Monthly Archives: February 2016

Event Review: San Diego Winter Brew Fest 2016

Disclaimer: In exchange for a review of this event, I received one entry ticket. The 2016 San Diego Winter Brew Fest, held at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park, celebrated beer and cider from numerous local breweries, as well … Continue reading

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Event Review: February Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo, San Diego, California

Disclaimer: In exchange for a review of the February San Diego (Del Mar) Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo, I received one entry ticket. I’ll go ahead and preface my review of the GFAF event by admitting that I’m actually gluten … Continue reading

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Preview: February Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo, San Diego, California

This Saturday and Sunday (February 20-21) from 10am-4pm, the Del Mar Fairgrounds-Wyland Center in San Diego County, California, will play host to the Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo.  For those of you unable to attend this food-filled event, fear not, … Continue reading

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The Salak (Snake Fruit) of Indonesia

My first encounter with the salak, or snake fruit, a native to Java and Sumatra, Indonesia came while visiting Pura Besakih (pura= temple) in Bali in 2005.  As much as I’d like to add a photo from then, my external … Continue reading

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Eating With Reckless Abandon in Baja California (Mexico)

Guess I have a thing for border cities.  I used to live in Shenzhen, China, a city that straddles the Hong Kong border.  Back when Hong Kong still stamped passports, I’d sometimes cross just to buy a drink, or to witness … Continue reading

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Moscow’s Quirky Vending Machines, Part Dva

I really thought Japan had the monopoly on weird vending machines, but Moscow, Russia sits comfortably in second place, tied with China. Since I’ve written about Russian vending machines once before, it’s about time we learn how to read – … Continue reading

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