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Dog-Friendly Hikes in Orange County

Dog-Friendly Hikes in Orange County

For many of us, our dogs are our family. We love them like our children – and treat them as such. And we want to include them in the activities we do. So for many of us dog owners, it’s quite the disappointment when we can’t take them everywhere we’d like. Fortunately, there are some areas in Orange County where we can spend the day with our pups and get some fresh air at the same time.

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We Are Excited About This New Brunch Spot In Newport Beach

We Are Excited About This New Brunch Spot In Newport Beach

Orange Coast Magazine recently outlined 4 new, exciting restaurants. While all of them sound delicious, one, in particular, caught our attention. Enter, Tupelo Junction Cafe. Orange Coast writes, “Tupelo Junction was a State Street staple for years, known for its all-day menu of Southern favorites. Late last year it closed and resurfaced in Newport Beach, and we’re luckier for it: cinnamon‑apple beignets, fried green tomato BLT, pecan‑crusted trout.” And while they are not strictly open for brunch (they actually have full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus), that is the meal we are most excited for.

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Farm to Table: OC's Best Farmers Markets

Farm to Table: OC's Best Farmers Markets

A revival in traditional American agriculture is sweeping across the country and is regaining its hold on the produce industry: Farmers Markets. This is no coincidence as the American populace has begun to grow self-conscious of where their food comes from and how it is grown. On average, the American meal travels about 1500 miles to get from farm to table, forcing large scale grocery outlets to grow their produce with additives in order to keep their products “fresh”. Farmers Markets, on the other hand, offer produce directly from local farmers, growers, and producers.

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