Friday, September 23, 2016



- BSC, CA – On a picture perfect weather day in Temecula, CA, the Promenade Mall Luna Grill officially opened today. After yesterday's fine Mahi-Mahi plate, it was a pleasure to return to the scene of the dine.

Needless to say, it was as the old soul ballad title “What a difference a day makes” infers, [that nod goes out as a remember when to Virgil Gibson, from a label mate of his as I recall].

This time, arriving around noon, I brought a fellow traveler to the festivities who was peckish with me.

Things were already starting to pop, crackle, and snap as the Luna Grill's Wheel of Fortune meted out Grand Opening goodies.

The wheel was spun,

And the nice lady won herself a free lunch consisting of a free range chicken kabob.

But the day was just beginning. The Temecula Chamber of Commerce had their spot set apart,

And soon the crowd started to gather at the lively spinning wheel.

As food winners joined others already in line.

Inside and outside, people were enjoying the new grill and the no-GMO, free range entrees, and main courses.

Meanwhile there was more activity the closer it got to ribbon cutting time and the moments got recorded. People were happy campers coming from the wheel of Luna Grill fortune.

More people kept coming.

At one o'clock the ribbon cutting ceremony started with various Chamber members and Luna Grill company personnel.

We were joined by the sweetest neighbors.

Then it was time...

Then the photo ops.

And like Hans Solo, I had my moments.

But it's all in a day's work around this valley.  

Thursday, September 22, 2016



-BSC, CA – If you are reading this column on Friday, September 23, then you can still catch the Temecula Grand Opening of the latest Luna Grill, a healthy food, read no-GMO, no High Fructose Corn Syrup [including their ketchup (Coke products only exception)], cooking oils that are project verified non-GMO, and meat that is free-range, no HGH or antibiotics added restaurant.

Being the local food activist [in print] I received word to get the scoop on the place. I got the mahi-mahi, wild caught, of course, and the salad to be the real surprise catch of the day. 

Though the city's ribbon cutting is at 1o'clock sharp, the Luna Grill will be open for business at 11AM, their normal time to open. KATY 101.3 will be onsite from 2-4PM doing all sorts of fun things, and there will be #LUNASWAG giveaways all day long. After the jump, we take a look around and get my suggestion for a cool dessert, kid-style. 

Except for the grand opening hoopla, the Luna Grill looks closer to this picture but with more people, since this story is a scoop. After tomorrow, the location will be busier given the menu features lamb, gyros, ground sirloin, kabobs, gourmet salads, Norwegian salmon, and Cornish hen on the bone, plus vegan dishes. Desserts are mini [baklava, chocolate nut rolls; chocolate, vanilla, red velvet cup cakes].

After the delicious fish, rice, salad, and pita bread, I needed something with a bigger sugar rush than a mini-anything. Fortunately, I didn't have far to go to get some sweet satisfaction.

Holy Summer, Batman! Sno-cones, now called shaved ice. The perfect ending to a delicious meal. Join the crowd for the Grand Opening of T-town's newest tip 'o the hat to real food - Friday Noon to 4 for festivities, afterglow til close.