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OCT
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A Mini Halloween Cocktail Guide

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Nutrient-rich ingredients, simple prep are keys to easy, healthy family meal times

Nutrient rich ingredients simple prep are keys to easy healthy family meal timesWith summer in the rearview mirror, many Americans will now be pressed for time: Fall (when kids go back to school) and winter (dominated by the holidays) are jam-packed seasons. It may be difficult to find time for everything you need to do, including eating regular meals together as a family.
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MAY
03
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“In the Kitchen” Chef’s Table Dinner Series

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Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village Hosts Monthly “In the Kitchen” Chef’s Table Dinner Series 
Executive Chef Jesse Hansen creates an exclusive menu featuring the market’s freshest ingredients in an intimate dining setting
 
Gather round Executive Chef Jesse Hansen’s dinner table at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village for a one-of-a-kind dining experience. In the new monthly dinner series, aptly named “In the Kitchen” Chef’s Table, Chef Hansen features innovative, seasonal menus for an evening of culinary surprises and entertainment. Each month’s “In the Kitchen” Chef’s Table will feature an artisanal theme highlighting the best seasonal ingredients from hand-selected purveyors. The intimate dinner is limited to 24 guests and allows diners to interact with Chef Hansen throughout the evening. The dinner begins with a welcome reception at 6:30pm followed by a four-course dinner at 7:00pm with wine or cocktail pairings available. 
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OCT
08
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Boba Smoothies

bobasmoothiesBeginning of October and it's still hot out? Oh yeah! Savor those last cool refreshing drinks before the cold hits, jackets come out of hibernation, and all you can think about is needing warmth. It seems like almost everyone is ready for the change in whether, but not this girl. I'm soaking up the last of the summer heat and pairing it with a boba smoothie!

Have you ever wanted to be "that friend" who introduces some food place or tasty food dish, that everyone gets hooked on and thanks you each time they have it because their life wasn't complete until they tried it? Believe it or not, "that friend" becomes a hero; lives have changed for the better. YOU can be that friend! All you have to say is one word....... boba.

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AUG
06
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Chef's Corner-The Secret Garden

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When you were 10 years old, there were probably only a couple things on your mind - how much trouble you could get into, how much trouble you could get into without getting caught, and badgering Mom about what there was to eat. In stark contrast to the portrait of a typical preteen, at the age of 10 Michel Bardavid was using one of his mother’s cookbooks to create his first chocolate soufflé. In fact, he occasionally cooked his family dinner as well. Looking back, he realizes that those days commemorate the beginning of his passion for cooking.

           

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JUL
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Brown Rice, The Wonder-Grain

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Find out why eating simple, organic, brown rice as the staple grain in your diet just might turn you into a superhero. Whole foods expert & cooking coach Courtney Coleman explains it's benefits, the detriments of refined carbs in the typical modern diet, and a fool-proof recipe for perfect brown rice including delicious breakfast and dessert ideas.

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Chef's Corner-Candace Hilger , Chef of Twenty88, Camarillo

Former leading lady of the corporate chef world, Candace Hilger couldn’t have been happier to leave the confined strict rules and guidelines, to more freedom as Executive Chef at the new restaurant and wine bar, Twenty88. Located in Old Towne Camarillo by owners Vince & Annette Pillard, she is having fun experimenting with what works for her menu and staffing her kitchen with talented, eager, and more importantly, fun people with a passion for cooking.

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NOV
03
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Woody's

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The tri-tip is the greatest piece of meat that ever could be tasted. I'm really the meat and bbq sauce loving girl that wouldn't be caught with any vegetables or lettuce ruining my sandwich. Until one day when Evan made sure I tried the tri-tip sandwich from Woody's.......

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NOV
01
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Gotetsu-Skewers & Sake House

 

With Ventura County lacking authentic, original styles of eating, Yukari Watanabe has brought a piece of Japan right to Ventura. This is one place I can't wait to go back to again and again for what she creates next...

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SEP
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Chef's Corner-Sean Studds , Chef of Faculty Club, Santa Barbara

seaninchefcoat002Getting ready for another school year, Executive C is prepared and awaiting the first day of school at the Faculty Club on the campus of University of California Santa Barbara. Although busy throughout the year, Chef Studds still finds down time with a less stressful schedule than most executive chefs have. Whipping up delicious and fresh soups, salads, risotto, and seafood everyday, these students and faculty are experiencing five star lunches, that are so affordable!

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AUG
04
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Only one element to be concerned with- ELEMENT COFFEE

element1It's always fun driving around Old Town Camarillo and seeing the classic design of the streets mixed with the new businesses and boutiques. Element Coffee is right at home on Ventura Blvd. in Camarillo, it is a great place to sit and relax. When we walked in it was late in the day and very mellow. We enjoy small businesses and family owned restaurants because they are not tied down by a corporate office. Element can change their options and menu and they really listen to the customer to create a great drink specifically for you.
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AUG
04
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Chef's Corner-Greg Murphy, Chef of Bouchon, Santa Barbara

Graduating from UCSB with a BA in environmental studies, there doesn’t seem to be a more appropriate job than keeping Santa Barbara County fed with local produce and great wines. Always striving to be more creative with food, Chef Murphy is really whipping up some food masterpieces and customers cannot get enough.
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JUL
01
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What a Catch You’ll Find at Lure’s Fish House

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I will start out saying that it's really nice to have a quality seafood place in the 805. That's something Ventura County has definitely been lacking and as word gets out, I know Lure's Fish House will be the number one place people will go when they want seafood.
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OCT
26
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Toppers by The Sea

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Wow is all that could be said by both Evan and I when we walked into the Toppers at Channel Islands, also known as Toppers by the Sea. Thundering and lightning, we ran inside to find a huge two story masterpiece with tons of windows to display the amazing view of the harbor. If you've ever eaten at Toppers Pizza Place before, you know each one is single story, has the basic benches, T.V.s, salad bar, etc. Well, Toppers by the Sea is definitely making a statement and redefining your idea of what this popular pizza place should look like. Your mouth will drop just like ours did in awe of what you walk into.

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SEP
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Carli's Bistro

CarlisBistroTucked away in Old Moorpark, off the beaten path, Carli's Bistro is found with a feel of a beach house; frayed bamboo looking umbrellas contributes to this feel on their outdoor front patio. I love how they have their patio in the front because they are right across the street from the AMTRACK train tracks and can catch that every once in awhile, as well as just be entertained from the people walking by. It's very low key and quaint so you get a feeling of "kick off your shoes and stay awhile" eating in the historic area; being in a rush is not what Old Moorpark is about.

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SEP
02
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La Super Rica

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It was a classic case of June gloom today as my fiancé and I headed up the coast, on the 101 freeway, to La Super Rica in Santa Barbara. Despite the gloomy weather, there was nothing but smiles and excitement from not only us, but the other customers in anticipation of the delicious Mexican food. Only a 45 minute drive from our starting point of Newbury Park/Thousand Oaks, we arrived at 10:45 am, 15 minutes before La Super Rica opened. We snagged a parking spot right in front and got in line because one was already forming! We were soon followed in line by two more parties and 15 minutes after La Super Rica had opened, there was a mix of 15 people, from families to local workers on their lunch break, chowing down while a line continued out the door.
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