Try the Mini Food Gal App — For Free
Yes, now here’s your chance to try a mini version of my Food Gal “Ultimate Guide to Bay Area Dining” — for free.
Available at the iTunes store, the free version has 21 recommended restaurants on it. If you like what you see, you can download the complete app with 70 more restaurant write-ups for a mere $1.99. It’s just like trying a cookie sample at the supermarket. With that first bite, you’re sure to enjoy it so much that you’ll want the whole shebang.
The map feature cleverly lets you find my recommended spots closest to you no matter your location in the Bay Area. Also new to the app is the ability to make reservations through OpenTable.
There might be no such thing as a free lunch. But now you can partake of my delicious mini app for free.
Cindy Pawlcyn Celebrates 30 Years
Chef Cindy Pawlcyn’s pioneering Mustard’s Grill in Yountville will celebrate its 30th anniversary in a very sweet way.
We’re talking cake — a different one featured daily for 30 days, from now through June 15.
Chef Cindy Pawlcyn celebrates a mega anniversary. (Photo courtesy of Alex Farnum)
The cake will be available on the dessert menu daily not only at Mustard’s Grill, but at Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen in St. Helena and Cindy Pawlcyn’s Wood Grill & Wine Bar in St. Helena.
Drum roll, please.
Just as I am my own person, I’m also my own app now.
If you remember back to February, I proudly launched my “Food Gal’s Ultimate Guide to Bay Area Dining” for iPhones.
Back then, it was under the umbrella of the new venture, the “Know What” network of apps for favorite bars, food, hikes, museums and more. So, you had to buy the “Know What Essentials” app first, before you could add on more specific modules, such as my own.
Now, with the blessing and help of the team behind Escape Apps, which created the “Know What” network, you can bypass that step and just buy my app alone for $1.99.
My app has been updated to feature more than 75 restaurants, bakeries and wine bars to check out in the Bay Area — from the tony to the hole-in-the-wall.