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Tipsy on Tapas & Tonic at Top Chef’s Vaca

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My travel bucket list reads a mile long, but my culinary bucket list is quite focused and geographically attainable. In recent years, my backyard of Orange County, California has become a foodie mecca where well-renowned chefs have bypassed Los Angeles to open their restaurants. Vaca, the Spanish steakhouse, is the newest venture from Top Chef […]

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The Aussie Bean Brews Up Killer Chai’s and Real Convos

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OMG there’s no wifi here! That was my first gasp when walking into The Aussie Bean , a chill coffee shoppe in Old Towne Orange. I mean what coffee shop doesn’t have wifi? “We encourage people to actually have real conversations here,” mentioned one of the baristas. Real Conversations? What is that? I took a second […]

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Mastro’s Ocean Club: Tales from the Bar

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  If you ever wanted to have a quintessential OC Night, might I invite you to Mastro’s Ocean Club? –  so you can get a taste of good food, good wine, and especially… and here’s the cheese –  good old-fashioned people watching. The Bar: Expect to get there early to grab a seat. Imagine getting […]

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don't forget to try the oysters at Chuck's Waterfront Grill

Santa Barbara’s Best Eats: Chuck’s Waterfront Grill

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Soak in the good weekend vibes by spending a chill evening at Chuck’s Waterfront Grill in Santa Barbara. This waterfront seafood restaurant provides sweeping views of the marina, an inviting outdoor atmosphere, and a diverse menu featuring many catches of fresh fish. Things to Love: Service is top notch. The wait staff is knowledgable and […]

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New Year Day Brunch at Bonjour French Cafe in Dana Point

Bellini kisses at Bonjour Cafe

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I’ve been missing Bellinis since last summer when I made out with about 40 of them in Venice, Italy. It’s nearly impossible to find them (authentic ones with the real peach puree) in the OC…. but thanks to Bonjour Cafe in Dana Point I spent my New Year’s Day kissing the best one of all. […]

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