IN THE LATE 1800s, the Inland Empire was one of Southern California’s lushest, most prosperous agricultural regions, booming with acres of citrus and bustling railroads. Riverside was then the richest city per capita in the United States, and it welcomed affluent Easterners, who migrated in the winter to bask in the sunny climate.
Timed to include a sunset over the Newport Beach Harbor, the launch party for Newport Beach’s new culinary marketing initiative Dine Newport Beach had a picture-perfect backdrop that only a California coastal city can provide.
Photos courtesy of Po Le Cucina
I’m feeling a bit of Pennsylvania pride at the moment. It might be the well-deserved summer after that really long winter, or it might be the fun things I’ve done in PA the last few weeks, but I think it really has more to do with Pennsylvania earning top marks for its food by Open Table.