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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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  • San Diego realtor pleads guilty to prostitution-related crimes
    San Diego realtor Michael E. Lustig pleaded guilty in federal court July 31 to prostitution-related crimes, admitting that he paid for sex with a 13-year-old girl on several occasions. Lustig, who was indicted by a federal grand jury in October of 2013, entered his plea before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mitchell D. Dembin. (At that time Lustig was reported to be […]
  • It’s no stretch for Rancho Santa Fe yoga instructor to ‘give back’
    As one of North County’s most prolific yoga instructors, Stacy McCarthy doesn’t just teach yoga, she lives the yoga lifestyle. Selfless service, or seva in Sanskrit, is an important concept of yoga — one that the Rancho Santa Fe resident practices daily. “When we give and we give from the heart, there’s nothing more gratifying than that,” McCarthy said. […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe resident’s Gen 7 wines earn top honors
    Rancho Santa Fe resident Tim Bacino’s Gen 7 Wines is on a hot streak, his varietals winning several awards this summer in California wine competitions. […]