Archives for February 10, 2018

Rubio’s Introduces Wild Argentinian Red Shrimp and it is delicious!


 Rubio’s® Restaurants, the brand known for its delicious coastal cuisine and popularizing the fish taco, is adding Wild Argentinian Red Shrimp to its award-winning seafood menu. The grilled shrimp is available in a new Two Taco Plate and Bowl.

Sourced in South America off the coast of Argentina, the Wild Argentinian Red Shrimp was selected by the Rubio’s culinary team for its large size and sweet flavor. Rubio’s Wild-Caught Argentinian Red Shrimp is grilled to perfection and drizzled with a warm butter made from a blend of smoked paprika, sundried tomatoes, sea salt, garlic and oregano.

The new Wild Argentinian Red Shrimp Bowl features the mouth-watering shrimp with smoked paprika and tomato butter on a bed of crisp cabbage, citrus rice and black beans, and topped with Hass avocado slices, chipotle white sauce, salsa fresca and crispy tortilla strips. In the Two Taco Plate, this warm, buttery shrimp is topped with creamy Haas avocado slices, salsa fresca, crisp cabbage, chipotle white sauce, and is served on warm stone-ground tortillas with a side of “no-fried” pinto beans and chips.

I had the opportunity to try the new Wild Argentinian Red Shrimp Two Taco Plate and I love it! The seasoning on the shrimp tastes delicious and I will be trying the bowl on my next trip to Rubio’s. I would say the new tacos may be one of my favorite items at Rubio’s!

Rubio’s is one of few fast casual restaurants to offer a wide selection of grilled seafood, making it a popular choice for those looking for alternatives to red meat and poultry during the 40-day Lenten period. So, if you are looking for a place to go for lunch or dinner during Lent, Rubio’s is definitely the place to go!

To coincide with healthier dining in the New Year, Rubio’s has also partnered with Healthy Dining and MyMenu to make it easier for guests to find menu items that fit their dietary needs. From calorie counts to vegetarian and wheat- and dairy-free options, the MyMenu page offers on-demand personalized nutrition, and allergen information. Guests can find a full list of menu options by visiting The partnership aligns with Rubio’s “Made With a Mission”® commitment  – to serve coastal food that not only tastes great, but that its guests can feel great about eating.

For more information about Rubio’s Coastal Grill, visit Guests can also join the conversation on Facebook at, Twitter at and Instagram at

About Rubio’s® Restaurants:

Rubio’s first opened in 1983, in the San Diego neighborhood of Mission Bay. Since then, Rubio’s has established a passionate fan base throughout the U.S., and has been credited with starting the fish taco phenomenon. In addition to the famed Original Fish Taco®, Rubio’s serves award-winning fish tacos made with grilled shrimp, grilled or blackened ono, Wild Alaska Coho Salmon, and other seafood. Rubio’s innovative recipes also include a variety of burritos, bowls and salads, and feature responsibly-sourced seafood, all-natural chicken and all-natural steak, along with fresh made guacamole and salsas made daily. Ranked as the “Number One Most Craveable Taco Chain” by Technomic’s Consumer Brand Metrics data, Rubio’s is committed to giving back to the communities it serves by sponsoring a variety of ocean-related events and organizations throughout the year. Rubio’s is headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., has over 4,000 employees and currently operates more than 200 restaurants in California, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada and Florida. For more information, visit

Self Disclosure: I received free vouchers to visit Rubio’s. Images were provided.

The Not-Its! Rock Torrance’s Armstrong Theater Sunday!

The Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents an all-ages rock show featuring Seattle-based The Not-Its! on Sunday, February 11 at 2 pm. The highly interactive dance party will be held at the James R. Armstrong Theater, and tickets ($10 to $20) are available now online
For more than eight years now, The Not-Its! have rocked kids and families with their uptempo albums and live concerts. These high-jumping performers give children their first “rock show” experience. With six acclaimed and award-winning albums, this high-jumping quintet has risen to become one of the top touring bands in the nation’s “kindie rock” movement. They’re currently writing and recording new songs for their seventh album to be released later this year.
The Not-Its! are hailed by USA Today for their “smart, catchy children’s music.”  Time Out New York recommends their “90s power-punk sound with lush, four-part pop harmonies that will take parents back to their show-going days.”
The Not-Its! may be the nation’s best-dressed kids’ band, sporting skinny pink ties and fluffy pink tutus that appeal to kids’ discerning fashion sense. Their high-energy stage performances bring audiences on their feet and jumping around with delight. Lead singer Sarah Shannon is well known for her work with the ’90s rock group Velocity Girl. Drummer Michael Welke played with Harvey Danger, and band mates Danny Adamson, Tom Baisden, Jennie Helman can all boast of past lives as touring rock stars. The Not-Its! are part of a creative collaborative group known as the Seattle Kindiependent (along with Caspar Babypants and Recess Monkey), making Puget Sound “Ground Zero for cool kids’ music” (  In addition to this rare So Cal show, the band will also perform in Washington, DC, and New York City this winter. 

