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

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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 Instituteand Girl Meets Grape.  The event at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel’s Napa Rose restaurant included the following guests: Secretary Karen Ross, California Department of

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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 dinner concept is the culinary mission for many restaurants throughout the country. Chefs and foodies are always taking the idea a step further by practicing sustainability in the kitchen as well as utilizing every portion of a food staple. Carrying the notion of using local ingredients, further wineries are joining

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Pointe-Hilton-Tapatio-Vina-Maquis

Capturing the Magic of Chilean Wines: Thoughtful Food Pairings

The iconic Different Pointe of View Restaurant sits on the Tapatio Cliffs above downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Besides offering spectacular sunset dinners, an acclaimed wine list and birds-eye views of the city lights, the Executive Chef combines all three into a monthly chef-led dinner with guest winemakers from around the world. Recently I was invited to

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New Zealand Loveblock Wines

New Zealand Loveblock Wines Meets West Hollywood Wolf Restaurant

It is interesting to discover a winery and restaurant that have the similar philosophies and approaches to their craft. Such was the case when I was invited to the New Zealand winery, Loveblock Wines luncheon at Wolf, West Hollywood. What is even more fascinating is the commonality that exists even though you could consider the

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