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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.

The Ultimate Guide to Eating (and Drinking) at Coachella 2019

Southern California’s oh-so-anticipated rite of spring is nearly upon us. Scenesters, influencers, Kardashians, and even a few music fans are mere days away from making the annual migration to Indio...
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Lunch at Abalonetti (Monterey)

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by curiousgeo 15 hours ago

Based on a post by Melanie quite some time ago, my wife and I found ourselves near the tourist wharf around lunchtime. I remembered what she said about the locals menu there so we decided to give ...

Road Trip! Where to eat?? Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, & San Francisco

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by tupeloshoney 11 months ago

We are doing a cross country road trip from Alabama and I would like your "DO NOT MISS THIS" food suggestions for ALB, LAS, LAX and SFO. We are also going to the grand canyon, but I think we are v...

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Bob's Well Bread Bakery at the Ballard Store coming soon!

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 days ago

Construction is underway for Bob's Well Bread of Los Alamos to expand to the long vacant site of the former Ballard Store in Santa Ynez Valley. Completion is estimated in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Grocery Outlet - June 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 days ago

Marina GO (Monterey Peninsula): Finlandia cheddar cheese dip, 99¢ Daphne's Creamery 82% butterfat butter, $2.49 Siggi's Triple Cream strained yogurt, $2.49 Maple Hill drinkable yogurt, $1.49 ...

Fresno Tostada Compuesta

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by FAT Traveler 6 years ago

Long ago, Fresno had a Spanish restaurant called "Estradas" and they had, by far, the best salad on a tortilla that they called Tostada Compuesta. Anyway, I've tried a lot of comparable dishes at ...

Menudo Mornings in Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Recently I've returned to the weekend ritual of menudo as the morning meal for its restorative powers and leisure time celebration in soup form. I'm starting this thread to collect recommendations ...

Princess Seafood Market & Deli - Fort Bragg (Mendocino County)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

In the course of reading everything I could find on social media for updates on last week's storms and disastrous flooding on California's North Coast, I came across the FB page for the F/V Princes...

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Texas style brisket @ Central Coast Meat Market | Pismo Beach - SLOCo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

Open now for a year and a half, Central Coast Meat Market was founded by a local who spent six years in Texas. Beef is king here, barbecued Central Texas style over oak, though other meats are also...

Why your Huy Fong Sriracha doesn't taste the same

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 days ago

" . . . For nearly 30 years, the company behind Sriracha, Huy Fong Foods, used peppers supplied by Underwood Ranches. Now, the two companies are in the midst of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit, accor...

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Guide to Mendocino?

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by SpikeZelenka 5 days ago

I'm a freelancer heading to the Mendocino area for a work / 10 year anniversary. I would love recommendations on what to do / where to eat while visiting.

Villa Azteca | Oldtown Salinas

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by Melanie Wong 6 days ago

Recently William and I enlisted a friend to join us to check out the new spot, Villa Azteca, in Oldtown. We had noticed its opening day on Steinbeck’s birthday in February. Happy to say that Salina...

Dec 1 & 2, 15th Annual Native American Christmas Market, Spreckels

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

15th Annual Native American Christmas Market Dec 1 & 2 Food booth offering Indian tacos, fry bread & rez dogs. Spreckels Memorial Building 5th & Llano Spreckels, CA (Between Monterey & Salina...

Plates Com Tam | Seaside - Monterey Peninsula

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

Opened a year ago by the owners of the established Chopstix restaurant, Plates Com Tom offers a more authentic look at Vietnamese homestyle cooking. When I first saw the menu, I was dubious that th...

Solvang

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by glbtrtr 27 days ago

Did an overnight to SOLVANG which surprised us with a very nice culinary triangle on Highway 246 from Buellton on Highway 101 - well worth the drive for those of us living in Santa Barbara who want...

Hoshigaki by Otow Orchard in Granite Bay

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

In January, I stayed an extra night after my meetings in Sacramento to have the chance to visit Otow Orchard. Driving east into a fierce rainstorm was not the smartest decision, yet I was still thr...

Sazón Zapoteca | Madera

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

The previous time I visited Madera, I was drawn by the wine. https://www.chowhound.com/post/wine-tasting-madera-ficklin-vineyards-quady-winery-566515 For my stop in October, I was here to chec...

Fogliani Pizzelles

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 days ago

So thin and delicate, Fogliani Pizzelles accompanied a taste of Straus organic ice cream and stole the show. The vanilla and anise seed flavor ones are made with butter, becoming extra crisp. Made ...

Michelin Stars in California, 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 22 days ago

Three Stars Atelier Crenn Benu The French Laundry Manresa Quince The Restaurant at Meadowood SingleThread Two Stars Acquerello Baumé Californios Campton Place Coi Commis Lazy ...

Windmill Market's Date Shake | Desert Hot Springs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

After years of reading "glbtrtr" recommend the date shakes at Windmill Market in Desert Hot Springs, last week it was finally my turn to try one on the way back from Joshua Tree. https://www.chowh...

Burrito King in Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

Feels a bit silly to post about a spot named Burrito King without trying what should be the house specialty, but here goes anyway. After my second of two visits, I discovered that it should pr...