bustling micro-neighborhoods to explore in expansive Los Angeles, but on my recent trip to sunny soCal, one of my favorite afternoons was spent frolicking a lovely little area called…

Dining at El Tovar, Grand Canyon

Dining at El Tovar, Grand Canyon

Considered the crown jewel of Historic National Park Lodges, the entire El Tovar hotel location on the canyon rim is a vantage point, including from the dining hall inside. It is the Grand Canyon’s only fine dining establishment, and…

10 Best Bites of SXSW 2015

10 Best Bites of SXSW 2015

To give you an idea of how this post is going to go, that^ is a Cuban sandwich on a doughnut. Austin is an experimental and quirky little city known for custom bites and craft cocktails, so being…

Dining Inside a Spanish Gold Vault

Dining Inside a Spanish Gold Vault

Las Bovedas (the vaults) is a French restaurant at the Plaza de Francia set inside a historical gold storage vault for the Spanish and alleged jail for Manual Noriega. If the history itself isn’t reason enough to go,…

Panama-Inspired Tarte Tatin

Panama-Inspired Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin is a French dish that entered my life during my first solo adventure abroad in Panama City by way of the menu at Las Bovedas. To share this caramel pie crust vanilla ice cream powdered sugar heaven…

Papiamento, the Fairytale

Papiamento, the Fairytale

It seems appropriate for this trip that one of my favorite dining experiences to date would be had solo in a restaurant fit for honeymooners. It may even be half the reason. Papiamento, family-owned and operated by the Ellis’…

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