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Daily Fish at Newport Beach Pier
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The World Is At Your Fingertips at Melissa’s Produce

Melissa’s World Variety Produce company does it all in the world of fresh produce. They sources the items from 40 different countries, purchase the items, distribute them, and sell them wholesale and retail.  This includes a staggering number of fruits and vegetables from all over the world.  They are the largest distributor of specialty produce  … Read More


Wine Exchange Offers Premium Wines & Mega-Selection

Sometimes we have a media event which unexpectedly coincides with a major announcement. On this fine March Saturday, it was just such a day. We were meeting with Best Wines partners Kyle Meyer and Tristen Beamon, to hear all about their vino business. Our group included members of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers  … Read More



On a recent media event in Temecula, CA we had the pleasure of learning all about how this company is bringing fresh grown produce and culinary delights directly to consumers.  Sadly, since I live in Orange County,  I do not get to take advantage of these incredible programs, but if you are reading this article,  … Read More

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Diamond Jamboree—A Collection of Authentic Asian Dining Venues….And So Much More!

This center really is a GEM. And I do not use that term lightly. With just over 30 various businesses—this corner of Alton Parkway and Jamboree Road in Irvine is bustling with activity from early morning to late in the evening.  This is a haven for the Asian community—a place where they can enjoy cuisine  … Read More


Prego Ristorante’s March Wine Tasting And Dinner

In early March, we had the pleasure of joining a group of friends for a wonderful wine tasting and dinner at Prego Ristorante in Irvine. The last time I was here, was for a private cooking class that we enjoyed with Chef Ugo in a private room tucked just behind the bar. It was a  … Read More