Wednesday 22nd October 2014,

Wine & Wineries in the Inland Empire

Southern California, Inland Empire, Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego

LA Weekly’s Plate

LA Weekly’s Plate

Get your calendars set and keep your belly empty for LA Weekly’s Plate food and wine festival on March 3. Los Angeles’s longtime alternative weekly newspaper hosts its 5th annual food and wine event at Petersen Auto Museum in the heart of the City of Angels. Food and wine festivals happen all the time in [...]

January 16, 2013 Kris

Localicious in Santa Monica Review

Localicious in Santa Monica Review

The second annual “Good Food Festival” began with food insights and ended with savory delights! On November 3rd, LACMA hosted the “Good Food Conference” where farmers, chefs, community leaders and foodies of all kinds filled the museum to participate in the “Good Food Revolution”. This movement is dedicated to promote healthy eating and more jobs [...]

November 8, 2012 Ashley

5 Family Friendly Things To Do in Temecula

5 Family Friendly Things To Do in Temecula

Mr. Pennypickles Museum-  Explore the house/lab of a crazy (fic) inventor, who has changed every room  to be an interactive wonderland. In his living room he has a hot air balloon, his study has a time machine, and don’t even think about using the restroom, because he’s turned his toilet into a hydroelectric generator!  Although [...]

August 31, 2012 Ashley

Los Angeles Epicurean Festival

Los Angeles Epicurean Festival

**Editorial/Photographic Review Dated August 27, 2012** The Los Angeles Epicurean Festival was nothing short of an awesome blend of wine, deserts, meats and fancy treats when it kicked off at Los Angeles’s historic Vibiana cathedral on Sunday, August 26. Sampled for event goers were scores of wines with an international flavor. Indeed, many of the [...]

July 25, 2012 Kris

13 Irresistible Reasons to take a midweek, summer stay-cation in Temecula

13 Irresistible Reasons to take a midweek, summer stay-cation in Temecula

1. More Affordable Midweek Hotel Accommodations and Recreation Take the time to check out the Palomar Inn Hotel, a 10-room, historical landmark built in the late 1920s. From here, do a self-guided Old Town historic walking tour arch-to-arch; visit the They Passed This Way Monument; shop for antiques and collectibles; and dine alfresco at Old [...]

July 18, 2012 Ashley

Orange County Fair 2012 – Info / Photos

Orange County Fair 2012 – Info / Photos

It’s that time of year again…fair season! Friday the 13th  of July starts us off with the very popular Orange County Fair! Although it is technically smaller than the Los Angeles County Fair, it’s hardly noticeable with the wide variety of food and shopping opportunities. Grab your friends and just eat your way through the [...]

July 13, 2012 Ashley

Invasion of the Food Trucks, Redlands

Invasion of the Food Trucks, Redlands

Prepare for the Invasion of the Food Trucks & Beerfest! Saturday, June 30th 11am-5pm at the Municipal parking lot on Redlands Blvd. Between Eureka & Orange St. Featuring a variety of favorite food trucks from the Inland Empire and Beyond! Bacon Mania Tornado Potato WTF Tropical Shave Ice Thai 1 On Suite 106 Slummin Gourmet [...]

June 29, 2012 Keith Kahn

Calabasas Malibu Wine & Food Festival

Calabasas Malibu Wine & Food Festival

**Photo Editorial Review Dated June 29** The Calabasas Malibu Wine and Food Festival kicked off on a sunny weekend as hundreds of gourmet food and wine lovers made their way to Calabasas rooftop for some good times. With some live music by a Beach Boys cover band and samples given to event goers by Patron, [...]

June 19, 2012 Kris

Killarney’s 5th Anniversary Extravaganza

Killarney’s 5th Anniversary Extravaganza

Killarney’s Restaurant & Irish Pub, one of Riverside’s go-to destinations for a fun and unpretentiously good time, came alive June 16 while celebrating their 5th anniversary. The authentic Irish pub, tucked away in the far end of Riverside Plaza, was filled with an overload of local taps and a seemingly endless flow of premium craft [...]

June 19, 2012 Matthew Bramlett

Gyu Kaku Japanese BBQ in Rancho Cucamonga

Gyu Kaku Japanese BBQ in Rancho Cucamonga

If you’ve been looking for a cool place to eat with your friends, you might want to check out Gyu Kaku at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga. Where else could you barbeque good meat at your table (tapas style!), and not have to clean it up? Start off with a sushi roll or pork gyoza [...]

