The Pancake Experiment

By George Kandel There aren’t too many things I can cook—or cook well because I can certainly burn a whole lot—but the perfect pancake happens to be one of them. I started making pancakes years ago, on a whim, thinking they had to be easy enough and now I’m known as the unofficial Pancake King…

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Breakfast on the Go at zinqué

The front of zinqué at Lido Marina Village is how traditional diners enjoy this Lido Marina Village spot; small plates, California wines and waterfront views about in the expansive, shabby-chic eatery. There’s a large fireplace with a grand, rectangular sitting area and a bar with thin, wood stools and friendly bartenders. On the other side, if…

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Tupelo Junction Cafe Looms Bright as The Porch Swings No More

To be honest, The Porch was good but never great. The feta cheese crumbled on top of the guacamole was a nice, salty touch and the flatbreads more often than not delivered but overall, The Porch occupied that precarious space between elevated bar food and ambiguously mediocre “New American” dining. If you check Yelp, the…

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