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


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It was to this 'middle class' that I was born. It is where I have spent the past 60 years of my life. Like most residents, I have a keen awareness and reverence for things past, as well as a feeling of pride in my present community. The generation I
64 hours ago
At romantic Caffe Pinguini in Los Angeles, we find Tom Hallick, known for Gangster Squad, and his wife Yin Jiang, a concert violinist with Andrea Bocelli.
4 days ago
Pecorino Bistro has a cozy feeling, where patrons are surrounded by brick walls that look upon an open kitchen. The modern italian cuisine includes authentic dishes from various regions of Italy
12:35 Feb 21, 2015
Victor Hugo's was built in 1938 as a world class restaurant, where celebrities would enjoy a get away after finishing a film. In 1979 the Real Maz corporation purchased Victor Hugo's and renamed it Las Brisas.
11:37 Jan 27, 2015
Tamarind of London has two areas for dining, one in a contemporary elegant setting and the other in a patio area, which overlooks the fire pits.
16:44 Jan 20, 2015
Gi Gi's Bistro is a delightful Mediterranean dining experience in Laguna Beach, California. The cuisine includes a traditional Hamsili pilay, prepared with rice and small fish.
15:42 Jan 20, 2015
The first order was traditional Thai Ice Tea, with fresh vegetable rolls, romaine lettuce, cucumber, carrots, and tofu wrapped in rice paper. Yummy!
03:53 Jan 19, 2015
The cuisine we ordered is as authentic as it gets, when you enjoy Mexican cuisine. We started with appetizers, Guacamole and Chicken Quesadillas.
15:20 Dec 24, 2014
Getting right to the point, Salvadorian cuisine taste so good due to the spices which are imported from Salvador and in the style in which the food is prepared.
16:10 Oct 10, 2014
26 Beach house is noted by Sagat Survey as one of the top L.A.Burger List places to dine. The hamburgers are unique and delicious.
13:38 Sep 23, 2014
On any occasion one will be delighted by the fine and fresh seafood, steaks and poultry. Thanks to Chef Julie Cablay, the lead chef of Sir Winston's and Brian Storet.
06:14 Aug 19, 2014
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.
15:47 Jul 26, 2014
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


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