The Fun Junkie

The Fun Junkie My site was conceived after spending hundreds of hours planning road trips, searching for the latest and greatest local events, and hunting down the best places to grab a bite to eat. The goal was simple: see, do and eat everything in sight, then compile the best of the best into one comprehensive website.

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Danish Days – 09/20/13 – 09/22/13

Sep 20, 2013
Danish Days – 09/20/13 – 09/22/13

You had me at DUTCH CHOCOLATE!Danish DaysSolvang, CAThe words “Free Aebleskiver Eating Contest” make me want to drop whatever I’m doing and drive five hours to Santa Barbara county.  Is that weird?Danish Days is more than just a mere celebra...

Manny’s California Cafe

Sep 16, 2013
Manny’s California Cafe

I've been coming here for over three decades!Manny's California Cafe1612 Pacific AvenueStockton, CAHow much do I love Manny’s?  Well, I named my Chihuahua after the place.  Does that give you a good idea?Raised by single-income parent...

Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival – 09/14/13 – 09/15/13

Sep 13, 2013
Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival – 09/14/13 – 09/15/13

Oh, dear lord.Ghirardelli Chocolate FestivalSan Francisco, CAThis event has it all: buttloads of chocolate (obviously), multiple age divisions of their famed ice cream-eating contest, and lots of cardio provided by the requisite dodging of unsupervised...

Loleta Cheese Factory

Sep 4, 2013
Loleta Cheese Factory

You're going to want to stay a while.Loleta Cheese FactoryLoleta, CAI recently spent a weekend exploring Humboldt County, and Loleta was on my list for one reason: cheese. I was not disappointed. I never expect to see factory workers in full ...

Buttercup Cakes & Farm House Frosting

Aug 26, 2013
Buttercup Cakes & Farm House Frosting

Sweet.Buttercup Cakes & Farm House Frosting109 Locust StreetSanta Cruz, CAI’m not a huge fan of cupcakes, so the fact that I visited this adorable bakery twice in 24 hours should tell you something.Let me clarify that a little: I’m not a ...

Mama’s Pho & Sandwiches

Aug 19, 2013
Mama’s Pho & Sandwiches

Who cares if it's 100 degrees outside?  I want this NOW.Mama's Pho & Sandwiches14 Lower Sacramento RoadStockton, CAMama's Pho took my Banh Mi virginity.I ordered the Grilled Pork Banh Mi, expecting to call it a day after that. However, a...

Gourmet Walks

Aug 15, 2013
Gourmet Walks

Pace yourself.Gourmet WalksSan Francisco, Napa and HealdsburgBecause I’m an adult, I make a point of being punctual at all times.  I typically show up early to social functions, only to become frustrated with latecomers who hold up impending fes...

Grange Restaurant & Bar

Aug 14, 2013
Grange Restaurant & Bar

Parsnippy!Grange Restaurant & Bar926 J StreetSacramentoI choose Grange when I'm in the mood for unique and ever-changing menu options, a semi-upscale atmosphere, and a complimentary carb-laden basket of goodies that beg to be slathered with t...

Sylvester’s Burgers

Aug 6, 2013
Sylvester’s Burgers

No false advertising here!Sylvester's Burgers1099 Santa Ynez AvenueLos Osos, CAI’ll be honest: I came for a free birthday burger.  I didn’t know that it required I take a Facebook photo in a ridiculous hat from their personal collection, but I...

El Rinconcito Del Mar

Jul 30, 2013
El Rinconcito Del Mar

Why yes, this IS heaven.El Rinconcito Del Mar2908 E. 1st StreetLos Angeles, CAI took a huge leap of faith when I chose to redeem my Restaurant.com gift card for a voucher to use here.  I mean, LA is riddled with Mexican restaurants, good and...