By Madeline Nathaus | Photos by Viktor Budnik The highly anticipated Santa Paula Craft House officially opened for business June 1, and the team said they hope the new restaurant is a place Santa Paula can be proud of with...
By Alex Wilson | Photos by Viktor Budnik Tony’s Pizzaria in Downtown Ventura has been a local institution since Johnny “Tony” Barrios established the restaurant in 1959.   Barrios had Ventura roots growing deep, stretching back to Chumash ancestors as well...
By Emily Chavez  |  Photos by Luis Chavez A summertime favorite for many — and one of Oxnard’s most prized crops — strawberries are so rich with sweetness, so vibrant with color that they make their way into just about...
by Emily Dodi  |  Photos by Luis Chavez hen most people think about retirement they think of taking things a little easier. They look forward to honing the old golf swing or taking a dream vacation. Not Marlow and Janis...
Take a tea break from ordinary to elegant with these delicate delights. By Emily Chavez  |  Photos by Luis Chavez As much as I do enjoy an “ordinary everyday afternoon tea,” how much more so do I delight in an afternoon...
Dog, as most English speakers know, is God spelled backward, a connection that most dog-lovers will tell you is no coincidence. Dogs, as most dog-lovers know, are perhaps the most loyal companions that roam the Earth. Again, no coincidence. And while...
Fire up the grill for easy and delicious dining al fresco. By Emily Chavez | Photo by Luis Chavez Slowing down, lighting up the grill and focusing on the task at hand in the warm summer air affords time to refocus...
By Emily Chavez Winter at home this year is warmed up with boozy bakes. Whether you plan to serve these on your own table or make care packages for your loved ones to enjoy in their own homes, these recipes...
by Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer This is, without question, a very different kind of holiday season. Many of us won’t be traveling or hosting visitors, and any gatherings in which we might be participating are likely to take place outside...
By Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer For lovers of gourmet food, fine wine, craft beer and creative cocktails, there’s no lack of options in Ventura County. Wonderful restaurants, wineries, breweries and bars abound, with plenty of everything to tempt even the...