Cassie Kifer is the author of Secret San Jose: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure and San Jose Scavenger. She works in communications for the County of Santa Clara and her writing has appeared in Fodor’s Travel, Delta Sky, Thrillist, and other publications. On weekends you can find her seeking interesting culinary and cultural experiences and hiking the South Bay’s many parks and open spaces with her husband and rescued shelter dog, Riley. They live in San Jose’s historic Naglee Park neighborhood. She also shares stories and photos about food and travel on her blog, Ever In Transit.