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Foodie Friday: Season’s Greetings

I hope your season has been filled with delicious food, friends, family, and fun memories! Here’s to all of the wonderful things 2020 will bring to you and yours. I will be back next week with another foodie suggestion for you to add to your list of “must tries” this new year so come back […]

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Foodie Friday: Travel Edition 3!

Charlotte, North Carolina has become a foodie haven in the past couple of years. It seems that every time we visit our family, the restaurant options have exponentially increased especially in the South End area. By Saturday after Thanksgiving, we’d made it through all of the leftovers and we decided to venture out to try […]

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Foodie Friday: Nicoli Cafe

Smoothies and muffins and scones oh my! And cookies and coffee and other seasonal goodies that are sure to please your sweet tooth. I happened upon this cute pastry place on my way to my favorite cinnamon roll place (see the Brown post). I’m a sucker for sweets so I had to go inside. The […]

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Angel Tree at The Marine Gift Shop

Have you seen the Angel trees popping up around Okinawa?  The Marine Gift Shop was lucky enough to help our community while hosting this beautiful tree, and promote the philanthropy during this time of the year.  Help Oki https://www.helpoki.org is looking for the support of donors like you to give every little girl and boy […]

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Foodie Friday: Esparza’s

Quick, convenient, funky, and delicious. Esparza’s will feed your Mexican food craving and have you coming back for more. I almost always get the Crazy Carnitas tacos. The spice combo they use transports me to my best friend’s kitchen in San Antonio every time. The flour tortillas are the perfect softness and the salsa bar […]

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December Vendors at the Marine Gift Shop

We’re excited to announce that the following vendors will be hosting a pop-up at The Marine Gift Shop in December:   Sachi’s Antiques: December 5-7 Sachi features antique tableware, unique antique furniture, and kimonos from the Edo to Meiji eras.  She has an abundant supply of antique kimonos with incredible prices starting from 500 yen, […]

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Foodie Friday: Thanksgiving

I’m sticking to tradition today and filling up turkey sandwiches and left over sides dishes! Anyone else never seem to have any dessert leftover from Thanksgiving dinner?!?! No, just me….huh. I hope that you were able to give thanks with others yesterday – friends, family, or a combo of the two – and that the […]

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Foodie Friday: WaGyu Cafe

Wagyu Café is beautiful inside, outside, and on the plate! Every angle is bursting with color and whimsy. I absolutely had to try the rainbow bread brunch plate. The bread was lightly toasted with plenty of fluffy, freshness left that the sweet flavor still came through. The oranges, kiwi, and pineapple were juicy and at […]

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Foodie Friday: Good Day Coffee

Good Day Coffee has become a regular in my coffee café rotation. I saw the menu once when I was fairly new to the island and I was immediately hooked. I mean just yum! They pile their fresh, soft rye bread high with creamy avocado. They then top that with feta, nuts, and a hint […]

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Foodie Friday: Stickywich

Sometimes a loaded sandwich to-go is just what the doctor ordered for a hectic day. Thank goodness for Stickywich because “oh my sandwiches!” This place serves up outstanding creations every time. Every option on their menu is overflowing with flavorful, fresh ingredients. They offer three size options, all on their homemade bread, and offer seemingly […]

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