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  • Local restaurants get cheesy for charity
    Local restaurants get cheesy for charity
    On August 23, local restaurants, chefs, and home cooks got cheesy for a gouda cause. The inaugural O-Town MacDown benefitting Give Kids the World Village was held at the Orange County Convention Center, as approximately 2,000 cheese lovers sampled...
  • Morton's The Steakhouse for elegant dining in Anaheim, California
    Morton's The Steakhouse for steaks and seafood with class
    Dorothy and I chose Morton's The Steakhouse in Anaheim for our anniversary. We’ve long wanted to try Morton’s as it’s the closest we can think of to Ruth’s Chris, our previous personal favorite steakhouse when we want...
  • Communal
    Communal: Upgrading the ‘healthy’ menu
    Whether you’re craving cupcakes or ice cream or a slice of Sicilian pizza, the Upper West Side has got you covered. Finding healthy menus, however, is a bit more challenging unless you are ok settling for a salad. With the Spring opening of...
  • Review: Pumpkin Spice White Chocolate Fudge from Etsy shop Black Willow Soaps
    Review: Pumpkin Spice White Chocolate Fudge from Etsy shop Black Willow Soaps
    If you're familiar with my reviews, you'll know I'm not particularly a fan of white chocolate, so if I say that I actually like something with white chocolate in it, it has to be good.I got the chance to review thePumpkin Spice White...
  • Review: 479 Degrees Pumpkin Pecan Praline Popcorn
    Review: 479 Degrees Pumpkin Pecan Praline Popcorn
    They have pumpkin everything nowadays, and while you see a lot of pumpkin candy and cookies, it's not often you see pumpkin popcorn, so when I had the chance to try the479 Degrees Pumpkin Pecan Praline Popcorn, I jumped at it.I wasn't sure...
  • Review: Pumpkin Spice Oreos
    Review: Pumpkin Spice Oreos
    Rumors were floating around for awhile that Pumpkin Spice Oreos were actually a real thing. They're not in all stores, but they are out there and I got my hands on a package (...or two).The spice smell is overwhelming; it attacks your nostrils...
  • LA Chefs editorial:  A response to Moby, and a case for pastured livestock
    LA Chefs editorial: A response to Moby, and a case for pastured livestock
    What follows is a response to "Save the Humans" by environmental "expert" DJ, singer-songwriter, musician and vegan Moby published on 09/29/14 online at HuffingtonPost.com (see http://huff.to/1rFaGD7 ). Again like the previous...
  • Get ready for Day of the Dead with Espolon Tequila Anejo
    Get ready for Day of the Dead with Espolon Tequila Anejo
    In just a few weeks, Dia de Meurtos, or Day of the Dead, will be upon us: Saturday, November 1. What better way to celebrate this Mexican holiday than with a glass of a fine, aged tequila? Espolon Anejo is an aged tequila that has a new twist, the...
  • Tuscan Fresh Italian Kitchen coming to Riverside: Fresh Italian fast food
    Tuscan Fresh Italian Kitchen coming to Riverside: Fresh Italian fast
    Tuscan Fresh Italian Kitchen can be the start of something big for Chef Greg Nalley who has already had great success in Baltimore for his Nalley Fresh Restaurants. He and his partners have opened the Nalley Fresh quick casual food concept in...
  • Miami Spice second semester report card 2014
    Miami Spice second semester report card 2014
    Time is of the essence. Today is the last day of Miami Spice for 2014. The Miami Dining Examiner is issuing a report card for the second semester (September). She don't know much about history, but she do know her food. Or, as in art, at least...
  • Halloween at the happiest place on Earth
    Halloween at the happiest place on Earth
    When it comes to Halloween snacks and dining, Disneyland definitely creams Walt Disney World. This is likely because these seasonal snacks can be sold to Disneyland Annual Pass Holders, many of whom actually might take a special trip to the parks...
  • Punch Burger
    Punch Burger
    In the market for a quick burger and fries? Are you down town Indy? Do you hate both the food and service provided from fast food burger joints? Well, good news for you. Punch Burger, just a short walk from Monument Circle, deals out top shelf...
  • Sake Martini
    World Sake Day and a Sake Mango Coconut Martini Recipe
    On October 1st, celebrate “The Drinks of the Gods” with World Sake Day. Created by the Japan Saké Brewers Association in 1978, Sake Day or "Nihonshu no Hi" marks the start of the new sake brewing season for the year.Made...
  • Fine dining done beautifully: Charleston, SC's Circa 1886
    Fine dining done beautifully: Charleston, SC's Circa 1886
    Charleston, South Carolina is an incredibly well-heeled city. Plenty of people who live there and visit there expect the best of everything, every day. That certainly is the case with restaurants, with an abundance of riches. To stand out in the...
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    Krunkwich opening is delayed; the House of Bricks converting to a restaurant
    Krunkwich Ramen House, the new restaurant from Tacopocalypse Chef Sam Auen, was supposed to open on September 15. However, delays on the kitchen upgrades at Tacopocalypse kept Auen too busy at that restaurant to have Krunkwich ready to go on his...