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Del Mar, Solana Beach home to top chocolatiers


Fortunately for North County chocolate lovers, Del Mar, Carmel Valley and Solana Beach happen to be home to a few of the most coveted chocolatiers in San Diego — and nationwide.

Del Mar woman dedicates life to sharing raw food lifestyle


When Andrea Cox first visited Del Mar as a raw food company spokeswoman at a convention a year ago, she knew it was where she’s supposed to be.

Video feature: Del Mar Taste and Art Stroll

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Kitchen Shrink: It’s true! Caesar salad tops list of fountain of youth foods

The new year brings us all another birthday and that means we’re all getting a year older, darlings. But that doesn’t mean we have to look older. Remember the portrait of Dorian Gray? Here’s my A (for anti-aging) List for foods that will erase years from your appearance and physique — my birthday present to you!

A toast to holiday libations prepared by local mixologists

Mint Baileys Coffee at Poseidon Restaurant

Local bartenders get into the holiday spirits

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is Nov. 17-21


The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival will hold a Nov. 21 Celebrity Chef Luncheon as part of its festival. Single tickets cost $150 and are available for purchase on

Flavor Del Mar opens at Del Mar Plaza

From left, executive chef Jason Maitland, owner Jeff Hunter, and general manager and wine director Jerome Astolfi on the patio of the new Flavor Del Mar. Photo: Courtesy

Perched on the second story of Del Mar Plaza, the recently opened Flavor Del Mar has sweeping views of the Pacific from just about anywhere in the restaurant.

San Diego chefs come together to fight cancer at Nov. 8 benefit

Chef Timothy Gutmann

Seven local chefs will come together at the Pamplemousse Grille in Del Mar on Monday, Nov. 8, to create an all-inclusive five course dinner to raise funding to assist healthcare costs for one of San Diego’s own, Timothy Gutmann, executive chef, Poseidon Restaurant on the Beach in Del Mar.

KITCHEN SHRINK: Celebrate Non-G.M.O. Month and eat in peace


When Dr. Frankenstein meets Old MacDonald you get G.M.O.s (genetically modified organisms) or G.E.F.s (genetically engineered foods). The nonprofit Non-G.M.O.



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  • Is Impact Investing the Way of the Future?
    By Chris L. Meacham, CPA, Cornerstone Wealth Management The next generation of investors is estimated to inherit $41 trillion from the baby boomers, and trends are revealing that impact investing will not only be part of mainstream wealth management, but it may become the core-portfolio. With that in mind, some of the biggest names in […]
  • Jerome Strack named General Manager of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe
    Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has named Jerome Strack general manager for The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, the historic hotel located near San Diego. The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is part of Benchmark Hospitality’s Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels brand collection. Greg Champion, executive vice presiden […]
  • ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ fashion show in Rancho Santa Fe to benefit Mitchell Thorp fund
    The Pillars of Hope Under the Tuscan Sun Charity Fashion Show, benefiting the Mitchell Thorp Foundation, will be held “under the stars, al fresco” from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Cielo Village, 18029 Calle Ambiente, Rancho Santa Fe. The event will include the Pillar of Hope Awards presentation, Tuscan cuisine, wine and beer tasting, a Couture Men a […]