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Reviews of all things of interest to California  and "foodies"  everywhere can be found in this section, including motels, defunct restaurants, interesting places to purchase food, and much more...


Boba and Bites:  Pop up restaurant serves delicious Asian inspired cuisine at events and farmers markets in the greater Sacramento area.  Delicious food served by friendly staff.

Hi-Landers Snack Bar:  Serves amazing hamburgers, hot dogs and more, with some of the best fries on the planet! Offers amazing cuisine every year at CA4WDC's "Sierra Trek" four wheel drive event.

Jerk Shack:  Food truck restaurant that sets up at area events in the greater Sacramento area, including the Placer County Fair.  Specializes in delicious, Jamaican cuisine.

Griffin's BBQ:  Small barbecue restaurant, grilling pork ribs at 2nd Annual PCF Rib Cookoff, at the Placer County Fair, in Roseville.  Delicious ribs served by friendly staff!

Saucy Oysters and BBQ:  Small, pop-up food vendor who grills oysters and seafood at special events.  Delicious grilled seafood at 2022 Placer County Fair!

Omaske Por Favor:  Small pop-up seafood restaurant that offers oysters and ceviche at street fairs and special events, in the greater Sacramento area.

Raley's O-N-E Market:  I'm on hand for the grand opening for this new concept in a supermarket.  Located in west Roseville, and offers environmently, innovate grocery shopping.

Downtown Tuesday Nights:  Every Tuesday night, during June and July 2022, Vernon Street, in downtown Roseville, CA, is closed to auto traffic, and a steet fair/block party happens.  Lots of fun for all!

Handel's Homemade Ice Cream:  Countless flavors of delicious ice cream, made on-site, by friendly, talented staff. Located in Creekside shopping center, in Roseville.

Robert's Pizza Oven:  Robert sets up shop every Sunday at Mahany Park Farmers Market, in Roseville, CA, and mades fresh, delicious "artisan" pizza, on-site. Do you like bacon jam on your pizza?

Hula Dogs:  Small pop-up restaurant at Mahany Park Farmers Market event, in Roseville, CA, that serves seven amazing varieties of hot dogs.  Spam is on the menu!

Naan Tikka:  Small vendor that sells amazing garlic naan bread, samosas, and more Pakistani cuisine.  Regular vendor at Mahany Park Farmers Market, each Sunday, in Roseville, CA.

Third Annual Taco Throw Down:  Roseville Rotary Club sponsored a all-you-can-eat taco festival, and all-you-can-drink beer fest at the Placer County fairgrounds!  Great food, craft beer, live music and good times!

The Dog Spot:  Hot dog restaurant, set up at a Roseville park during soccer season.  Serves delicious hot dogs and more, and caters to special events in the Roseville, CA area...

Sierra Trek Restaurant:  Temporary restaurant at Sierra Trek 2021, a NorCal 4 wheel drive event, that served amazing breakfast and lunch to diners, during the four day event.  Meadow Lake, CA...

Old Goats Saloon:  Temporary saloon set up for Cal4Wheel's annual Sierra Trek four wheel drive event.  Great beer, shots and more, and proceeds go to keep our Jeep trails open.

GoatHouse Brewing Company:  Family brewery brews amazing micro brew in an ex-barn on their goat ranch! Different food truck every weekend for amazing dining.  Located in Lincon, CA...

Lonny Boy's Barbecue Express:  Lonny caters outstanding southwestern barbecue to various events, in and around the Hurricane, UT area.  Delicious barbecue served by friendly staff...

The Sarsaparilla Ice Cream Parlor:  Located in Idaho City, Idaho, this fine restaurant features sarsaparilla, amazing ice cream, gifts, and much more.  Friendly staff to serve you...

Meadow Farms Sausage Company:  Bacon-wrapped hot dogs, sold from push carts, in downtown Roseville. Does life get any better than this?

Indian Wells Brewing Company:  Microbrewry located outside of Inyokern, CA, that offers an amazing selection of craft beer, served by friendly staff.  Soda pop, souvenirs, plaques, and much, much more...

Death Valley Brewing:  Small, micro brewery that serves delicious "old school" beer, in the flavor of the old west. Located in Tecopa, CA, near Death Valley National Park.

Sage and Sand CPO Club:  Are you a U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer, active or retired?  A guest?  Enjoy the CPO club, at NAS Fallon, NV, for good times, cold beer and good food.

Rods-N-Ribs 2019:  Downtown Roseville, CA rib cookoff, hosted for a nonprofit event, feautres something for everybody, including classic cars, beer, ribs, and a dip in the fountains.

Grass Valley Air Show and Brewfest 2019:  Airplanes, air show, beer and great barbecue combine to make this an event to please any "foodie," or aviation enthusiast.

Tahoe Truckee Air Show 2019:  Amazing barbecue, hosted by Truckee Optimist Club, includes beer, hot links, dogs, brats, burgers, and lots more.  Great staff, great food, and a fun, "foodie" event.  Truckee, CA...

Unity in the Community 2019:  Annual event hosted by Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, which features demonstrations of law enforcement activities, displays, and a free community barbecue. Family fun!

Galen's BBQ Sauce:  Tasting and demonstration of Galen's Texas Style BBQ Sauce at Sacramento's favorite hardware outlet, Emigh Hardware.  Delicious barbecue and sauce... free.

Butterfly Creek Winery:  Delicious wine, locally grown and produced by the friendliest winemast you'll ever meet in Mariposa County, or anyplace else.  Relaxed wine tasting in the beautiful foothills near Yosemite Nat'l Park.

Jack's Munchie Meals:  A calorie bomb, a nutritionist's nightmare, and the menu of choice for drunks and stoners... I sample all FIVE of Jack's "Munchie Meals."   And I live to write about it!

Big Daddy Burger Challenge:  I'm an invited participant in the "Big Daddy Burger Challenge" broadcast on live Sacamento television.  Thanks to my friends at Rivers Edge Cafe and Good Day Sacramento.

Lockeford Meat and Sausage:  Features a truly amazing variety of sausage, made in their factory, behind the sales counter.  Over 30 varieties of sausage, freshly made, in-house!  Best sausage I've ever eaten...

Bun Boy Motel:  Forsaken by the interstate and almost forgotten, Bun Boy Motel, in Baker,  offers comfortable beds, quiet rooms, and a chance to have a close encounter with a rattlesnake or two.

Astro Budget Motel:  Located near the center of Barstow, across from a major shopping center, this inexpensive motel is close to everything, and offers lightning-fast Internet service.

Roy's Café:  Located in the Mojave Desert ghost town of Amboy, Roy's offers little in the way of dining, but lots of history about the glory days of Route 66.

Ludlow Motel:  The only motel in town, it offers a gateway into the dining scene of Ludlow, and a clean, comfortable place to stay.


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