June 18, 2012 Ashley

Temecula Promenade Wine Walk

Temecula Promenade Wine Walk

In the middle of the Temecula Promenade, a wine oasis appeared! The grand opening of a small permanent vineyard smack dab in the middle of the popular shopping center was introduced with a wine and food pairing as only Temecula can do. The vineyard is surrounded by shadow boxes, explaining the history and production of [...]

June 11, 2012 Ashley

Summer Concert Series @Monte De Oro Winery Temecula

Summer Concert Series @Monte De Oro Winery Temecula

The Monte De Oro Winery in Temecula is putting on a Summer Concert Seriesthat kicks off June 9th 2012. They’re going to have concerts scattered throughout the entire summer that’s packed with some impressive talent. The entire series will be coupled with their many other events that they have planned in order to keep all [...]

May 29, 2012 John D.

Wine Walk Experience @ Temecula Promenade

Wine Walk Experience @ Temecula Promenade

The Promenade Temecula has announced the opening of it’s newest addition: the all new Wine Walk Experience. This will be a permanent installation to the main-street style plaza. The main goal of the Wine Walk Experience is to both provide a taste of Temeculas great wineries with the history that made is so prominent. Guests [...]

May 27, 2012 John D.

Taste of the IE in Upland 2012

Taste of the IE in Upland 2012

An amazing aroma had already filled the air when I entered Uplands “Taste of the IE”. I waded through a sea of white umbrellas, each one enticing me with a delicious entrée, dessert, or drink. Plate in hand, I made my first stop at “Qdoba Mexican Grill” and tried their “Mango Salad Sampler.” A sweet, [...]

May 24, 2012 Ashley

Pizza and Wine Pairing Dinner this Friday at Chris Kern’s Forgotten Grapes. Just $35 per person

Pizza and Wine Pairing Dinner this Friday at Chris Kern’s Forgotten Grapes. Just $35 per person

Pizza and Wine Dinner This Friday Night at Chris Kern’s Forgotten Grapes! Just $35 Per Person! We’re ordering in on Friday Night. Come sample five different gourmet pizzas from five of the best pizza makers in the area, and try a different wine paired specifically with each unique pie! Only $35 per person! May has [...]

May 16, 2012 Chris Kern

LA Wine Fest 2012

LA Wine Fest 2012

**Editorial/Photograph Review, June 9, 2012** The 7th annual LA Wine Fest kicked off on Saturday, June 9, with various wineries and vendors sampling and selling various wines, goods, and food. The LA Wine Fest brought a mostly young crowd out to Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, where booths dotted the walkways and courtyards to keep attendees [...]

May 15, 2012 Kris

Forgotten Grapes Wine Class: Wine-01: Forgotten Reds This Friday at Chris Kern’s Forgotten Grapes in Riverside

Forgotten Grapes Wine Class: Wine-01: Forgotten Reds This Friday at Chris Kern’s Forgotten Grapes in Riverside

Join us this Friday, May 4th at Chris Kern’s Forgotten Grapes for our next wine class: Wine-0-1: The Basics – Forgotten Reds Our wine basics series Wine-0-1 runs the first Friday of every month and covers everything you’ll need to know to appreciate the world’s most popular beverage. Now this is more like it! We’ve [...]

May 4, 2012 Chris Kern

May Wine Classes at Chris Kern’s Forgotten Grapes in Riverside

May Wine Classes at Chris Kern’s Forgotten Grapes in Riverside

Chris Kern’s Forgotten Grapes in Riverside — America’s most uncommon wine shop — offers up brand-new wine classes to the public every FRIDAY NIGHT starting at 6:30 p.m.. From the absolute wine beginner to the most seasoned and sophisticated oenophile, this new wine shop and tasting bar offers wine classes for every level of wine [...]

May 3, 2012 Chris Kern

UC Riverside Primavera in the Gardens Wine & Food Tasting Festival Set for Sunday, May 20

UC Riverside Primavera in the Gardens Wine & Food Tasting Festival Set for Sunday, May 20

The 14th annual Primavera in the Gardens wine and food tasting festival is scheduled for Sunday, May 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the University of California, Riverside Botanic Gardens. Nearly 500 people attended the 2011 event and a full house is expected once again in 2012. Guests will sample food, wine and beers [...]

