Frances, Oh My Frances

Restaurant Review: Frances Crowd: Polished men and women in their 30’s-60’s Vibe: Lively and Energetic Decor: Dim lighting, elegant yet earthy. You feel like you are at home. Layout: Long and narrow with a very small bar Neighborhood: On a … Continue reading

Quick Press | 26 May 2010

This is what has been going on this week in the food world: Slow Fast Food: Chipotle In 2002, Chipotle started serving naturally raised chicken at certain locations and in 2003 Chipotle opened in New York with only naturally raised … Continue reading

The Weekender

Hello Fabulous Club Dine In! Members!
Hopefully, the fog and rain will stay away and we can continue to enjoy the fabulous spring weather!

Friday May 21 • PacMan’s 30th Anniversary • All Day
Reminisce and visit your childhood days by playing Pacman on Google’s homepage. The game that started it all… 😀

Friday May 21 • Sausalito Farmer’s Market • 4-8 PM
Take in the beautiful scenery while picking out your weekend eats.

Friday May 21 • Happy Hour • 5-7 PM
Guests at The Vin Club can taste any 5 wines by the glass for $5 bucks while enjoying soft jazz in the background.

Friday May 21 • Sexy Soup Party • 7-9 PM
Come ‘Get Sexy’ for Sexy Soup Cart’s 1 Year Anniversary Celebration! Enjoy food from street vendors selling fresh, homemade, wholesome food to the San Francisco community.
Saturday May 22 • Organic Conversation • 10 AM
An Organic Conversation with Helge Hellberg and Mark Mulcahy – a weekly inspiration for anyone who eats.  Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. PST on Green960 AM and
Saturday May 22 • eBike Wine Tour • 9-7 PM
Take a vacation from your car and have a change of scenery! When you rent a Change of Greenery Electric Bike, you’ll be given The Napa Valley Green Card – the key to getting great deals such as complementary wine and chocolate tastings, 2-for-1 deals, discounts at specialty shops and restaurants!

Saturday May 22 • Uncorked! Wine Festival• 1-6 PM
Ghirardelli Square and La Cocina will host the fifth annual Uncorked! Wine Festival, showcasing more than 50 top-tier wineries from California’s premium wine making regions.

Saturday May 23 • Food History • 12-6 PM
Within the historic vaults of the Old Mint, explore the past, present and future of food and drink in the San Francisco Bay Area. Each day there will be a live presentation exploring the history of food in the Bay Area and the people who have made that history.
Sunday May 23 • Responsible Art • 10 AM
Douglas Gayeton showcases his photographs taken in Sonoma in 2009 featuring local businesses that are taking personal responsibility and doing their part to lessen their impact on the world around them.

In Arizona

outside of a bar in Old Town, Scottsdale

Months ago we had planned this trip, only because my cousin is having her first baby shower. We decided to make a trip out of it, by discovering what Phoenix/Scottsdale has to offer and hiking the Grand Canyon. We even managed to get a camping permit and were thrilled to finally use our camping gear that we got from our wedding registry. Obviously, all of this was planned before the wacky immigration law passed. We already have a boatload of stories to tell, so stay tuned for more on our encounters in Arizona. For the next three days, we will be truly unplugged and completely immersed in nature.