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I MUST ADMIT THAT ONE OF MY ALL-TIME PERSONAL GOALS IS TO OWN A BEEHIVE. I was able to talk my wife into chickens (which didn't last long), but having bees would be a...
Sonoma Vineyards

Sonoma County Open for Business

One month after the fires hit Northern California, Sonoma County’s hospitality businesses are returning to what they do best — providing guests with a world-class welcome and unforgettable experiences. Of Sonoma County’s 1 million...
TAPS Silent Warrior 750 Ml

TAPS releases new American strong ale

Starting a Veteran’s Day tradition, TAPS Fish House & Brewery will release its award-winning “Silent Warrior” American strong ale on Nov. 11, with a significant portion of profits benefitting a military retreat in Virginia that helps...
Chile Relleno Pie Taco Rosa

Taco Rosa’s Innovative Holiday Menu

To celebrate the start of the holiday season, Chef Ivan Calderon has introduced a new menu focusing on chile rellenos at Taco Rosa and a series of hands-on tamale cooking classes in November.  Reimagined...
Orange County and Surrounding Chefs

Chef Shuffle

Who is that Chef and where is he now? If you want to add your favorite just comment below and we'll add your faves to our Chef Shuffle. Orange County and Long Beach Restaurant...
Bee Hive

Going Green in Black and Yellow | Orange County Restaurants Enter the Beekeeping Community

When sustainability is on par with taste, it shows. From sourcing responsibly to utilizing local organics, a dish created with a conscience speaks volumes to not only a restaurant’s ethics, but its ability to...
Andrei's Conscious Cuisine Midnight Mile Made With Bee Pollen

Bee Pollen: Bee in the Know

WHAT’S THE BUZZ OF THE HEALTH-FOOD SCENE TODAY? Bee pollen! Luckily, this food of young bees isn’t just for our insect friends. Bee pollen is the pollen of a flower that has been collected...
Bee Responsible

Bee Responsible

IF YOU HAVE WATCHED THE NEWS OF LATE, you will have heard numerous stories about the decline of the honeybee population. Make no mistake: this sensationalism is not unfounded. The extinction of the European honeybee would spell...
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Restaurant Marketing Tools: A Series

MARKETING ANYTHING FROM A RESTAURANT OR FOOD PRODUCT TO A PAIR OF SNEAKERS begins from one central piece of knowledge: the customer profile. From there, any marketing methodology can be applied — and it...
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Technicalities of the Job Interview

WHEN HIRING, YOU WANT TO PULL FROM A DIVERSE GROUP OF QUALIFIED AND TALENTED APPLICANTS; so logically, you would assume that means you should ask diverse job interview questions, right? Not necessarily. The process of...
Chef Robert Sarstedt

Chef Robert Sarstedt

By Taryn Sauer Chef Robert Sarstedt, Corporate Executive Chef to the House of Blues, brings a whole life of cooking to the kitchen. With 12 years of BOH experience and a nationwide list of restaurants...
Lebanese Wine Day

Lebanese Wine Day Comes to LA

Lebanon is among the oldest sites in the world for wine production. Located on the Mediterranean Sea, Lebanon is rich with history. For more than 5,000 years, the wines from the region have been...
Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich By Lighthouse

New Winter Menu Released from Lighthouse Bayview Cafe

Newport Beach’s waterfront culinary destination, Lighthouse Bayview Café, is pleased to debut new winter menus for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner beginning November 1, 2017. Breakfast mentions: Chorizo & Egg Tacos: crispy tortillas, pico de gallo, cilantro,...
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Top Long Beach Chefs To Serve Up Multi-Course Lunch To 130 Seniors

Four top Long Beach chefs will treat over 130 homeless, food insecure and low income men and women senior citizens to a multi-course gourmet lunch on October 25th, announced Chefs Serving Shelters organizer and Dine LBC founder Terri...

Now Accepting Nominees for 2018 Nightclub & Bar Awards

Nightclub & Bar Media Group is now accepting nominations here for the 2018 Nightclub & Bar Awards, the industry’s most prestigious award system dedicated to recognizing the nightlife’s extraordinary professionals. Submissions will be accepted now through Sunday,...
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