Learn more about The Not-Its! at
Check out hilarious Not-Its! music videos here:
Credit: Sugar Mountain PR.

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Photo by Laura Ockel on Unsplash

 Are you looking for great gift ideas for Valentine’s Day?
Here are a some of my favorites!
Does your special someone love coffee? This one will be a hit! Melitta Coffee: Something to Warm Their Heart!

Spread the love this Valentine’s Day with Melitta Coffee. For the coffee lover in your life, Melitta has a number of chic, affordable (all under $30.00) items that make for a thoughtful, unique Valentine’s gift (and a great cup of coffee)!

  • For the clumsy – For the first time, Melitta is offering a pour-over made out of Tritan™ material, making it shatter resistant. Perfect for travelers and people on-the-go, as well as those that are not to be trusted with breakable items. $14.99
  • For the traditionalist – The new porcelain versions offer those with classic tastes a variety of matte options as well as the ever-popular gloss white. $19.99
  • For the style conscious – The new metallic finished versions offer a modern take on the classic design that bring an added touch of sophistication to any kitchen. $29.99


 This next one is a bit different and I love this educational and unique gift idea! GIANTmicrobes – Educational & Humorous Hearts & STDs.
Here’s an adorable collection of hearts and STDs, to help express yourself when you just can’t find the right words… It’s the perfect gift for your significant other, co-worker, friend or even an EX. From Heart of Gold, Broken Heart, Heart to Heart, Cupid’s Heart, Sperm and Egg Cell, to Kissing Disease, Herpes, Chlamydia, HPV, and Penicillin – GIANTmicrobes has an entertaining critter for EVERY occasion! And if you can’t find the perfect one, get five! The Valentine’s Day themed gift sets include a variety of mini microbes in their Heart Burned, Heart Warming and Tainted Love boxes! I love this unique idea!
Find out more here!

I also received one of my own GIANTmicrobes and I love how unique these are! Check out the website at:

This next one would make a great gift for your special someone!
I love both of these items from Organic Aromas. Their new Opulence diffuser. made from ceramic would make a wonderful gift. I like that it is actually pretty quiet. Many diffusers aren’t as quiet as this one. It is made of ceramic and I love the unique shape! It’s also quite powerful. I gave this to my husband and he uses it all the time! The Discovery Collection is a must buy to go with the diffuser.  There are 40 different single, organic and blended essential oils in cute little 2ml custom glass vials.I love this because you can find which of the 40 scents is your favorite.
You can find both on Check out their website too!
Do you have a man in your life that likes socks? Yes! Socks are a great gift item!
And, an even greater idea is a men’s sock subscription with a social cause! Society Socks ( is a great one to check out! I love the designs on the socks, and they are high-quality socks! I highly recommend this one. This monthly subscription includes 2 stylish pairs each month and 2 pairs are donated to those in need. Now, how cool is that?! Also, free shipping worldwide on your sock subscription.
This next one is a personal favorite of mine and I really recommend it for anyone who loves to meditate! This year I am actually trying to practice this more myself! 
The Crystal Cove Collection Meditation Pillow is Designed by LA yoga instructor Angela Kukhahn. It is simply amazing! I love the design and that it is comfortable and soft. The design is actually waves that were inspired by the surf and tide pools found at California’s Crystal Cove State Park. I think that is really amazing! You can find this amazing pillow at
 And Hallmark always has the best cards! This Valentine’s Day..give a card and some vinyl! This is just too cool! Look for them at your local Hallmark stores!
Self Disclosure: I received samples to feature. Images were provided on many of the products. Society Socks Photo Credit: SoCal City Kids.