DLB’s Mical Inside Chico’s Grill

Video directed and co-edited by K. Miki Richmond

Hey, DLB family! As you know (or may not know), I grew up in the restaurant business and I have a special place in my heart for the family owned restaurant experience. With gentrification becoming enevitible in many parts of the world, I feel it’s important to support our mom-and-pop shops, the whole-in-the-walls, that “joint” around the corner that makes San Francisco so special to live in and a true food destination.

This is a shout-out to Illario Chico and his family at Chico’s Grill. The food is amazing! The family is wonderful. The story behind the joint is about living the American dream while celebrating the dishes of his culture, Puebla State, Mexico.

So watch the video and then go check them out. Enjoy!

Let me know what you think of the video and if you have a special spot you’d like for me to visit next.

Chico’s Grill 3771 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, Phone number (415) 970-0375

Do Life Brilliantly:)



Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Brownies, A.K.A., Samai’s Brownies

Finally! Brownies that taste amazing, are nutritious AND gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free, milk-free, soy-free, corn-free, coconut-free, sesame seed-free, banana-free, xanthem gum-free and free of a bunch of other no-nos!

This recipe has protein from the garbanzo beans (trust me, flavor is all good), vitamin A and potassium from the sweet potatoes.
Yummy goodness that you and your kiddos get to enjoy together sans the allergens!

The brownies also freeze well, so don’t go tearing-them-up all at once!
This is still a high calorie, high sugar snack (although much better than regular brownies with refined sugar, allergens, and chemicals) so please eat them on special occasions and not as a daily snack.

In case your wondering what “Samai” means in the title, it means heaven and it’s also the name of my 5-year-old, who named the brownies after herself.

*This recipe can be totally vegan if you replace the organic honey with more organic agave nectar.*
*The oats suggested to create a “cake-ier” texture should be gluten-free, such as Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oats.

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Enjoy my Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Brownies (Samai’s Brownies) and…
Do Life Brilliantly!

Mical Asefaw