April 30, 2012 Ross French

4th Annual Taste of the IE -May 18, 2012

4th Annual Taste of the IE -May 18, 2012

We’ve been saying the Inland Empire has great food for a while, and now they are going to prove it. On May 18th between 6 and 9pm, the City of Upland is presenting the “4th Annual Taste of the IE”. On “A” Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, “Discover Upland” will be laying out a [...]

April 22, 2012 Ashley

Top 10 Summer Festivals and Events in Temecula Wine Country

Top 10 Summer Festivals and Events in Temecula Wine Country

Summer fun arrives early in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country and is celebrated daily June 1 through Labor Day as Summerfest. “10 inviting festivals and events celebrate local, award-winning wines; music, art, hot air balloons; all-things-local-and-fresh; Dads, the 4th of July, Native American culture and dance; and provide adventure and entertainment,” explains Kimberly Adams, [...]

April 12, 2012 ThingsToDo

Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival 2012

Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival 2012

The Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festivalwill be taking over beautiful Lake Skinner in the ouskirts of Temecula’s wine country over the weekend of June 1st, 2nd and 3rd 2012 as Southwest Riverside County becomes the premier festival in Southern California with entertainment, hot air balloons, live music, food and wine tasting. 2012 marks the 28th [...]

April 3, 2012 ThingsToDo

St. Patrick’s Day at Killarney’s Riverside 2012

St. Patrick’s Day at Killarney’s Riverside 2012

The largest Saint Patrick's Day festival in the Inland Empire will be at Killarney's in Riverside on Saturday, March 17th, 2012 with numerous outside bars, thousands of your closest friends and multiple stages with live music all day and night. [...]

March 17, 2012 ThingsToDo

OC Fair 2012

OC Fair 2012

The Orange County Fair 2012 is a while away, but the summer concert lineup has been announced, including Willie Nelson, Weird Al, Young the Giant, Sheryl Crow and more at The Pacific Amphitheater! [...]

March 13, 2012 ThingsToDo

March Wine Classes at Chris Kern’s Forgotten Grapes: Now Every FRIDAY NIGHT starting at 6:30 p.m.

March Wine Classes at Chris Kern’s Forgotten Grapes: Now Every FRIDAY NIGHT starting at 6:30 p.m.

Starting this March, Chris Kern’s Forgotten Grapes in Riverside — America’s most uncommon wine shop — will be offering a brand-new wine class to the public every FRIDAY NIGHT starting at 6:30 p.m.. From the absolute wine beginner to the most seasoned and sophisticated oenophile, this new wine shop and tasting bar offers wine classes [...]

March 2, 2012 Chris Kern

Ooka Japanese Restaurant / Sushi – Riverside

Ooka Japanese Restaurant / Sushi – Riverside

Sushi. Did that get your attention? If you’re constantly on the lookout for sushi in the Inland Empire “Ooka Japanese Restaurant” in Riverside should be your next stop. [...]

March 1, 2012 Ashley

IE Chocolate Festival 2012 – Ontario

IE Chocolate Festival 2012 – Ontario

The Inland Empire Chocolate Festival will feature everything chocolate, including wine tasting and shopping on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 11 am to 6 pm at the Hilton Ontario Airport Hotel. [...]

February 20, 2012 ThingsToDo

Beverly Hills Wine Festival 2012 – Review/Photos

Beverly Hills Wine Festival 2012 – Review/Photos

*Review/photos dated Feb. 27* The wine flowed like, well, wine at the 2012 Beverly Hills Wine Festival on Feb. 26. Wineries from all over California assembled inside a grand ballroom at the Beverly Hilton to showcase their pino noirs, chardonnays, and Cabernets to an elegant – and thirsty – crowd of several thousand. But it [...]

February 6, 2012 Kris

Wild Rocket – Redlands

Wild Rocket – Redlands

Imagine a gastropub inspired by one of Redland's most famous bars? Imagine no more! Wild Rocket in Redlands is the Inland Empire's newest gastropub, providing an amazing addition to the region's growing number of bars and restaurants for young (and "life experienced") adults. [...]

February 5, 2012 ThingsToDo

Wine Festival & Chocolate Decadence 2012 @ Pechanga

Wine Festival & Chocolate Decadence 2012 @ Pechanga

In addition to once again offering nearly one hundred of the best California and international wines available to taste, Pechanga is adding rock 'n' roll to their annual chocolate & wine festival with members of rock royalty from the Stray Cats, Warrant and Ratt hitting the stage to perform acoustic sets on March 2nd and [...]

February 4, 2012 ThingsToDo