The Best Breakfast Bowls…

and just breakfast in general.  Keep reading for some of the breakfast highlights from our trip to Paris, Prague, and Munich as well as some pictures of how we’ve brought some of those breakfasts home to Ventura (not literally – that would be disgusting).



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Koba Sushi on Main Street

Our run through the restaurants of Main Street continues with Koba sushi. This quaint little place is just no frills, no fuss, fish. The menu is simple and small, with only a few specialty rolls on there. The price is comparable to most other sushi places, but the portions are massive and everything tasted super fresh.

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Let’s get healthy

If you have been following our blog for any length of time now, you’ve probably noticed we like to eat, and we like to eat everything.  So while we respect the vegans and health conscious individuals out there, we don’t like putting too many restrictions on ourselves.  With that said, we do want to take care of our bodies and be healthy, soooo we are committing to incorporating more greens and less sugar into our daily diets.   Continue reading

Pete’s Breakfast House

At the corner of Catalina and Main Street, in what is technically Midtown, is Pete’s Breakfast House. I wish I could say that this is a secret little gem in Ventura, but the secret is already out. It’s one of the highest rated breakfast spots in Ventura (according the Yelp), and there is almost always a wait of at least 15 minutes. You can see a picture of me pouting about the wait below.

Once you’re inside, it’s a no-frills diner-style experience. The service is great and it truly feels like a small town eatery, which just helps to highlight the food. They even offer free coffee while you wait, and have plenty of benches to sit on.

This was actually our second trip here so, when you’re looking at all the pictures, no judging our four meals and calling us fat kids in your head – even though you’d be right, we’re total fat kids. The food is good, so multiple trips was a pleasure. The first time I was there, I went savory with a pretty good breakfast burrito and Kristina got a sandwich. Likely not the things we were supposed to get at Pete’s, so we had to give it another try. The breakfast burrito was good, but certainly not the best I’ve had. That distinction still belongs to King’s Burgers in Northridge (hit em up in you’re in the area, but give yourself about 45 minutes…and make sure you get TONS of the taco sauce). See how easily I get off track? Anyway, I would rate this burrito a 7/10. It’s got everything you need in a good burrito, but it won’t keep you coming back morning after morning because it’s haunting your dreams at night.



So after the burrito, I decided that I needed to go sweet on our second trip…and Kristina decided to actually order breakfast at the breakfast place (duh). I got the French Toast combo and K got a frittata with country potatoes and a biscuit (much better this time around, babe).

Much better ordering for her, and much better food for me this time around. It seems that savory was the way to go. The french toast was awesome. Soft in the middle, just a touch crispy on the outside, and the syrup. Oh, that syrup. If I had known, I would have put it on my burrito the first time I was there. I don’t even know what it was about it. It was just good.


Below are some close ups of our first meal here.



Magic in Paris

We’ve already mentioned that our trip to New York, Paris, Prague, and Munich was for Kristina’s thirtieth. But within that trip, there were little things intended to specifically celebrate her as well.  In New York we saw the Rockettes. In Paris, it was a dressed-up dinner for two at Verjus.

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City of Gold to City of Steele

Have any of you ever seen the documentary “City of Gold”? It’s about a food critic, Jonathan Gold, who writes reviews for the LA Times, and who, incidentally, won a Pulitzer in 2007. A freakin Pulitzer. Jealousy aside, the documentary is pretty amazing (and it’s available to stream on Netflix if you’re interested). It chronicles his career, but also a lot of the food that he reviewed here in LA. His focus was on smaller, less well-known restaurants, everything from street carts and food trucks to strip-mall eateries. His focus was on food that was made for a specific neighborhood, by inhabitants of that neighborhood. It was truly just about the food.


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Christmas Shopping in Paris

Shopping in Paris is like shopping in New York.  There is an abundance of beautiful shops and things to buy; definitely a paradise for someone like me, Kristina, who loves shopping. Going during the holidays was magical because I was able to focus on finding gifts for loved ones while enjoying the beautiful shops in each place we visited.  We definitely had to weed through several areas filled with nothing but touristy souvenirs, but we were able to find some special things in these spots……… Continue reading


Adam is a huge fan of chocolate chip cookies, like, a seriously huge fan. I love them too, but I don’t discriminate against the other cookies; I love them all.  However for him, any other cookie is insignificant and not even worth eating – unless desperate, of course.   Keep reading to hear his thoughts on cookies and other things.

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Eataly, why had I never heard of this before.  The largest Italian Marketplace in the WORLD! They opened the first location in Turin in 2007 and have since grown like crazy, opening locations in New York, Japan, Chicago, Milan, and more. Each Eataly is comprised of a variety of restaurants, food and beverage counters, a bakery, retail items, and even a cooking school.

We stumbled upon this one in New York and then we found one in Munich too! See photos below.   Continue reading