Tag Archive: travel

Santa Barbara: Dinner and Drinks at The Lark

  We went to the Lark for my birthday dinner in Santa Barbara. It’s in the busy Funk Zone area of Santa Barbara. I loved that they offered us popcorn while we perused… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Brunch at Loquita

  I was recently in Santa Barbara for my birthday and checked out Loquita for brunch. I had heard great things about this Spanish-style restaurant for their gin and tonics and tapas. One… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Chinese Dinner at Lucky Dragon Goleta

  On my last night in Santa Barbara, we felt like Chinese food. I’ve been into spicy Sichuan lately so I looked for that style. I knew once I read the menu and… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Quick Noodles at Empty Bowl Gourmet

  On my last day in Santa Barbara, we headed to the Santa Public Market. The Market is like Los Angeles’ Grand Central Market. Though it is smaller food hall, there was the… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Hot Chicken Bao and Drinks at Sama Sama

  After bar hopping along State Street in Santa Barbara, we checked out Sama Sama Kitchen for a snack and nightcap. I wasn’t too happy about our sushi dinner earlier in the evening… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Barhopping from Hotels to Tiki Bars

  I took the train up to Santa Barbara for my birthday trip. It was supposed to be a pleasant two hour ride. Instead, there were delays. Someone had jumped in front of… Continue reading

Chicago: Dinner at Avec

  My favorite meal in Chicago this year was at Avec. We had one more night to really go all out and a Chicago bartender friend said Avec was his fave spot. I’ve… Continue reading

Chicago: Dim Sum at Imperial Lamian

  One morning, we woke up craving dim sum. We didn’t have time to go back to Chinatown so we headed to Imperial Lamian near our hotel in downtown. From the photos, Imperial… Continue reading

Chicago: Drinks at Billy Sunday Bar

  After drinks at Longman and Eagle, one of my favorite bars in Chicago, we hopped over to nearby Billy Sunday. I had heard about this bar for years and made a mental… Continue reading

Chicago: Late Night Chinese Food at Three Happiness

  The late night munchies hit us and in all the years I’ve been going to Chicago, I had never explored their Chinatown. So we headed over to Three Happiness for one of… Continue reading