Charlie Palmer Steak – Napa Valley’s New Cosmopolitan Hot Spot

The long anticipated Archer Hotel, smack in the middle of a seemingly quiet downtown Napa, has only been open for a few weeks. But inside there is a restaurant breathing new life as a metropolitan vibe is evolving at the new Charlie Palmer Steak. A lot of long-time locals in the Napa Valley frown upon…

St. Supéry – Bacon and Cabernet Wine Pairing in Napa Valley

Everybody loves a good wine and food pairing, especially if it includes bacon and cabernet sauvignon. With International Bacon Day and Cabernet Day falling right around Labor Day weekend, there was a lot of celebrating going on in Napa Valley, and a lot of bacon being enjoyed. I had found out through Twitter (thank you…

Wine, Bubbles and Bites – Happy Hour at Market St. Helena

There are no shortage of options for happy hour in the Napa Valley. Most establishments run a happy hour between 4pm-6pm. There are a couple that deviate from this time frame and Wine, Bubbles and Bites is one such happy hour. Wines, Bubbles and Bites at Market St. Helena runs from 3-6pm Monday-Thursday, also offering their full menu with larger…

Mikuni – Sushi in the Village at Northstar

I recently stumbled across this fantastic sushi restaurant in the heart of Northstar California. I wasn’t planning on doing an article about the sushi restaurant that we accidentally came across Saturday in the Village at Northstar. After heading to a neighboring restaurant that happened to be closed for an event, we reluctantly walked to Mikuni Japanese Restaurant &…

Visit to Hourglass Winery – Calistoga

On May 10th, 2016 I got the privilege to visit and taste wines at Hourglass Winery. I was at Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen in Saint Helena enjoying happy hour at the bar.  As always, I was perusing their ever-changing wines by the glass when I asked about the Hourglass Blueline Estate Merlot. Normally I would never…