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Discovering  wines on the boot

Discovering wines on the boot

The results are in on the 2013 Italian harvest and for those that enjoy a good Barolo, Chianti Classico, Primativo or Nero D’ Avola and hundreds of other Italian varietals, the news is good.

So you want to open a restaurant….really?

So you want to open a restaurant….really?

By David Boylan We all have that one signature dish we make that wows our friends and family and provides, for a moment at least, a culinary bravado that gets us thinking we could make a restaurant work. If you are more than a one-trick pony and can actually cook up good meals on a […]

Motherhood will always have its mysteries

I didn’t really need to mark March 20 as the beginning of spring. I work at a school. All I had to do was walk by a bunch of sixth-graders. There is no more accurate bellwether of the rising sap.

Sirocco – a touch of Italy in the California Desert

Sirocco – a touch of Italy in the California Desert

I do my diligence with attention and care when it comes to considering a restaurant and its dinner and wine list.  Does it live up to its story by delivering the goods, like listing all the ingredients for each menu item and describing the wine in detail with vintage, district and taste?

Thriving North County restaurant scene featured at North Eats

With the explosion of North County dining options, it was just a matter of time before a savvy event promoter put together a festival to celebrate it in one location. That promoter is Nino Camilo and the event is the inaugural North Eats Festival happening from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 13 at the […]

Encinitas Resident Testing New Stem-Cell Treatment

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 600,000 Americans die of heart disease every year. But if a promising new stem cell treatment proves successful for heart attack patients like Encinitas resident Mark Athens, that number may start to drop.

Fusion of art and science in innovative exhibition

Fusion of art and science in innovative exhibition

Artists and scientists from throughout San Diego County have come together for a series of projects that ingeniously fuse the disciplines art and science. DNA of Creativity is comprised of four separate projects involving 40 collaborating artists, scientists and educators in effort to promote new ways of viewing the world and enhance the viewer’s perception […]

Sirocco – Italy in the Desert

Sirocco – Italy in the Desert

I do my diligence with attention and care when it comes to considering a restaurant and its dinner and wine list.

Fusion of Art and Science in innovative exhibition

Fusion of Art and Science in innovative exhibition

Artists and scientists from throughout San Diego County have come together for a series of projects that ingeniously fuse the disciplines art and science.

In the Company of Miljenko Grgich

In the Company of Miljenko Grgich

It is a well-known occasion among knowledgeable wine consumers that the beginning of the California wine revolution began with an extraordinary blind wine tasting of French and California wines in Paris in 1976, known as the Paris Tasting.