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EATS Kitchen & Bar @ Hotel Irvine- Flavor is the Name of the Game

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EATS Kitchen & Bar @ Hotel Irvine- Flavor is the Name of the Game

by Jake Conlee I have nothing but positives to report. I am not a fussy eater, and had been made aware of EATS Kitchen & Bar before staying at Hotel Irvine. Declining a dinner menu, we instead opted for the chef to visit with us and have a quick chat about dinner selections. Executive Chef Jason came out to greet us […]

Hotel Irvine- For the Modern and Connected Traveler

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Hotel Irvine- For the Modern and Connected Traveler

by Jake Conlee I can appreciate the different and interesting when it comes to travel. I can appreciate tradition and nostalgia, but I can really recognize when history becomes the future. Hotel Irvine has done just that. Formerly the Hilton and then Hyatt, which I was accustomed to as a youth; my family would have […]

Fairmont Newport Beach- An Orange County Escape

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Fairmont Newport Beach- An Orange County Escape

by Jake Conlee Typically, there are challenges when checking into a hotel that I have never stayed at before; but not the Fairmont Newport Beach. Checking in was very easy, and the four-diamond experience was very obvious from the second of arrival. There is access from every direction, make sure to use Google maps street view […]

Cypress Tuesday Night Food Trucks: Dos Chinos and Burger Monster

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Cypress Tuesday Night Food Trucks: Dos Chinos and Burger Monster

Words and Images by Jake Conlee Even when I’m home in Southern California, there isn’t a moment spent that I am not looking for my newest favorite thing ever (I am always looking for my newest favorite thing ever.) Whatever makes up our favorite things were at one point all brand new to us at one point. I […]

Rods, Customs and Tuners, Oh my. Allred’s Customs in Oceanside.

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Rods, Customs and Tuners, Oh my. Allred’s Customs in Oceanside.

Words and Images by Jake Conlee I am a person of simple pleasures. There are few things in this world which I truly covet, and hold in the highest regards when it comes to piquing my interest. From a very early age, I took a very fervent and passionate liking to all things automotive. My […]

Fab Fair: San Diego County Fair is Back!

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Fab Fair: San Diego County Fair is Back!

By Jake Conlee Images by San Diego Informer Summer has officially begun and what better way to kick off the summer than a visit to the San Diego County Fair? No matter your age, there is always something fun and interesting at the San Diego County fair, brought to you by Albertson’s/SavOn. The SD Fair […]

Alexis DeJoria Comes Up Aces in Las Vegas- From the Winners’ Circle at LVMS

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Alexis DeJoria Comes Up Aces in Las Vegas- From the Winners’ Circle at LVMS

Written by Jake Conlee Pictures by Jake Conlee, Alexis DeJoria Racing, Gary Nastase Twice per year, the National Hot Rod Association storms into town, bringing a parade of Horsepower, Noise, Record-setting speeds and Drag Racing’s brightest stars. In March and October, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway plays host to a pair of National […]

The Quickest Woman in the History of NHRA Funny Car- Alexis DeJoria

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The Quickest Woman in the History of NHRA Funny Car- Alexis DeJoria

Written and Pictures by: Jake Conlee It seemed like not too long ago, I was sitting in the same place, speaking to Alexis DeJoria for the first time; this was in October, and my, how things have changed! At the time, Alexis DeJoria and the Patron Tequila Toyota Funny Car were near the top ten […]

Keselowski wins NASCAR Nationwide Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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Keselowski wins NASCAR Nationwide Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Written by Jake Conlee On the eve of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway the NASCAR Nationwide Series Boyd Gaming 300 takes place. That was today. Under the canopy of perfect weather and energized crowd, it was the perfect day to hold the Nationwide Series Boyd Gaming 300 at […]

Leaving Las Vegas: Nelson, Nevada the Ghost Town

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Leaving Las Vegas: Nelson, Nevada the Ghost Town

Written and photography by Jake Conlee It is no surprise that Las Vegas was born of transportation, due in part to it’s idyllic location as a thoroughfare between Salt Lake City, Denver and the West Coast. Las Vegas Valley wasn’t a prosperous mining area including the small towns and  hovels in the mountains and hills […]

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