San Diego Bay Food and Wine Festival

A Fav Event is Coming… One of my fav food and wine events is coming up: 17th San Diego Bay Food and Wine Festival: November 11-14. After missing a year due to Covid, it's back and obviously scaled back. A few of this year's highlights include The Grand Decant wine tasting event on November 12, [...]

By | October 17th, 2021|David's Travels, Napa Wineries|0 Comments

Celebrate a Birthday

At A French Delight... Normally I don’t care much about celebrating my birthday. I like to celebrate every day, so what difference does my b-day make? I had planned to blow it out at Seattle’s Canlis restaurant for my big 6-0 last year, but Covid shut that plan down. Deep Cove Chalet So when this [...]

By | September 25th, 2021|David's Travels, Sonoma Wineries|Comments Off on Celebrate a Birthday

CinCin Ristorante & Bar

Always Up For An Anniversary… A quick peruse of this website will reveal that the Insider is always up for a great meal, party or anniversary. So when I got an invite in my email to celebrate a Vancouver landmark restaurant, CinCin’s 30th anniversary with a terrific 3 courses for $30 offering I couldn’t walk [...]

By | December 28th, 2020|David's Travels|Comments Off on CinCin Ristorante & Bar

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