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Fallbrook Cafe: Quality and freshness key to success

Fallbrook Cafe: Quality and freshness key to success

Quality products combined with extensive experience in the restaurant industry is what has led to John Gianakakos’ success with Fallbrook Cafe. Over his career, this accomplished restauranteur has created numerous…

Be a “Taste Adventurer” at Tekila Cocina Mexicana!

Be a “Taste Adventurer” at Tekila Cocina Mexicana!

Cactus, “barbacoa” beef and Oaxaca cheese. What do these three ingredients have in common? They are all used in inventive, but traditional Mexican dishes served at Tekila Cocina Mexicana in…

Grand Tradition’s Veranda Brunch – elegant and delightful!

Grand Tradition’s Veranda Brunch – elegant and delightful!

The Grand Tradition Estate founders, the McDougal family, offer elegant, yet affordable, dishes at their Veranda restaurant. People travel the world over to find settings as lovely as what they…

127 West Social House opens amidst fanfare

127 West Social House opens amidst fanfare

127 West Social House opens amidst fanfare…

Mardi Gras King Cake – a carnival on a plate!

Mardi Gras King Cake – a carnival on a plate!

As a native of California I was Mardi Gras-deprived until I turned thirty. Growing up amidst the waving palms, my only experience of Mardi Gras came vicariously through television. I…

Fruit sauces – a way to add a tasty bit of pizzazz

Fruit sauces – a way to add a tasty bit of pizzazz

I readily admit to being a fan of sauces. Give me a good wine reduction sauce on a nice cut of beef, a tangy lemon caper sauce on a slow-cooked…

Chocolate is more than a Valentine’s gift

Chocolate is more than a Valentine’s gift

Many cannot resist chocolate, that beloved creamy, sweet confection derived from cocoa beans, milk, and sugar. All over the world people love to indulge in chocolate and it is a…

Americans expected to consume a record 240 million avocados during football’s “big game”

Americans expected to consume a record 240 million avocados during football’s “big game”

IRVINE – Over 111 million sports fans watched the “Big Game” last year, and nearly 64,000 sports fans will gather Feb. 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium this year.…

Helping those who have served: Fallbrook VFW offers meals to raise funds

Helping those who have served: Fallbrook VFW offers meals to raise funds

Fallbrook VFW Post 1924 Commander John Knott poses for a photo with VFW Ladies Auxiliary President Midge Thomas under the American Flag in the meeting room/dining hall of the facility…

Perfect persimmon cookies for a special gathering

Perfect persimmon cookies for a special gathering

During the fall and winter my kitchen is well-stocked with persimmons. My brother owns a persimmon grove that is overflowing with hearty, luscious Fuyu persimmons this time of year. Fortunately,…

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