• 2019,  Food,  Musings,  Sacramento,  YEE,  Yelp

    Musings: The Elusive Black Badge

    Wait…you don’t know what I’m talking about?!? Badge, not the card! Does anyone even care about the AMEX black card anymore, anyways? I digress. I’ve been Yelping for N I N E years! Holy shit! That is a lot of time writing reviews. Anything from Khol’s to the newest restaurant to pop up in Sacramento. Yes, you read that correctly. I’ve Yelped Khol’s, among a slew of other things. At the end of each year, I nominate myself for another year of Yelp elitness. Yes, Yelp allows and encourages you to nominate yourself each year. And so I do, with no shame. To think, this all started as a bet…

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    Stay GOLD(en)

    …as in your skin, your spirit, and your Yelp status! Gold Elite && Plus One Year five of yelping as an Elite gets you a shiny new colored badge. The elusive GOLD. But ah ha, at year 10 I hear you get a black badge, but that is still plenty years in the making for this Yelping gal! You’ve seen a few posts about Yelp Elite Events (YEE), but the one J and I went to this weekend was ONLY for Gold Elites.  Oh, we’re special 😉 Because we dedicate hours of our lives writing and contributing content for free. They reward our good behaviors with delicious food and booze.…

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    WIAW – Sippin on Gin && Juice

    It’s really all about what happened yesterday night… …I’ll post all my eats from yesterday, but I’m really excited to share my experience last night. PS – This is my 400th post! But before I get into yesterday, take a peek at where it all started with Jenn! Meet new people, see what others are eating, and join the party! Breakfast We didn’t go grocery shopping on Mother’s Day, so our fridge is bare. So, our easy go-to breakfast is Breakfast Cookies. That’s about all we have on hand, and of course coffee…always coffee.. Snack I think I was starving all morning because I played an entire soccer game the…

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    Thinking Out Loud – Year of the Goat/Sheep

    Happy (Chinese) New Year! Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. …From this half Chinese gal! Generally, the extent of my celebration is usually dinner with the Parentals, which isn’t a bad way to celebrate at all. However, growing up it was more elaborate when my grand parents were alive. They were very traditional and had all the fixin’s at their house for the New Year! My family did not give us lai see full of hundred dollar bills, but of small amounts. We didn’t know any different, until I’d say high school, when kids would brag about the hundreds or even in the thousands of dollars they received for the special…