Restaurants

208 Rodeo

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When you think of dining in Beverly Hills, it’s not unheard of that we expect impeccable service, quality food and complete luxury. Now mention Rodeo Drive and I’m guessing you also think of Jimmy Choo, Givenchy and a slew of Hollywood blockbusters.

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SouthCoast Winery

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TEMECULA, CA – Temecula has become Southern California’s winery go-to and rightfully so. With a plenitude of land, vegetation and temperate climate, it’s no wonder there is an accelerated movement in both farm-to-table as well as wineries popping up all the time. Among them of course is the revered Winery, Resort, and Day Spa, South Coast Winery and the notable Chef Jason Rivas.

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A Vintage Food Tour in Old Towne Orange

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ORANGE COUNTY, CA – When I first look at the outside of Ruby’s Streamliner Diner in Orange, there isn’t anything wonderfully distinctive about it—and to many travelers, the same sentiment could be assumed of Orange County itself. Thanks to reality television, the OC is viewed by outsiders as a cultural wasteland; a place where plasticized housewives claw and snarl at each other over designer handbags. However, there is an extensive arts and cultural scene growing faster than weeds through cracks in the pavement …

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Blue Plate Oysterette Santa Monica

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There is a row on Ocean Avenue that grips the Pacific horizon and offers travelers and locals alike an opportunity to explore their culinary repertoire. One of those restaurants I frequent quite often is Blue Plate Oysterette (not to be confused with Blue Plate Taco down the road – a modest stop with a more limited and casual menu). BPO has always tempted me with a keen selection of oysters from East and West Coast as well as those that hale from BC. Today, I was traveling with my friend, winemaker Matt Ortman of Paso Robles’ Villa San Juliette.

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2013 Austin Food & Wine Festival DAY 1

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I have been to Austin twice in my life. This April was the 2nd time. This time I was greeted by familiar faces, succulent food, savory sweets, open minds, exquisite talent, momentous friends, and a slew of food, wine, life, travel, and culture lovers to which degree I have quite possibly never encountered before. Passion and a thirst for life was present more so than I can remember on this wonderful trip to Austin all in the name of the 2013 Austin Food & Wine Festival.

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