The Next Napa: Food, Wine, & Mountains in Mendoza

As we’re getting off the plane, a stewardess announces that it is the International Day of Malbec, the wine Argentina–and Mendoza in particular–is known for. She tells the passengers aboard the plane that we will receive one small bottle of wine free-of-charge. As if we were going to need more wine, it isĀ  the biggest … More The Next Napa: Food, Wine, & Mountains in Mendoza

A Weekend in Ojai: Food and Drink in the Perfect LA Getaway

After a week of dealing with stressful work and personal tragedy, my girlfriend and I are ready for a weekend getaway with her parents, who have been equally stressed as of late. Before we leave to Ojai for our weekend of relaxation, we are kicking it off with some Burmese cuisine at a terrific restaurant … More A Weekend in Ojai: Food and Drink in the Perfect LA Getaway

A Weekend Enjoying Food, Wine Country, and Friendly Locals in Ensenada

As you cross the border into Tijuana, the road quickly evolvesĀ from well-paved into a bumpy nightmare. In between playas de Tijuana and central there are houses piled up on each other on the cliffs, reminiscent of the favelas in Rio de Janeiro. The idea that just two hours away from here we were enjoying Portola … More A Weekend Enjoying Food, Wine Country, and Friendly Locals in Ensenada