Category Archives: Davis

The Perfect Pint

Davis is a fantastic town for beer fans!
Little Prague had the same pilsner we sampled on the streets of Stare Mesto (Old Town). My favorite meal in the Czech Republic: Cold pilsner with hot sausage in a bun, standing next to a food truck. I remember brushing away snowflakes from my face.
Prince Julep and Strawberries Napoleon in Davis
In Davis, Little Prague had a great selection of Czech beer and absinthe cocktails, like this Prince Julep. I was also addicted to the devil’s toast: Czech bread covered with spicy ground beef, pork and cheese.
Amazing Beer
Another place to fuel up on beer in Davis: Burgers and Brew. Unlike it’s Sacramento counterpart, the Davis location had a wonderful patio and it has a bigger selection of beer.

My hubby was impressed with the Belgium beers on the menu. The kitchen knew how to serve up burgers, medium-rare and plenty of flavor. This is the BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger.
BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger

In My Belly for 2010

This time last year, I got a Fortunate You necklace from Tea Stain clothing in Sacramento. The fortune said: “You will step on the soil of many countries.”

A combination of wanderlust, luck and professional opportunity made that fortune come true in 2010.

I sampled fresh fish and explored new flavors in Russia as a guest lecturer for St. Petersburg State University.
Salmon fricassee

We celebrated my birthday with ceviche on the beach in Ensenada.
Ceviches de Camaron from Los Primos #fb

Finally, I left my Sacramento newsroom behind and became the Newark Patch editor. In this Alameda County city, I cover news, politics, crime and other issues that matter to Newark residents. Plus, I have a chance to profile all the amazing food spots in Newark.
Mexico Tortilla Factory

You can find rest of my album, “In My Tummy: 2010,” on Flickr.
What do you think? What should I try next?

In My Tummy | 2010

Where Aggies Eat

Our home away from home: Davis. When we want good food, tasty drinks and a refreshing atmosphere, we got to this college town.

Delta of Venus
A few weekends ago, we enjoyed happy hour beer and hummus at the Delta of Venus.

Sushi in Davis
I also enjoyed all the fresh fish at Mikuni’s in Davis. This is part of a big chain with other locations in Sacramento and Lake Tahoe.

Taro's in Davis
The lunch specials on sushi rolls are huge!

Looking Back

Happy New Year! I’ve hit up several foodie adventures in my kitchen and beyond. I need to get crackin’ on those kitchen blogs – baking bread and taking on chicken pot pie.

But first…2009 has been another epic year of eating, drinking and trying new flavors.

Bacon Explosion
In 2009 – we invested in some kick-ass cooking tools: better knives, an iron skillet and one beautiful grill. Our California weather allows us grill nearly all year round. We fired up the grill for our beer-can chicken on New Year’s Eve. For the virgin run on the grill, we made the bacon explosion. The aroma from 2-pounds of bacon, chorizo and Italian sausage smelled amazing from the grill.
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My Birthday!

We celebrated my 30th Birthday at Bistro 33 in Davis.
This marked the end of my Project 365 Photo Challenge. I survived! Yah!



Bison Enchilada, originally uploaded by queenkv.

We started with a bison enchilada. I was quite surprised by the savory flavor of the ground bison meat.



Fettuccini Shiitake, originally uploaded by queenkv.

Pasta for my birthday! It’s served up with pancetta, tomatoes, cream and Parmesan. Yum!

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