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Apr 08, 2017

Santa Maria Style BBQ Takes Center Stage at Far Western Tavern

When we traveled with a group of food and wine writers to the beautiful Santa Maria region of Central California, we expected and found exquisite wine, but we were surprised…READ MORE

Feb 22, 2017

Sushi Q:  Delectable Artistry in the Heart of Los Angeles

When we were invited to sample Chef Hiroyuki Naruke’s VIP menu at his restaurant, Sushi Q, in the heart of Los Angeles, we were intrigued. Best known as…READ MORE

Jan 19, 2017

Mount Palomar’s Annata: great food, wine and cocktails

Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula Valley’s Wine Country offers guests a gourmet restaurant called Annata Bistro/Bar. (“Annata” means “vintage” in Italian.) Last fall,…READ MORE

Jan 19, 2017

Savor the Many Tastes of Claremont

Claremont is the perfect Southern California two- to three-day getaway. Located less than two hours from anywhere in San Diego, Riverside, Los Angeles or Orange Counties and a short distance…READ MORE

Jan 17, 2017

The Perfect Valentine’s Day Celebration

What are you doing to celebrate Valentine’s Day — perhaps with your sweetheart or maybe with good friends?  I have a sweet and savory idea for you.…READ MORE

Dec 15, 2016

San Diego’s Soul Food Scene Finds the Right Climate

San Diego is known for beautiful beaches and year round pleasant weather, plus, yes, soul food.  There was a time when soul food lined the streets of the…READ MORE

Jul 25, 2016

Talented Chef Andre Pinto Heads Pechanga’s Paisano’s Restaurant

We have always loved dining at Pechanga Resort & Casino’s wonderful Paisano’s Italian Restaurant. So we were excited to learn that a talented young chef has…READ MORE

Jul 16, 2016

4th Street Market: Unique Cuisine in a Vibrant Setting

A hot new culinary trend in California (and all over the country for that matter) is food halls. These establishments typically include a variety of different food and drink…READ MORE

May 23, 2016

Fabulous Foodie Fest in Encinitas

Saturday’s Foodie Fest Encinitas was a great success, at least if my family’s reaction is any indication. Todd and I, along with our son who was…READ MORE

Mar 03, 2016

Making Memories with Chef Eric Klein

When I sailed last fall on a Holland America cruise aboard the Maasdam from Boston to Montreal, I knew it would be a special culinary experience because I was traveling…READ MORE

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