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FishBone ” Southern Cooked Seafood “


Fishbone Seafood is a family owned and operated fish market and restaurant, featuring a southern style service of seafood specialties. Fried and Grilled selections of Fish, Shrimp, and Oysters, Conjuring memories of popular Friday Fish Fry’s that once drew Families together throughout the South.
We are dedicated to serving freshly prepared seafood at reasonable prices, all while offering the best dining experience in the industry, and we work hard to make sure that these values shine through in every customer interaction. We’ve had over 40 years to perfect our recipe for success, which combines great food and great value with even better service. we provide the freshest seafood available, both in the restaurant and in the market to take home. We offer salmon, catfish, red snapper, and fresh shrimp, just to name a few.
Fishbone Seafood has created the standard for quality and freshness in the Seafood Restaurant businesses.

” Catering “

for irresistible seafood, and a remarkable experience across a variety of occasions: birthdays, soirees, graduation parties, tailgates, company events & meeting.
We are available for hosting parties. contact us today to plan your party or special occasion. Fishbone Seafood also offers a variety of options for your catering needs. Learn more about Fishbone Seafood catering today.

Phone: 818.975.8083
Hours of Operations:
Sunday & Monday 11am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday 11am-9pm
Friday & Saturday 11am-10pm

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Interview with John Sedlar Rivera “Executive Chef of Eloisa”


My grandmother Eloisa Rivera was the first person to teach me to cook. I was not alone – traditionally, women have formed the foundation for New Mexico’s culinary heritage. Abuelas. Madres. Tias. Hermanas. Their hearts and their hands are in every dish associated with New Mexico. Among the world’s great cuisines, New Mexican cooking is undoubtedly the most elemental. Fiery chiles. Earthy beans. Ethereal corn. Celestial water from the acequias that irrigate the rancho. Our cocina celebrates Grandma Eloisa, all the southwestern women, and their satisfying, down-to-earth foods.

Address: 228 E Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501

Phone Number: 505.982.0883

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Interview with Joey Duran Owner, El Tepeyac Cafe & Tequila Sports Bar

El Tepeyac

A bit of history about Manuel’s Original El Tepeyac Café. Founded in 1942 by the Rojas family; originally called El Tupinamba Café, located in downtown LA; which then moved to Lincoln Heights, there known as La Villa Café. In 1952 the family made its final move to Boyle Heights, where it would be known as El Tepeyac Café, now the home of the ever famous “Manuel Special” – – the FIVE POUND BURRITO! After the untimely death of his father, Salvador Rojas, Manuel stepped in and along with his mother Rebecca, took the restaurant and built it to become the neighborhood restaurant of Los Angeles and for all who come. Manuel has been involved over the years with several organizations such as the local Optimist Club, Rotary Club and has generously contributed to most local community and school events.

2009 was a banner year for Manuel and El Tepeyac. Being featured nationally on the Travel Channel’s “Man vs. Food” has brought in new customers from all over the country to try and eat the Manuel’s Special Burrito – many have tried but few have succeeded. Currently, the honor of being named #23 of the Travel Channel’s 101 Best Chowdowns in America has brought renewed national attention. Many websites such as,,, and others have rated Manuel’s with 4 stars. In the Spring of 2009, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaragoza who was raised in the Boyle Heights area and attended Roosevelt High School, made El Tepeyac Café the last stop on his campaign tour for reelection which was televised locally as the last impression to the voters before his reelection.

Now 77 years old and at a time where many would be retired, Manuel starts up the kitchen at 3AM, 7 days a week and sticks around for breakfast through lunch doing what he loves best, welcomes everyone with a kiss for the ladies and a hug for the men. His appreciation and adoration for his friends and customers continues through 4 generations. There have been many imitators but, there is only one Manuel’s Original El Tepeyac. Future expansion is being discussed and wherever it may be, Manuel will be there to assist in carrying on the tradition that has become an icon to the City of Los Angeles.

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Address: 812 N. Evergreen Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Phone Number: (323) 268-1960

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ELA Meets Napa Exclusive Interview with Drew Deckman

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Chef Drew Deckman, after growing up in Peachtree City, GA and completing a degree in Philosophy from Rhodes College, embarked on a culinary journey that has brought him to Guadalupe Valley in what is now “DECKMAN’S en el Mogor.”. Chef Drew spent 10 years in France, Switzerland and Germany cooking with Gastro-Masters such as Paul Bocuse, Jacques Maximin, Gilles DuPont and Tommy Byrne.

Drew was awarded a coveted Michelin Star for his work in Restaurant Vitus in Germany as well as Rising-Star Chef in Berlin in 2003 during his tenure as Executive Chef at the Four Seasons Berlin (17pts Gault Millau).

After mentoring under star-teacher and cookbook author Madeleine Kamman, Chef Drew was part of the final class of the School for American Chefs at Beringer Vineyards. He has worked in Kona Hawaii, Cancun, Mx, Rome, Italy, Shanghai, China and spent time as a private Chef to an entertainer in Los Angeles.

