Kristy DeVaney

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

Web Site: http://cakegrrl.com


A Tale of Two Lodi Wineries

Aug 26, 2016
A Tale of Two Lodi Wineries

By Andy Harris Opening night of the 2016 Wine Bloggers’ Conference kicked off at Mohr-Fry Ranches, with locally catered food and live music by Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players, a bluegrass band. All in the backyard of fourth-generation Lodi grape farmers Bruce and Peggy Fry. Coincidentally, the Frys were not only...

Heritage Fire Napa Serves Up a Blazing Food and Wine Feast

Aug 24, 2016
Heritage Fire Napa Serves Up a Blazing Food and Wine Feast

Do you remember what it was like when you were a kid at a BBQ? Growing up, we had so many family gatherings in my parent’s backyard and many times they were on my birthday and involved a pool. Last Sunday at Cochon 555 Heritage Fire brought back those nostalgic smells, sights and tastes...

Lodi Wine: It’s What All the Cool Kids are Drinking

Aug 21, 2016
Lodi Wine: It’s What All the Cool Kids are Drinking

Do you ever have reservations about doing something because you are not sure you are good enough or that you will be accepted? Initially that is how I felt about attending the Wine Bloggers Conference. I was not sure whether or not I even belonged there. All I knew is what I heard about...

Flights By Night #5: Lamb-Stuffed Tomatoes and a Duo of Reds

Aug 19, 2016
Flights By Night #5: Lamb-Stuffed Tomatoes and a Duo of Reds

Flights by night is back with another food and wine pairing we recently had for dinner. I made this recipe in an emergency after being reminded via email that I was supposed to make the meal that evening. Fumbling to come up with a grocery list, I recalled a picture of some meat-stuffed tomatoes...

Wine Bloggers Conference Puts Spotlight on Lodi Winemaking

Aug 11, 2016
Wine Bloggers Conference Puts Spotlight on Lodi Winemaking

Written by cavegrrl.com contributing writer Andy Harris When I was kid, wines from Lodi were considered to be the bargain basement of wine making (I grew up in nearby Sacramento). Lodi wines of the 1980s and 90s were cheap, simple and normally sold in gallon jugs. I happen to know this, because that’s what...

Legends of Wine Returns to the State Capitol on September 16th

Aug 6, 2016
Legends of Wine Returns to the State Capitol on September 16th

Farm-to-Fork events are kicking into high gear all around Sacramento as noted by the Farm-to-Fork regional events page. Farm-to-Fork Restaurant Week begins on September 8th and takes place for 18 days, along with the Farm-to-Fork Festival on the 24th of September and the Farm-to-Fork Gala (Tower Bridge Dinner) on the 25th of September. But...

Wine Bloggers Conference to Take Place in Lodi, California from August 11-14

Aug 3, 2016
Wine Bloggers Conference to Take Place in Lodi, California from August 11-14

After a little hesitation, I finally signed up for the Wine Bloggers Conference taking place in Lodi, California from August 11th-14th. Why did I wait so long? Well, I wasn’t sure what to expect, really. But after chatting with a few other wine bloggers (Traveling Wine Chick in particular) and Public Relations Pro Heather...

It’s Time to Eat Drink SF!

Aug 2, 2016
It’s Time to Eat Drink SF!

Here’s a press release from my friends at Eat Drink SF, a series of food, wine, and spirits events taking place at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason, August 26 – 28!! (SAN FRANCISCO) – Eat Drink SF, the premier food, wine, and spirits festival that celebrates the Bay Area’s world-class chefs and restaurants,...

New Menu Features and Gluten Free Finds at Yard House

Aug 1, 2016
New Menu Features and Gluten Free Finds at Yard House

A few weeks ago Andy and I checked out some new menu items and gluten free options available at Yard House in Roseville. You might remember my visit to Yard House shortly after they opened back in 2011. We kicked off our meal with this round of drinks. On the left is a glass...

Cochon555 presents Heritage Fire Napa Lineup

Jul 11, 2016
Cochon555 presents Heritage Fire Napa Lineup

Hello meat lovers! I’m working on a few blog posts myself, but in the meantime, here’s some information on one of my favorite food and wine events of the year from my friends at Cochon 555, Cochon Heritage Fire Napa, taking place on August 21st this year at Charles Krug Winery! SAN FRANCISCO, CA...

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