Drew & Lisa Matney

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Drew and Lisa Matney represent the East and West Coast, as Drew is a New York transplant and Lisa was born and raised in SoCal. Together the husband and wife team explore and discover what’s new and trending in the culinary scene of Southern California’s San Diego and Orange County communities.

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Vine & Dine

Photo credit: Drew & Lisa Matney and Bull and Bourbon We drove out to the recently reimagined and redesigned Sycuan Casino Resort for a meal at the property’s flagship steakhouse, Read more ›

Drew & Lisa Matney on Feb 17, 2020

Vine & Dine

Photo credit: Drew and Lisa Matney We recently visited Las Brisas, a Laguna Beach institution open since 1979. The restaurant premiered a new menu back in April of 2019 and Read more ›

Drew & Lisa Matney on Jan 20, 2020

It Will Make Your Lips Smack

photos courtesy LIPSMACKING Foodie Tours Needless to say, our expectations were sky high after our first experience with Donald Contursi’s LIPSMACKING Foodie Tours in Las Vegas. How was he possibly Read more ›

Drew & Lisa Matney on Aug 11, 2019

The Best Brunch is a Boozy Brunch

Photos courtesy LIPSMACKING Foodie Tours After a long night out in Las Vegas, there are few things better than sleeping in. The extra sleep however, comes with a cost. You Read more ›

Drew & Lisa Matney on Apr 1, 2018

Okura Robota Grill and Sushi Bar

Entering this stylish and contemporary Japanese restaurant you feel like you are actually in Japan. Okura Robata Grill and Sushi Bar is located on Pacific Coast Highway in the Read more ›

Drew & Lisa Matney on Apr 1, 2017

Book Review

One look at the front cover of Flavors of Sicily was enough to remind me of the many summers I spent there. I was curious if the recipes could Read more ›

Drew & Lisa Matney on Jul 1, 2016