Chef Drew has finally found a permanent home in Baja California where he enjoys blue-water sport fishing, scuba diving and golf. Drew is dedicated to local, sustainable ingredients, is Regional Governor for Slow Food International, and has been the culinary consultant for Casa de Piedra Winery, Paralelo Winery, Estacion por Venir Winery and La Contra Vinos. Chef Drew is also an active participant in varios Culinary Festivals and Events including the Baja Culinary Fest, Baja Bash, and Chefs al Rescate.

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Address: Km. 85.5 Highway 3 Tecate-Ensenada | Rancho Mogor, Ensenada 22766, Mexico

Phone Number: +52 646 188 3960

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ELA Meets Napa Exclusive Interview with Betty Porto “Co Owner Porto’s Bakery”


Tracing its origins to the year 1960, when the Porto family made the tough decision to leave their home in Manzanillo, Cuba. After living through the drastic changes that were taking place around them, they requested permission to leave the country. Immediately Raul Sr. was terminated from his job and sent away to manual labor for the duration of the wait period. Wife, Rosa Porto was also let go. Knowing that it may take years to be able to leave the country, Rosa found herself alone and having to find a means to support her three children Betty, Raul Jr., and Margarita.

Rosa, always a talented cake maker, with a passion for baking, entrenched herself in perfecting her recipes and began selling her delicious cakes to friends and neighbors not realizing that she was also building herself a loyal customer base.

When the family finally emigrated from Cuba to California, they had not much more than the clothes on their backs, Raul Sr.’s strong work ethic, Rosa’s exceptional baking skills, and a dream for a better life. Soon after the plane landed, Rosa realized that her reputation had preceded her, and met her first customer just as she got off the plane. Raul Sr. took a job as a mechanic and after work delivered Rosa’s cakes. These were hard times, but the family was now in a country filled with limitless opportunities and their dream for a better future became more real as the years passed.

Rosa continued on with her cake business and when their home could no longer accommodate the increased demand, opened a little 300-square foot bakery on Sunset Blvd, in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles. From day one, the place was busy, serving close to 50 customers a day. After tirelessly working two jobs, Raul Sr. left his latter job at Van De Kamp’s and joined Rosa full time. Meanwhile, their children Betty, Raul Jr., and Margarita managed to maintain their studies and learn the different parts of the business; baking, decorating, food preparation, customer service, and finances.

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In the 1980’s, after graduating college, Betty, Raul Jr. and Margarita stayed on with the business each taking on more specific roles. Raul Jr. took on managing the finances and alongside his long-time co-worker and friend, Tony Salazar, focused on new product development, production improvements, and quality control. Margarita joined her mom in the cake decorating area, and Betty managed alongside her father assisting customers.

Rosa’s Cuban cakes were soon joined by French mousses, Italian sweets, and international savories. As customers flocked to the bakery demanding countless quantities of Cheese Rolls™, Refugiados™-guava and cheese strudels, and the infamous Potato Ball™ , space became critical. A move was made to a 2,000-square foot facility in Glendale and six years later to one double in size. The bakery continued to grow and more employees where hired to handle the demand for its increasingly broad line of cakes, desserts, and savories.

The years proved Rosa’s formula successful. With the entire family’s effort, expansion to a 20,000-square foot facility took place in the 1990’s. Later further expansion included a Café with a menu showcasing signature Cuban sandwiches and lunch favorites. Rosa used her talents into a means of supporting her family and the business she began has turned into one of the most unique family-owned businesses in Southern California. Rosa Porto is now retired, but her recipes and her high standards remain, including her motto, “quality is the number one ingredient in everything we do”.

Porto’s Bakery & Café now serves thousands of customers and employs hundreds of team members in Southern California, with a store in Glendale, a store in Burbank, and a third in the city of Downey.

Address: 8233 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241

Phone: (562) 862-8888

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OC Meets Napa & Baja Felix Continental Cafe

Felix Continental Cafe


Since the late 70s, Felix Continental Cafe has been serving the most authentic food from Cuba and Spain in the city Orange, California. Felix Continental Cafe is also known as

La Casa de la Paella (The House of the Paella.)

For its high-quality cooking, services and good prices, Felix Continental Cafe has received outstanding reviews from Los Angeles Times, The Orange County Register,
Los Angeles Magazine, Westways magazine, and other publications. It has also been included in Elmer Dills’ book “Best Restaurants ” Please, see Reviews.

We are open Monday thr. Friday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. We also serve food to go.

Our International Breakfast is served Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m. – 12 m.

Please, check our Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Side Orders, Beverages, Desserts,
Wine List
and Cafe Express’ sections and see our wide variety of dishes and
our prices as well.

36 Plaza Square, Orange, CA 92866

Phone: (714) 633-5842

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OC Meets Napa & Baja Casa Oaxaca Interview

Casa Oaxaca

Casa Oaxaca Restaurant a family owned restaurant with five years of experience, Casa Oaxaca Restaurant has trespassed borders to bring you the flavor and passion found in the pre-Hispanic recipes of Oaxaca. Indulge in the multi-sensory experience created by the region’s typical drinks and its colorful cuisine rich in flavors, aromas and textures. Casa Oaxaca Restaurant prides itself in pleasing its customers and making each visit a memorable one. Mi casa es su casa Serving the finest Oaxacan-style and Mexican cuisine in Santa Ana California. “The most frequently recommended restaurant” Casa Oaxaca Restaurante finest traditional Oaxacan & Mexican restaurant offers a fine selection of excellent dishes for your dining enjoyment. One of the best mole restaurants that I have experienced over many years eating mole. Prices are very reasonable. Came in half hour before closing food as fresh and great tasting. Menu is vast many selections. Service was fast and professional.

Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday Closed

3317 W. 1st Street
Santa Ana, CA 92703
Tel: 714-554-0905

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OC Meets Napa & Baja Gabbi’s Mexican Kitchen Interview

Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen

Gabbi’s Mexican Kitchen is recognized throughout Orange and Los Angeles County as one of the most intriguing and enigmatic culinary destinations. At the helm of Gabbi’s Mexican Kitchen is Executive Chef Gabbi Patrick

The daughter of two Mexican entrepreneurial parents from Merida, Yucatan, Gabbi followed her family’s footsteps, and by the age of seventeen, she was managing two of her parents’ Los Angeles based restaurants. Her newfound love led her to pursue a culinary degree, enrolling in the culinary program at the University of California, Los Angeles. Gabbi continued her education at the prestigious Greystone Culinary Academy in Napa Valley, California.

When the opportunity presented itself, Gabbi found the perfect restaurant location situated in “Old Towne” Orange, California. The charming structure was built in the early 1900’s and was

the perfect fit for Gabbi’s “Colonial” Mexican restaurant concept. With a location set, Gabbi’s opened in July of 2006.

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Gabbi’s passion for her Mexican heritage, combined with her penchant for traveling, is her biggest influence, and is reflected with every dish at Gabbi’s Mexican Kitchen. Gabbi’s mission is to not only provide an unforgettable dining experience, but to also share her knowledge of the diverse regional cuisine of Mexico with her patrons.

141 South Glassell Avenue, Orange, California 92866

Phone 714-633-3038

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Don Chente “Bar Grill & Lounge DTLA”

Don Chente
Por José Díaz Romero y Roberto Carlos Lemus /Los Ángeles
A partir de esta edición Negocios le da la bienvenida a Exquisitamente, una plataforma en redes sociales para la industria gastronómica hispana en los Estados Unidos, que nos llevará a descubrir a través de su “Sello de Distinción” exquisitos lugares para visitar y disfrutar del placer culinario, las catas de vino y la degustación de bebidas espirituosas.
En esta primera entrega, la distinción es para Don Chente Bar-Grill & Lounge, reconocido como uno de los lugares favoritos del momento y considerado por la opinión como el más elegante y sofisticado restaurante en el centro de Los Ángeles, ubicado al frente del centro de convenciones y a pocos pasos de L.A. Live y Staples Center.
Este lugar multinivel de 25,000 pies cuadrados, creación del afamado Restaurantero y Chef Vicente Ortíz, es el destino ideal para una celebración ya sea culinaria, de entretenimiento o las galas con alfombra roja; el restaurante sirve comida mexicana clásica y contemporánea, con un menú diseñado por su dueño en conjunto con la Chef Ejecutiva, Rocío Camacho, conocida como la “Diosa de los Moles”, incluyendo una impresionante variedad de cócteles hechos a mano, al tiempo con un fondo musical y folclórico en vivo desde el escenario con su mariachi de planta, “Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar” y otros espectáculos hispanoamericanos en su programación especial de cada mes.
En el bar se disfruta un menú diferente para el “happy hour” de tapas y una selección especial de licores y cócteles, viendo en las pantallas de television su deporte favorito. Con impresionantes vistas del horizonte de la ciudad, en la tarde con la puesta del sol y durante la noche estrellada, son definitivamente incomparables desde la terraza “Fuego Lounge” en la azotea, con cabañas y fogatas para una experiencia “chic” metropolitana y cosmopolita hasta pasada la media noche.
En esta ocasión los invitamos a descubrir y degustar nuestro “Sello de Distinción” en Exquisitamente: Don Chente Bar-Grill & Lounge, lo mejor del viejo mundo de México en el renovado centro de Los Ángeles.
Abierto toda la semana para almuerzo, cena y bar. Domingos abierto desde horario de “brunch”. Mariachi en vivo de viernes a domingo durante la cena.
1248 S Figueroa St, Los Ángeles, CA 90015
Facebook: Don Chente Bar-Grill & Lounge. Twitter e Instagram: @DonChenteDTLA #DonChenteDTLA.
Saborea la conversación #ExquisitamenteTV. Facebook: ExquisitamenteTV. Twitter e Instagram: @ExquisitamenTV.


Don Chente Bar, Grill & Lounge is the most upscale, sophisticated restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles. This 25,000 square foot multi level venue is the ideal celebration destination, the restaurant will serve classic and contemporary Mexican fare, including an impressive array of hand crafted cocktails.

Breathtaking views of the beautiful downtown skyline, sunset and starry skies are unmatched from our rooftop deck, cabanas and fire pits enhance your experience. We invite you to taste Old World Mexico in the new Los Angeles.

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