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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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Free tacos for the vaccinated at Taco Bell TODAY, 6/15 (California only)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

Show your COVID-19 vaccine card today at a participating Taco Bell location in California and get a free seasoned beef Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos taco.

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Frybread Love | Humboldt County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 days ago

After reading about Frybread Love in this extensive profile, https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2021/may/6/sharing-frybread-love-taste-native-comfort-food/ , I know where I'm going when I next visit Trin...

Golden Tee @ Monterey Airport (MRY)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 years ago

For those of you looking for a “something for everyone” old school kitchen type of place for visiting kin during the holidays, I thought I’d post about the Golden Tee restaurant, an old-timer compl...

LouLou's Griddle in the Middle Cafe | Wharf #2 - Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Long time since anyone has talked about LouLou's Griddle in the Middle, the small diner on Monterey's commercial wharf. http://www.chowhound.com/post/monterey-carmel-great-food-364989?commentId=22...

2020/21 Local Dungeness Crab in Markets and Price Agreement

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Today the crab fleets in California and Oregon reached price agreement with wholesalers to start the season. Yesterday's offer from the fishers was $3.10 per pound. https://wildrivers.lostcoastoutp...

Chicken Wing prices rising: another pandemic shortage?

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by gutreactions 2 months ago

Craving chicken wings? The price of wings is rising fast, according to industry sources. Almost double what they were just a few months ago. Restaurants and markets have had to adjust their menu pr...

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...

Sur La Table prepares for bankruptcy

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . For companies like Sur La Table that offer classes and other in-store experiences, the nationwide shutdown has been even more pernicious. . ."

Legislation Restricting Use of 'California' on Olive Oil Labels Gains Momentum

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 21 days ago

On a panel discussion on the future of small farms in California last week, State Senator Cecilia Aguiar-Curry briefly mentioned her bill to restrict the use of "California" on olive oil labels. ...

Paella Friday at Stone Creek Kitchen in Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 years ago

Last Friday with sunny skies and temperatures pushing 80 degrees in Monterey, Mom and I lunched al fresco at Stone Creek Kitchen. This was our first time here. I was drawn by the promise of paella,...

Krepe Dog truck in Modesto

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 26 days ago

A friend of a friend provided a chow-tip for Modesto's Krepe Dog. He says his fave is the Elote Dog ($7.51) described on the menu as garnished with grilled onion & Corn, topped with Cotija cheese, ...

Ice Cream & Shop(pe) | Uptown Palm Springs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Ice Cream & Shop(pe) opened last summer at Arrive Hotel in Palm Springs. I admired the cute aqua-colored ice cream pedestal dishes and asked that my order be served in one. Sadly, they're for displ...

Swanton strawberries in Davenport [moved from San Francisco board]

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by walker 10 years ago

Last summer I picked (organic, of course) Swanton strawberries in Davenport -- have you been there? What's the best time to go? (Loved it.)

Churwaffle

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Opinions on the Burgess Brothers' Churwaffle? It's a waffle made with their proprietary cornbread mix.

RIP Jim Clendenen

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Sunday night the news of the passing of Jim Clendenen, "The Mind Behind" and founder of Au Bon Climat, began to send shock waves through my circles. Jancis Robinson MW's remembrance of his larger t...

Mexican restaurant in Palm Desert area/Cathedral City

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by nmawhb 9 years ago

I've been visiting Palm Desert for a couple years with extended family, and finally found a Mexican restaurant I really enjoyed: Salsas Restaurant (aka Taco Salsas). It's very unpretentious, has ...

Palm Springs CA Recs Please

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 1 month ago

Hounds - what are your "must go" places in Palm Springs? Are there any, or is it a culinary desert as well as an actual desert?

Daddy's City Diner | Breakfast All Day in Marina

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Daddy's City Diner in Marina is the reincarnation of Seaside's City Diner, a much beloved short order cooking institution. It moved to Marina about three years ago to a much larger location in a do...