Arrive as Friends – Leave as Famly – Casa Mia

Casa Mia The Detour coffee shop was a popular landmark at 3035 Division Street, but its owners decided to move on, and now we are graced with a fabulous new replacement, Casa Mia. This is the Italian restaurant the Richmond neighborhood has needed for a long time. It is quaint, cozy, and lacks the corporateContinue reading “Arrive as Friends – Leave as Famly – Casa Mia”

Do I Stick it in the Fridge?

Some foods need to be refrigerated.  Others don’t.  This is a list of  foods that do not need to be chilled. 1. Bananas – Storing bananas in the refrigerator can actually disrupt their ripening process.  Once refrigerated, a banana may never be able to resume the ripening process even if returned to room temperature. 2.Continue reading “Do I Stick it in the Fridge?”

Moroccan Carrot Salad

One of my favorite types of meatless “meats” is that manufactured by Gardien.    Last night, I tried this Moroccan Carrot Salad and it was absolutely divine.  Served it with Gardien chicken.    The recipe is from Tal Ronen from Crossroads Restaurant in LA. Crossroads offers diners Mediterranean-themed small dishes, salads, farm-to-glass cocktails, and dessertsContinue reading “Moroccan Carrot Salad”

Naan and Kabob, ETC, Reno

Located at 2740 South Virginia St in Reno, Naan & Kabob, etc. came highly recommended by my best friend.  I don’t think we would have tried it, if not for the recommendation, but both of us were happy that we did.  The chef, Maurice Afraimi, was a colorful character who strolled from table to tableContinue reading “Naan and Kabob, ETC, Reno”

Bow Ties for Dogs??!! (Straight out of Portlandia)

I have written about the food cart “pod” that is a couple of blocks from our house.  It is an amazing gathering of carts that serve gourmet quality international food selections on the cheap.  We love it, both for the food and the low prices, as well as for the diversity of the crowd thatContinue reading “Bow Ties for Dogs??!! (Straight out of Portlandia)”