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Nozomi 2 Sushi & BBQ shares Sushi Secrets with Chef Marian

Nozomi 2 Sushi & BBQ in La Jolla is a sleepy little sushi place near the Marriott. And this past weekend, I was at a conference at the Marriott so…….. guess where I wound up? lol First of all…..and barbecue? Really? And then I started thinking: “hmmm…. asian bbq”. I don’t know about you, but whenever I am near a ...

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Grand Re-opening Chicago Kitchen

Headline: Chicago Kitchen has their grand re-opening today! It looks better. It tastes better! Two posts in one day? (Scroll down to see ‘Live your best life’ if that’s what you came here for). I just want to remind you that if you want to taste really good food from Chicago PLUS the Chef Marian touch (I helped create recipes ...

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Chef Marian and Chef Ian’s Taster Menu last night at Sbicca!

Well…. you missed a good one! San Diego Foodies Family of Restaurants Food & Wine Tasting Dinner! It was comfy, cozy and everyone enjoyed these ‘taster’ plates I created with Chef Ian. We paired the salad with Procecco, The Mains with Cakebread Chardonnay and the Desserts with a nice Russian River Valley Pinot Noir! STARTERS Panzanella Salad with kalamata olives, croutons, ...

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Another Filmed Foodie Event!

Well, if you missed it, you missed it. Chef Jason and Chef Marian talking about Union Kitchen & Tap, and his background and love for food. In the next week I will have more information on the ChefMarian.com blog, more pictures, more details. We had members of San Diego Foodies and members of Encinitas Chop & Sip on a Budget. ...

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I am bitten and smitten with Ludobites!

 Ludobites 8.0 pops up in Los Angeles at Lemon Moon I went back to the web to recall the details of this story: I remember sitting in Skirball in Los Angeles or was it called Zócalo, waiting for “LA Weekly food critic Jonathan Gold  to introduce Nancy Silverton of Mozza, “Top Chef” Season Two winner  Ilan Hall, and “Top Chef Masters” stars Ludovic Lefebvre of LudoBites ...

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