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Dinner in Yountville (Napa Valley)

Hey! We were on vacation last week in California. And, no, no, we didn’t go to The French Laundry (although, I am starting a campaign to do so on our 5th wedding anniversary) but we did go to Ad Hoc, one of Thomas Keller‘s other restaurants. Mmm!

Menu from April 29, 2010:

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California: The Week in Pictures

Mostly pictures of our vacation to California last week. Very good as I am way tired. Goodnight. *snore*

Places mentioned —

Benbow Inn Monterey Bay Aquarium Boathouse Vacation Rental Sea Ranch Trinks Redwood Grill

Mussels with chorizo, tomato and tarragon at the Benbow Inn.

Benbow Bridge over the Elk River

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The Best Restaurant to Live Above: Flea Street Cafe in Menlo Park

Flea Street Cafe 3607 Alameda de las Pulgas Menlo Park, CA 94025 650-854-1226

I have very fond memories of Flea Street Cafe in Menlo Park. You see, I used to live in an apartment above the restaurant. I would walk up the backstairs and smell all the amazing smells from the open kitchen door. […]

Farallon Restaurant in San Francisco

Farallon 450 Post St. San Francisco, CA 94102

One very good meal that we did have recently was with jwa’s parents at Farallon, in San Francisco. I loved the decor and the whole underwater theme, especially these very funky paintings they had throughout the restaurant. They had lights hanging from the ceilings that […]

Three Hotels in Four Days: The Plesantly Surprising, the Slightly Disappointing and the Pleasingly Serene

Hotel del Sol 3100 Webster San Francisco

We liked this place a lot. And, more importantly, the price was right and it smelled of cookies while we were checking in. Try finding a reasonably priced hotel within walking distance of Fisherman’s Wharf that smells like freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies! Then, try to find one […]