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Cafe Noir Is The New Black

Cafe Noir Santa Monica, California Santa Monica’s Cafe Noir stealthily hides in the open, a converted ninja bistro dressed in black and only slightly hinting at its former life as Madame Chou Chou on artsy and hipster Main Street. One … Continue reading

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A Reputation At Steak

Nick and Stef’s Steakhouse Los Angeles, California Nick and Stef’s Steakhouse has a commanding presence in several major cities in the U.S, so being invited to an exclusive media dinner to showcase the talents of their new executive chef (Megan … Continue reading

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There’s A Fungus Among Us

Wild Mushrooms (worldwide) There are a variety of reasons mushrooms aren’t universally prized for their incredible flavor – for starters, commercially grown mushrooms are generally cultivated in soil rich in animal manure (and no, they don’t “taste like crap”, although … Continue reading

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Vampires, Beware!

Gilroy, California Gilroy Garlic Festival There are several urban legends about Gilroy, California: that you can smell the town before you get to it, and that you can marinate a steak simply by hanging it from a clothesline. Although neither … Continue reading

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