The Munch Box, Chatsworth California

Whenever I work in Simi Valley in Southern California I make at least one trip to this tiny hamburger landmark called The Munch Box located in the city of Chatsworth on Devonshire St. and just past Topanga Canyon and the Chatsworth Metro station, its in a small shopping center that is right next to the…

Tim’s Paella Party

Had a very fun filled afternoon and evening over the weekend at a friend’s beautiful enchanted hilltop estate in Placerville California celebrating our friend Tim’s birthday at his annual Paella Party. Tim and his wife Joanne made a delicious paella that was fascinating to watch being put together and cooked over a few hours. They’re…

Canteen Brewhouse, Albuquerque

While on a trip working out in the southwest state of New Mexico, I met up with a  co-worker who works remotely and lives in the nearby area, for lunch one day in the city of Albuquerque. My co-worker had recommended we meet up and for beer and food at a great local watering hole…

Sneak Attack Saison

Sneak Attack,  Farmhouse Saison brewed with organic cardamom pods. I happened upon this beer while grocery shopping today and decided to try it out and so I bought a six pack of it. 21st Amendment makes some pretty good beers so I knew it would be nice, especially since this was their Winter Seasonal brew….

Franklin BBQ, Austin Texas

There’s BBQ, then there’s GREAT BBQ.  Franklin BBQ at 900 E 11th Street in Austin Texas is legendary for it’s famous smoked BBQ Brisket and Ribs and they are in the list of top 50 best BBQ’s in the world. Click below for short clip filmed at the counter. Aaron Franklin and his mastery of BBQ…

It’s about cheeses on a rainy day

It’s been raining here in Northern California for the past several days. The skies have been dark, the breezes chilly, and the rain keeps coming and going as the storms roll by overhead. Perfect weather for enjoying some wine and cheese for a weekend lunchtime feast. We hopped in the car and went to our local Nugget Grocery…

Steak n Shake Restaurant

While in Las Vegas on a recent vacation, my family and I dined in our casino/resort at a restaurant called Steak n Shake.  I hear they are famous?  This was the first time we had heard of the place and since we were in the mood for burgers we decided to try out them out. For our orders we went with…

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!

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…

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,…

Ristorante Savini, Amsterdam NL

While working in Amsterdam I dined out nightly at the local restaurants.  There were many great ones to choose from, all featuring authentic dishes to their ethnicity – it was foodie nirvana! This night I dined outside at an Italian restaurant called Ristorante Savini, Cucina Italiana. Located at Spuistraat 1D, 1012 SP Amsterdam, their website…