Escape to the Victorian era at Truffles and Lace Tea Parlour

“I love England and antiques,” said Betty Rule, owner of Truffles and Lace Tea Parlour. “I think I was born in the wrong era.” It is fortunate for those who enjoy tea that Betty was born in our era because she has established an amazing Victorian tea parlour in Old Town Temecula. The building at […]

Yogurt Palace celebrating 30 years!

Thirty years ago John and Jessie opened a little place in downtown Fallbrook called The Yogurt Palace. They served three flavors of yogurt: chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. It was so good that people just kept coming back. Now, thirty years later, owners Cynthia Avina and her husband Henry are serving those same three flavors plus […]


“Handmade and Always Fresh” is the motto of Café Cosmos, a stylish and cozy Temecula café that prides itself on serving fresh food made to order. The café has several tables and booths so that patrons may eat their food at the restaurant, but they also prepare food “to go” for either pick-up or delivery […]

Sushi and fresh seafood abound at Young Sushi

There is still sake left from the grand opening last week and the sushi bar is already crowded! Young Sushi, an establishment boasting a sushi bar and Japanese restaurant, located 930 East Mission Road, is now serving up the same great food and hospitality as Young Kwon’s three other restaurants. Kwon has restaurants in Temecula, […]

Cookies with Expressive Fortunes

What do Daryl Hannah, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Robby Takas of the Goo Goo Dolls have in common? They are all happy recipients of giant fortune cookies from Expressive Fortunes, the Fallbrook company owned by Stephanie Benner. Looking for a unique and delicious way to say, “I love you” on Valentine’s Day? Stephanie’s cookies can […]

Le Bistro Brunch

Le Bistro is like a mosaic — a colorful work of flavorful art. The menu selections, varied and delightful, form an image of an intimate European-style café whose owner, Robert Penkava, fashions them by careful attention to each essential element. It is no surprise when diners discover that Chef Robert once lived in Heidelberg, Germany, […]

‘Champagne and Chocolate’ in honor of Amadeus

There was much ado about a person who was born 250 years ago. In the first in a series of “Absolute Amadeus” Mozart-related affairs, Mariella Balbi, founder of Guanni Chocolates, was the featured speaker at the Art Center event “Chocolate and Champagne” held on the 14th of January. Balbi highlighted the origin of chocolate and […]


Striking but simple, Café des Artistes’ artistic palette of color and flavor has been attracting patrons to the charming café since November of 2002. In this congenial atmosphere proprietor Michael Calvanese and his staff have been surprising customers with fresh menu items for three years. “Some customers refer to me as the Menu Maestro,” he […]

Hunt for the perfect hamburger at Mad Madeline’s Grill

In Old Town Temecula there is a cafe that is famous for its hamburgers and should be famous for its root beer floats as well. Mad Madeline’s Grill is a bustling, packed place even on a Saturday afternoon during torrential rains. A trophy with a gold-colored chef crowning the top reads “Best Burgers” as chosen […]

Spend New Year’s Eve close to home!

Several local restaurants are offering a variety of dinners and parties for those who prefer to stay close to home on New Year’s Eve. For those who want to entertain at home but don’t want the mess and hassle of cooking, Major Market also serves complete meals for reasonable prices with a two-day advance notice. […]

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