Morro Bay Dining


For an anniversary trip, my husband and I drove up to California’s Central Coast to a small town called Morro Bay. We had been there once before in 2006 and knew we had to go back. Of course, as soon as I booked the trip I had to research some restaurants. Here are a few we loved: Shine Café– This was our first stop in town and our last. That’s because we fell in LOVE with Shine Café. Right as you walk in, you can feel the...

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I had the pleasure of interviewing Chef Ricardo Zarate, when he was just named “Best New Chef” in 2011. I was blown away by his Lomo Saltado at his Downtown Los Angeles restaurant, Mo-chia, and was so excited to try his then new baby, Picca, in West L.A. Since I’ve aslo been dying to travel to Peru, I figured eating Peruvian cuisine is the next best thing. Picca means “to nibble” and since tapas-style is my favorite...

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Wow. Didn’t expect to like, or shall I say LOVE, rattlesnake and rabbit as much as I did. Here’s the low-down: I kept hearing about Wurstkuche and that I had to try it. They call themselves an “exotic sausage grill,” so if that doesn’t get a girl to get up and see what all the fuss is about, I don’t know what will. The fact that my husband is the one who arranged the tasting makes me wonder if he’s...

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Ojai Dining: Part 2


As the night approached in Ojai, we new that a girls night wouldn’t be complete without margaritas and Mexican food…olé! My friend Angela told us about this place called Agave Maria’s and promised their margi’s wouldn’t disappoint. She was correct my friend, to say the least. These margaritas weren’t your typical, sweet & sour mix, and be done with it. They weren’t even called margarita’s....

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Ojai Dining: Part 1


When I first arrived in Ojai and stepped out of the car, an instant calming feeling came over me which is what I’d been craving for months. But before we even checked into the hotel, my friends and I had one thing on our minds…LUNCH. Our first (but certainly not last) stop was Hip, a vegetarian restaurant close to our hotel. My friend Angela had been there before numerous times and raved about it. I quickly learned she had every...

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Ado’s orgasmic beet pasta

ado beet pasta

I know this picture is horrible and the pasta does NOT look good…but you have to trust me. There’s this amazing authentic Italian restaurant in Venice called Ado. It’s the cutest little yellow house on Main St. that you could easily walk by without knowing what it is. As you walk in, you’re immediately greeted by the nicest, most handsome Italian man who acts as if he’s known you for years. “Buona Sera!”...

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