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What’s the Dish at the Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove

23 Sep

I recently traveled to the Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove {hotel review here!} and was fortunate enough to get some time with the Director of Food and Beverage, Paul Maddison.  And when someone really likes what they do, you can tell…and you could definitely see that in Paul. I met Paul in the Trinitas Wine Bar, stocked with […]

Mud Hen Tavern Dining at the Kia K900 Test Drive Experience Event

6 Aug

I’ve never driven a Kia and truthfully, other than seeing the funky Kia Soul’s around town and hearing that they were a, “high value car,” {aka:  good bang for the buck}, I didn’t really know much about them.  So when the invite from Kia Motors American and OpenTable hit my inbox, I considered the event my formal […]

A&O Kitchen + Bar’s Grand Opening

27 Jun

I paired up again this week with Surf & Sunshine to review the grand opening of A&O Kitchen + Bar at Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, CA. Quick summary:  Great food, open ambiance, water front, enough dessert to count on two hands, and healthy drinking with a cause.  Yes, please! Spoiler alert – the “Nice Rack” […]

{Pretty Personal} ~ Discovering the D.O. Wines of La Mancha with SurfAndSunshine

13 Jun

Wine Tasting?  Swanky Hotel?  Delicious restaurant?  No, I couldn’t find a single thing wrong with the offer I got this week from Jeana, who runs the blog SurfAndSunshine. I was flattered to be asked to do some food and wine journalism {is that really the right word for drinking at noon?} on her behalf, so […]