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Blowouts to Burgers

Canlis Pivot & Evolves... If you ever visit Seattle, there are certain things that most people do... a visit to the Space Needle (the restaurant for a tourist place is actually pretty good), a stroll thru Pike Place Market with maybe a stop across the street at the original Starbucks. If you like rock n' [...]

By | August 31st, 2020|David's Travels|Comments Off on Blowouts to Burgers

Happy Hour

Two of The Finest Words ... Happy hour. Aside from love you, are there two better words in the English language? I suppose you don’t need a specific hour to be happy, but there’s something about dropping into a bar or restaurant during happy hour and having a ball. Playwright Everything just lends itself to [...]

By | June 13th, 2020|David's Travels|Comments Off on Happy Hour

SOBEWFF 2020

Dinners, Burgers, Tastings .... SOBEWFF Well the 19th annual SOBEWFF  festival recently wrapped up and what a blast it was. The festival just keeps getting better and better. Festival kicked off with a nice media reception cocktail party where I got to say hello to Lee Schrager the man who dreamed up the festival many [...]

By | March 24th, 2020|David's Travels, Napa Wineries|Comments Off on SOBEWFF 2020

SOBEWFF 2020

A Man and A Vision ... One of the best food and wine festivals, the 19th annual SOBEWFF and Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 50th Anniversary Dinner is just around the corner, Feb 19th-23rd, so it was fun to catch up with the man who dreamed up the festival, Lee Schrager, nearly two decades ago. “You’re [...]

By | February 6th, 2020|David's Travels, Napa Wineries|Comments Off on SOBEWFF 2020

Napa Truffle Festival

10 Years of Truffle and More... Had me some kicks at the recent 10th annual Truffle Festival in Napa. Great to run into my fav Napa chef, Del Dotto’s Josh Schwartz, who wasn’t in his customary chef whites, but was quarterbacking the truffle lunch courses along with Chef Juan José Cuevas and Chef Ken Frank [...]

By | February 4th, 2020|Napa Eateries, Napa Wineries|Comments Off on Napa Truffle Festival

Chef Frank Draws Fab Talent

Try Not to Drool… It takes a lot for the Insider to lust after or drool for a dinner. Not that I’m jaded or anything. I can lust after a perfectly grilled hot dog as easily as a nice steak or seven course tasting menu. Saying all that, there’s one upcoming dinner that would knock [...]

By | December 18th, 2019|Napa Eateries|Comments Off on Chef Frank Draws Fab Talent

10 Year Anniversary of Truffle Delights

Earthly Delights to Pleasure the Senses .... The Insider recently caught up to Robert Chang, the Managing Director and Chief Truffle Officer of American Truffle Co, the prime mover behind the Napa Truffle Festival (Jan 17-20, 2020). Bubbling over with enthusiasm for all things truffle, wine, food and Napa, Chang was a great NSI interview. [...]

By | November 25th, 2019|David's Travels, Play in Napa|Comments Off on 10 Year Anniversary of Truffle Delights

Shelton Spreads the Zin Gospel

Don’t Let Zin Steal Your Heart Away ... Many moons ago I attended my first San Diego Bay Food and Wine Classic and went to a Zinfandel tasting panel where I had the eye-opening experience of learning that not all Zins are fruit and alcohol bombs. Darn! That’s what I went there for!  Ha Ha.. [...]

By | November 22nd, 2019|David's Travels, Sonoma Wineries|Comments Off on Shelton Spreads the Zin Gospel