chez nous04/23/14

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It’s safe to say that Blake and I are obsessed with new Charleston restaurant, Chez Nous. Located in a tiny house in an alley, their small daily menu (two appetizers, two entrees, two desserts) never fails to amaze. Exquisite food, intimate setting, wonderful people, French — I’m sold.

Chez Nous
6 Payne Court
Lunch 11:30-3
Dinner 5:30-10:30

la to portland in coffee03/17/14

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Los Angeles, CA — Heath’s house in Hancock Park

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Joshua Tree, CA — Ryan Campground

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Palm Springs, CA — Korakia Pensione

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Ojai, CA — Ojai Rancho Inn

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Ben Lomond, CA — Stephen’s cabin on the San Lorenzo River

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Big Sur, CA — Camping among eucalyptus

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Big Sur, CA — Big Sur Bakery

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San Fransisco, CA — Ferry Building Farmer’s Market

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San Fransisco, CA — Irish coffee with Theresa

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Napa Valley, CA — Bouchon coffee to-go

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Sonoma, CA — Flying Goat in Healdsburg

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Crescent City, CA — Hiouchi Diner or “Best Breakfast in the County”

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Lincoln City, OR — By the ocean

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Vancouver, WA — Nate and Katie’s house

the farmbar01/27/14

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So The Farmbar is officially a reality — Tara and Leighton’s dream has manifested in an airstream in a field on upper Meeting Street. The above photos are from various pop-ups over the last few months plus the official opening last Friday. We spent breakfast, lunch, and dinner there, plus hours post-dinner gathered around the fire with rosé (true to form). I see so many more of these nights in the future.

The beauty of the Spartanette and shipping container they gutted, the flavors in every single bite of every dish Tara has ever made (looking at you, pork-ricotta burger) — it’s all a testament to the hard work, effortless style and impeccable taste that is embodied in anything these two do together. From here on out, The Farmbar will be open Tuesdays and Fridays breakfast through dinner, in the field next to 1600 Meeting. More info on their site.

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XBB was recently named one of America’s 50 best new restaurants by Bon Appetit. I’m so glad that Josh, Dulaan, and Joey are getting the recognition they deserve because oh my god, this food is the best.

raspberry sparklers 07/03/13

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I’m not much of a cocktail girl — nine times out of ten I’ll choose the glass of wine. However, there are certain occasions that call for something slightly more festive, and I believe July 4th to be one of them. This cocktail still calls for my beloved Vinho Verde, but with a gin-berry-mint-honey-citrus pairing.

For the full recipe and more, head on over to Gardenista.

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