Category Archives: Half Moon Bay

Funcation Eating


That’s how my colleague described my time between jobs. It rhymes with vacation.
I stayed busy with bootcamp.

I also celebrated the next chapter of my career with friends and food.
Funcation Eating

City girl on the farm

A Foursquare user created a “Stuck in Traffic” location for Highway 92 in Half Moon Bay over the Labor Day Weekend. That windy road to the coast turns into a parking lot on holidays.

The crowds and the cloudy skies convinced us to spend Labor Day away from the beaches. Our innkeeper said we should check out the goat cheese operation at Harley Farms in Pescadero.

We sampled the creamy Monet and other chèvre products inside the cheese shop. Then we learned about the farm tour:
– Meet the goats!
– Tour the milking stations
– Wander through edible garden
– Make cheese
– Eat cheese

The shop worker had me at “make cheese.” We signed up for the tour.
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Food Trucks

Camping trips and Hollywood Bowl concerts nurtured my love of eating good food outdoors. California has beautiful weather, fresh ingredients and bold chefs.

Most people have a craving to combine all those elements at food truck events.

A few weeks ago, we discovered mobile food heaven in Palo Alto at Edgewood Eats.

We lined up at different food trucks for our entrees. Next, we claimed a patch of asphalt with our camping chairs.

Then I scarfed down this incredible Maine lobster roll from the Shack Mobile.

Maine lobster roll from Shack Mobile
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Grab a Bite

I stumbled on some tasty meals that fit in my hands.

At the Old Clam House, I loved the crab-wich.

At the Tied House Brewery, I tried a yak burger for the first time. Ever. It barely fit in my hands. Also, the yak meat was quite flavorful.
Yak Burger

At Jen Jon, I had this combo banh mi. Inside what some people call a “hole-in-the-wall” in Union City, I was impressed with this hearty sandwich stuffed with pork, pate and headcheese.
Tasty banh mi from JenJon

At Sam’s Chowder House, I loved the lobster roll. It transformed this Half Moon Bay spot into a tourist trap after the Today show couldn’t stop raving about it. We managed to avoid the crowds and snagged a lovely spot in the bar with a view of the water. All that fresh lobster flavor stands out after the kitchen lightly tosses the lobster bits with butter and lemon. Yeah. I wanted seconds.
Famous Lobster Roll