Archive for the ‘So-Cal’ Category

Brass Bear: Living the America Brewing Dream in Santa Barbara

Brass Bear: Living the America Brewing Dream in Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara Funk Zone has become the hot spot for area brew and wine aficionados, and when Seth and Lindsay Anderson, owners of Brass Bear Brewery & Bistro,...

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Back to the Past at Kimpton Goodland Hotel

Back to the Past at Kimpton Goodland Hotel

The Kimpton Goodland Hotel, located at 5640 Calle Real in Goleta, is just seconds from Goleta beach, and is a hotel anyone over fifty seems to find enchanting. The...

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Celtic Culinary Favorites in Santa Barbara

Celtic Culinary Favorites in Santa Barbara

If you are a devotee of good Irish fare and Guinness from Dublin, your fondest wish will come through while traveling through Santa Barbara, California, where you...

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Modern Mediterranean at Cusp Dining & Drinks La Jolla

Modern Mediterranean at Cusp Dining & Drinks La Jolla

If you are looking for a chic and sophisticated San Diego dining spot with an ocean view to die for, then check out Cusp Dining and Drinks. Perched high on the 11th...

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7 Reasons to Love Fleming’s La Jolla

7 Reasons to Love Fleming’s La Jolla

Having lived in San Diego for well over a decade I’ve had the pleasure of eating at Fleming’s La Jolla location on numerous occasions. With each, the award-winning...

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RA Sushi San Diego Still Rockin’

RA Sushi San Diego Still Rockin’

RA Sushi—a staple in San Diego’s famed Gaslamp District that’s known for its stylish spin on sushi and cool lounge-like atmosphere that draws patrons in droves....

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Scratch Cooking Shines at Civico 1845 San Diego

Scratch Cooking Shines at Civico 1845 San Diego

If you wander down India Street in San Diego’s Little Italy section, you’re likely to notice a bustling neighborhood addition: Civico 1845 restaurant. This...

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Saltbox Dining & Drinking San Diego Snags Top Talent

Saltbox Dining & Drinking San Diego Snags Top Talent

Duly enhancing San Diego’s cool downtown scene is Saltbox, a gastro-lounge where dining, drinking, socializing and relaxing all convene for a multi-sensory respite....

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Contemporary French Cuisine Impossibly Elevated at Addison San Diego

Contemporary French Cuisine Impossibly Elevated at Addison San Diego

As a seasoned food, wine, and travel writer (pardon the pun) with scores of restaurant stories to my credit, suffice it to say I’ve experienced my fair share of...

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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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