The EATery at Mammoth Brewing Company in Mammoth Lakes, CA

The Philly Steak Sandwich, officially known as the It's Not a Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich, The EATery, Mammoth Lakes, California

Before Mammoth Brewing Company and The EATery, there was Whiskey Creek, one of the most popular restaurants and happy hours in Mammoth Lakes, CA. When I found out Whiskey Creek would be closing, I almost cried. For years, I stopped by Whiskey Creek for a drink or bite to eat after a long day of snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain in the winter or fishing in the summer. Luckily, the torch was passed on to Mammoth Brewing Company which continued the …

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Basic Urban Kitchen and Bar in San Diego, CA: Brick Oven Pizza

The Mashed Pizza with white sauce, mashed potatoes, and bacon, Basic Urban Kitchen and Bar, San Diego, California

Not far from the walls of Petco Park is Basic Urban Kitchen and Bar, a casual restaurant and bar famous for a pizza with mashed potatoes and bacon. I first found out about this “mashed” pizza through a friend, who found out through a friend, who found out through another friend. Everyone seemed to know about this magical pizza at Basic but me. When I happened to be down in San Diego for a baseball game, I knew exactly where …

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7 must see sights along the Big Sur coast you should not miss

Bixby Bridge, one of the most photographed spots in Big Sur

Big Sur is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. This stretch of coastline between Carmel and San Simeon is best known for its dramatic scenery and terrain where turquoise ocean waters crash into rugged cliffs and mountains which rise from the sea. It doesn’t make sense how something so beautiful can remain mostly untouched for so long. Whether you visit for one day or one year, there will always be something new to discover. It’s all here from …

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Firestone Grill in San Luis Obispo: Jalapeño Burger and Fries

Halopeño Burger, named after the General Manager of Firestone Grill

Stopping by Firestone Grill in San Luis Obispo for a meal has become somewhat of a tradition for me anytime I find myself driving along Highway 101. This past week was no different. After a long day driving down the beautiful California coast through Big Sur from San Francisco to Los Angeles, I had one thing in mind, stopping at Firestone Grill for a burger and a beer. Even on a late Monday night, Firestone Grill was packed with everyone …

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Copper Top BBQ off Highway 395 in Big Pine, California

When I read that Copper Top BBQ off Highway 395 in Big Pine, California was first in Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. for 2015, I was surprised. Out of all the places in the world, I would least expect a restaurant in the tiny town of Big Pine to be ranked one of the top in the country. I am quite familiar with Big Pine as I often find myself driving along Highway 395 on the …

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6 Things I Learned On My Rainbow Falls Hike

I’ll start my story out with letting you know that I am a novice hiker. I hike a few times every year and luckily I have never had any issues or gotten lost, until somewhat today. Today, I decided to hike a quick 3 mile round trip trail to Rainbow Falls in the town of Mammoth Lakes, California. The hike out to the waterfall was easy, but on the way back I got lazy, made a few mistakes, and got …

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