Ferraris Cucina Italiana – Danville, CA

The best Italian food in the San Francisco Bay Area is in Blackhawk?!? 2 words. Chicken Parmi-OHMYGIANA!!!! The BEST Chicken Parmigiana this side of the Vatican.Here’s a breakdown of our experience:1) Greeted at the door by the staff. 2) Given an accurate timeframe of the wait3) Celine our fun and bubbly waitress was full of fun fun…

Melitzanosalata (Greek Eggplant Dip)

pronounced meh-leed-zah-no-sah-LAH-tah Ingredients: 1 large eggplant 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil 4 teaspoons of wine vinegar 3 cloves of garlic, minced sea salt freshly ground pepper Preparation: Pierce the eggplant with a fork and char on the grill, or over an open flame (alternatively, broil for 10-15 minutes) until the eggplant turns black…

Coke Ribeye Steaks!

Cola-Marinated Rib Eye Steaks Serves: 4 Prep time: 10 minutes Marinating time: 30 minutes Grilling time: 8 to 12 minutes Marinade 1 can (12 ounces) cola 1/3 cup canola oil 1/3 cup Weber® Chicago Steak Seasoning 4 rib eye steaks, each about 8 ounces and 1 inch thick, trimmed of excess fat 1 large red…

National Armed Forces Day

President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps…

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Iwo Jima – Feburary 23, 1945

The flag was planted on top of Mt. Suribachi with little resistance…at first. The flag pole was actually an iron rod salvaged from a cistern found on the mountain Staff Sergeant Low Lowry was a staff photographer for Leatherneck magazine and took the first picture. After attacked by the Japanese he dropped and broke the…