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The Allure of Melissa Magallon and Home Warranties by Dave Miller

April 17, 2014

So Chef Meli didn't bring any dishes - WTH? Understandably we can't smell it, see it, or taste it through the radio, but, still. OK, Bryan has been there and loves this restaurant, the ambiance - he attended the grand opening. 5 stars only on Yelp! Check out what your friends may say, drive by, stop by, take a whiff - you will stay.

San Diego Culinary Institute requires an internship. She met Ocean Air because of "Top Chef." She was asked to open Searsucker with the owner of Ocean Air - starting at salad station and worked her way up to lead line cook. She paid her dues. She was promoted to sous chef. From there, Herringbone, then on to Searsucker in Scottsdale, AZ. Can you taste this journey?  

Now she has her own restaurant in the Gas Lamp District of Downtown San Diego. So far Allure is dinner only.

Home Warranties are not a thing of the past - Dave Miller is here to tell us about it. Bryan stands behind on Dave's company, Hiscow Home Warranty. They are known for being honorable and their service call cost INCLUDED. That's what the warranty is for. They are QUITE popular for this reason.

Don't make assumptions. Get a copy from the agent as to WHAT is covered and not. People confuse home warranty with homeowner's insurance. You'd be surprised how much is covered by their policies and how much is NOT by their competitors - hint - KEEP COOL!


About our Guests:

Melissa Magallon aka Chef Meli, owner of Allure Restaurant

Melissa, a born and raised San Diego native, went to culinary school at SDCI. She got her first job at Oceanaire in downtown. After a year, she left to open Searsucker. At Searsucker she quickly learned all stations turning her into lead line cook and eventually Sous chef. After Herringbone's opening, Melissa transferred to the new La Jolla restaurant. As soon as there were plans to open Scottsdale Searsucker, the company flew her out to help. Once open, she came back to San Diego and shortly after was sent to work at Burlap. Then it was time to open her very own restaurant with her family. And that is how Allure came to be!

Dave Miller

Dave Miller has been protecting Realtors for nearly 15 years with Home Warranties, E&O Insurance and Natural Hazard Zone Disclosure Reports. Dave is the Area Manager of San Diego and Imperial Counties for CRES/HISCO Home Warranty and has the pleasure of working with over 600 Brokers and Agents on a monthly basis. Dave enjoys giving his Realtors and their clients full access to him at all times with questions on coverage, service and claims.

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