is what Riviera
would've been if it were run out of the Phoenix area by people whose portrayal of life makes Sex and the City
look like an Italian Neo-Realism flick. I write about it here, however, because of two interesting items in their latest issue. The first is a full-page pick for Bodega Chocolates
. The Fountain Valley confectioner does make article-worthy treats, although I still prefer those from C. Salt Gourmet
. But the only reason to remember Bodega is that the Virgin Mary appeared here in 2006
via the form of a chocolate lump. 944
doesn't mention this at all--not surprising, given that the only paranormal incident its readership probably cares about is how their housekeepers can survive cleaning houses.
An even funnier food blurb, however, is about another great restaurant: Orange's Manhattan Supper Club
. Everyone should go eat their steaks at this great establishment, but don't follow 944's
advice and try looking for it in "Orange's historic downtown district"; Manhattan Supper Club is far away on Main Street.Bodega Chocolates, 17290 Newhope St., Fountain Valley, www.bodegachocolates.com; Manhattan Supper Club, 202 S. Main St., Orange, (714) 978-6161; www.manhattansupperclub.com.