SoCal Summer Beachfront Dining
Aug21

SoCal Summer Beachfront Dining

By Samantha Schindler   We’re lucky here in SoCal to be able to enjoy delicious food while being swept up in some of the best ocean views. You don’t have to dip your toes in the water or press into the sand if you don’t want to. Our beachfront restaurants provide diners with some of the most beautiful coastlines that Southern California has to offer. Here are a few of our favorites where you can enjoy the ocean while being...

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Sweeten Your Summer with These SoCal Sips
Aug20

Sweeten Your Summer with These SoCal Sips

Summer calls for warmer weather, longer days and colder cocktails. Check out these refreshing SoCal sips from favorite San Diego restaurants to help you celebrate!   National Mai Tai Day (June 30) SWELL TIMES MAI TAI from OB Surf Lodge in San Diego, California Located along the Pacific Ocean coast in Ocean Beach, OB Surf Lodge just completed a wrap-around outdoor patio that now gives the venue a 200-person capacity, ideal for...

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5 Most Heavenly Cupcake Shops on Earth
May09

5 Most Heavenly Cupcake Shops on Earth

Cupcakes come in all colors, sizes and calorie counts. You see glorious cupcake displays at weddings, birthdays and lining bakery shelves. If you’re going to eat the whole thing, it’s probably best if it’s a cupcake rather than the three-tiered alternative. Here are five of the Southland’s best to tempt the palate and keep you relatively guilt-free.   Enjoy Cupcakes in Santa Barbara & Los Olivos...

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Father’s Day Dining and Drinking
Jun17

Father’s Day Dining and Drinking

At a loss for where to go on Father’s Day this year? Check out these hot spot options where you can celebrate the daddy in your life:   CELESTINO: Show your Dad some amore on Father’s Day the way the Italians do it: with family and good food. At Pasadena’s Celestino Ristorante, he can enjoy the fruits of generations of family recipes and local, seasonal ingredients as Executive Chef Calogero Drago prepares traditional...

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Ojai Wine & Craft Beer Festival
Jun17

Ojai Wine & Craft Beer Festival

For 30 years, the Ojai Wine Festival has served as the primary non-profit fundraising effort of the Rotary Club of Ojai-West and its numerous philanthropic endeavors that serve to enhance lives both locally and internationally.  This year, the 30th Annual Ojai Wine Festival will be taking place Sunday, June 12, from noon-4 p.m. on the shores of picturesque Lake Casitas.     This year’s festival has been expanded to include an...

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San Diego’s Taste of Little Italy
Jun09

San Diego’s Taste of Little Italy

On Wednesday, June 15 the foodie event of the summer, “Taste of Little Italy,” will take place in San Diego’s Little Italy from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Visitors can stroll through the culinary hub to experience the neighborhood’s one-of-a-kind eateries. Ticketholders will receive a Taste Passport mapping out a list of participating restaurants and their menu offerings.   “San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood has been acclaimed as...

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