Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce

I just gave Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce a shake. So first the back story… A little over twelve years ago, Dexter Holland started Gringo Bandito as a hobby. Do you recognize that name? Dexter Holland is none other than THE DEXTER HOLLAND of the punk rock band The Offspring. What started as a hobby has blossomed…

Dallas’ Newest Lunch Spot and Caterer

I recently tried a new lunch place called BlueGreen Canteen. It is located off of Denton Drive near Love Field Airport and open Monday – Friday from from 10 am to 3 pm. The decor is bright, clean and inviting. When I walked in I was greeted by a sparkling case full of homemade pies,…

Gelato, The Mafia and Flying Shoes

I recently returned from a winter vacation in Florence with my mother, Cita, and my daughter, Kate. Florence is ancient, in all the right ways, but the streets are tricky. They can be treacherous if one is not vigilant and careful while walking on the uneven, cobblestone paths. This trip had been a good one for…

Toronto Pearson Airport – The Good, The Bad and The Awesome!

We are flying through Toronto on our way to Europe and I thought I would share my experience with you nomads. The Good…the Toronto Pearson International Airport staff is pleasant and helpful.  Everyone we spoke with was knowledgeable and  answered our inquiries. Pearson has free WiFi! The Bad…an unnamed airline was inept and just downright…

The Dreaded Words: “Mom, I need to tell you something.”

“Mom, I need to tell you something.” When I heard those words my first thought was: RUN! I couldn’t run because my kid is smart. She tricked me! She sprung this on me during our weekly trip to Trader Joe’s for groceries. Time had stopped. I was standing there running through all the awful, dreadful,…

BIRD Bakery – Highland Park Village

The eagle bird has landed! I flew into BIRD Bakery for their soft opening over the weekend and was so pleased. When I heard the San Antonio-based bakery was opening a local spot I was beyond excited. The look of the HP location is unique and different from the San Antonio location, chic and lovely….

Weekend Wanderings – 9.16.16

It’s Friday Eve people! Ready for the weekend? Here are my top picks for fun and food. So get out there, have some fun and…just eat it up! Friday~ Park(ing) Day Dallas PARK(ing) Day Dallas is held annually on the third Friday in September. This worldwide movement’s goal is to promote social interaction and play by…

Set sail over to Black Ship Little Katana – Dallas, TX

Happy birthday to me! I recently spent my birthday enjoying a staycation in downtown Dallas. I know, I know. I live in Dallas. I get it, but I love downtown Dallas. I stayed at the Omni and gave Black Ship Little Katana a try. First, give me a sec to nerd out. The teacher in…

Afrah Mediterranean Cuisine – Richardson, TX

I was recently invited to a blogger event at Afrah Mediterranean Cuisine in Richardson. I was very excited to enjoy some food and network with fellow bloggers. We were greeted by the owner, Yousef. His passion for his heritage and the food was evident. Afrah started as a Lebanese bakery over 10 years ago. It didn’t…

Texas Scratch Kitchen – Dallas, TX

Back in March I was invited to give Coconut’s Fish Cafe. While there I visited with one of the creators, Nathan Brasher. I inquired about the Lovers Lane location. He explained they had closed the location and were in the process of rebranding to better suite the wants of the area’s demographic. Well, the rebranding…