• 2018’s Five Great Meals in the Harbor Area

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Richard Foss, Culture and Cuisine Writer It’s the time of year that I look back at the year just passed — at its joys, trials and the big pile of restaurant receipts I need to do my taxes. As I dig into that job, I re-experience meals long digested a

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  • Two Drinking Custards

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Ari LeVaux, Flash in the Pan almost missed my flight out of Charles de Gaulle once, when luggage scanners found one of my bags full of cartons of a liquid so dense it was almost solid. The tension finally broke with a murmur of approval from the security workers when the

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  • A Holiday Classic Drinks Story

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Richard Foss, Dining and Cuisine Writer It’s the time of year when people pull out their worn copies of Dickens, and if they’re paying attention they notice something: Charles is quite a sensualist when it comes to food and drink. When he talks abou

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  • Wilson High School graduate, Jairo Izaguirre-Reyes.

    Through Music and Language, A Wilson Student Grasps Keys to Success

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    By Melina Paris, Staff Reporter

    Two recent graduates from Wilson High School in Long Beach have found their pathways to higher education, receiving full scholarships through the arts, community service, and sheer tenacit

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  • Chef Oh’s Spicy Malaysian Seafood Curry

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Ari LeVaux, Flash in the Pan With a soft serve ice cream machine, a deep fryer, and a refrigerated counter full of fresh seafood, John’s Fish Market in Vineyard Haven, MA, could be mistaken for many an East Coast fish market. You sit at the picnic t

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  • Drifting With a Purpose

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Richard Foss, Dining Columnist A friend of mine used to work for a venture-capital firm, and part of his job were the initial interviews with hopeful entrepreneurs. He’s a soft-spoken fellow, but by all reports his meetings were terrifying. He would wa

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  • Wide Eyes Open Palms A Safe Space Builds New Ground By Melina Paris, Staff Reporter

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Wide Eyes Open Palms is what you get if you combine a specialty coffee shop run by women who provide seasonal cuisines and politics that promote safe spaces for the whole community. WeOP, for short, is a breakfast and lunch cafe

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  • Harbor Area Restaurants Give a Cooking Hand

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor Preparing Thanksgiving dinner for the whole family year after year can be a real chore. Not to mention, irritating when distant relatives you never see show up on your doorstep with take-home containers. Here are a fe

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  • Farm Day in Ventura County

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    A Road Tour: Where Our Food Originates By Mark Friedman, Rl staff writer

    Farm Day is an adventure for the entire family. Held annually in Ventura County, this event features 20 farms and agribusinesses in Ventura County that are open for tours, explanations of their farm and proce

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  • Flash in the Pan: Carnivores Whimper for Celery and Tofu

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Ari LeVaux, Guest Columnist When a tofu-based vegetarian dish can make a bloodthirsty carnivore whimper with anticipation, it has my attention.  Perhaps you know this type of guy, to whom bread is a vegetable and health food is a fast food burger with a

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