Mama Catzz Eggrolls an More Astoria, Oregon on the Oregon Coast – You Have to Get Here!

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Mama Catzz Eggrolls an More Astoria, Oregon on the Oregon Coast – You Have to Get Here!

This episode of You Have To Get Here takes us to Astoria, Oregon on the Oregon Coast.

Join us as host Steven Shomler visits Mama Catzz Eggrolls an More!

Culinary delights devoured during this episode include Bad Ass Buffalo Chicken Eggrolls, Liquid Gold Mac & Cheese Eggrolls, Nasty Peach Sparkling Lemonade, Twisted Churro Eggrolls, Mystical Unicorn Beignets, Cupcake Wars Sparkling Lemonade, and Vampire Blood Sparkling Lemonade.

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Mama Catzz Eggrolls is located at 3749 Leif Erikson Dr Astoria, Oregon  97103

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Adventures in Kilkis, Greece – A 10 Part Series

Adventures in Kilkis, Greece! Savory Travel Adventures Steven Shomler

Adventures in Kilkis, Greece – A 10 Part Series

As I am writing this article it is April 2021. A little over a year ago, back in March 2020 I spent a few magical days in Greece.

This article and it’s accompanying video are the first in a series of 11 articles highlighting the wonderful adventures I had on this trip.

Most of my time for this trip was delightfully spent about an hour north of Thessaloniki in the regional unit of Kilkis.

Greece – 13 Regions and 74 Regional Units

As my Greek readers already know, in 1986 Greece was organized into 13 regions (14 if you count the Monastic Republic of Mount Athos – but that’s a story for another time)

Those 13 Regions are comprised of 74 regional units.

One of those 13 regions is Central Macedonia.

The wonderful Greek city of Thessaloniki in located in Central Macedonia.

Central Macedonia is comprised of 7 regional units – Chalkidiki, Imathia, Kilkis, Pella, Pieria, Serres, and Thessaloniki.

Yes – Thessaloniki is both the name of a fantastic city in Greece, and the name of a regional unit located with the region of Central Macedonia.

Kilkis, Kilkis, and Kilkis!  – a Regional Unit, a City, and a Municipality!

Look – I don’t really want to go over this, however, I am certain that after about reading the adventures I had in Kilkis that you are going to travel there yourself, so we need briefly cover the three Kilkis’.

As I already mentioned, Kilkis is the name of one of the 7 regional units located within the Region of Central Macedonia.

Remember the regional unit of Kilkis is located about a North of the City of Thessaloniki.

Now check this out – the regional unit of Kilkis is made up of two areas known as municipalities – Paionia and wait for it – Kilkis!

For my American readers municipalities in Greece are kind of like counties in the US.

Now get this lovely madness – located within the Municipality of Kilkis there is a city named – you guessed it Kilkis!

In the Western United States within the State of California we have a good size city named Riverside. I grew up not too far from Riverside. In fact, I still remember seeing the movie Star Wars at the Tyler Mall (now the Galleria at Tyler) which is in the city of Riverside.

The City of Riverside is located within Riverside County. Imagine if the state of California was instead named the state of Riverside – You would have Riverside (the city), located with Riverside (the county) within Riverside (the state).

That’s kind of what is happening with these 3 different Kilkis’ – The City of Kilis is located in the Municipality of Kilkis, which is located in the regional unit of Kilkis, which is located within the region of Central Macedonia.

Stay with me now – my amazing adventures took place in the regional unit of Kilkis.

 There are number of delightful villages, towns and cities in the regional unit of Kilkis including but not limited to — Evropos, Goumenissa, Griva, Kastaneri, Kilkis, Megala Livadia , Mouries, Plagia (Paionia), Pentalofo, Polykastro, Pontokerasia, and Skra.

My March 2021 adventures in the regional unit of Kilkis included three stellar wineries, an enchanting dive bar, a pastry shop, a stunningly beautiful church, a very lovely park, enjoying an exquisite piece of cake made with xinomavro wine, and a staying in a delightful guesthouse that was my base of operations – the Dimosthenis Guesthouse in Goumenissa.

This brings us to end of this Adventures in Kilkis article.

Look for the second article in this series Dimosthenis Guesthouse in Goumenissa – A Wonderful Home Base for Your Adventures in Kilkis to be published soon!

Below you will find some photos that preview the forthcoming articles in this series.

Wishing you Savory Travel Adventures!

Steven Shomler

#TravelSavory

#YouHaveToTravel and when you go #HaveMagnificentMeals

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page” – Saint Augustine

 

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Adventures in Kilkis, Greece! Savory Travel Adventures Steven Shomler

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Walking the Beach in Nehalem Bay State Park – Adventures on The Oregon Coast

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Walking the Beach in Nehalem Bay State Park – Adventures on The Oregon Coast

It’s October 2020 as I type these words, and last week I was asked to put on my LifeStory Alchemist hat www.LifeStoryAlchemist.com and head to the Oregon Coast to help some fine folks work out the branding  and marketing details for a really fun project they are putting together.

