Save the environment, one oyster at a time

Oysters are probably the best thing you can eat to save the environment. I am absolutely in love with The Splendid Table episode on oysters. They cover a wide gamut on my favorite mollusk, from family oyster businesses to the story of Thomas Downing, the Oyster King in New York during the late 1800’s. It’s…

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A Sushi Gem at Redondo Beach Pier

I love Redondo Beach. It’s this happy medium that exists in the south bay. It’s not chock full of fraternity boys like Hermosa tends to be (hence the nickname, bromosa). There’s a bit more grit and culture than Manhattan. It’s a really nice beach suburb that hasn’t been gentrified completely yet, and in my opinion,…

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St. Patrick’s Day Matcha Mochi

This recipe is from one of my good friends / advertising buddies. It’s also not specifically a St. Patrick’s Day treat, in fact I think it could make a good gift for any occasion. However, in the spirit of the holiday, I thought these would be perfect for all the green-themed parties that will no…

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The Most Decadent Ramen in Santa Barbara

During our mini moon in Santa Barbara, we basically just posted up at the Ritz Carlton for most of the time. Resorts like the Ritz or the Fairmont are pretty much made for that purpose: you don’t need to leave the grounds. And sometimes, that’s exactly what you want. We did sneak out one night…

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Mini Moon at the Ritz Carlton Bacara

Here are highlights from our post wedding mini moon at the Ritz Carlton Bacara resort in Santa Barbara. So happy we chose to stay here because this would be an amazing place to come back and celebrate anniversaries. Always gotta think ahead. πŸ˜‰ Touches like complimentary champagne at check-in and amazing sauna amenities for all…

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