Family Winemakers Tasting in San Francisco on August 26, 2018


It is no surprise that we like tasting wine. We also love learning about new wines and to see how our favorites are evolving throughout the years. That is why the annual California Family Winemakers tasting in San Francisco is one of our favorites. We try to get to the Family Winemakers event every year [Read more …]

More Restaurants in Maui Hawaii

Eating in Central Maui Mama’s Fish House. This island institution is located in a beautifully landscaped lot on a rugged, black lava-framed North Coast bay in Pa’ia. The huge, perpetually-packed restaurant specializes in guess what?; fresh seafood. Coming off the plane, an anxious to begin our drive to Hana, we settled for one appetizer–macadamia nut [Read more …]

Eating in Ka’anapali and Lahaina Maui Hawaii

On our recent time in Maui, we revisited some of our favorite restaurants and found some new ones. Dinners Duke’s. A return from a lunch on our previous trip. Dinner was an experience. Our table, as we judged, was the third best (positioned for views and relative to the evening’s solo performer) in the packed [Read more …]

San Francisco’s Italian Wine Week

The San Francisco Bay area is at the center of the nation’s premier winegrowing regions and has far more than its share of tastings. Wine-centric Web sites typically list dozens of relatively small, focused tastings and wine pairing dinners weekly. The city is also home to more large-scale (often more than 100, and occasionally several [Read more …]

San Francisco’s Winter Fancy Food Show

Every January, San Francisco wakes up from its post-holiday sluggishness and hosts the Specialty Food Association’s Winter Fancy Food Show. This is an industry-only affair in which more than one thousand purveyors of packaged foods display more than 80,000 specialty foods and beverages. That’s right; more than 80,000; everything from chips and dips to olives [Read more …]

Hana Maui Hawaii Restaurants

Hana (Maui) Hawaii doesn’t have a lot of restaurants, but you can find some good food. And if you are in Hana for more than a couple of days, you will find yourself revisiting some places, as we did. The Preserve and Ka’uiki Dining Room at the Travassa Hotel. These are two sections of the [Read more …]

South Coast Wailea Art Tour

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Ka’anapali is the home to mid-upscale hotels such as Westin, Marriott and Hyatt Regency. Not surprisingly, the South Maui coast contains mid-range neighborhoods (especially Kihei) and the decidedly upscale town of Wailea, home to the Four Seasons, Wailea Grand, the Shops at Wailea and some of the island’s premier golf courses. We returned to Wailea [Read more …]

Hana and Beyond

Hasegawa General

Hana, the Town We finally made it to Hana. To call Hana a sleepy little town is to understate its quaintness. This is not to say it’s a one-horse town: We actually saw two horses at the Hasagawa General Store, whose long monopoly has now been broken by the Hana Ranch General Store. Still, you [Read more …]

Hana Hawaii

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Hana and Maui’s East Coast – December 2017 Every few years, we like to visit Hawaii. Recently, we returned to Maui. Since we have already been around the entire island and done pretty much everything we have wanted to do on the island, we focused on repeating many of the activities that we have enjoyed [Read more …]

New York City Restaurants–Fall 2017

New York City Restaurants Given that we spend all of our nights at or near the Broadway Theater District when we are in New York City, we are almost obliged to eat most of our NYC dinner at or near the theaters. While this greatly limits our ability to sample many of the city’s most [Read more …]