Food, Made in the 805, Ventura County

Made in the 805: Those sweet, petite, and oh-so-good-to-eat Ojai Pixies

There’s no getting around seeing and hearing about those Ojai Pixies at this time of the year. They’re featured in everything–from drinks, ice cream, and even spa treatments. They’re basically everywhere! But, what exactly is an Ojai Pixie? And how are they different from the Halos/Cuties and other varieties you regularly see at the grocery… Read More Made in the 805: Those sweet, petite, and oh-so-good-to-eat Ojai Pixies

Food, Made in the 805, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County

Top 10 must-try ice cream shops in the 805

July 15th is National Ice Cream Day, and what better way is there to celebrate than heading to your favorite shop serving up the creamy and cold treat. It’s always tough to choose a favorite, and there are many fabulous local places to try (and many up-and-coming places that we’re still learning about). The best… Read More Top 10 must-try ice cream shops in the 805

Food, History, Ventura County

Owls bring lasting good luck to Camarillo’s classic El Tecolote restaurant

Cruising down Lewis Road in Camarillo, you’ll inevitably come across a retro sign with a large owl on top of an arrow pointing to a restaurant called  El Tecolote. And the owl is not only this classic restaurant’s namesake (El Tecolote means “The Owl” in Spanish). It’s also part of the famous lore of this… Read More Owls bring lasting good luck to Camarillo’s classic El Tecolote restaurant

Food, History, Travel, Ventura County

Golden Chicken Inn serves up history in Oxnard’s historic Chinese center

It’s easy to get distracted by the myriad of cantinas, shops, and markets that line the bustling downtown area of Oxnard. But, as you make your way down the ever-busy Oxnard Boulevard, slow down and take another look at the old, two-story brick building at the corner of the boulevard and West 7th Street. That… Read More Golden Chicken Inn serves up history in Oxnard’s historic Chinese center

Food, Made in the 805, Shopping, Ventura County

Made in the 805: Ex Voto Chocolates and Confections

Visitors to Ex Voto Chocolates and Confections always have the same thing to say: Every piece of chocolate not only tastes delicious, they are a work of art. That’s because chocolatiers Jennifer Smith and Sophia Smith-Grunder have set a certain standard for every single thing they make in their shop on Main Street in Ventura.… Read More Made in the 805: Ex Voto Chocolates and Confections