Root Rot in Aliso Viejo
When we think about Aliso Viejo Cascadas, or any of the other five neighborhoods in Santa Barbara, we automatically envision classic southern California. We associate the warm, Southern California climate with oranges and warm, delicious food. This popular southern California destination is synonymous with southern California. But what is really happening? What are the changes taking place out in the Pacific Ocean in Aliso Viejo? There’s a lot happening in this picturesque little community just east of Los Angeles.
Beach culture is alive and well in Aliso Viejo. The Italian influence of the area is apparent in shops like Pizza Hut, T.G. Hot Dogs, and Acorn Cafe, all located within walking distance of each other. These familiar chains have made beach foods very popular over the years. In fact, you’ll find more street vendors selling fresh seafood and locally-caught products than anywhere else in Southern California.
Vegetables and fruits grow abundantly in Aliso Viejo, even during the winter months. And there are a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices, which can be used to make a wide range of cuisines. Local farmers’ markets and local restaurants offer meat and produce produced goods. Seafood is also widely available.
As for wines, Aliso Viejo is known as America’s oldest wine district. Some of the wineries in the city include Belvedere Vineyards, which make sparkling wines; activity vineyards, which offer pinot noir wines; and Bacardi Vineyards, which make premium Chardonnay wines. In addition to its wide selection of wines, Aliso Viejo is proud of its incredible array of cheeses, mostly local, including Blue Cheese from Belvedere, and Aliso Italian cheeses (also from Belvedere), called Aliso Alpino. You will also find extraordinary fresh seafood available at seafood restaurants such as La Habana and Sapphire Laguna. Of course, you can always find your favorite tapas from the tapas bars of Aliso Viejo.
Another popular food item to try is Chorizo. It is a pork dish made with meat balls and wrapped in cornmeal or corn tortillas. It is one of the best kinds of pork available in Aliso Viejo and is usually accompanied by some mild salsas. Dishes that use fresh tomatoes, onions, and chorizo are always well received.
The market of Aliso Viejo is filled with fresh vegetables, fruit, and products. Vegetables are sold all year round, while fruits are especially plentiful in the summer. Of course, seafood and poultry are always available, as well as dairy products such as butter and cheese. Fresh dairy products such as goat cheese and hard cheeses are sold in bottles along with their related products. Fresh meats are also available at the market.
Besides fresh food products, Aliso Viejo is home to many other unique shops. These shops sell interesting antiques and arts and crafts. For sports fans, there’s a newsstand right outside the restaurant where you can read about local sports teams and the latest score. You can also enjoy live entertainment at the theater inside the park. And of course, don’t forget to check out the beautiful botanical gardens. This part of town has a water fountain in the middle of it that’s beautifully sculptured and features various tropical plants.
If you like to shop, you’ll love Aliso Viejo. Their huge gift shop allows you to browse through hundreds of gift items including wine bottles and baskets. Plus, they even offer spa treatments which you can enjoy while sipping on some delicious wines. With their vast selection of food products, you’re sure to never be bored. Their friendly service and convenient locations make Aliso a great place to eat and a great place to shop.