Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

MORE FOOD FUN

August 10, 2017

We love food festivals! The Bodega Seafood, Art and Wine Festival will be August 26-27 and it will be a lot of fun. The Festival features food, wineries and microbreweries from the Northern California area and the location of Bodega Bay is quite scenic. Entertainment also comesBodega from the Northern California area. Visit the web site bodegaseafoodfestival.com for more detailed information and plan to attend this fun-filled event in a most scenic location.  See you there!

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LOVE STRAWBERRIES!

July 28, 2017

For lovers of strawberries the Watsonville Strawberry Festival will take place again this year August 5-6.  This two day event is fun-filled for the whole family. With carnival rides, live entertainment, strawberry contests, and lots of food – especially local strawberries, there is something to make everybody happy. And, of course, there is historic Watsonville to check out.  Incorporated in 1868, Watsonville is located near the central California coast and there is much to see and do and explore in the area. Have fun and enjoy the strawberries!                                                              www.powerhiking.comStrawberry

GARLIC FESTIVAL TIME AGAIN!

July 26, 2017

We love the GILROY GARLIC FESTIVAL and it is that time of year again.  July 28 – 30 are the dates this year and it is coming up.  Time to make your plans to visit Gilroy.  A once a year event, the GARLIC FESTIVAL features all types of food made with garlic – including ice cream! – cooking demonstrations – with garlic of course, cooking competitions – with garlic of course, live entertainment and fun for the entire family.  Not only is Gilroy a scenic place to visit, but you will be able to smell the garlic as you get close.  Time for some fun again this year at the GILROY GARLIC FESTIVAL!  Visit their website gilroygarlicfestival.com for more information.  Enjoy!!                        www.powerhiking.com

Farmer’s Market

June 30, 2017

Every Thursday the Farmer’s Market comes to Tiburon. Fresh veggies and fruit, crafts, food trucks, music, wine, fun for the kids…come and visit on Main Street.  It is really fun!Tib Farmers MarketjpgTib Farmers Market 2

WHAT FUN! THE TIBURON CAR CLASSIC

June 21, 2017

Every summer the quaint town of Tiburon sponsors the Tiburon Car Classic. Tiburon, nestled next to San Francisco Bay offers fabulous views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge.IMG_1469

What fun to stroll along the waterfront gazing at this amazing view while enjoying classic, vintage and special cars.  Residents and neighbors – all car aficionados – polish and shine each special vehicle and line them up along the watering for visitors to admire. Food trucks and beverages make the day a success for everyone. Look for this special event next summer. It is worth a visit.  Info can be found on the Town of Tiburon web site. IMG_1467IMG_1462

YUMMY! A MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM

May 22, 2017

What fun and what a unique idea – The Museum of Ice Cream! Originally opened in New York City on a seasonal basis, it was an instant success. Others cities will follow and Los Angeles has already had its opening. Currently sold out in LA and closed for the season in NYC, the Museum of Ice Cream has been a huge success and has a tremendous following. “… The Museum of Ice Cream is the place where ideas are transformed into real life experiences. A place where flavors are mysterious, toppings are toys and sprinkles make the world a better place…”.  Well worth a visit, check in with the website for further locations and openings. http://www.museumoficecream.com.   Maybe it will open in your city next.  See you there!

San Francisco Waterfront

March 17, 2017

Exciting news on the San Francisco waterfront.  Pier 29 has received the OK for the development of retail shops and hopefully a recreational area as well.  This pier has been vacant and unused for years and is a another step in the revitalization and beautification of the San Francisco waterfront area.  There will be shops – most selling homemade San Francisco goods – a wine bar, a coffee roastery, and a craft beer brewery.  We are looking forward to a wonderful addition to this exciting and beautiful area.

Run For Chocolate??

February 10, 2017

Run For The Chocolate is the Bissinger Chocolate Company annual fun run.  It is a run/walk event where you get chocolates during and after the run.  The runners/walkers go through the streets of historic St. Louis, starting at the chocolate factory through historic St. Louis and returning along a path that runs along the Mississippi River.  Chocolate goody bags, hot cocoa and chocolate medals await at the finish line.  It takes place Saturday, February 11.  Sounds like a lot of fun and a lot of yummy eating.  Burn those calories!

INDIO INTERNATIONAL TAMALE FESTIVAL

December 1, 2016

When it come to food festivals, the Indio International Tamale Festival is one of our favorites.  Who does not like a yummy tamale??  The Festival is an idea that has grown since 1992 and this is the 25 year celebration.  Old Town Indio will be the place to be this Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4.  But there is more than just tamales and eating!  There is a parade down the main street of Old Town Indio, music, live bands, folk dancing, costumes, entertainment, a kids zone, an art corner and lots of good food!  Can’t wait!  Hope to see you there!                                                                                                           http://www.powerhiking.com

THE BIG DADDY OF CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

November 30, 2016

The 2016 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on November 30th from 7 – 9 pm.  Above the Rockefeller Center Ice Rink, the giant tree will be illuminated with thousands of lights.  With music, entertainment and celebrity stars braving the cold to entertain, it promises to be a fun-filled evening.  The Tree Lighting is a wonderful event that has been a tradition since 1933 and thousands will line the sidewalks attempting to get a view.  It is also televised.  The tree tradition was originally started in 1933 by Depression Era construction workers who put up a small tree and decorated it with cranberries, gum wrappers and tin cans.  What many do not know is that on January 9th, when the tree comes down, the tree is milled and treated and the lumber used for Habitat For Humanity.  That makes seeing the tree even more special!  If you cannot make the Tree Lighting then seeing it at sometime over the holiday season is a must. Giant and brilliant with lights, it is a tradition not to be missed.                                                  www.powerhiking.com