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Hatch Chile Buttermilk Biscuits

A Hatch Chile Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe from the innovative Chef Marco Zapien.

Red, White, and Blueberry Salsa

Red, White and Blueberry Salsa taste great. From dinner recipes, budget menus and healthy diet selections, you'll easily find any recipe you need.

Avocado-Blueberry Muffins

Avocado-Blueberry Muffins taste great. From dinner recipes, budget menus and healthy diet selections, you'll easily find any recipe you need.

Culinary Experience Comes Ashore at Pacific City’s Lot 579

LOT 579 Food Hall welcomes foodie favorites including Bear Flag, Pie-Not, Hans’, PopBar, Petals & Pop, and BurntCrumbs…with more exciting eateries opening later this summer and fall! SoCal’s most buzzed-about oceanfront shopping, dining, and entertainment...
Pechanga Cookies Frap

Hot Weather Treats

AS HOT TEMPS HANG AROUND, PECHANGA OFFERS COOL TREATS PERFECT DURING NAT’L ICE CREAM MONTH (JULY) & THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER With temperatures in the 90s and above across Southern California for the past several weeks...
Basil Cocktail Napa Valley Marriott

Napa Valley Marriott Spank Me Basil Much Recipe

Created by VINeleven Beverage Manager Tim Kennedy and inspired by the Napa Valley Marriott’s organic Heirloom Gardens, this warm weather cocktail is a celebration of the captivating aromatics of freshly-picked garden basil infused with local organic vodka, fresh squeezed grapefruit and the floral notes of Saint Germain liqueur.
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Burger Lounge – Irvine – March 2016

Burger Lounge just opened March 2016 in Irvine Burger Lounge is excited to bring the newest member of our family to the most family-friendly city in America! The new opening celebrates Burger Lounge’s commitment to...
Chef's Mojito

Napa Valley Marriott Chef’s Mojito

The name is derived from the true confessions of VINeleven Executive Chef / Food & Beverage Director Brian Whitmer, whose wife created this cocktail for him utilizing the intoxicating Lemon Verbena plant from their organic garden at home in Wine Country. After he shared the recipe with the VINeleven team, they appropriately named the cocktail Chef’s Mojito!
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Lemonade’s Chinese Long Beans with Summer Plums Recipe

Inspired by Chinese stir-fried Szechuan green beans with sweet and sour plum sauce, this summertime dish combines juicy stone fruit with crunchy green beans in a whole new way. The hoisin vinaigrette imparts the familiar Asian flavors of ginger, vinegar, and soy, making this satisfying vegetable side a lighter, fresher take on the original.
Tommy Bahama Pina Colada

Tommy Bahama Piña Colada Recipe

Tommy Bahama Piña Colada with Rum, Cream of Coconut and Pineapple Cubes
Manassero Farms Heirloom Tomato Salad

Manassero Farms Heirloom Tomato Salad

Manassero Farms Heirloom Tomato Salad Recipe with Basil, Mozzarella, Pepper, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar
Alta Baja Michelada

Celebrate National Michelada Day

National Michelada Day is Tuesday, July 12 Micheladas, considered one of the most popular drinks in Mexico, can be described as a Bloody Mary that’s made with beer instead of vodka. There’s so much more...
Foodservice Equip Expo


SAVE THE DATE – October 18 & 19, 2016; 10am - 3 pm 2016 FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT CENTER SEE THE CHOICES, LISTEN TO EXPERTS & TASTE THE FOOD See new and innovative foodservice equipment and supplies, watch live...
Door Dash

Want alcohol on demand? DoorDash will now deliver beer, wine, champagne

Delivery service app DoorDash is now delivering alcohol in Southern California. What do you think? Will it increase the number of delivery requests? More from the Source: Want alcohol on demand? DoorDash will now deliver...
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...