It was an absolutely beautiful fall day on the Oregon Coast – the sun was shining, and the temperatures were in the low 70s!

Before my meeting I made a visit to the Nehalem Bay State Park. I had never been to Nehalem Bay State Park before.

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Nehalem Bay State Park

Prior to last week, when I was in that part of the Oregon Coast and I wanted to visit a state park, I have headed either north a little to Oswald West State Park, or south to Cape Lookout State Park.

For more info about Oswald West State Park check out my Savory Travel Adventures article entitled – The Best One-Mile Hike In Oregon – Short Sand Beach Trail Oswald West State Park.

This was my first ever visit to Nehalem Bay State Park and WOW!  What an incredible start park!

Walking along that beach was glorious!

Even if you just have an hour, this is a stop well worth your time.

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Location

Nehalem Bay State Park in located along the Tillamook Coast www.tillamookcoast.com and the address is:

9500 Sandpiper Ln
Manzanita, OR  97131

 

I invite you to enjoy my Nehalem Bay State Park photos below!

 

PS: Yes! I was rocking my Union Hall Brewery hat the day I visited Nehalem Bay State Park.

When I was  in Bozeman Montana this past September (2020) I recorded an episode of the Craft Beer Podcast www.thecraftbeerpodcast.com with their Head Brewer Luke Sooy. Look for that episode to come out early next year (2021). When it does, I will be sure to put a link right here!

 

Wishing you Savory Travel Adventures!

Steven Shomler

#TravelSavory

#YouHaveToTravel and when you go #HaveMagnificentMeals

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine

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Adventures on The Oregon Coast

To see all of Steven Shomler’s Oregon Coast content – Culinary Treasure Podcasts, Craft Beer Podcasts, as well as Travel articles and Culinary Treasure articles go to www.AdventuresOnTheOregonCoast.com

 

Nehalem Bay State Park Photos

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The Stranger’s Guide Mediterranean Edition!

The Stranger’s Guide Mediterranean Edition – Savory Travel Adventures article by Steven Shomler

The Stranger’s Guide Mediterranean Edition

Goodness!  I recently received my copy of the Stranger’s Guide Mediterranean and WOW! Great writing and awesome photos!

If you have any interest in this part of the world do yourself a favor and order a copy!

Here is a link where you can do that very thing – https://ezsubscription.com/stg/store/prdetail?pr=STGISS20-03 

 

The Stranger’s Guide Mediterranean Edition – Savory Travel Adventures article by Steven Shomler

The Wines of Greece by Joelle Quinn

With all that being said, let me tell you about my favorite part of the Stranger’s Guide Mediterranean edition – Greek Wine by (the one and only) Joelle Quinn.

Earlier this year I was honored to attend a wine writer’s trip to Greece.

I went with an incredible group of content creators – Lynda Balslev @tastefoodtravel, Evan Saviolidis @evanwinesavvy, Jen O’Flanagan @jenoflanagan, and Joelle Quinn @joelleaquinn.

We had a wonderful time touring some of the many fantastic wineries in the Kilkis regional unit of Greece about an hour north of Thessaloniki. I can’t say enough about the wine and food that we enjoyed!

We also got to spend some time in the enchanting town of Goumenissa.  I have a few Savory Travel Adventure articles coming soon about some of the places in and around Goumenissa that are well worth your time.

On a side note – when you go to this splendid part of the world, make sure to book yourself a stay at the Dimosthenis Traditional Guesthouse run by Maria Mouzouri and her family. In addition to being a superb host, Maria is a delightful and very well informed tour guide. Lastly – If you are lucky, Maria might even get you a piece of xinomavro chocolate cake! This wine cake is soooo good!

What is xinomavro?  Glad you asked! Here is your answer –  https://winesofgreece.org/varieties/xinomavro/

 

The Stranger’s Guide Mediterranean Edition – Savory Travel Adventures article by Steven Shomler

Anyways let’s get back to Joelle’s contribution to the Stranger’s Guide Mediterranean edition.

Once your copy arrives you will get to read an overview about wine in Greece, and Joelle will introduce you to 3 simply stellar Greek wineries – Chatzivariti Winery, Tatsis Winery, and Sakalaki Winery.

I have been to each one of these lovely wineries and I can vouch for everything that Joelle says about them!

As I already said – do yourself a favor and order yourself a copy of Stranger’s Guide Mediterranean edition – https://ezsubscription.com/stg/store/prdetail?pr=STGISS20-03 

PS – If you ever get the opportunity, make sure to ask Joelle about the legend of the boar hunter. It’s one tall tale best told late at night over a really good bottle of Greek wine!

 

Wishing you Savory Travel Adventures!

Steven Shomler

#TravelSavory

#YouHaveToTravel and when you go #HaveMagnificentMeals

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine

 

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