Stay Cozy This Winter with Risotto at BRIO Tuscan Grille

During winter time, I crave comfort food to keep me warm and fuzzy on a SoCal chilly day… Last week, I dined at BRIO Tuscan Grille at Irvine Spectrum, and was in Risotto heaven! BRIO (means “lively” or “full of life”) is a “polished casual” restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. BRIO is an elegant family … Read more

Relax And Refuel At Cafe Nordstrom

Shopping during the holidays can be a bit stressful. Last month, my family headed to Brea Mall to shop at our favorite stores and enjoy a tasty lunch. Within a couple of hours we worked up an appetite, and before long my son said in his most dramatic voice, “Mom I’m hungry!” (note* he’s hungry … Read more

Dinner at Bayside Restaurant, Tango, and The Spirit Of Argentina Show at Segerstrom OC

In celebration of Tango-Buenos Aires- The Spirit of Argentina I headed to Segerstrom Center for The Arts for a tango lesson with Marcelo Ortiz. After I danced under the stars, I headed to Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach for a beautiful dinner. (check out the promotion below) Get Your Tickets To The Spirit of Argentina! Saturday, … Read more

Seasalt Woodfire Grill: Santa Maria Style Barbecue in Huntington Beach

Living in the Central Coast was a unique and a memorable experience… I have wonderful memories of taking my children on lovely hikes at Oso Flaco Lake, picnics at local wineries, and eating delicious Santa Maria barbecue. The food and wine is like no other, and continues to be a highlight in my memory book. … Read more

Urban Plates In Aliso Viejo: Food That Tastes Good and Feels Good

My foodie friends and I headed to Urban Plates in Aliso Viejo earlier this month.  We all share a passion for good food, and we love to try out new places. We were excited about our visit to Urban Plates in Aliso Viejo, because we had taken a glimpse at the menu online, and we … Read more

Giveaway: Enter to Win A Fresh Brothers Pizza Party for Eight Kids

I am a Pizzaterian, you know when you only eat pizza… We are serious pizza lovers in my home, and last month we checked out Fresh Brothers in Newport Beach. This family friendly spot is a new favorite of ours, and my fam bam is raving about it… I love throwing parties and gatherings in … Read more

Pinch. Peel. Eat. Repeat. Reel Cajun Restaurant & Bar In Garden Grove

  The City of New Orleans is a colorful, festive, and one of my favorite places to visit in the South. The food is unique, and has distinct flavors that are forever embedded in my memory book. After traveling and eating my way through “The Big Easy,” I  have a whole new level of appreciation … Read more

New Northagate Market Opens In La Habra

I grew up shopping at Northgate Market, and I have watched the store evolve over that last couple of years. Some of my fondest childhood memories include going to the mercado (grocery store) with my mama on Sunday morning, to pick up the ingredients for our family meal.  Northgate Gonzalez Market’s opened its newest flagship … Read more

The Full Churrasco Experience at Fogo De Chão

Brazil is known for their dreamy beaches, warm people, and amazing cuisine.  This is why it is so easy to fall in love with the culture. Much like the Brazilians, my family loves to surround themselves with good food and good conversation. This month my family dined at Fogo De Chão to try a full “Churrasco Experience.” … Read more

Newport Beach Restaurant Week 2017

My friends and I are serious foodies and are on a mission to try as many culinary hot spots in Newport Beach during Restaurant Week as we can. We truly enjoy our time together and share a passion for delicious food, good conversation, and handcrafted cocktails. This also gives us the opportunity to explore our senses … Read more