Indie Chefs Week SoCal Debut

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Ned Elliott, chef of the critically acclaimed Austin restaurant Foreign & Domestic and founder of  INDIE CHEFS WEEK, announces a partnership with Yahoo Food that will take the culinary event series on the road for the first time. INDIE CHEFS WEEK is a series founded by Elliott in 2013 that brings together an array of chefs from across the country to … [Read more...]

Overnight Sensation – Resort at Squaw Creek – Lake Tahoe – June 2014

Resort at Sqaw Creek

At the base of Squaw Valley, amongst tall trees and freshwater streams lies a fortress of fun and relaxation. Resort at Squaw Creek, located on Squaw Creek Road in Olympic Valley, is a AAA Four Diamond hotel offering upscale amenities and access to the breathtaking natural beauty of Lake Tahoe. In addition, the options for outdoor recreational activities are … [Read more...]

Overnight Sensation: Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel – South Lake Tahoe – June 2014

Lake Tahoe Resort

Located at the base of Heavenly Mountain Ski Resort in South Lake Tahoe, the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is sure to take your breath away. Tucked into the pines and overlooking the vast and beautiful Lake Tahoe, the scenery of this resort is hard to match. The Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel meets all of your  vacation needs from the comfort of an in-room massage, to … [Read more...]

Overnight Sensation – Peppermill Resort Spa Hotel – Reno – June 2014

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  Providing award winning hotel service is something Peppermill Reno Hotel Casino has stamped into their 43 year history. Located in The Biggest Little City in the World, Reno NV., the Peppermill provides a fusion of old-world style and contemporary features.  Given the AAA Four Diamond rating for hospitality industry excellence, hotel guests are … [Read more...]

Taste of Wine – Mexican Influences on Napa Valley Wines

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I have known Maurice DiMarino since he began with the Cohn Restaurant Group at Island Prime. As he proved himself as a sommelier , he was assigned more restaurants until now, he proudly can say he is the Certified Sommelier/Wine and Beverage Director for the entire San Diego chain. All the while, stories of the success of a small group of Mexican-American … [Read more...]

Chef Shuffle – Pueblo – Costa Mesa

Orange County and Surrounding Chefs

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. -Chef Michael Campbell, former Executive Sous Chef at San Francisco’s highly-acclaimed RN74, has joined Pueblo. He will combine novel techniques with deliciously familiar Spanish dishes, served in a warm and contemporary … [Read more...]

Taste of Wine – Italian Wine

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A parade of new releases from the traditional Tuscany wine country and from parts not so well known, have made 2014 an” Italian Job,” with a flood of new releases. With the Italian government’s help in some campaigns, Italian wineries in unfamiliar districts are introducing themselves to wine shops, restaurants and resorts.  Italian restaurants are more … [Read more...]

Mouth Watering Buffets

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Elegant, sophisticated and creative are just a few words to describe these buffet presentations. Created to delight and inspire guests, buffets have been around since the 16th century and were developed into a more modern buffet around the beginning of the 19th century. They are a great way to combine style and ease, which can be seen in this majestic 1967 … [Read more...]

Taste of Wine – Time to Smell the Rose’s

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There is no more elegant bottle of wine than a well crafted Rose.’  I am always captivated by this hybrid wine that radiates pleasure, coolness and seduction. Rose’ of course is not a grape varietal, it’s a style of wine; the artistry of a winemaker turned artist. Colors range from a peachy to a salmon look.  And it can mate up with a number of food … [Read more...]

Sweet Treats That Will Make You Melt

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Summer is in full swing; trips to the beach, backyard barbecues, and hot weather are inevitable. When the summer heat begins to take its toll, there’s no better way to cool off and relax than by enjoying a refreshing frozen treat. Fortunately, there are an ever-growing number of ways to pleasure your palate and soothe your soul. From dine-in restaurants … [Read more...]

Hot Off The Press!

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Our July/August 2014 Issue is Here! Scorching days and warm nights bring out the enjoyment of summer and leave us searching for a way to cool down. After a dive in the pool, head to a pit-stop to try the newest frozen treats on the block. This issue brings us relief from the heat beginning with the trendiest treats from PopBar to unique “milky buns” from … [Read more...]