Okinawa Soba

You can’t avoid Okinawa Soba if you wanted to on this island. Everywhere you turn, you’ll see a shop serving up this classic that you probably never seen outside of Japan. Not sure why this local dish hasn’t made it to the popup scene. Maybe that’s a good thing. Let’s keep this local secret here. And whenever I want another bowl, I’ll just have to come back to the Ryukyu Islands. I don’t mind, really. There’s a whole bit of history behind this bowl of noodles, including its misclassification as…


Vineyards Before The Farmstead

Airbnb, what a great service. For a friend’s birthday, we booked a room out in Napa Valley. Wine country for those who don’t know. It’s a little getaway for those of us in Northern California. Only an hour away from San Francisco. I do wonder why I don’t go as often as I should. Gotta thank my friend for thinking of this. Actually, it was her husband who arranged everything. A weekend, in a beautiful house with room enough for ten, nestled in the little town of St. Helena. What…

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