#MomAndDadInCali

I had every intention of having this post scheduled and ready to go early this morning. Until I fell asleep on the couch last night while we were watching House of Cards. I blame it on the beer all the excitement 😉

We’ve been having such a great time with my parents here. I don’t mean to leave you hanging, but hey, life just gets in the way. So let’s do a little recap so far.

Thursday

Mom Brittany Barre

Post-barre muscles with Mom!

Spicy Chorizo Egg Avocado Apple Braised Greens San Francisco Farmers Market

Farmers’ market lunch.

Sushi Geta Oakland

Mmm!

Salmon Hamachi Kama Geta Sushi Oakland

Salmon & Hamachi Kama. A new favorite.

Friday

Cheeseboard Pizza Berkeley

Ooh that pizza..

Dad Catos Alehouse Oakland

WE WILL NOT!

Saturday

Oxbow Public Market Mom Dad

A fun trip to Oxbow Public Market. Let the drinking begin!

Sunday

Blue Bottle Coffee Oakland

Blue Bottle Coffee.. strongest in the world! Ha.

Dad Nathan Blue Bottle Coffee Oakland

My 2 favorite Orioles fans.. right?

Viks Chaat Indian Berkeley

The best chick peas ever.

Nathan Mom Dad Brittany

Sunny day selfie.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room Berkeley Beer

The beginning of the end.

Ici Ice Cream Berkeley

The best ending to our beer-filled excursions. Our most favorite ice cream from Ici.

Now excuse me while we go drink and eat some more!

Food for Thought

What’s your favorite part of having company?

What I Ate Wednesday #116: Downtown Napa

Can you believe we’ve lived in California for over a year and had never been to downtown Napa? Clearly that had to change so Sunday we put on our drinking caps and made the 45 minute drive. Our plan was to stop at the Oxbow Public Market and then head to NakedWines.com for $10 all we can sample. Sounds like a pretty good plan, right?

Our first tasting stop at the public market was at Fatted Calf. We didn’t intend on that being a snack stop, but when we got in our jaws dropped, the woman behind the counter started offering samples, and we just couldn’t say no!

Fatted Calf

Everything was absolutely incredible, from the pate maison to the housemade roast beef and lomo [cured pork loin seasoned with paprika.] So many samples; it was such a great appetizer.

Next up, we went to Ca’ Momi where we started with their own Ca’ Secco.

Ca'Momi Sparkling Wine

Followed by a shared porchetta & cipolle flatbread sandwich.

Ca'Momi Porchetta Flatbread Sandwich

And to wash it down, a shared beer; Anchor’s new-to-us Our Barrel Aged. Anytime I see barrel-aged, I’m sold.

Anchor Brewing Our Barrel Ale OBA

Of course, Nathan couldn’t forget dessert. He picked up some of their famous cream puffs.

Ca'Momi Cream Puffs

I took a bite of a couple but apparently I’m not a big cream puff fan. More for him 😉 Not to worry though, I did get some toasted almond gelato around the corner!

And since we’d walked off our drinks and snacks already, by the time we got to Bounty Hunter, the smell of the smoker drew us right in.

Bounty Hunter BBQ Chicken Brussels Sprouts

To continue the theme, we shared a bbq chicken sandwich with a side of brussels. And each a glass of wine to wash it down.

And after all of our eating and drinking excursions, we never did make it out to Naked Wines. But I’d say we did pretty well for ourselves, yes? 🙂

We had to test everything out to make sure it’s up to par for all of the people coming to visit us next year.. you know, since we’re upgrading to a 2 bedroom apartment what whaaattt! We’re so fancy. And I’d have to say this place far and away passed our test. I can’t wait to go back and eat and drink more!

Peas & Crayons What I Ate Wednesday WIAW

Food for Thought

Do you ever share dishes at a few different places?