Kristy DeVaney

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

Web Site: http://cakegrrl.com


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...

The Santa Monica Grand Tasting featuring Chef Susan Feniger is June 13-14th!

May 19, 2015
The Santa Monica Grand Tasting featuring Chef Susan Feniger is June 13-14th!

Evian, BADOIT, and The St. Regis Monarch Beach present The Santa Monica Grand Tasting! Chef Susan Feniger of Border Grill heads the festivities as a featured chef, along with 100 of LA’s top chefs participating in the kitchen presented by the Santa Monica Whole Foods Market. Participating Chefs include: Raj Dixit of Michael Mina’s Stonehill...

NakedWines.com Tour Makes a Stop at Sacramento’s Vizcaya on May 13th

May 10, 2015
NakedWines.com Tour Makes a Stop at Sacramento’s Vizcaya on May 13th

Wine lovers, you won’t want to miss this! Over 7,000 bottles of wine will be uncorked on NakedWines.com road trip across California, and this coming Wednesday, May 13th, the tour makes a stop right here in Sacramento at the Vizcaya! More than 30 of your winemakers are hopping on the Naked Tour Bus and...

Giveaway!! Get Gluten Free Delivered Right to Your Door with Send Me Gluten FREE!

Apr 20, 2015
Giveaway!! Get Gluten Free Delivered Right to Your Door with Send Me Gluten FREE!

I am a fan of trying new things and I love getting surprises in the mail, so when I heard about Send Me Gluten Free, I immediately checked them out! Send Me Gluten Free is a monthly subscription service that introduces you to new gluten free products. The company was kind enough to send...

TAPAS Tempranillo Tasting is April 26, 2015 at the Presidio, San Francisco!

Mar 12, 2015
TAPAS Tempranillo Tasting is April 26, 2015 at the Presidio, San Francisco!

If you like wine at all (especially wines made in a Spanish style), don’t miss this event: TAPAS is pleased to announce the most extensive tasting of domestically produced Tempranillos and other Iberian varietal wines. Join nearly 40 TAPAS member vintners for the 8th annual Grand Wine Tasting held at the Golden Gate Club at...

FREE Gluten FREE Donuts! Today We Reveal the Winner of the Dr. Bob’s Giveaway…

Mar 1, 2015
FREE Gluten FREE Donuts! Today We Reveal the Winner of the Dr. Bob’s Giveaway…

It’s time to make the donuts and time to choose a winner for the giveaway of the Dr. Bob’s Donuts and Doyos Complete Starter Kit that includes all three of Dr. Bob’s gluten free and vegan donut mixes, as well as a pan to make them in, a cooling rack and a vented lid....

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