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California

Find the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops, ice cream, and more in California. We also have tags for many of the individual cities in the state, which you can browse here.

15 Destinations to Get Your Wine Fix on the Central Coast of California

It’s been nearly two decades since “Sideways” put the Central Coast wine scene on the map, but like a fine pinot noir, the area has only improved over the years. There are dozens of spots between chic...
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Dinner in Palm Springs & Environs

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by masha 1 year ago

We will be in Palm Desert all of next week. I've searched the board and there is not much recent intelligence on restaurants for the Palm Springs area. We like all sorts of food; setting can be a...

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Central Coast Update Wanted -- Pismo/Arroyo Grande/Avila Beach et al

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by MRMoggie 10 years ago

Many of the posts on the Pismo Beach area are older, and likely outdated. Planning to be in Pismo for a few days and looking for decent Mexican food, hamburgers, or other sandwiches for lunch pl...

The Fight to Rein in Delivery Apps

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 15 days ago

Should you need more reasons to despise DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats, here are a couple more: "...as I began to probe the history of the delivery-app sector, the thirty-per-cent commission re...

Jeninni Kitchen + Wine Bar's Monday Night Fried Chicken Special | Pacific Grove – Monterey Peninsula

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Around the corner from the Pacific Grove certified farmers market, one of my favorite restaurants, Jeninni Kitchen + Wine Bar, started offering a Monday night fried chicken dinner special, $26, dur...

Portobello's | Oldtown Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Portobello's moved from South Main Street to the Taylor Building in Oldtown Salinas and reopened in August. https://www.chowhound.com/post/portobellos-rotisseria-cafe-salinas-86648 It's a half-bloc...

Old Fisherman's Wharf 176th Birthday Party, Oct 10, Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 days ago

When: Sunday, October 10, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Where: Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf (GPS to 101 Washington Street, Monterey, CA) More details about the family-friendly activitie...

[I5] Buttonwillow Pupusa Taste-off: Elsy’s Antojitos vs. Tita’s Pupuseria

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 years ago

Last year, I stopped in Buttonwillow for a taste-off of Tita’s truck versus its sit-down pupuseria. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/775306#6424821 I also noticed another pupusa truck nearby ca...

Estrada's Spanish Kitchen, Daly City Recipes needed-

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by alameda fats 15 years ago

Apparently the Estrada's branches in Fresno and Visalia are kaput, and I have acquaintances there that are now suffering from acute tostada compuesta, enchilada and Mexican macaroni deprivation...

Grocery Outlet - September 2021

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by takuhead 1 month ago

Palo Alto GO Marin Grassfed Smoked Butter $2.99 for same size 16 ounces - never seen this before so had to get it - quite nice on sauteed mushrooms. Might go back for some more

Horn Barbecue in Oakland (split from NYT: In Search of CA BBQ)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Which meats did you order? I've not been to Horn's yet, due to the waiting times. I understand that advance ordering is available. Though ordering a full rack of ribs for $120 gives me pause. http...

Assault with a deadly weapon: Champagne

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . The incident began when a security guard told two people to leave the gaming property grounds. That prompted one of the unruly suspects, later identified as Harrison, to spray the guard wit...

sunday dinner in the delta? - moved from San Francisco board

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by essvee 12 years ago

Going to drive to Galt to walk in the Cosumnes River Preserve this Sunday. Any recommendations on a decent joint for dinner? Been to Al's Place in Locke, which was not good. Thanking you!

Help Buying American Bresse Chicken Ready To Cook!

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by Gubbins 1 month ago

Hi - I'm a newcomer. On searching this site I see that this topic has come up in the past - but on threads that are too old to add new posts Put simply - I'm a fan of the Bresse chicken - having...

Grocery Outlet - August 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

What are your Grocery Outlet finds this month? Santa Cruz GO: John Wm. Macy's Cheese Sticks, $2.99 - Happy to see these on the shelf again, same price as last year. Sierra Nevada Creme Kefir...

Bishop -- Pino New Zealand Meat Pies

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by j mather 2 months ago

We spent a week in Bishop to explore the eastern Sierra. Had very good sandwiches and cookies (try Sierra Mud) from Great Basin Bakery https://greatbasinbakerybishop.com/, and good burritos from Me...

Priedite BBQ pop-up in Los Alamos?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Priedite Barbecue has been popping-up behind Bell's in Los Alamos. Who's tried it? @ Bell's, 406 Bell St, Los Alamos, CA 93440 https://www.lastpeach.com/priedite-bbq-1 https://www.instagra...

Spaans Cookie Company in Galt

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 years ago

This morning I read this piece in the Sacramento Bee about the rush for holiday pies at Spaans Cookie Company in Galt, still owned by the same family for nearly 100 years. http://www.sacbee.com/...

Krispy Kreme free doughnuts to the vaccinated

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

" . . . The chain says it will offer a free original glazed doughnut to anyone who shows their vaccination card for the rest of 2021, starting today. And the offer is not a one-time deal. Custom...