Kentucky Derby Party at The Inn

The Inn At Rancho Santa Fe

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award-top rated resort offering world-class exclusive luxury, will host a Derby Party at its Library and Huntsman Whiskey Bar from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7th.

The event includes a buffet prepared by the Morada culinary team, croquet on the front lawn, live entertainment by Steven Ybarra and a live viewing of the Kentucky Derby including the Run for the Roses. This year, the Kentucky Derby, the first race within the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, has a post time of 3:34 PST.

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Wild Rice Stuffed Peppers

(Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)
(Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

Stuffing peppers with nutrients: Protein-rich wild rice in peppers makes a powerful, tasty and colorful everyday meal

Shake up your routine this school year with a healthy and delicious weeknight meal the whole family will enjoy.

All too often, a family’s busy routine doesn’t allow for much time to create a meal the kids will enjoy, especially if the meal involves a vegetable. I’ve created an affordable recipe of fresh green peppers stuffed with a wild rice mixture that’s topped with marinara sauce. It is a colorful dish that’s also a real time saver in the kitchen.

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Wine Dinner at The Barrel Room

The Barrel Room

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at The Barrel Room

The wine region of Baja California, Mexico, is growing rapidly, both in size and recognition. This region is one of the worlds best kept secrets, and because San Diegans can travel to Valle de Guadalupe by car in just two hours, we thought it was about time to get the word out. Come to The Barrel Room for a six course meal featuring wines from Baja California as Chef Chappell, Sous Chef Lopez, and Culinary Instructor and Chef of the Masters in food program at Tijuana’s Culinary Arts School, Chef Pily, join together to create an amazing feast to pair with each wine (cost is $70 all inclusive (including tax, and 15% gratuity).

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Memorial Day Vacation Adventures

Tanque Verde Ranch
Tanque Verde Ranch

Memorial Day is coming up on May 30th, and it’s time for a long weekend of family bonding over road trip games and exciting new sights. Make sure to recharge each night in the comfort of the stop-worthy hotels below to freshen up, grab a hot meal and lay your head on a soft pillow to prepare for the next day’s adventure.

From Sedona, Arizona through San Diego and up to the Golden Coast to San Francisco, California, we’ve included a selection of ultimate overnight stays for a smooth and unforgettable family road trip, including must-see pit stops along the way! 

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Savor French Fare at New Parc Bistro Brasserie


Parc Bistro-Brasserie will open in the heart of Banker’s Hill in the former Croce’s Park West space in mid May 2016.

Chef Donald Lockhart, most recently at Cusp Restaurant in  La Jolla, will helm the kitchen and offer a classical French cuisine with coastal favorites, as well as Parc’s own private wine label.

Chef Lockhart has worked with Julia Child and Michel Richard as well as cooking at the James Beard House in New York. By using timeless techniques steeped in tradition, Lockhart’s simple cooking approach is to gather the best ingredients and allow the flavors to shine. He looks to cultivate a sense of community through his dishes and believes his French bistro fare will celebrate local bounty and pay homage to the community that contributes to its success. Guests can expect dishes that stay true to the basics, yet offer a contemporary elements. mdm

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Mission Beach Eatery Offers Island Inspired Dishes

Miss B's Coconut Club Mission Beach
Seafood Ceviche

Tropical birds, tiki gods and colorful flowers come to life in a lively celebration at Miss B’s Coconut Club, a Mission Beach restaurant celebrating San Diego’s nautical and maritime history. Island-inspired dishes make up for the Coconut Club’s unique cuisine, where bold Caribbean flavors meet fruit-infused cocktails. This spring, be sure to plunge into Miss B’s for a classic, Caribbean-inspired menu that’s bringing tiki to the beach!

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