Our Foodie Adventures

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our foodie adventures

This past week Pete and I went on a couple foodie adventures!

We took the kids with us one night and the other night was date night <— which is a rate treat these day! We love trying new foods. Thai food, Italian, Chinese, Mongolian BBQ… we love it all. We consider ourselves big foodies and on our travel adventures food always plays a huge part in our fun!


Since we took June off from traveling as the girls finish up the school year, we were excited to explore some of our local restaurants. 

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We started our foodie adventure at one of our favorite national restaurants. 

We have never had a meal that is less than perfect there and they have so many different options. You could eat there every day for a year and never have a repeat meal. This might we enjoyed a few meals. There were three things that sounded really good so we ordered three separate meals and shared them. We had enough leftovers for lunch and dinner the next day!


We started with a veggie burger with Swiss cheese and sauteed mushrooms.

Then came the eggplant Parmesan which is one of my favorite meals ever. The pesto pasta on the side was the perfect pairing with the eggplant. Lastly was the pasta scampi. This is normally served with chicken but we opted to leave that off and the creamy scampi sauce was delicious! 


The only thing that can hold back out foodie adventures is heart burn. I don’t get it all the time and when I do it seems to be caused by either really spicy foods or dishes with a lot of cheese. Because I don’t want to miss out on some of my favorite foods I’ve been carrying PEPCID COMPLETE™ in case the heart burn starts again.

It’s been so nice being able to eat anything I want without worry!


Later in the week the girls came with us and we headed to another local restaurant! 

This one is on the pier in Oceanside and it’s more of an experience than just a restaurant. They specialize in sea food… but we always get the veggie burgers and french fries. I always used to shy away from BBQ sauce because of it possibly triggering heart burn I wasn’t having it as often as I like. Not anymore! So happy that  PEPCID® lets me eat what I want to. And I love being able to take this one with me to her favorite restaurants not having to worry if there is something there that I can eat.

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I’ve learned that heartburn doesn’t just affect you when you are chowing down on a plate of wings or cheese fries; it can strike anywhere, even while dining at a five-star restaurant. That’s why the PEPCID® Brand is building on last year’s Tastemakers program with the inaugural PEPCID® Tastemakers Restaurant Week. This year the PEPCID® brand will tap into every foodie’s craving to explore local hotspots, aiding them in their celebration of bold flavors, without the pain of heartburn.  

This year PEPCID® brand has teamed up for a second year with Tastemaker at large Ted Allen – a heartburn sufferer, food enthusiast and host of Chopped and new show All Star Academy – to curate a list of top restaurants and dishes in cities across the country. Ted, like the PEPCID® brand, believes that heartburn shouldn’t keep anyone from enjoying bold flavors and he is sharing his tips on how to find great meals anywhere.

What us your favorite restaurant?

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


  • These pictures are amazing. Everything looks so tasty. I have never had to use Pepcid before but my husband uses it and swears by it.

  • My favorite restaurant is the Chicago Steakhouse at the MGM Gold Strike Casino in Tunica, Mississippi I have only been there once, but it was enough for me to know it was an excellent place to eat.

  • It is great idea to carry heartburn medicine along with you, I suffer from them too but never thought to carry them along. I will be able to enjoy food from now on without worrying. Thanks

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