Food Critic Friday – Habana, Costa Mesa, CA

After a long hiatus, Food Critic Fridays are back. Geoff and I are back at it with our restaurant reviews, so if you’re in one of these areas and hankering for some gluten free goodness, you’ll have some idea of where or where not to eat. I was dying to try a place called Habana…

Food Critic Friday 3.0 and Prosciutto-Wrapped Dates

My husband and I have about a 2 min and 15 sec walk from our front door to a fantastic pizzeria called Brick. Brick is a lifesaver on certain nights when the chef of the house (aka ME) is not inclined to cook and the man of the house is Hangry after a surf.. Brick’s…

Food Critic Friday No. 2

Food Critic Friday returns. (Friendly-reminder: Paleo husband commentary is in regular type and Chef Nikki is in Italics) This time we visited Public House in Temecula, California. If you’ve never been to Temecula, you should go… right now. Not only do they have great wine and beautiful rolling hills, they are also a hub of major Paleo…

Food Critic Friday No. 1

Barrio Star   Welcome, dear reader, to the inaugural installment of Food Critic Fridays (FCF), brought to you by The Clean Plate. Geoff’s commentary will be in regular type and Nikki’s is in italics, just so you know who’s speaking. This week, we are going to review Barrio Star, a hip little Mexican place in…