Monthly Archives: May 2009

Have Meat? Will Grill!

Meet the Baconator on Twitpic What happens when you combine 2-pounds of bacon, chorizo sausage, spicy Italian sausage and a new grill? A Bacon Explosion! I found out about this amazing culinary invention from an anchor I worked with in Topeka. She’s now reporting at one of the best stations in Kansas City. I’m also amazed people were willing to grill in the middle of a Midwest winter. Brr…

“It makes you feel a little dirty…but it’s good,” from a KC bacon fan.

He’s right.
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Pliny the Elder


Apparently no "Randall" required. Per the Master Beer Dude, Pliny’s hoppy enough. It’s suppose to be a slap in the face to another brewer. Quite hoppy!

Beerfest in Davis!


Tasting the Wheat Beer from Napa Smith. The Master Brew Dude said it was an American-style brew: clear and not cloudy. Like a German one. Quite clean on my palate.

A Little Dribble

Last week, we enjoyed a very happy hour in the Carneros Valley of Sonoma County. We introduced my mother-in-law to Domaine Carneros Winery. As a matter of fact, it’s our first visit to this beautiful location. So – Cheers!

Domaine Caneros
On our trips to downtown Sonoma, we always drive by this gorgeous Chateaux off Highway 12. Last week, the rush hour commute left us sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the highway. So we decided to take a tasty detour to Domaine Caneros.

My hubby helped me shoot this review of our red wine flight. We used my Nikon Coolpix L12 camera.

Domaine Caneros from Kris Vera-Phillips on Vimeo.

And my mother-in-law had a blast in Sonoma County. After the winery, we chilled at our favorite Irish Pub in downtown Sonoma, Murphy.

Sonoma Happy Hour

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Just A Small Town Girl

“…living in a lonely world.”
Ok – I’m not that lonely.

I still think of my hometown as a small one. I grew-up in Diamond Bar. It’s in East LA County, between the 57 and 60 Freeways. It’s a fine place to raise a family, with slight conservative leanings. I also dreamed about life beyond the suburbs. Eventually, I made that dream come true – living and working in Berkeley, Chicago, London and Washington, D.C.

Now, I’m trying to make a new dream a reality – living and working in wine country.

Dreaming of Wine Country

That’s one of the reasons why I applied for A Really Goode Job. I also enjoy playing with my multimedia tools and drinking wine. As the Murphy-Goode Wine Country Lifestyle Correspondent, I get to do both and more.

Want to see what happens when I combine editing, wine and allergy season?
Check out my blooper reel! These are just some of the clips that ended up on my digital editing floor.

Some Goode Bloopers from Kris Vera-Phillips on Vimeo.

Here’s what I used to make this video and my video application:

By the way, I turn 31 tomorrow. You know what would be an awesome present? A vote from you for me! If you have 20 seconds, please vote on my video application. It’s a two-step process. Murphy-Goode will send you an e-mail to confirm you’re a human being and they won’t spam you. Just click on the link and you’re golden.