New food safety rules for caterers, breweries, wineries and other businesses

New food safety rules for caterers, breweries, wineries and other businesses

Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office San Diego County supervisors adopted new rules Nov. 16 to make sure people are safe when they visit the region’s growing number of breweries and wineries and decide to have a burger with their brew or more than just a little cheese with their wine. Supervisors voted […]

Holiday meal planning to reduce food waste and clogged pipes

Holiday meal planning to reduce food waste and clogged pipes

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – It is hard to picture 833 million Thanksgiving dinners being thrown directly into the trash, but each year Americans waste that much food between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day alone. Meanwhile, 48.1 million Americans are struggling to avoid hunger daily. On average, San Diegans throw away five pounds of trash a day, […]

Give a nod to history with a turkey-free Thanksgiving Dinner

Give a nod to history with a turkey-free Thanksgiving Dinner

FALLBROOK – Low in fat, high in protein and an inexpensive source of iron, zinc, potassium and B vitamins, turkey makes a healthy addition to a person’s diet. Of course, turkey also tends to be the star of the show on Thanksgiving and other holidays. Even though turkey can be a delicious addition to any […]

The Gambling Cowboy – A gourmet chophouse

The Gambling Cowboy – A gourmet chophouse

The Old West was never like this!  Fresh Scottish salmon – at a chophouse? Yes! This restaurant not only shines at steaks, but at seafood, and everything else I tasted. The Ehmcke family – Bill, Nitza and Rene – invite guests to participate in their dream – the dream that was a “gamble” seven and […]

Tonino Restaurant & Wine Bar is a gusto-filled culinary journey!

Tonino Restaurant & Wine Bar is a gusto-filled culinary journey!

Tonino Restaurant & Wine Bar is a fragrant cauldron stewing with aromas that stir the senses. The food and scents will definitely lure you to this Murrieta establishment, but the unique ambiance might keep you there for a while. A long while. It’s a dining adventure similar to what I have experienced in Europe. If […]

Fallbrook restaurants support Warrior football

Fallbrook restaurants support Warrior football

FALLBROOK – Every Thursday evening after practice and before hitting the books, the Fallbrook varsity football team and coaches gather for a meal, a prayer and team bonding in preparation for the following day’s contest. This is a welcome break for these high school athletes from a regiment of weight lifting, endurance training, film review, […]

No penalty for ‘piling on’ at Pala during Monday Night Football

No penalty for ‘piling on’ at Pala during Monday Night Football

Sports fans that attend the Monday Night Football (MNF) parties at Pala Resort and Casino should be very thankful there are no National Football League referees in attendance. In the NFL, a player gets penalized for “piling on.” A referee would run out of flags calling that penalty at Pala, where the condiment bar is […]

FDA determines avocados can now be labeled ‘healthy’

FDA determines avocados can now be labeled ‘healthy’

MISSION VIEJO – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed new guidance for the use of the nutrient content claim “healthy” on food labeling, and fresh avocados meet the criteria. Long touted for the range of health and wellness benefits associated with them, avocados can finally bear the claim that sums it all […]

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