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  • Miguel Angel Guerrero, La Esperanza, Baja California, Mexico

    What’s in a Nombre?

    November 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

    Valle de Guadalupe restaurant Deckman’s en El Mogor won the award for “Best Regional Cuisine” at the Gourmet Awards in Oaxaca, Mexico this week. He announced the [Read More]
  • Barbacoa de coñejo, Alicia León, Restaurante Autóctanos Malinalli, Tecate, Baja California, Mexico

    The Doña Esthela of Tecate

    October 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

    TECATE, BAJA CALIFORNIA — One of the reasons tiny Tecate was designated a Pueblo Magicó (Magical Town) by Mexico’s federal tourism department in 2012 was for its rich [Read More]
  • La Esperanza, La Querencia, Chef Miguel Angel Guerrero, Baja Med, Baja, Baja California, Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico

    Field to Fire with Miguel Angel Guerrero

    May 13, 2018 // 1 Comment

    Miguel Angel Guerrero jammed on the brake pedal of his bright, red 4×4 pickup truck. We skidded to a crunchy halt on a dirt road alongside the vines behind Valle de [Read More]
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    Resort Life in the Valle de Guadalupe

    May 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

    I was surprised to learn that the largest and one of the most modern resorts in the Valle de Guadalupe lies just a few hundred yards off of Highway 3 in the small town of [Read More]
  • Festival de las Conchas y el Vino Nuevo, Ensenada, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico
    ENESENADA B.C.  – For the 19th year, Ensenada celebrates three things that it’s very good at –winemaking, the farming and production of various Baja California native [Read More]


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BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO – I’m often asked by stateside friends about our family’s experiences traveling in and around Baja California. We drive just south of the border from San Diego 2-3 times a month for weekend stays on the beaches of Rosarito Beach and Ensenada, great [Read More]


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W. Scott Koenig

W. Scott Koenig

San Diego-based lifestyle writer W. Scott Koenig is founder of the blog, author of the book 7 Days in The Valle: Baja California’s Wine Country Cuisine and writes columns for DiningOut San Diego Magazine, and Scott is also the Food Expert for Baja California at (formerly FoodieHub), an international culinary site curated by over 275 experts.

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