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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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  • RSF Association Board Biz: It’s fire season: Be prepared
    The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) was officially formed in 1946, in the aftermath of a devastating fire that took place in 1943 and destroyed brush, farmland and homes from Rancho Bernardo through Rancho Santa Fe, all the way to Solana Beach and Del Mar. Today the Fire District spans 38 square miles and protects nearly 30,000 residents. W […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe couple lead way in helping those with thyroid disorders
    Few people may know that Graves’ disease is one of the most common autoimmune diseases afflicting Americans today. Fewer still may know that the only national non-profit dedicated to its patients is headquartered in Rancho Santa Fe. The Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation, co-chaired by Rancho Santa Fe residents Kathleen Bell Flynn and Steve Flynn, has be […]
  • Candidates seek election to three Rancho Santa Fe special district boards
    Seats on the boards of directors of three special districts that provide such services as water, fire protection, sewage treatment and landscape maintenance are on the ballot in the Nov. 4 election. The three special districts are the Santa Fe Irrigation District, the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District and the Rancho Santa Fe Community Services Distric […]