August 29, 2019

Hi everyone! 

Its been a while since our last post so we decided today is the day to get back into blogging! And what better way to do that than to talk about our upcoming event!  We are so excited about it, Thyme and Play would like to share with everyone why this event is so important to us. With that being said we decided to pick the brain of our very own Executive Director, Eva Vega.  

Every day focused on her mission, one meeting to the next, r...

December 24, 2018

 A Christmas short story written by THYME and Play Operations Manager, Magali Rivera.

Two little girls cuddled together on a cold winter’s night.  They spoke of snowflakes, candy canes, presents, and a wonderful dinner.  It was the 24th of December and they were excited, although in their home, Christmas seemed to have skipped them altogether. 

Mama was asleep, tissue in hand as she fought off the cold she had picked up at work.  The corner where th...

October 29, 2018

LOVE Stranger Things!  You have these four friends: Mike, Will, Lucas, and Dustin.  Their friendship takes you back to the good old days of childhood and imagination in the 1980s.  Add to this formula older brothers, older and younger sisters, parents, bullies, inter-dimensional monsters, and you have a day in the life of this magical show.  Then of course you have the character "Eleven,” a mysterious and damaged young girl who befriends these four friend...

August 30, 2017

The United States Navy is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces. Land, Air, and Sea, as a former sailor, I have to say it is also one of the best platforms to join. 

In the Navy my husband and I experienced life in it's rawest form. We traveled, we learned, we lived, we loved, but more importantly we worked hard. Life wasn't always great, there were moments of desperation, hurt and pain. We (my husband and I) spent most of our ca...

August 22, 2017

In 2013, on my son's birthday, my husband and I took our beautiful baby boy to a restaurant to get Mac and Cheese, and some vanilla ice cream for dessert. After about an hour wait for seating, we headed to our table to finally get some good food for our birthday boy. 

For some reason, after about 15 minutes of us sitting at a table, a manager approaches us and states that the other guests in the dining area feel uncomfortable and it would be best if we would...

April 14, 2017

Hello Everyone! I have been off grid for awhile in regards to blogging lately and I apologize for that. As most of you know, my husband and I started this journey because of our son's diagnosis of ASD in 2012. Now after many years, tears, and fears we are entering our 4th event as THYME and Play.

I don't know about you, but I am excited. So far THYME and play has hosted 3 dinners. The feedback from our guests have been great, and even local community organiz...

March 2, 2017

When we started working on this concept 2.5 years ago, we knew that it wasn't going to be easy to get up and running. A restaurant that focuses on special needs/disabled families just didn't exist and trust me when I tell you there isn't a lot of people who want to invest in that sort of thing. It was too new and way too risky. 

Fast forward to 2017 and we have finally done it. The concept for the restaurant has changed slightly. THYME and play is...

November 29, 2016

 Madorom Vineyards in Napa Valley, California. 

The holiday season is finally here, and we are super excited!  I have had to take a break from blogging lately due to the fact that THYME and play has had some awesome opportunities arise that we needed to prepare for.  One of which was our recent Napa Valley event.   

On November 19th we helped cater our very first fundraiser!  Warrior Rising, a national non-profit organization that helps di...

October 18, 2016

Have you ever just looked in your pantry and felt uninspired?

Happens to me all the time. Let’s face it, I don’t always rejoice when I have to cook. I am not

creative without a recipe. I can’t smell an ingredient and say “ooh wow this would pair

wonderfully with…”. Nope not me, my husband on the other hand, he is the one that can create

these dishes in his mind and execute them in a way that is just magnificent.

One of the things I enjoyed the most about culinar...