Creating gourmet burgers almost as fun as eating them

Creating gourmet burgers almost as fun as eating them

For those people who get Labor Day off, it is a good excuse to light up the barbeque and grill some burgers for lunch or dinner. For a change, gourmet burgers can be created with a few extra ingredients. Beyond the traditional toppings of lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles, hamburger meals can now be constructed […]

Consider these unusual uses for watermelon

Consider these unusual uses for watermelon

Like its cousin the cucumber, watermelon is a refreshing summertime food. It is also just as versatile as cucumbers when used to make tasty dishes for one’s family and friends. While ice-cold watermelon tastes good right off the rind, it can be prepared in a variety of recipes including salads and salsas. Watermelon can also […]

Pala’s Wine Cave features 487 labels and weekend entertainment!

Pala’s Wine Cave features 487 labels and weekend entertainment!

Pala Casino, Spa & Resort’s unique underground 2,400 square-foot Wine Cave, “is the first one in Southern California,” said Luciano Cibelli, executive chef for the Cave Restaurant upstairs. “We took the wine to the next level,” he commented, “We have wine from Napa, Sonoma, France, Italy, Spain, South America, New Zealand – 487 labels. We […]

Mediterranean seafood, South American wine and a tea tree from Balboa Park – an international experience awaits diners at Pala’s new Cave restaurant!

Mediterranean seafood, South American wine and a tea tree from Balboa Park – an international experience awaits diners at Pala’s new Cave restaurant!

Where in San Diego County can one find salmon and shrimp from the Mediterranean Sea, Quail Eggs, Truffles, Kimchi, and one-pound Australian Lobster – all on the same menu? The new Cave restaurant at Pala Casino Spa & Resort! Luciano Cibelli, executive chef, is Italian by birth. Growing up in Milan, he began to cook […]

Cucumbers add crunch and coolness to recipes

Cucumbers add crunch and coolness to recipes

Cucumbers are a refreshing addition to any meal or drink in the warm summer months. As they are more than 90 percent water, cucumbers are good for keeping us hydrated. They come in several varieties, so everyone has their own favorite one to eat. My favorite cucumber is the one I grew up with, Italian […]

VFW’s ‘All-American’ chili recipe wins Summer Nights chili cook-off

VFW’s ‘All-American’ chili recipe wins Summer Nights chili cook-off

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1924 won the 2015 Fallbrook Summer Nights chili cookoff on July 10, fending off spicy and savory competition created by other community groups. The VFW’s ‘All-American Chili’ won the popular vote among four contenders. The Fallbrook Village Association, the host of this year’s Summer Nights series, had a significant […]

La Caseta partners with church for fundraiser

FALLBROOK – Those patrons who have a special flyer from First Christian Church can dine at La Caseta Mexican Restaurant on Wednesday, July 29, from 4 to 8 p.m., and have 20 percent of their dinner proceeds donated to the church’s historic restoration project. Build in 1887 and formerly used as a Methodist church, members […]

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