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La Cocina’s Food & Entrepreneurship Conference

La Cocina’s Food & Entrepreneurship Conference

La Cocina is an amazing organization.  They’ve been around for 10 years.  La Cocina’s Food & Entrepreneurship Conference was held the first weekend in November with Saturday being a food tour of the many great success stories that La Cocina has produced.  Sunday entails a conference session with many diverse speakers, talking..
Explore SF – Little Saigon

Explore SF – Little Saigon

Explore SF  does the most varied tours of any San Francisco tour company that I’ve seen.  When their Living Social special offer came up, I jumped at the opportunity to take their Explore SF Little Saigon tour.  Dan Chew was our amazing tour guide.  He has his own super website..
Edible Excursions – Japantown

Edible Excursions – Japantown

I was fortunate enough to buy two tickets to the Edible Excursions – Japantown tour from the Daniel Webster ‘Taste of Potrero’ auction site.  Japantown is a very inclusive neighborhood, one of only three in the US, including Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo and San Jose.   The Japanese are a..
Sunset  Celebration Weekend

Sunset Celebration Weekend

It’s probably been 10 years since we’ve been to the Sunset Celebration Weekend.  Located At Sunset Magazine’s corporate headquarters in Menlo Park, the two-day weekend show features food, wine, travel, gardening, remodeling and crafts. We chose to get the VIP access pass for this year’s Sunset Celebration Weekend.  For what..
Great Food Tours

Great Food Tours

Who would ever imagine that it is possible to walk from First and Market to Powell and Market and visit EIGHT chocolates shops along the way??  Great Food Tours did, and they pull it off in a three-hour walking tour.  We met up with Kimberly Grimes, our guide, and a..
College Avenue, Oakland

College Avenue, Oakland

I personally think that one of the best blocks of all College Avenue, Oakland, is its last – the 6300 block, especially the west side.  Teaming with a beautiful produce market, meat market, fish market, amazing bakery, Wood Tavern, and Southies, their bbq shop next door, you can’t go wrong..
Sidewalk Foodie Tour – Valencia Corridor

Sidewalk Foodie Tour – Valencia Corridor

Our Sidewalk Foodie Tour of San Francisco’s Valencia Corridor included a wide range from the many things this district has to offer.  It wasn’t too long ago, that, if you stepped foot onto 14th and Valencia at night, there was a good likelihood someone would commit a crime against you...
Hob Nob Tour – Nob Hill

Hob Nob Tour – Nob Hill

Valarie Huff is the principal at HobNob Tours. If you Google a Nob Hill tour, her company comes up first. That’s expensive or she’s just plain good. I know the latter is true!! There were three of us who lunched at Top of the Mark, view above, prior to joining..
Sidewalk Foodie Tour – North Beach

Sidewalk Foodie Tour – North Beach

After being on the Sidewalk Food Tour, boasting San Francisco’s Valencia Corridor restaurants, with friends in town, we decided to take advantage of the other foodie tour in North Beach, San Francisco’s famed Italian district. We met at Cafe Trieste where we received a briefing on our three hours of..