For years, Diana Colletti couldn’t outsmart her oven. Every dessert she touched burned to a crisp, so she tackled the problem by enrolling in baking classes, where she discovered her knack for cupcake making. Showing off her newfound skills, Diana began shuttling her original recipes to her workplace, where colleagues gobbled them up and begged for more. Before long, Incr-Edible Cupcakes was born. Since then, Diana has flaunted her baking skills for wedding receptions, birthday parties, and Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, proving once and for all that she has mastered her kitchen appliances.Today, more than 20 varieties of cupcakes spring from Diana’s kitchen, where she and several friends combine classic ingredients such as fresh eggs and sugar with gourmet fillings such as caramel, bavarian cream, and raspberry reduction. Frostings such as chocolate ganache and homestyle cream cheese swathe each cake in an extra layer of opulence, like a scarf made of freshly printed Monopoly money. The bakery also crafts cookies, brownies, and other treats, which can be delivered to Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties for a nominal fee.
On certain nights, belly dancers in bejeweled costumes wind between the tables at The Greek Place, showing off their moves as gauzy scarves trail behind them. Back in the bustling kitchen, chefs stuff grape leaves with herbed rice, whip up fresh hummus and tzatziki, and layer potatoes, eggplant, and béchamel sauce in moussaka. A dessert such as the phyllo-dough-and-walnut baklava, along with a pyrotechnic-fueled closing ceremony, brings meals to a memorable end.
The savvy guides behind DeVine Tours give groups insight into the winemaking process during approximately five-hour trips that cover every step from crushing to tasting. During their daily tours, groups set out to a rotating lineup of stops that feature some of Temecula's finest wineries. Passengers have ample opportunities to taste bold reds, dry whites, and sweeter varietals, and purchase wine at each winery along the tour.
Spicy Pickle complements it's eponymous cured cucumbers with a suite of sandwiches, soups, salads, and more, all built with care and fresh ingredients. Feel free to punish stubbornly unmelted cheeses with a panini, featuring fresh foccacia bread piled high with toppings and pressed until delectable in a hot griddle, or nosh an un-pressed sandwich on a ciabatta roll. Menu options span from the Santa Cruz sandwich, its roasted turkey surrounded by avocado, corn relish, cheddar cheese, and chipotle mayo ($7.45), to the South Side panini, which finds gruff roast beef forced out of retirement for one last mission with wise-cracking pepperoncinis, red onions, lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar, and horseradish mayo ($6.75). Alternately, a fleet of salads awaits commission in entree and side-salad sizes (from $3.25), alongside soups (from $3.25), personal pizzas (from $6.95), and build-your-own sandwiches ($7.35).
Grapes have played a tremendous role in human history—many members of the Hapsburg dynasty were at least half-grape—and they tended to do their best work at vineyards. Today's Groupon treats you to one of the San Diego region's better graperies with $75 worth of gourmet cuisine and drinks at Callaway Vineyard and Winery's Meritage in Temecula for $35. You'll also get 10% off everything at Callaway's wine store (just print your Groupon twice to use it once in the restaurant and once in the store). You may use one Groupon for every two people at your table, so you, your identical twin, and your identical twin dates can all enjoy a night of wacky mismatches and delicious food.
Cuisine Type: Buffalo-style chicken wings
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 5–10
Parking: Metered street parking
Most popular offering: Seasoned wings
Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Pro Tip: Famous for our signature seasoned wings, with an additional 11 flavors to choose from
After two decades in the barbecue business, Anthony Yates has boiled his recipe for success down to some pretty simple ingredients: great wings, great sauces, and hot honey biscuits. He founded a whole restaurant based on serving this iconic meal in his hometown of Atlanta. Thus ATL Wings Your Way was born. Business flourished, and soon Mr. Yates began to open franchise locations. He kept the signature dishes consistent, exporting his recipe for lemon-pepper, teriyaki, ranch, and honey-barbecue sauces to each new kitchen. He also sent along his favorite recipes for fried okra and, perhaps most importantly, honey biscuits: sweet, fluffy sides that require no toppings to enjoy.