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Bel Vino Bistro – A Great Lunch Choice in Wine Country

I recently had the chance to visit with Bel Vino Bistro’s Executive Chef Richard Bustos. If you haven’t met him yet, he’s easy-going with a broad smile and a passion for what comes out of his kitchen. When I asked him where his love for food came from, the answer was immediate:...
Posted On 24 Feb 2014

Beer, Bourbon, & Blackbird

While walking down Front Street you cant help but notice the rustic urban vibe of Blackbird Tavern. Artists, free spirits and bourbon lovers gather here to grab a killer burger and enjoy the creative and independent atmosphere. Their menu may be small, but it is jam packed with...

A New Addition in Dining

Whenever there is a new place in town the locals tend to freak out a bit. Because more variety means a new atmosphere, a new menu and a whole new set of drinks. So we set out to tackle this new dining adventure in a he/she team of two and weren’t the least bit disappointed....

A Truly Unique Dining Experience

There are times as a local that you get frustrated with your area and bored with your dining options. In a place where chain restaurants are on every corner it’s difficult to find a unique place to become a regular. Lucky for you we’ve done the exploring and found the...

Putting the Fun Back in Salad

Eating healthy can sometimes be a bit of a hassle. Most of us wake up a little too late for a job we have to commute to and instead of eating our intended omelette and packing a lunch we end up driving through the nearest McDonald’s en route. This leaves us depending on...

A Rustic Food Adventure

When it comes to dining, we all get a too little comfortable with our favorite eateries. And I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, but once in a while you’ll find that stepping out to try something new can actually be quite surprising— in a delicious way! We found...

Recipe: Tiki Tiki Ribs

Here’s the recipe for the ribs I served at my summer kickoff Hawaiian Luau. They were absolutely delicious and really easy to make. Total cooking time is about three hours. All measurements are approximate – we kind of made it up as we went so use your best judgement!...
Posted On 14 Jun 2013

Kickoff your summer with a Hawaiian Luau

What better way to kick off your summer than with a hawaiian luau? Bring the spirit of Aloha into your home with these island tips and ideas. This past memorial day weekend I had friends and family over for an island inspired luau. I decided that I wanted everything from the food...
Posted On 01 Jun 2013