{San Francisco}: Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival

Whenever first-time visitors to San Francisco ask me about sweets and dessert, it’s near impossible not to list Ghirardelli Square. The iconic brick building looking out over the bay and Ghirardelli’s little chocolate squares are synonymous with the city itself. Besides a tour of the chocolate factory and their famous ice cream sundaes, the Ghirardelli […]...

{San Francisco}:Eat Drink SF 2016

After a summer of food and wine events, it’s always exhilarating to go out with a bang. Eat Drink SF, a weekend-long festival of food, wine, and spirits from around the Bay Area, was a delicious way to close out August. Over 160 Bay Area restaurants, along with over 70 bars, wineries, and distilleries served […]...

{Food Events}:Sacramento Farm to Fork Preview Dinner

Here in the Bay Area, San Francisco is considered the epicenter of the food scene, with the neighboring East Bay and South Bay sitting in its shadow. Sacramento, an hour north of San Francisco, often falls below the radar as well.  It’s traditionally thought of as California’s capital, but in fact Sacramento encompasses 1.5 million acres of farmland, […]...

{Weekend Break}: All The Cupcakes You Can Handle: At The SF Cupcake Challenge

Is the cupcake craze over? Apparently not in the Bay Area, where new cupcakeries are still proliferating. A couple weeks ago DrinkEatPlay invited me to judge at the 2nd Annual Bay Area Cupcake Challenge, where 13 cupcake bakeries competed for Best Cupcake and Best Bakery. Two cupcakes from each competitor equaled a whole lot of […]...