Restaurant Challenge: Sidestreet Pho

OK people, dreams have come true this time around on the restaurant challenge. My children actual begged to return to a Vietnamese restaurant we recently picked from the bucket. Never mind that it’s mostly due to a dessert piled high with mango shaved ice, bits of marshmallow, and tapioca pearls. I love Vietnamese food. IContinue reading “Restaurant Challenge: Sidestreet Pho”

Restaurant Challenge: 1400 Bar & Grill

The Restaurant Challenge continues, our latest pick: 1400 Bar & Grill. Typically we pick from the slips of paper in the pot but tonight Jack preempted this with his own suggestion. See, recently 1400 got a stamp of approval in Jack’s mind because he ran into a friend who had just finished dinner there. HisContinue reading “Restaurant Challenge: 1400 Bar & Grill”

Happy Running Day: My Ultimate Running Music Mix

Happy National Running Day! Yes, it’s an official National “Day”: http://www.runningday.org/ In honor of this occassion (and to complete the Make Stuff Up challenge for today) I made my ultimate running mix for an 8 mile run. Then I ran to it. Now I am writing about it. Now, I didn’t just slap some songsContinue reading “Happy Running Day: My Ultimate Running Music Mix”

Restaurant Challenge: Hang Ten Boiler

I’m sure there are lots of kids out there who embrace new foods and don’t crumple to the ground in a pile of defeat at the suggestion of trying a new restaurant. Those are not my kids. Well, a few months back I hit a wall. I literally could not walk through the taqueria doorContinue reading “Restaurant Challenge: Hang Ten Boiler”