Marc Cuenco is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer with over 10 years of experience covering pop culture, food, fashion and lifestyle. A healthcare professional by day, Marc spends his free time taking photos of his puppy Chandler and exploring L.A.’s diverse food scene.

Three Wishes Cereal: Nostalgia Meets Nutrition

When they couldn’t find a healthy choice for their firstborn, they decided to create one by themselves.

Kinme Omakase: A Perfect 10

Authentic Japanese culture transforms a San Diego dining experience.

Buzzworthy! PARCH Puts The Kick In a Non-Alcoholic Can

“What grows together, goes together,” is the motto behind this line of non-alcoholic drinks inspired by the Sonoran desert.

Taylor Swift Inspired This Filipino-Born Baker’s Dream

Traditional Filipino desserts with a modern twist are on the menu at Baking with Ish.
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Meet “Chopped” Winner Chef Carlos Anthony of San Diego’s Herb & Wood

Attention to detail is the ingredient to success for Chef Carlos Anthony. Just ask him about his oxtail gnocchi which takes four people and three days to make.
Humberto Raygoza

Living the American Dream, and Its Name is Chorizo

A love for family, food and culture led Huberto Raygoza to create his booming LA business, The Chori-Man.
Luke Schneider and Jason Patton

A Coffee Fix for a Worthy Cause

A retired firefighter brewed up Fire Dept. Coffee. Now he’s a caffeine expert and giving back to his Illinois community.
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A Pie Story Decades in the Making

Pastry Chef Kira O’Donnell Babich put her dreams on hold and closed her bakery for 10 years. Now she’s back and busy making pies.
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A Young Nashville Hot Sauce Company is Just Heating Up

Home-brewed and colleague-tested, Chris Hinson is seeing bold results with his hot sauce start-up, InChrees the Heat