Archive for the ‘California’ Category

Chef Alexander La Motte Star of Hotel Californian

Chef Alexander La Motte Star of Hotel Californian

The famed Hotel Californian, designed by local architectural firm DesignArc and developed by Michael Rosenfeld sits on the site of the original Hotel Californian...

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New Brunch at Eureka! In Santa Barbara

New Brunch at Eureka! In Santa Barbara

Eureka! In Santa Barbara, a favorite haunt for the Burger & Beer crowd, located in Passe Nuevo Shopping Center is now serving brunch, and I stopped by to check...

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Whaling Station in Monterey: A Steak Lovers Tradition

Whaling Station in Monterey: A Steak Lovers Tradition

Old World Steak House Traditions live on at the internationally acclaimed Whaling Station, perched just above Steinbeck’s Cannery Row. Named Monterey County’s...

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Il Palato Italiano Shines at GBK

Il Palato Italiano Shines at GBK

It was charming to meet Executive Chef Filippo Sinisgalli of Il Palato Italiano who provided guests with outstanding bites of authentic and delicious Italian cuisine...

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Los Arroyos Restaurant: Home to Fine Mexican Food & Hospitality

Los Arroyos Restaurant: Home to Fine Mexican Food & Hospitality

During what seems the rainiest week in history in Santa Barbara I spent an afternoon with local restaurateur Tony Arroyo, who began his restaurant dynasty in the...

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SLY’S: Hometown Comfort & Impeccable Tastes

SLY’S: Hometown Comfort & Impeccable Tastes

Sly’s Restaurant on Linden Street in Carpinteria was created by Chef James Sly and his delightful wife Annie Sly in 2008, and has become a home-away-from-home...

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Making The Season Bright at the Four Seasons Biltmore

Making The Season Bright at the Four Seasons Biltmore

Executive Sous Chef Emmanuel Calderon who was recently on staff as a at Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort near Puerto Vallarta is now working in tandem with Italian...

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Culinary Crawl: Gourmet Surprises of Healdsburg, Sonoma County

Culinary Crawl: Gourmet Surprises of Healdsburg, Sonoma County

An early evening taste crawl through the delightful community of Healdsburg with Birgitt Vaughan, PR Director for Sonoma County Tourism to visit some great restaurants...

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Dining Bliss by the Sea: Carbon Beach Club at Malibu Beach Inn

Dining Bliss by the Sea: Carbon Beach Club at Malibu Beach Inn

Where the majestic Pacific meets the golden sands of Malibu you will find yourself in seaside bliss enjoying perfectly prepared cuisine by Chef Morales, while watching...

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La Jolla’s Café la Rue Restaurant Reimagined

La Jolla’s Café la Rue Restaurant Reimagined

Have a hankerin’ for some European fare but can’t fit a trip across the pond into your schedule? No problem. A visit to the recently re-launched Café la Rue,...

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