Fallbrook’s first Irish pub makes a frothy splash

J.J. “Purty” Landers would have been pleased that an Irish pub was named after him. This man is described in his obituary as “…loving and caring…in whose company you were never short of a laugh.” His niece, Brenda Giblin, pub owner, had her own impressions: “He loved to chat and loved the pub scene.” Even […]

Finding the perfect pastry

On a hunt for the perfect pastry? There is a glazed donut in Fallbrook that, in my opinion, is much better than anything from Krispy Kreme. It’s found at the Donut Pantry, located at 833 S. Main Avenue, Suite F (in Major Market Center). For fourteen years it has been their best selling donut and […]

Dominick’s Delicatessen

Great food doesn’t have to be complicated, and Dominick’s Delicatessen bears testimony to that fact. Dominick’s, a pleasant place on the south end of Fallbrook, has been serving up uncomplicated, but delicious, Italian fare for twenty-two years. Visit this cozy deli and you will be assured of getting fresh food made by Dominick himself, or […]

Dine with a splash at Pala Resort’s Terrace Buffet

Buffets aren’t usually on the list of splashy dining spots, but the Pala Resort’s Terrace Buffet makes waves large enough to notice. The sheer size of the spread is daunting, so I recommend an initial “walk-through” to survey the food-laden tables. This will belay any disappointment caused by the discovery of a favorite dish at […]

Greek Oasis

Longing for a taste of the exotic? You are definitely bound for inspiring cuisine when you travel north to the Greek Oasis in Temecula, where Savanna Kuhami and her family take you on a journey to Greece with frequent Middle Eastern soirées. Her mother is Greek and her father is Iraqi and she blends the […]

Enjoy brunch overlooking the greens at San Luis Rey Downs

If you are searching for a spot for Sunday brunch that is close to home but will take you miles away in your mind, consider brunch at San Luis Rey Downs Golf Resort — but don’t make the mistake I did and go looking for the restaurant amongst the horse barns at the San Luis […]

Brother’s Bistro ‘Best Taste of Fallbrook’ 2005

Guests who sampled food from approximately twenty-eight restaurants at ‘Taste of Fallbrook,’ sponsored by the Connections Networking group, decided that Brother’s Bistro, owned by Dee and Ron Nusser, had the best ‘taste.’ “It was exciting to learn that we had won,” said Dee, who is the executive chef. The restaurant was late in setting up […]

Just desserts

“Life is short — eat dessert first,” someone once said, and our area is full of cafés and restaurants where you can sample dessert first or after a satisfying meal. Dessert has probably been around since the very beginning of civilization when someone decided to brave a bee sting or two and check out the […]

Oaks of Rainbow Caf

Patrons have their own reasons for dining at the Oaks of Rainbow Café—the home-style cooking, generous portions and friendly wait staff are a few of them, but now there is one more reason. Owner Terri Smith, who is the driving force behind the establishment, lost her home in a devastating fire on June 30. In […]

The Martians do it better at Killer Pizza from Mars

You don’t have to be a space traveler or an alien to enjoy the food at Killer Pizza from Mars, the out-of-this-world restaurant located at 1125 S. Mission Road in the Albertsons Center. Even I, an earth-bound human, enjoyed the ‘Martian Melt,’ a roast beef sandwich served between two slices of toasted garlic bread topped […]