Prego Unveils A Delicious Seasonal Seafood Menu

Launching September 23- October 6, 2019, Chef Ugo Allesina and his team will feature a very special seafood-driven menu with various starters and entrees to choose from.  Prego is located at The District in Tustin and the restaurant has a lovely dining room, bar area, patio, private dining room and a Chef’s Table that seats eight in front of their wall of wines. I was lucky enough to garner a “preview” of the incredibly delicious fare and wanted to share some of these highlights and photos with all of you, my loyal readers. Every single item that I tasted I would gladly order again (and will during this special offering)! You can just taste the incredible freshness, house-made pastas and sauces, the sauté shrimp done to perfection, salmon lightly grilled, the rich sauce from the mussels was divine. It was all amazing. We also enjoyed beverages that were perfectly paired …
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A Tribute – Remembering & Honoring 9/11

Please join us as we remember and honor 9/11. This event is hosted by the Sons of the American LegionPost 291 and it will be held right next door to the American Legion at Veteran’s Park in Newport Beach, CA.  How befitting, as we honor our country and all the brave men and women who dealt with this devastating event. It is forever etched in our  memories and a part of our American history. Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Time: From 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: NB Veteran’s Memorial Park 207-211 15th Street (at 15th Street and Balboa Ave. on the Balboa Peninsula)
There will be a short speech by dignitaries, including Mayor Diane Dixon (schedule permitting), and Mr. Benjamin Yu from Irvine who is currently running for Assembly and other esteemed First Responders in our community. All are very compassionate about our Veterans and these events raise funds for our local …
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Third Annual Summer Event-Pacific Wine & Food Classic

This is a “must attend” Newport Beach summer event and is on everyone’s calendar for August. This is serious “on the Bay summer fun”! Did someone say Food, Cocktails, Beer and our favorite local chefs tempting us with their favorite bites? Well, I’m all in for that. This fancy-pants event will be held Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, 18th, 2019. This summer “classic event” is in its third year and right out of the gate, Year #1  it was a fan favorite and has been winning awards ever since it began! This takes place on the scenic waterfront stretch of Newport Dunes. The bay creates a gentle breeze with a plethora of food, beer and cocktail stations. There are elegant sitting areas with white drapes floating in the breeze and colorful pillows calling us to just press pause, even if just for a moment.  It’s a festival. A celebration …
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Awesome Back To Nature Bike Tour in Palm Springs

While hiking and walking tours are a great way to explore Palm Springs, my favorite way to discover the area is on a bike. The benefit is also getting to enjoy nature—you know— the babbling streams, palm trees, beautiful flowers and the majestic mountains are the perfect backdrop! (This event was Hosted.) Meet Big Wheel Tours Since 1998, Big Wheel Tours has been providing bike service for a number of local high end hotels, offer bike tours for customized groups, and also do small group tours daily. Big Wheel Tours can create a custom tour. From the serious cyclist in town on business who wants to put in a 50-mile training ride, to the family on a sightseeing vacation to the fellas on a weekend getaway who want a serious Palm Springs mountain bike tour, Big Wheel Tours will arrange a tour for you and your guests. Price do vary …
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Tips On How To Do OC Burger Week Right!

The Orange County Burger Week Begins Sunday, July 14 and runs thru Saturday, July 20, 2019! 
Ready, Set, Go! What It’s All About- There are a staggering 57 restaurants all over Orange County that are participating. They have created some awesome burgers and entrees for guests to enjoy. Our local Chefs have gotten really creative and the menus look incredible. There is nothing like a delicious, juicy burger with all the fixins! And even vegetarians are covered—Beyond Meat is a partner, there are even some other veggie burgers and chicken too! (I have listed those restaurants featuring the Beyond Meat burger.) Menu prices are:  $10, $15, $20 and $25.  There are 21 restaurants have added custom cocktails and some with an entire menu of specialty cocktails featuring Burger Week partners: Maker’s Mark bourbon, Hornitos tequila, Effen vodka and Cruzan rum. Dee’s Tips On How To Do OC Burger Week …
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A Charming, Elegant Inn— Right In The Heart of Palm Springs!

Tucked behind a beautiful green, garden hedge and a wooden black door, was a refuge awaiting my discovery. THIS is La Maison—-one of the charming boutique Inns found right here in Palm Springs. (Caveat: I was here as part of a media press trip, and was hosted by this fine Inn. However all of the writings, experiences and thoughts shared here are my own.) This 13 room French-inspired Inn is a gem, with engaging and attentive management, lovely rooms, a garden courtyard with three fountains and a very large sparkling pool. Now this is relaxation at its finest! In the morning a continental breakfast is all set up early—with Richard Slosky, one of the owners serving up “made to order” cappuccinos. There is yogurt, fresh grapefruit, juices and delicious pastries. On our first morning, Cornelia Schuster, one of the owners, had made her famous lavender and lemon scones. They were …
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