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Rocco Loosbrock owns and runs the Coastal Vineyards Wine & Gourmet Food Club www.cvwine.com


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The name Mayura is derived from Sanskrit, which means Peacock in India. The philosophy of the country's cuisine is a Celebration of life through the aromatic foods, especially vegetarian dishes.
47 hours ago
Pete Allman reviews Uncle Darrow's Cajun restaurant in Marina Del Rey, especially the Catfish, Chicken, Collard Greens, and the Red Beans and Rice.
11:53 Jan 28, 2014
Visitors to factory pig facilities have to wear biosecurity suits because the immobility, poisonous air and terror of confinement badly damage the pigs' immune systems, read an article in Rolling Stone.
22:22 Dec 24, 2013
Pete Allman continues his quest to review every restaurant in Las Vegas, this time, the Ocha Thai in downtown, where he was filled with wonderful flavors.
05:13 Dec 15, 2013
Government mandated food labeling could increase food costs by a billion dollars. How many times have you walked into a Dominos Pizza store to look at the menu boards?
14:31 Nov 19, 2013
Las Vegas has just about every food you can think of. One cuisine enjoyed throughout the world is Brazilian. Pampas Brazilian Steak and Seafood is one of the most popular spots located in the world famous Miracle Mile Shops.
05:24 Nov 17, 2013
Most people that reach the level of success that Rorion Gracie has would be happy to sit back and enjoy the rewards of their labor.
18:03 Sep 6, 2013
Pete Allman is the man on the scene in Las Vegas, this time, sampling the delights of Parma Pastavino and Deli and a special surprise at the end...
08:55 May 5, 2013
How one girl's selfless mission is helping a community in need, and how she touches their lives.
19:01 Apr 29, 2013
A review on 2 different restaurants where the waiter made all the difference
05:56 Mar 27, 2013
Andiamo's entrance is a brick entrance with a curved ceiling, where the bricks were imported from Detroit. This gives guests the feeling of a Speakeasy.
18:05 Mar 19, 2013
Colorfully decorated in reds and golds, with unique picture frames on the walls, there's a friendly staff and a festive feeling for patrons to enjoy lunch or dinner.
07:26 Mar 17, 2013
Upon entering the restaurant, Kathleen Brand, our hostess greeted us and Reni Hira, the bar manager shared some information about the menu.
09:32 Mar 8, 2013
3D may be on-trend, but when it comes to planning a baby shower, this 2-D theme is the way to go. Find out why new moms love this baby shower concept.
09:09 Mar 1, 2013
Want to know if a Bacon Freak Gift Club is worthy of your beloved bacon-loving buddy? I sampled the infamous 'Bacon is Meat Candy' club so you can find out.
09:27 Feb 27, 2013
Rocco 'Boss Hog' Loosbrock says, 'Here's how to make the Chocolate Bacon Caramel Pretzel Rods!' Yummy!
09:40 Feb 22, 2013
My guest Tom Hallick, who has a nice part in Gangster Squad, raved about the Pad Thai, which consisted of Vernielli noodles, blended with vegetables. I ordered Red curry with Pineapple with brown rice and a side order of vegetables.
15:35 Jan 18, 2013
With nine cooking stations, the seafood is located at the entrance, with fresh oysters crab legs and all the goodies that go along with seafood. Among the others, Asian, Mexican and Italian are the most popular.
16:27 Jan 11, 2013
New culinary trend is appearing everywhere. Finger bite food is replacing sit-down dinners. This new way of serving food allows event guests to mingle while eating
12:44 Dec 21, 2012
Chicken to me is a staple in my diet. It is a very savory dish and one that must be made after being washed down by the downpour.
05:17 Oct 17, 2012


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