Food & Restaurants

Review: Siro’s serves up solid bistro fare

Advocate photo by PATRICIA GANNON -- Siro Bistro's onion soup is made in the classic French bistro tradition.

When life handed Mark Stroud lemons, like any good restaurateur, he made lemonade. “We were forced to move when Lafayette General Medical Center took over and gutted the building to make offices,” he said, effectively putting an end to his two… Continue reading →



Chipotle-Rubbed Beef Short Ribs

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Drusilla Place executive chef Sonny Creel will prepare chipotle-rubbed beef short ribs, a shiitake mushroom risotto and an asparagus and parsnip salad for the Sept. 10 Capital Chefs' Showcase.

Chipotle-Rubbed Beef Short Ribs Recipe is by executive chef Sonny Creel, Drusilla Seafood Restaurant and Drusilla Place Catering. Rib Rub: 1 ounce dry chipotle powder 1 ounce paprika 1 ounce garlic powder 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon cumin… Continue reading →



2015 Chevrolet Silverado Midnight Edition

Chevrolet is taking black to the next level with the Silverado Midnight special edition, on display starting today (January 22) at the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention & Expo in San Francisco, and making its public debut February 14 at the Chicago Auto Show.

Sometimes black and white can be the most colorful. Maybe that’s why Chevrolet took a black 2015 Silverado 1500 Z71 and turned it into a special new trim called the Midnight Edition. This sinister-looking Silverado gives truck buyers a custom pickup direct from… Continue reading →

Real Estate

Santa Maria Style

The French style home at 18113 Bel Meadow Ave. has four bedrooms and three and one-half baths in a split floor plan that takes full advantage of its nearly 2,500 square feet of living space. The home features oak and tile floors, and… Continue reading →