The son of a San Fernando Valley butcher, Jody Maroni grew up enchanted by the meat trade. He made his first solo foray into the business in 1979, selling unorthodox sausages made by hand and then smoked or grilled on the Venice Beach Boardwalk. More than 30 years later, Jody continues handcrafting gourmet sausages with all-natural meats, cheeses, fruits, veggies, wines, and beers. Created from personal recipes, his 24 nitrate- and preservative-free cased meats include garlic-infused pork sausages and tequila chicken sausages with brined jalapeños and corn. They exhibit the versatility of the seemingly simple meal, ranging from the hot links popular in Louisiana to the bratwurst that would make a Midwesterner feel at home and the traditional hot dogs robots eat to fit in on the Fourth of July.
Highland Springs Resort's friendly staff has been welcoming guests since 1884. The present-day grounds include a thousand-year-old black oak tree in the Cherry Valley foothills, more than 20 acres of farmland ripe with organic herbs, and miles of hiking trails accessible with a visitor guest pass. The deluxe inn room, which echoes the resort's rustic, simple feel, hides behind green and growing charms, including gardens, vined verandas, and plumes of shrubbery rearranged daily by millions of heavy-lift butterflies. Located roughly 80 miles from San Gabriel, Highland Springs Resort is close enough to bookend your work week without spending all of it in the car.
Frozen treats, hot eats, and drinks galore!
Home of the Blizzard and the Original Orange Julius, we have over 100 delicious menu items to satisfy your sweet tooth. Selling custom and decorated cakes, we are sure to make your event something to remember!
Moms Country Orchard provides Oak Glen residents with a healthful harvest of locally grown, pesticide-free fruits and vegetables. Nestled amid the San Bernardino Mountains, the orchard specializes in hard to find heirloom varieties, all of which are grown without the use of commercial pesticides, fertilizers, or sacrificial brussels sprouts. Savor the seedy stuff with favorite apple varieties such as red delicious, gala, granny, and arkansas black. Apple varieties can be mixed and matched and purchased in one-quarter-peck bags ($8), half-peck bags ($10–$12), half-bushel boxes ($32–$38), or full–bushel boxes ($50–$60). Like the popularity of rhinestone jeggings, Moms' stock changes with the season, welcoming winter by stocking the shelves with in-season citrus such as oranges, grapefruits, and blood oranges (all $1–$2 per pound), and vegetables such as beets, carrots, and bunches of fresh greens ($2) can be found at various times throughout the year. Regardless of the time of year, all Moms’ produce is sustainably grown with an adherence to a strict natural preservation program to minimize harm to the planet and their customers.
The Fat Greek's mad culinary scientists dish out a menu stuffed with inventive hybrids of Greek, Mexican, and American fare. Enjoy a bevy of classic Greek dishes, including the traditional gyro sandwich wrapped in a warm pita ($6.35), the falafel salad ($7.95), and a smattering of Mediterranean dips ($6.75). Since Mexican food also embraces flat breads, tasty meats, and children's hearts, The Fat Greek splices the DNA of these culinary cultures with items such as the gyro burrito, brimming with feta cheese and tzatziki sauce ($4.99). The Fat Greek Burger also follows this avant-garde sensibility by grilling up a 1/4-pound patty and topping it with a heap of gyro meat and tzatziki sauce ($4.99), instantly qualifying it for a Pulitzer Prize in meaty nonfiction. While edifying palettes with worldly flavors, customers can keep their pita chutes properly lubricated with a selection of Greek wines and beers.