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West Hollywood Restaurant Tesse Meets PoderNuovo A Palazzone

Wine tasting comes together best when combined with a wine pairing dinner. I find West Hollywood restaurant Tesse creates food pairings that bring out the finest quality in wines. Owner Jordan Ogron enables one to travel the world in a three or four-course dining experience. West Hollywood Restaurant Tesse Tesse is a French restaurant inspired … Read more

Mission San Luis Obispo © Cori Solomon

Discover San Luis Obispo

Halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, along Highway 101, lies the Central Coast town of San Luis Obispo. A city that is increasing in popularity partly due to its agricultural roots giving way to grape growing, expanding the city’s desirability for fine dining and wine tasting. There is more to San Louis Obispo than … Read more

Tacos on the Concord Taco Trail © Visit Concord

Savor the Concord Taco Trail

Every city has an attraction that delineates them from other cities. In many cases, it is murals; in others, it can be a style of architecture. When visiting Concord, California, the defining feature is the Concord Taco Trail; for people like me who have dietary restrictions, it is the Naked Taco Trail. Several years ago, … Read more

Brentwood Farmers Market © Ken Bornstein

National Farmers Market Week: Shop Local and Fresh

National Farmers Market week begins on August 7 and runs through August 13. As a frequenter of the farmers markets, I thought it appropriate to honor some of my favorite vendors. If you live in Los Angeles, one of my favorite markets is the Sunday Brentwood farmers market. It is not huge, but the quality … Read more

ButtercuP Diner Cinnascuit French Toast © Cori Solomon

ButtercuP Diner: Raising The Bar On A Family-Style Restaurant

Their passion is contagious, and the food at this family-style restaurant is delectably yummy. I felt invigorated and satiated after eating a hearty breakfast and meeting Debbie and Ben Shahvar, a mother and son team who are part of the ButtercuP Diner family. With five restaurants, it takes a family to run the business. That … Read more

Break Bread The Baker's Table © Cori Solomon

The Baker’s Table: The Place to Rise, Shine, and Break Bread

When talking about passion and the art of bread making, Amy Dixon has it all. Walking into The Baker’s Table, the artisan bakery and cafe in Santa Ynez, you are welcomed by the pleasant aromas of homemade bread drifting throughout the dining area. Those were my words for describing the café in 2013. Today you … Read more

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Walla Walla, Washington: 14 Best Things To Do

Most people think of the city of Walla Walla, Washington, as an agricultural area primarily known for Walla Walla Sweet Onions and, of late, its budding wine industry. There is a cultural and historical side to this small countrified town that should be explored.  Walla Walla is also home to some of Washington States’ best … Read more

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Italian Food And Wine Pairing Adventure

What could be better than an Italian food and wine pairing? Last month a group of LA Wine Writers discovered Italian wines from the Taub Family Wine Selections at Marino Restaurant in Los Angeles. We toured across Italy like Stanley Tucci’s series “Searching for Italy,” where he visits different regions of Italy to discover the … Read more

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Girl Gone Wild Game! … Forks Kangaroo!

Wild game is easy to come by if you know a hunter. With luck, you may have tried such things as venison or turkey, but few have the luxury of handouts of antelope, bison, or alligator. Additionally, it can be challenging to find a way to cook the item. And, of course, there is the … Read more

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Five Best Malbec for Malbec World Day

It’s that time of the year when we make an extra effort to enjoy Malbec. On April 17th, we celebrate Malbec World Day 2021 as we try to discover the best Malbec. Whether you drink Malbec Argentino or Malbec from another part of the world, we lift our glasses and toast the grape, the country … Read more

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