Newport Beach Restaurant Week Is Here!

Photo: D.Michalski The 15th Annual Newport Beach Restaurant Week is here—now through May 2, 2021.  The most delicious time of the year returns, and yes we want to “Dine Local. Support Local”.   This time round, restaurants are offering guests more ways to dine— from prix-fixe menus and specialty dishes to exclusive offers and …
Read More

Who Doesn’t Love Homemade Sweet and Savory Treats?

Meet A Talented Chef Who Has Found Her “Sweet Spot” In Phoenix Area!
I recently attended a “Virtual” Cooking Demonstration with a wonderfully engaging chef, the Owner of “Tracy Dempsey Originals”.  Her focus is on “unique sweet &savory confections” but in reality her shop is so much more. Granted things …
Read More

Bike Route #3 – Exploring Back Bay/Nature Preserve on Pedego Electric Bikes

Pedego Corona del Mar This is a fun electric bike tour among natural surroundings and tranquil waterways.  We take a trail set amidst the natural beauty of an estuary—-with a serene bay, meandering pathways and birdlife.  On this route, we ride a total of approximately 8 miles.  I will also …
Read More

Cooking Omaha Steaks At Home

Filet wrapped in Bacon and Tenderloins What fun to have Omaha Steaks delivered right to my home! This was a special treat and I quickly got to work. I referred to my notes from the local Omaha Chefs we had met virtually. I dug out my beloved iron skillet to …
Read More

Omaha Chef’s Offer Tips For Stellar Steaks

I had the pleasure of participating with other foodie writers in a “Virtual Steak Lovers Media Tour” with three chefs in the heart of Omaha, Nebraska. What fun for us to see them working in their restaurant kitchen environments, as we scribed notes on their “tips and tricks” to making …
Read More

Boutique Hotels In Palm Springs Re-Open June 12th!

Many of the charming boutique hotels in Palm Springs are re-opening on June 12th! These hotels are the perfect place to vacation right now, since they are small and intimate. They are all following very specific sanitizing and distancing protocols and that will make travelers feel safer for sure …
Read More

Sign up for Tastes and Travel Newsletter

Thanks for signing up to our newsletter. We'll be sending out our newsletters quarterly! Please check your email to confirm your subscription.
* = required field