Holiday Hosting Takeaways from the SDBWFF

At last year's San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, I was introduced to the talented mixologist Steve McDonagh of the Hearty Boys. Besides being a charismatic riot, Steve can really mix a cocktail. However, this year, he was joined by his partner Dan Smith. Together they took over the stage during the Lexus Grand Tasting and again during Pizzapalooza. While Steve intoxicates you, Dan will feed you to ensure the party keeps on going. If you want to know...

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just a little Easter getaway

(Yay, I have my cpu back!)  Thanks to my lovely, stubborn, and pig-headed cousin (those are terms of endearment) and his even more wonderful fiancée, my mother's family escaped to Lake Arrowhead for the holiday weekend.  I hadn't been there since I was eleven or twelve so it was a long overdue reunion. The getaway came  at the perfect time, right after a chaotic week and what better to do than to sit around eat and celebrate.  Surprisingly, in a...

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just a little refreshment

It's Memorial Day.  Many, including myself, rejoice and give gratitude for this day away from the office, subconsciously recognizing it as the kick off to a summer, hopefully greater than the last.  San Diego is warming up despite the sing-song "May gray; June gloom" pessimism.  Stretched-out beach cruisers bump along the boardwalk and sun-kissed bodies tote boards of all varieties and sizes toward the shoreline.   Yet all these simple pleasures of dog walking, volleyball, cold beers, ripening fruit, and earning...

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