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Congratulations to the San Juan Chamber on a Successful Vintage Food and Wine Festival

Congratulations to the San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce and everyone involved in this past weekend’s 17th Annual Vintage Food and Wine Festival at the Mission San Juan Capistrano. Participating restaurants included Ricardo’s Place, Bad to the Bone BBQ, Mission Grill, Sundried Tomato, Sarducci’s, Five Vines Wine Bar, Hidden House Coffee, Rancho Capistrano Winery, Guapas [...]

Movie Night at RMV Riding Park this Saturday

Saturday, September 14th is movie night at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano. The feature is Madagascar 3, the admission is free. Gates open at 6:30 PM and the movie will begin at dusk. The Riding Park is located at 30753 La Pata. Bad to the Bone BBQ will be [...]

Tomorrow is Movie Night at the RMV Riding Park

Looking for something fun to do tomorrow night? Come out to the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano for movie night. Admission and parking are free. Tomorrow night’s movie is Maverick, starring Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster. There will be music by Bad to the Bone BBQ and music from “Chapped Cheeks” [...]

“Bad to the Bone”

In anticipation of this weekend’s Doheny Blues Festival, please enjoy this classic video from Sunday’s headliners, George Thorogood and the Destroyers – “Bad to the Bone.”

To those of us who came of age with the birth of MTV, this video was a staple during the early 1980s. Equal parts macho and camp, it [...]