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Category: Restaurant Reviews

Our Debbie’s Birthday at Roux Creole Restaurant

The best thing about getting older is eating cake and celebrating!! Since we love to celebrate, we chose Roux Creole Restaurant* as the site of our latest soirée. Debbie was having a birthday and when that happens we look for the quaintest, cutest new restaurant around. This year, Roux won! It’s a creole restaurant located in a 1939 building in the heart of Laguna Beach, California*. The moment we walked through the door we were transported to…

Chicken Parma Aussie Style

On a recent visit to Australia, we were searching for the quintessential local comfort food and discovered a unique Melbourne institution called Mrs. Parma’s. Since we had already feasted on our fair share of fish and chips during our stay, our palates were craving something new. The pub was only a few doors from our hotel, and the sign on the door read “Best Parma in the World.” Needless to say, we had to try it out. But…

Lovely El Dorado Wine Country

Sometimes you have a day that will live in your memory forever. That’s how I feel about one of the side trips Kyle and I took while we were at the 2017 International Food Blogger’s Conference. After the conference adjourned for the weekend Kyle and I were fortunate enough to be able to attend the El Dorado County excursion. It should have been titled, “El Dorado Wine Country.” We started with brunch accompanied by…

Celebrating Anna’s 60th Year!

For the past 365 days we have all enjoyed Celebrating Anna’s 60th Year! Her Instagram #daysto60 affirms that she considers every day a gift! And of course the Great 8 wanted to celebr-8 with her. Usually it is just the 4 of us gals that go out to dinner to honor the birthday girl, but this is a big one and just like we did for Jurga, the 6 of us took Anna and Vince out to…

For Lunch, Dinner, or Dessert…Bottega Louie!

There are few restaurants that I want to return to time and again mostly because I love trying new things. The ones that I insist on revisiting generally have more than just Gr8 Food. Bottega Louie is one of those restaurants. Whenever the Gr8 gals venture to Los Angeles, Bottega Louie is bound to be on the itinerary. It is a large, open space which includes the restaurant, a bar area and the bakery/take-out counter. One of the…

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