El Agave, Del Mar

It’s Another Tequila Sunset at El Agave-Del Mar

Wandering through Del Mar’s 15th Street Mall on an unusually warm October weekend, my thirsty companion Cris and I strolled into El Agave Restaurant & Tequileria, a relative newcomer to this community’s culinary scene. El Agave’s mosaic glass art, fuchsia upholstery on sleek chairs and barstools, rich green accents and espresso stained wood elements combine for rather dramatic eye candy. Admiring the sleek,…

Blais’ n Culinary Trails at San Diego’s Juniper & Ivy

There are any number of solid reasons why culinary master Richard Blais won Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars challenge. Having recently dined at Juniper & Ivy, Blais’s new San Diego restaurant venture, it just so happens that my tastebuds have solid proof of his credentials. If you’ve not yet dined here, you really should be VERY envious right about now. However, in the…

Football fare

Gameday Grub for Football Fanatics

The National Football League’s 2014 season has finally launched amidst rumors and speculation that drove us full-speed ahead into opening weekend. From last season’s controversial “Fail Mary” involving the Packers and Seahawks to current revelations and retributions for a select number of Denver’s front office execs and players who seemingly enjoyed the summer abusing alcohol and performance-enhancing drugs, we’re off to a ferocious start. The Packers…

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City

Three Splendid Autumn Days in Québec

Oui! “Montréal ma façon” began on a cool, brisk October evening. A cab ride from the airport dropped us at Loews Hótel Vogue, conveniently located smack-dab in Montréal’s shopping district, and even more conveniently loaded with a bevy of luxurious amenities. While enjoying a glass of vino in the Atrium Bar, I witnessed a rather long line of locals forming…

The Promiscuous Fork's Lamb Lollipops

5 Reasons for Indulging at The Promiscuous Fork

If you’re searching for a casual, unpretentious San Diego dining spot where you can relax and hang with good friends while enjoying wickedly amazing food and great service, look no further. The Promiscuous Fork, with its easy-going vibe, friendly staff and mouth-watering menu, is ALL about food, fun, family and friends. (Did I mention that they now have two locations…

Fresh summer peppers

Farmers Market Fresh … A Restaurant-Inspired Meal Using Summer’s Bounty

One of San Diego’s enviable perks is that our utopian climate allows for year-round gardens and subsequent harvests. That we have access to farmers market-fresh ingredients 365 days each year is surely a principal reason why seasonal menus are mouthwateringly delicious at hundreds of restaurants tucked into literally every nook and cranny of America’s finest city. These past months I’ve savored tantalizing entrées created from summer’s bounty in dozens of local eateries. Southern California,…