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Michelle Poveda
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Michelle Poveda is a freelance writer living in San Diego whose work has been featured in various lifestyle magazines. She enjoys writing about her many travel and epicurean adventures.

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How to Do Vegas in Your 30's

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2015 | 6:57 PM

Vegas in your 30's is way different than Vegas in your 20's. Gone are the days of $1.99 meals, drinking cheap booze (well, at least for some) and shoving ten people into a room. Our palates have elevated; craft cocktails and fine food replace Smirnoffs and burnt steaks.


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Comic-Con International Cocktails

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2015 | 6:34 PM

July 8 was the day Comic-Con International 2015 descends upon America's Finest City, San Diego. This four-day extravaganza brings in droves of comic fans, celebrities, and super-hero costumes. Restaurants and bars in the surrounding downtown neighborhood have gotten into the spirit by creating specialty menus and more importantly, cocktails! Here...

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World Cup Specials

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 5:10 PM

Hey World Cup fans! These games are getting exciting, aren't they? There's a sense of camaraderie in the air, reminiscent of the Olympics, bringing out the patriot in each of us. Even more exciting, are the amount of special foods and drinks found on restaurant and bar menus across the...

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Thanksgiving Burgers Are the Latest Holiday Trend

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 3:37 PM

The Thanksgiving Burger is everywhere. It's become a thing. If you haven't seen it at your local burger place by now, then they're either behind in the times, or are in the process of making one. Spectacular Turkey Day burgers have many different factors, like the house-made ingredients and always,...

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New Foods at the Fair

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 12:05 PM

Trying to fit into your new bikini? Too bad. Because the following fatty-tastic foods will enlarge your waistline just by looking at them. Several state and county fairs have introduced new food items this year, that shouldn't be missed. Hint: There will be bacon. Lots of bacon.


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10 Tax Day Specials

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2013 | 10:14 AM

Looking for some Tax Day relief? Who isn't? In recent years many restaurants, bars, and even hotels have lessened the stress by offering special perks. Enjoy a cocktail or two, a sweet treat, or even some sushi at locations across the country this April 15. Where will you be on...

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Spam Gets a Makeover

(1) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 11:56 AM

Remember that meat in a can, Spam? Pop it out, slap it on the grill, and wham! You've got your un-nutritional meal. Well this nostalgic meat has been transformed on menus across the country. From fancy Spam crisps to fatty Spam sandwiches, the creativity seems unending. Here's just a few...

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Hotel Bar Holiday Cocktails

(1) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 3:14 PM

Traveling this holiday season? Need a drink to get you through the stress? Not to worry! Many hotels across the country have busted out their 'tis-the-season spirits just to make you merry. Here are just a few you'll find on your travels.

Los Angeles

At Shade, a boutique...

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Election Day Cocktails

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 12:24 PM

With Election Day tomorrow, many bars and restaurants have gotten into the patriotic spirit by creating cocktails just for the occasion. Here's a few that have of popped up around the country. Are there any others you know of?

At the Grant Grill in San Diego, inside the...

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Top Chef Releases New Cookbook

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 8:34 PM

Former Top Chef contestant, Antonia Lofaso, recently visited Little Italy, San Diego, to celebrate the city's annual "Festa" and to promote her very first cookbook entitled, The Busy Mom's Cookbook.

Credit: Alex Martinez

Not overly concerned with being part of the...

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Latest Cocktail Trend: Cocktails on Tap

(0) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 12:55 PM

Beer on tap and now... cocktails? Yup, it's true. With the craft cocktail movement in full swing and everyone looking for the coolest, newest way to market alcoholic beverages, this is the latest trend to hit the bar scene. So who's doing it and how does it work? Read on...

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Sustainable Seafood: The Latest Wave or Just a Ripple?

(3) Comments | Posted June 5, 2012 | 3:05 PM

Farm-to-table, organic, locally sourced, and now sustainable! It seems everyone is jumping on the healthy, support-mother-earth-train; and by trend standards, this is a pretty good one. Nothing will kill your appetite quicker than hearing about another disgusting, pink slime or hot dog-stuffed pizza or fatty,

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Margarita Do's and Dont's

(1) Comments | Posted May 4, 2012 | 10:36 AM

As Cinco de Mayo quickly approaches, the drink that will mostly likely be in everyone's hand is the margarita. One of the most popular cocktails in the US, the margarita can be savored, sipped, and enjoyed in a multitude of ways. But what's the right way? Frozen? On the rocks?...

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Pudding Replacing Cupcakes as New Trend

(2) Comments | Posted April 11, 2012 | 1:01 PM

Don't get me wrong, I love me some cupcakes. They're tasty, rightly proportioned and honestly, cute. But as many trends go, it's just about time for them to make their leave. Not completely, as I'm sure many a tear will shed if local bakery faves go away (I personally, have...

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