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…

Truluck's Seafood Steak & Crab House

I Found True Love At Truluck’s

We met at Truluck’s Seafood Steak & Crab House, a fantastic restaurant in La Jolla’s Golden Triangle, and he traveled all the way from Florida to California just to meet me! His name? Chionoecetes Bairdi (he’s a bit humiliated by this bland, scientific reference and prefers instead to be called by his moniker, Florida Stone…