Kristy DeVaney

Kristy DeVaney Kristy DeVaney is the author of the blog Cakegrrl.

Web Site: http://cakegrrl.com


Save the Date! Rombauer Wine Dinner at Matteo’s Wednesday, August 5th at 6:30pm!

Jul 28, 2015
Save the Date! Rombauer Wine Dinner at Matteo’s Wednesday, August 5th at 6:30pm!

Do you love Rombauer Wines as much as I do? If so, I have the event for you! Matteo’s Pizza and Bistro’s Rombauer Wine Dinner featuring the New Release of the 2014 Chardonnay will be held on the patio at Matteo’s, Wednesday, August 5th, 2015, at 6:30 PM. Their menu (to be served family...

Cochon Heritage Fire Napa’s “Meat Up” Takes Place on August 2nd!

Jul 28, 2015
Cochon Heritage Fire Napa’s “Meat Up” Takes Place on August 2nd!

Heritage Fire is an annual wood-fired meat-laden feast featuring chefs and farmers working together to spotlight traditional outdoor cooking techniques. This event takes place on Sunday, August 02, 2015 at 03:00 PM at Charles Krug Winery and features over 45 chefs + 3,000 pounds of sustainably raised, wood-fired meats! The event will also showcase...

We Conquered the Big Rib at the California State Fair!!

Jul 19, 2015
We Conquered the Big Rib at the California State Fair!!

Originally posted on cavegrrl.com:
OMG! We conquered the big-*ss Rib Steak!! It was soooo good. We were able to order it right off the grill & medium rare without extra sauce! It costs about $16 and it feeds 2 people. It was perfect for the caveman and the cavegrrl… I am pretty sure we…

My “Best of the Best” California State Fair Wine Winners

Jul 16, 2015
My “Best of the Best” California State Fair Wine Winners

Now that the California State Fair is in full swing (July 10th-26th), and Save Mart Supermarket’s Wine Country is open for tasting, I wanted to give you a heads up on my favorite wines this year from the Winners of the California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition. Andy and I attended a media event...

Piatti’s Flair for Summer Fare Shines!

Jul 9, 2015
Piatti’s Flair for Summer Fare Shines!

The flavors of summer are in full swing at Piatti! Andy and I dined there just last night, so in this blog post I wanted to give you a quick peek at some of the items on the menu for the season. It’s always a great evening on the patio at Piatti with my...

Set Sail at the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure in Buena Park

Jul 4, 2015
Set Sail at the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure in Buena Park

Last week, I visited Anaheim, California (more specifically Garden Grove) to attend a conference hosted by the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. Since the conference took place during the day, I planned a few places before my trip to check out during the evening. Though I am not a really active Yelper, I looked on...

Touring and Tasting with Matchbook Wine Company

Jun 21, 2015
Touring and Tasting with Matchbook Wine Company

As a wine writer, I get invited to some of the most interesting events. This time, it was a media/blogger tour and taste at Matchbook Wine Company in Dunnigan Hills. I was already a major fan of the Matchbook Wine label because of its quality vs. price ratio, so I was delighted to accept...

Urban Wine Xperience Takes Over Oakland Waterfront on Saturday, August 1, 2015

Jun 17, 2015
Urban Wine Xperience Takes Over Oakland Waterfront on Saturday, August 1, 2015

In honor of Wine Wednesday, I am excited tell you about another upcoming food and wine event—this time in Oakland! East Bay Vintners Alliance presents the 10th Annual Urban Wine Xperience on Saturday, August 1, 2015, from 1:00-4:00pm. The event will take place at Market Hall in Jack London Square. More than 20 urban...

Kathryn Hall Cabernet Release Party Set for September 12th, 2015

Jun 15, 2015
Kathryn Hall Cabernet Release Party Set for September 12th, 2015

Here’s a little press release from my friends at HALL! We can’t wait to attend the Kathryn Hall Cabernet release party in September! You can read about last year’s party here. HALL’s Annual Harvest Party Celebrates Release of 97 pt 2012 Kathryn Hall Cabernet HALL St. Helena has announced the date for its annual...

Wine Wednesday: A Simple Duo of Rosés

May 27, 2015
Wine Wednesday: A Simple Duo of Rosés

Recently, two of Italy’s leading wineries released their first rosé wines—Mezzacorona from Trento, and Sicily’s Stemmari—each reflecting native varietals and terroir, and Andy and I were fortunate enough to sample them. Andy made this paleo dinner to pair with them: Ground pork burgers with an aioli dressing in a red cabbage shell. The meat...

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