Category: California

Kappo Honda – Fountain Valley, CA

One of my go to places to eat when I’m home in Cali is Kappo Honda in Fountain Valley. This is probably my favorite place to eat when I come home (besides In N Out). Kappo Honda serves up delicious Japanese comfort food, something I have yet to find in NYC. We started with two […]

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Saint Marc – Huntington Beach, Ca

There’s a new place to hang in Huntington Beach, Ca. Saint Marc at Pacific City, literally across the street from the beach. If that doesn’t catch your attention this will. Two words. Bacon Bar! Yeah, you heard me right! Saint Marc’s has 11 different bacon flavors to pick from! It’s really hard to choose just […]

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Naples Rib Co. – Belmont Shore, CA

I’m always in search of good BBQ and you know what? California has plenty of it. One such spot happens to be a few blocks away from where I grew up. Naples Rib Co. They have been around since 1984! So obviously they know how to BBQ. I’m a glutton and I couldn’t decide upon […]

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Thank You Old Navy! F You Racists!

Here’s a little article I wrote for http://SwirlNationBlog.com You know what pisses me off? Ignorant people who think families are made up of a single ethnic background and feel that somehow a family made up of two or more cultures is wrong and less than themselves. You would think that in this day and age […]

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Creamistry – Belmont Shore, CA

Sometimes as an adult you get a choice. Do I eat a well-balanced meal for dinner? Or do I eat ice cream? Ice cream! Duh! Creamistry in Belmont Shore, California is so freaking cool. They make your choice of ice cream right in front of you by using liquid nitrogen! Mind-blown. You get to choose […]

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Hapa Cupcakes – Fullerton, California

The following post has been a while in the making. First I tweeted (maybe more than once). Then I found them on Instagram, so of course, I had to follow them… And like all their photo’s in the process. I admit it, I kinda stalked the ladies of Hapa Cupcakes, but guess what? It worked. […]

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Hapa Hour with the ladies of Hapa Cupcakes

Today’s Hapa Hour is a bit different. Today I am featuring two amazing Hapa’s: Hanayo Martin and Akemi Lee, co-owners of Hapa Cupcakes located in Fullerton, California. Hapa Cupcakes might sound familiar to you as they were on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars in season 8. Both of them were raised in Southern California. Both attended […]

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Match 4 Lara

Friends! I am asking for your help! There is a woman named Lara, she is Chinese/Thai and Italian mix. She has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and needs a stem cell donor to save her life. Being a person of mixed heritage is making it difficult to find her a match. Her brother is […]

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Squelch It!

Friends! I was recently invited to try out this new spray that is supposed to get rid of bad smells, and ya know what? It works! This spray is kinda amazing. I was totally skeptical at first. People, allow me to introduce you to Squelch. Squelch is a natural, scentless odor remover. All natural, non-toxic, […]

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La Strada – Belmont Shore, Ca

I love good Italian food, and I’m lucky enough to have grown up going to this great Italian restaurant in my home town – Beautiful Belmont Shore in sunny California. La Strada is owned and operated by Lisa Ramelow, who is super nice, and her food is great too! The restaurant was originally opened as […]

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