Carolyn Jung

Contributing Writer, Via

Carolyn Jung is an award-winning food and wine writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She blogs at foodgal.com.


10 Drive-Ins for Your Next Road Trip or Date Night

10 Drive-Ins for Your Next Road Trip or Date Night

Eating in your car has never been this much fun.
Where to Taste and Tour Hawaiian Coffee on the Islands

Where to Taste and Tour Hawaiian Coffee on the Islands

See working farms, pick blush-red beans, and sip on Kona coffee at its source.
Top Tacos in the West

Top Tacos in the West

When your taco craving strikes, satisfy with one of these best bites.
Where to Eat Around Carmel

Where to Eat Around Carmel

From sea to slopes, the best restaurants in Carmel Valley.
Top California Farmers' Markets

Top California Farmers' Markets

Find fresh, locally grown, piquant produce at a farmers' market near you.
Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland, Oregon

Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland, Oregon

Two decades ago, an ambitious team transformed a Portland parking lot into an inspired oasis.
Bay Area's Starbird Chicken is Reinventing Fast Food

Bay Area's Starbird Chicken is Reinventing Fast Food

Starbird Chicken in Sunnyvale, Calif. looks to disrupt the traditional fast-food drive-thru.
The Top Thing to Do on Each Hawaiian Island

The Top Thing to Do on Each Hawaiian Island

Discover the must-do activities on each glorious Hawaiian Island.
5 Vibrant Chinatowns in the West

5 Vibrant Chinatowns in the West

Discover the rich history and culture tucked into these bustling neighborhoods.
12 Hawaiian Restaurants for Island Flavors on the Mainland

12 Hawaiian Restaurants for Island Flavors on the Mainland

Savor Polynesian-kissed flavors—huli huli chicken, mai tais, pork lau lau—at these mainland spots.
The West’s Top Culinary Destinations

The West’s Top Culinary Destinations

Everywhere you turn these days, there's always something delicious to eat.
Best Places to Eat Crab on the West Coast

Best Places to Eat Crab on the West Coast

It’s crab season! Here’s where to indulge.
Chef-loved Markets and Farm Stands in Napa Valley

Chef-loved Markets and Farm Stands in Napa Valley

Where to shop like a chef in food and wine country.
Best Food and Wine Festivals in the West

Best Food and Wine Festivals in the West

Enjoy the best of the West at these tasty events.
Best Coffee Shops Across the West

Best Coffee Shops Across the West

Locally roasted beans, homey couches, and buttery baked goods abound at these top shops.