Earth Day 2017: Where Food, Art, & Education Converge at the Huerta Del Valle Community Garden featuring mural art by Man One

Huerta Del Valle is a community garden located in Ontario, California about 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The organization’s urban farm plot grows over 100 different types of vegetable crops ranging from pantry staples like cherry tomatoes and zucchini to specialty produce including fennel, kohlrabi, edible flowers, and a colorful array of aromatic herbs. Wild sunflowers and poppy flowers decorate the landscape of the property and the picturesque San Bernardino mountains in the distance provide a beautiful backdrop and make it feel like you are in a painting.

Great Balls on Tires | Street Food LA:Food Truck Profile

We had the pleasure of having a VIP pass to CENTRAL S.A.P.C in Santa Monica for the inaugural “Meatball Mondays” with one of Los Angeles’es newest Gastro-trucks: “Great Balls On Tires. Central worked with GBOT to develop beer pairings and made this option available inside the bar from 5-9pm.

A taste of the South of France in Venice, California

Lilly’s French cafe on Abbot Kinney is not the newest restaurant on the block, but you would never know that from first glance. Almost a decade since first opening their doors, they have an updated look showcasing the best of Traditional and Modern architecture, both inside and out as well as a healthy farm-to-table themed menu to match. Lilly’s encompasses both classic and contemporary French Cuisine all packed into a beach-side bistro that takes me back to my time spent on the French Riviera.

First Fridays; Food, Fun and FiShbone

For those of you who don’t know about Abbot Kinney First Fridays in Venice Beach, California, you will by the time you finish reading this. WARNING: The following experience will have you pumped and out in full effect come June and every month thereafter. Your friends will thank you, and you will be the most popular person in your crew(hopefully, but not guaranteed.)

Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ | Right at Home in Hermosa Beach

With the three wise men leading our dining quest,we were in good hands with Silvio Correa(owner and chef) and Drew Hagar(chef) running the grills while Marc Lane, our house mixologist and host for the evening made sure the food and drinks were cold and flowing.

Gaetano’s Restaurant |A taste of “Little Italy” in the South Bay

A cozy interior coupled with a warm atmosphere and friendly staff will prime your senses for an amazing Italian feast. Gaetano’s menu is diverse and provides something for everyone. Vince Giuliano and team will make sure that all of your needs are met from first to last bite.

Elements Kitchen| Quality Food, Seasonal Ingredients and Fresh Healthy Choices

Elements Kitchen & Pastry Cafe in Pasadena is more than just a cafe, it’s a way of living. Like the 4 classical elements of nature: Earth, Water, Air and Fire; Elements believes that preserving natural resources and supporting local farmers, while using seasonal ingredients enables them to provide customers with fresh menus that are constantly evolving with the seasons and the creativity from their roster of talented Chefs. The strong culinary team is led by Chef Onil Chibas & Chef Alberto, Sous Chef Joel Stovall and Pastry Chef Marlyn. The entire crew at Elements Kitchen, who orchestrated an amazing tasting menu on my visit bring an amazing realistic interpretation of New American Cuisine to Angelinos.

The Northshore Cafe @The Wave House-Mission Beach(Belmont Park)

Whenever we visit Mission Beach we usually visit this popular breakfast eatery that fronts the Boardwalk at Belmont Park in San Diego. The island hut decor and motif provides the perfect staging area to view the activities beach-side at Mission Beach including surfers, jet skiers and people watching.

John’s Garden-Malibu

A hidden treasure in Malibu is John’s Garden Fresh Health Store. This small jewel features a junior market style setup with all of your favorite nostalgic snacks and healthy options for both food and beverage. At the counter there is an extensive menu written in colored chalk and you can get anything ranging from Smoothies, Salads, Soups and Sandwiches. Every-time I venture out to Malibu I make a stop here because I know I can get a mouthwatering sandwich that is both filling and healthy.

The Closet | High End Recycled Fashions for less

The Closet is Santa Barbara’s Hippest Resale Boutique. We specialize in contemporary luxury apparel for all you fashion-savvy girls. We hook you up with low prices and high-end service! Love designer clothes but don’t love retail prices? Come here first for all your favorite brands like Paige Premium Denim, Free People, Chanel, Frankie B, L.A.M.B., […]

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