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George’s Rants and Raves: Basil Hayden’s Bourbon

George’s Rants and Raves: Basil Hayden’s Bourbon

Who in their right mind would want peppermint flavors and rye, lots of rye distilled in their straight bourbon whiskey? A gentleman named Basil Hayden back in 1796...

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Winery of the Week: Brassfield Estate – Lake County, Ca

Winery of the Week: Brassfield Estate – Lake County, Ca

California’s Lake County and the remote High Valley Appellation within it are not the most recognized wine regions in the state. But with Brassfield Estate...

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Mediterranean Magnificence at Delphine Eatery & Bar West Hollywood

Mediterranean Magnificence at Delphine Eatery & Bar West Hollywood

Next time you are in L.A. and hit West Hollywood to mix, mingle and munch with movers and shakers, then Delphine Eatery & Bar is a must. Housed at the ultra-chic...

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Delicious Crab Cakes Recipe from Chef Robert Sturm

Delicious Crab Cakes Recipe from Chef Robert Sturm

Crab Cakes can be an ideal comfort food, with their wonderfully creamy center and crisp, golden-brown shell. Here’s one of our favorite recipes for the classic...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Bayou Rum

George’s Rants and Raves: Bayou Rum

Yes, Virginia, you can have your cake and eat it, too! Okay, okay, so I might be mixing a few metaphors in that previous sentence, but it all rings true. Right around...

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Caffe Corretto Cocktails to Keep You Warm

Caffe Corretto Cocktails to Keep You Warm

Tis the season for keeping warm – and what better than a hot coffee cocktail to warm the spirit and keep one going through the cold winter days. Mr. Espresso,...

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Winery of the Week: Shannon Ridge – Lake County, Ca

Winery of the Week: Shannon Ridge – Lake County, Ca

Clay and Margarita Shannon have been working with Lake County fruit for over two decades, so they understand the area’s potential for producing great wine. The...

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Niroj: Hidden Dining Treasure in Agoura Hills

Niroj: Hidden Dining Treasure in Agoura Hills

What a delightful surprise to spend an amazing afternoon learning about Kurdish cuisine at Niroj in Agoura Hills from owner Luqman Barwari. Lugman and his staff...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Greenall’s London Dry Gin

George’s Rants and Raves: Greenall’s London Dry Gin

Ahhh, gin, thy rather seedy reputation precedes thee. From gin mills, to gin joints, to gin soaked (referring to drunks), to “mother’s ruin” (a common British...

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Puerto Rican Pineapple Rum Cake

Puerto Rican Pineapple Rum Cake

Here’s a mouthwatering rum cake to indulge your sweet tooth that’s made with Caliche Rum – an aged white Puerto Rican rum – for a bit of an extra...

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