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Addison’s Chef William Bradley wins Robb Report Culinary Masters Competition for 2014

Executive Chef/Director William Bradley of Addison

Unveiled in the January 2014 issue of Robb Report, the magazine has named Executive Chef/Director William Bradley of Addison, the signature restaurant at The Grand Del Mar, as the winner of its second annual Culinary Masters Competition. Bradley, nominated for this competition by master chef Thomas Keller, showcased his elegant, winning five-course dinner at the Fairmont Miramar in Los Angeles on Aug. 10, 2013.

Carmel Valley Chef Grace Abdo to be featured at Macy’s cooking class

Chef Grace Abdo and Chef Bernard Guillas conduct “French Macarons on the Spice Trail” cooking class at Macy’s Home Store on Dec. 28.

Carmel Valley resident Grace Abdo, chef and founder of La Reine des Macarons (in French, “The Queen of Macarons”) has been invited by Executive Chef Bernard Guillas of the Marine Room to feature her gourmet, gluten-free food delicacy at a “Rising Star” cooking class series on Saturday, Dec. 28. The event begins at noon at [...]

Popular Del Mar brunch spot now offers dinner during Summer Nights

Stratford Court Cafe in Del Mar has been a local hidden gem of a breakfast and lunch spot for more than 20 years, and now it’s adding dinner to its menu.

Navigate the rows of the mighty maize with this primer

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What better way to salute America on the Fourth of July than to rejoice with one of the staple crops of the fledgling nation – corn.

Lobster tales and other fish stories for National Seafood Month

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Can you believe, lobster was once a poor man’s food and even used as bait for fish when it was good and plenty in the frontier days of Davy Crockett?

Wild for mushrooms? Learn more about your favorite fungi

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Marvelous mushrooms — 40,000 species in all — were once feared by the ancients as a poisonous foe. Many Roman emperors allegedly were victims of death by mushrooms, including Tiberius and Claudius, along with Pope Clement VII, Alexander I of Russia and Abe Lincoln’s mom, Nancy Hanks, who succumbed after drinking tainted milk from the family dairy cow who ruminated toxic mushrooms.

Woody’s Wharf to open at Beachwalk Shopping Center

Woody’s Wharf, to open in Solana Beach around March 1, will specialize in lobster, steak, seafood and have a full bar. Courtesy photo

Popular restaurant comes to Solana Beach after almost 50 years in Newport Beach

On the Menu: Comfort with class awaits diners at the Savory table

Warm Peach Crisp with homemade ice cream and fresh figs.

Savory is more than just a neighborhood restaurant.

Del Mar couple wins locals’ hearts with Peruvian cuisine

Cafe Secret in Del Mar offers a “ceviche bar” with seven variations of the seafood dish that can be mixed and matched. Courtesy photo

Rustic and small, the Camino Del Mar restaurant does not visually make itself apparent from the street, but passing by during dinner time or weekend brunch, one might notice a completely packed outdoor patio. Or on a Wednesday, they may hear the guitar strumming and vocals of a live musician.

Local Flavor: Del Mar hot spot keeps it simple and stylish

Every seat in Flavor Del Mar’s dining room provides ocean views. Courtesy photo

There’s an indescribably happy feeling Flavor Del Mar owner Jeff Hunter got the first time he raised the motorized blinds in his Del Mar Plaza restaurant to reveal a panoramic view of the ocean as the sun set into it, prompting every guest in the full dining room to applaud and cheer.

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    The Rancho Santa Fe School District is offering several upcoming information sessions for parents about the Common Core State Standards, which went into effect this fall. All of the information sessions will be held in the Performing Arts Center and will be followed by classroom tours. The dates include: • Sept. 23 at 8:05 a.m. K-5 mathematics curriculum ove […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe School’s Prop 39 projects moving forward
    The Rancho Santa Fe School District will take advantage of funding from Prop 39, the Clean Energy Jobs Act to help make its school more energy-efficient. […]
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