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San Diego Dining, Cur8eur, Mother's Day

DAY 4: Countdown to Mother’s Day, Your Options

JRDN at Tower23 723 Felspar St, San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 270-2323 Dave Warner, Corporate Executive Chef for Eat.Drink.Sleep. and JRDN, put a special Mother’s Day twist on theJumbo Sticky Buns available only on their brunch menu. Growing up, Chef Dave’s mom would take him to the local farm stands where they would buy...

Bencotto, San Diego Dining, Little Italy

DAY 3: Countdown to Mother’s Day, Your Options

Bencotto 750 W Fir St #103, San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 450-4786 Chef Fabrizio Cavallini, Executive Chef & Co-Founder of Bencotto, was born and raised in Emilia Romagna, a famous Italian region celebrated for its culinary excellence. All of his dishes are inspired by his mother’s traditional cooking with a modern interpretation. For Mother’s...

Monello, Little Italy, San Diego, San Diego Dining

DAY 2: Countdown to Mother’s Day, Your Options

Monello 750 W Fir Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 501-0030 Who doesn’t love an Italian dish inspired by mama? Chef Fabrizio Cavallini is known for his cooking talents, most notably his handcrafted pastas and sauces, all inspired by his traditional Italian mother. Give your mom and experience she will never forget this Mother’s...

Westgate Hotel, Mother's Day Brunch, San Diego Dining

DAY 1: Countdown to Mother’s Day, Your Options

The Westgate Hotel 1055 Second Ave. San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 238-1818 Hailing from Normandy, Chef Fabrice Hardel learned the art of French cooking from an early age. One of his childhood favorites and quintessential French dish has its own dedicated made-to-order station at the hotel’s acclaimed brunch. Celebrate the mom in your life...

Chef Jason McLoed, Mentor Dinner, Little Italy, San Diego Dining

30 Years & An Homage; Chef Jason McLoed is Grateful

The Mentor Dinner After 30 years in the culinary industry, you can bet a chef either hates him/herself or thrives off the art of creativity and hospitality. I believe Jason McLoed of Consortium Holdings falls under the latter category. This kind Canadian has maneuvered his way around some amazing kitchens, picking up the detailed skills...

Feeding San Diego, Food Insecure, San Diego Charity, Charity Event

500,000 Meals for San Diego’s Hungry

Feeding San Diego How do you secure 500k meals for the food insecure populous in San Diego County?  With the help of the community. THAT’S HOW! San Diego volunteers, local businesses, residents, restaurants, brewers and winemakers got together and created a fun Saturday event for foodies that could afford to take the time to enjoy...

Chef Javier Plascencia, Animalon, Photo courtesy of Life & Food

Animalón, Ensenada Beer Fest, #SouthBayUprising

On the Radar Animalón On March 10th, Animalón, the summer pop up series kicks off for it’s second year at Chef Javier Plascencia’s Valle de Guadalupe property, Finca Altozano. Chef Plascencia’s pop up restaurant takes place under a 100 year old oak tree surrounded by Magoni vineyards. The experience is magical. New to the Animalón family...

Walnut Suneli Spiced Natural Chicken Breast, Chef Bernard Guillas, French Cooking, Recipe, slide

RECIPE : Walnut Suneli Spiced Natural Chicken Breast

Recipe Courtesy of French Master Chef, Chef Bernard Guillas Flying Pans Two Chefs, One World If you’d like to listen to the full interview on my Hand to Mouth Podcast where Chef Bernard Guillas of The Marine Room mentions the below recipe, listen here on iTunes or SoundCloud and subscribe so you do’t miss any other great...

Kilt and Scarf, Westgate Hotel Cocktail

Happy Hour Lobby Martini Cart? Yes Please!

Holiday Happy Hour Indeed! The holidays are here and the idea of sitting pretty with my girlfriends in a beautiful hotel lobby choosing delightful boozy libations from a martini cart makes me giddy inside! That’s why I was excited to hear ALL about the the new floating bar that’s popping up at the Westgate Hotel...

Hand to Mouth Podcast, Thumbnail, FB live

Quality Ingredients; Good Business or No Business?

Small Business Dilemma Can a small business owner balance between providing quality ingredients to customers and the bottom line in a pricey city like San Diego and so many others? Tommy Gomes, fishmonger of Catalina Offshore Products, brings seafood direct from the dock to restaurants and savvy cooks every day and their customers expect to...