A New Autumn Garden for the RGB | Claro’s Italian Market Zuppa Toscana

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For me, the highlight of last weekend was a solo drive through the mountains, at sunrise, just so I could see the Autumn colors. (And, to take my puppy on his first five-mile mountain hike.) Hands down, it’s my favorite time of year. … Inspired by what I saw, I later roped the kids into […]

Sweet Memories | Zuppa Toscana

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When I think about college, I often think about 146 Esplanade; the place where I became an adult. It was during this time in my life that I was also addicted to study breaks at The Olive Garden. My druge of choice: bread sticks and zuppa toscana. I had to have it. all. the. time. […]

Test Kitchen Success | Spicy Italian Sausage with Garlic Cream Penne

Updated photo from August 2010 lunch.

One of our favorite local haunts is Britta’s Café in Irvine, California.  At least twice a month, you can find us there on date nite.  In fact, we enjoy this place so much we named our dog after it.  And, with a seasonal menu that rotates about six times a year, there’s always something new to try.  If […]