Knights of Columbus reel in diners with ‘Fish Fry Fridays’

Knights of Columbus reel in diners with ‘Fish Fry Fridays’

One of the most popular dining venues in Fallbrook on Friday evenings isn’t a restaurant, but rather a church hall. The Knights of Columbus are in the midst of hosting their “Fish Fry Fridays,” a tradition the organization started nearly 30 years ago. The dinners are held during the Lenten season at St. Peter’s Hall, […]

Howard takes on the ‘Lamkinator’ at Oink and Moo

Howard takes on the ‘Lamkinator’ at Oink and Moo

FALLBROOK – Local resident Heather Howard, owner of Mimi’s Boutique SoCal in downtown Fallbrook, visited another downtown establishment March 1 when she participated in the “Lamkinator” burger challenge at Oink and Moo. Only two contestants in four and one-half years have ever defeated the Lamkinator, which derives its name from a former challenger who conquered […]

Girard Winery to host Dinner & Wine Tasting at Pala

PALA – Wine lovers are in for a special treat at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 16, when Napa Valley’s Girard Winery hosts a Dinner & Wine Tasting in the underground wine cave at Pala Casino Spa & Resort. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available by calling (877) 946-7252 and asking to book the wine dinner. Guests will enjoy […]

Slow cookers, an easy and fun way to prepare meals

Slow cookers, an easy and fun way to prepare meals

Kim’s Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Ingredients: 4-pound pork loin roast 1/2 bottle of Dale’s Steak Seasoning 2 packages beef onion soup mix 1 diced onion Barbecue sauce of your choice. I am partial to Sweet Baby Ray’s Hickory and Brown Sugar. Dry rub of your choosing. (Optional) Directions: The night before cooking, dice the onions […]

Get the family involved in cooking up a perfect pizza

Get the family involved in cooking up a perfect pizza

Smoked Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza Serves: 4 Pizza Topping: Flour, for dusting 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 garlic clove, crushed 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 1/2 cup partly skimmed ricotta cheese 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated 2 cups baby arugula 1 small shallot, thinly […]

How chocolate became tied to Valentine’s Day

How chocolate became tied to Valentine’s Day

Easy Chocolate Fudge 2 cups (12-oz. package) Nestlé “Toll House¨ Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels 1 can (14 oz.) Nestlé Carnation “Sweetened Condensed Milk 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Line an 8- or 9-inch square baking pan with foil. Combine the morsels and sweetened condensed milk in a medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Warm over the lowest possible heat, […]

FUESD joins in celebration of made-from-scratch, locally-sourced food

FUESD joins in celebration of made-from-scratch, locally-sourced food

FALLBROOK – Students in the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) are participating in a novel approach to school food: healthy, freshly prepared meals made with California grown produce and fresh ingredients. It’s part of an expanding statewide California Thursdays® program that does something rare – serves California food to California students. There are 70 […]

Salad bar adds flavor and fun to celebrations

Salad bar adds flavor and fun to celebrations

FALLBROOK – One way to celebrate the Chinese New Year, on Saturday, Jan. 28 this year, is to create an Oriental-themed menu for a party, or fix an Asian chopped salad for lunch with friends. Fallbrook resident Michele Howard likes to make food to share with friends and family. Here is the recipe she uses […]

Enjoy artistic and flavorful sushi creations at Z Cafe

Enjoy artistic and flavorful sushi creations at Z Cafe

John Toma, a native of Hawaii, is the owner of Z Cafe, which offers a wide variety of dishes, including Hawaiian entrées. John makes sure that the food is fresh; and even serves fresh fish seven days a week. Continuing with the tradition of fresh food, sushi has been on the menu for about a […]

Viva El Jardin and its enticing menu items!

Viva El Jardin and its enticing menu items!

El Jardin is a cheerful setting bathed in lilting music. El Jardin is aromatic scents. This Mexican restaurant couldn’t be more welcoming. However, the warm and congenial setting is not the only facet that makes this establishment a success. Jon Large, proprietor, is constantly looking at ways to improve upon the menu while, at the […]

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