Jameson shots

Off to the land of Irish Whiskey

The picture above was taken at my wedding in November 2013.  Jameson Irish Whiskey is always a staple at any wedding in my family and this picture pretty much captures exactly the joy and festivities that my friend and family experienced when David and I tied the knot.  I chose this photo for this blog…

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Craft Beer Spotlight

Abita Espresso Milk Stout

Abita Brewing Co. Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout

I picked up two bottles (yes two) of this beer at a local liquor store & craft beer shop that I recently discovered through the power of Instagram.  In Anaheim, there’s a place called King’s Liquor & Market that, upon first glance, looks like any other liquor store. However, enter and go to the back…

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Local Eats

Pork XLB

Din Tai Fung Soup Dumplings in Costa Mesa

Last weekend, I got pretty nostalgic.  You see, I spent two years living in Shanghai, China, living off xiao long bao (XLB) soup dumplings and getting them on a regular basis.  In fact, I started this food blog because of the amazing local food I was eating in China.  So when I saw my fellow…

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Bronx Sandwich Co. Roast Beef

Bronx Sandwich Co. in Tustin, CA

My husband and I went to the newly opened Bronx Sandwich Co. the weekend before last.  I had seen an article on the OC Register’s Fast Food Maven Facebook page about the opening and how they didn’t use Boar’s Head deli meat like many other spots in Orange County.  Since it occupies the space that was left…

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