Tap Folsom Craft Beer Fest

Tap Folsom Craft Beer Fest in Historic Old Town Folsom California My home town threw a great beer festival this past week and I attended both the first day VIP Beer Brewing with the Brewer Sessions and the second day VIP Access to the Beer Tasting event showcasing 25 craft beer vendors from all over the…

Folsom Tap House

There’s a new beer place in Folsom. Brought to you by a local restaurant owner who we already know knows how to build and run a great place – Jeff Back of Back Wine Bar & Bistro. Folsom Tap House is located in the old Sports Bar building is in the same business area as Back Wine…

Beer Flavors

When you drink a beer you do it mainly for taste. Nobody likes tasting a crappy beer, but each of us enjoy certain beer types with flavors that appeal to our taste buds the most while also quenching our thirsts.  Beer types can vary from IPA, Wheat, Pale Ale, Brown Ale and so on. It’s…

Cheese Puffs

They look funky and taste like they are made from Styrofoam that’s been painted orange. Cheese puff factoids from Wikipedia: Cheese puffs, cheese curls, cheese balls, cheesy puffs, corn curls, corn cheese are a puffed corn snack, coated with a mixture of cheese or cheese-flavored powders. Common brands include Cheetos (U.S.), Cheez Doodles(Northeastern U.S., Sweden), Chee-Wees (New Orleans, South Central U.S.), Chizitos (Perú), Boliquesos (Perú),Cheezies (Canada), Twisties (Australia), Kurkure (India and Pakistan), Utz (U.S.) Wotsits (U.K.),[1] Curl (Japan) andChee.Toz (Iran). They are manufactured by extruding heated corn dough through a die that…

Sandwich Goodness

A simple sandwich with few ingredients, which must be fresh, makes for a great lunch both at home and when traveling. Had this sandwich below at an Italian deli in London. Fresh sourdough baguette, parma ham, fresh tomato and lettuce – very tasty!

L’Orecchietta, London UK

Yes more pizza. I stopped by this bar/restaurant a few times for lunch while working down the street in London. At first appearance it did not look like they would have good food here, it was a dark, subdued bar, but they had plenty of table seats and a menu so… After finally figuring out…

Yard Pizzeria, London UK

After work, on another hunt for a local restaurant in London, I went searching for a few highly rated places to have dinner.  Unfortunately the first one was so crowded there was a line out the door and down the block – damn they must have really good food there!  It was time to revert…

Fish Central, London UK

On my first night in London, I was beat. After a long 25 hour day of traveling (from the time I left my house until I arrived at my hotel in London), I was beat and ready for dinner. I knew of a couple of nice restaurants a few miles away but after the long…

House of Bols Experience, Amsterdam NL

While visiting a few art museums I found this place across the street and had to check it out…. House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience A visit to The House of Bols, Cocktail & Genever Experience on the Museumplein square in Amsterdam, is a unique adventure and an unforgettable interactive experience of the glamorous world…

Lunchcafe Blom, Amsterdam NL

One day for lunch I walked thru the streets for a while before I came upon a cafe who’s entire front of the restaurant was opened up making it a sort of inside/outside restaurant which was cool to see and made for a nice ambiance. The name of the place was Lunchcafe Blom and they…

Sandwich Simplicity at its finest

One of the things I found I enjoyed the most while traveling in Europe, was a simple deli sandwich. What made them exceptionally good was the fact that everything was very fresh, especially the baked breads.  A good fresh sourdough baguette always makes for one very delicious sandwich! This sandwich was one of my favorites,…