Turtle Rock Vineyards

Turtle Rock Vineyards: A winery defining the Willow Creek District AVA

The term “the apple does not fall far from the tree” aptly describes Turtle Rock Vineyards and more specifically winemaker/owner Don Burns. Don grew up on Willow Creek Road in the Templeton Gap of Paso Robles.  After sailing for two years in Central America and a short stint working in the restaurant business in Florida,

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Oaxacan Cuisine at Casa Oaxaca

Casa Oaxaca: Delivering authentic Oaxacan Cuisine in Culver City

If you’re tired of the clogged dining scene in downtown Culver City, there are many other options just a few blocks away. A recent discovery, the colorful Casa Oaxaca is a hidden gem on Venice Blvd. serving authentic Oaxacan cuisine. Helmed by the charming Rogelio Martinez, the restaurant has been around for about four years.

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Visiting Julian California

A Day Trip to Julian California

Good food, wine, and apples are what you will discover on a visit to Julian California, a town nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains about an hour northeast of San Diego. When visiting Julian think Old West meets apple orchards with a little wine thrown into the mix. The town dates back to the 1870s during

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Enjoying Temecula Valley

Uncover the delights of Temecula Valley

Temecula Valley came to Los Angeles for an interactive day for the trade and media, bringing a sampling of restaurants, hotels, wineries and more. Titled Uncover Temecula Valley, indeed opened our eyes to what a wine enthusiast or a traveler can experience when visiting. Visit Temecula and Pechanga Resort Casino hosted the event, which also

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Interior Italian Eatery N.10. Photo Courtesy of N.10

No. 10: Dynamic Italian Eatery Comes to the Beverly Grove

Tucked away in the Beverly Grove area of Los Angeles on Third Street is a newly appointed culinary find. Welcome to No. 10 Restaurant, an upscale Italian eatery that is both chic, and eclectic in its culinary offerings. Entering, you are welcomed into a modern vibe, with a variety of taste sensations that reflect the

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California Wine - Uncorked California

Staying Sustainable during Down to Earth Month

April is Down to Earth Month and  Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day. I started the month in a green manner by attending the Sustainable Summit luncheon, hosted by the Wine Institute and Girl Meets Grape.  The event at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel’s Napa Rose restaurant included the following guests: Secretary Karen Ross, California Department

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Sampling Olive Oil at Calivirgin Tasting Room

Calivirgin: The best of olive oil in Lodi

If one looks back into the history of Lodi, farming has always been part of the area’s culture and community. While discovering Lodi Wines, I also learned about the olive oils produced in this area. Throughout the world, one notices that where grapes grow, there is also an abundance of olive trees planted. Therefore it

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STK: Trendy steakhouse dining in Westwood Village

The atmosphere is chic nightclub meets contemporary restaurant.  It is the modern concept steakhouse encountering the stylish lounge. STK is located at the W Hotel in Westwood Village and this steakhouse restaurant is all the rage in more ways than one. This is the hottest trend from the One Group in dining. Placing their restaurants

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Dining at Obica

Obica Mozzarella Bar: Authentic Italian Cuisine at its best

Of late one of my favorite dining spots in Los Angeles is Obica Mozzarella Bar. I have frequented two of their locations, Santa Monica and West Hollywood. There is something about the Italian Cuisine, its presentation  and the atmosphere that is very inviting. The owner’s passion makes this small plates authentic Italian restaurant very special.

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Austerity Wines

Feedfeed meets Austerity Wines: A dinner at Lucques

Today the farm to table concept is the culinary mission for many restaurants throughout the country. Chefs and foodies are always trying to take the idea a step further with many practicing sustainability in the kitchen as well as utilizing every portion of a food staple. Carrying the notion of using local ingredients further wineries

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