Mediterranean seafood, South American wine and a tea tree from Balboa Park – an international experience awaits diners at Pala’s new Cave restaurant!

Mediterranean seafood, South American wine and a tea tree from Balboa Park – an international experience awaits diners at Pala’s new Cave restaurant!

Where in San Diego County can one find salmon and shrimp from the Mediterranean Sea, Quail Eggs, Truffles, Kimchi, and one-pound Australian Lobster – all on the same menu? The new Cave restaurant at Pala Casino Spa & Resort! Luciano Cibelli, executive chef, is Italian by birth. Growing up in Milan, he began to cook […]

Cucumbers add crunch and coolness to recipes

Cucumbers add crunch and coolness to recipes

Cucumbers are a refreshing addition to any meal or drink in the warm summer months. As they are more than 90 percent water, cucumbers are good for keeping us hydrated. They come in several varieties, so everyone has their own favorite one to eat. My favorite cucumber is the one I grew up with, Italian […]

VFW’s ‘All-American’ chili recipe wins Summer Nights chili cook-off

VFW’s ‘All-American’ chili recipe wins Summer Nights chili cook-off

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1924 won the 2015 Fallbrook Summer Nights chili cookoff on July 10, fending off spicy and savory competition created by other community groups. The VFW’s ‘All-American Chili’ won the popular vote among four contenders. The Fallbrook Village Association, the host of this year’s Summer Nights series, had a significant […]

La Caseta partners with church for fundraiser

FALLBROOK – Those patrons who have a special flyer from First Christian Church can dine at La Caseta Mexican Restaurant on Wednesday, July 29, from 4 to 8 p.m., and have 20 percent of their dinner proceeds donated to the church’s historic restoration project. Build in 1887 and formerly used as a Methodist church, members […]

Why not barbecue Gourmet Burgers for July 4?

Why not barbecue Gourmet Burgers for July 4?

Choices are plentiful when hosting a barbecue for a festive holiday like the 4th of July. For those who have run the gamut of choices such as chicken, steak, and ribs, why not return to the tried-and-true grilled hamburger – perhaps with a dressy twist? Since we have been seeing a growth trend in the […]

The many ways to cook eggs

The many ways to cook eggs

Eggs can be cooked in a variety of ways, but my favorite is the framed egg (aka egg in a nest/hole/boat). Growing up it was a fun way to cook breakfast. It is also the neat way, as I always make a mess when I try to fry one by itself on a griddle or […]

Innovative ways to enjoy ice cream in the summer

Innovative ways to enjoy ice cream in the summer

FALLBROOK – Ice cream is a popular dessert that’s enjoyed across the globe. Blending the cold and the creamy, ice cream is an ideal treat on a hot day. According to IceCream.com, 87 percent of Americans have ice cream in their freezer at any given time. While Americans may enjoy their ice cream, New Zealand […]

County Fair serves food to remember

County Fair serves food to remember

Half the fun of going to the San Diego County Fair is tasting the food. When I was growing up, it was a big treat to have a corndog at the fair – back then, corndogs could not be bought at the grocery store or at the mall. Now, even food at the fair has […]

Pala stays on the cutting edge by opening CAVE, its newest, exceptional experience for guests

Pala stays on the cutting edge by opening CAVE, its newest, exceptional experience for guests

The Pala Tribe continues to be the top innovator in bringing its guests a remarkable casino dining and entertainment experience. It’s newest additions? The CAVE (restaurant, lounge, and underground wine cellar), Luis Rey’s, and a new stage for the Starlight Theater. Robert Smith, tribal chairman, explained Pala’s commitment. “We are in a competitive market. We […]

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