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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.

Nearly 25,000 Pounds of Beef Recalled

In an official statement on Aug. 31, the USDA announced a recall of nearly 25,000 pounds of raw beef products from American Beef Packers, Inc., a Chino, California-based beef producer and distributor...
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Grocery Outlet, January 2020

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by sweethooch 7 days ago

Palo Alto, 1/15/20 Super-quick trip (I'm on pantry & freezer clean-out month, only buying fruits and vegetables, but noticed a few other things) Sipp non-alcoholic bev 4 x 12 oz $1.99 (4-5 ki...

Chile soup in Sac area?

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by SimSportPlyr 8 days ago

I'd had a kick-a$$ Crema Poblano Soup a few times at Cielito Lindo Mexican Gastronomy in East Sacramento. I went there again recently, taste buds all primed, locked, and loaded, only to find tha...

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Is mutton making a comeback in the US?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 17 days ago

" . . . Still, McGuire, Kennard and other champions for mutton say the meat has a lot to offer and that rebranding, re-education and investment in small processing plants are needed to create new b...

Claim Jumpers

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by syrup09 21 days ago

Has anyone out there been to a Restaurant called Claim Jumpers? I Found out about them reading Todd Wilbur's Secret Recipes 2. They seem to be a West Coast chain with a few locations in...

Chocolate Fish Coffee Roaster Land Park/Curtis Park Cafe, Sacramento

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Last summer this Kiwi roaster opened a third location in Land Park/Curtis Park. Near the AirBnB where I stayed in January, I checked it out before leaving town. A difference here is that the cafe o...

PorkChop & Bubba's BBQ | Bakersfield

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Two months ago I stopped for lunch in Bakersfield on my way to Palm Springs. I was interested in checking out PorkChop and Bubba's BBQ, as the owners are experienced competitors on the KCBS contest...

2019/20 California olive oil harvest looking strong compared to dismal 2018/19 crop, says COOC

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 16 days ago

". . . 'We had a short crop in 2018 due to weather problems throughout the state, whereas we're hoping for four million gallons in the 2019 harvest . . . more than double what we had in 2018. . . "

Real Good Fish Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Nearly five years ago, I signed up for Local Catch Monterey Bay, the original name for the community supported fishery now called Real Good Fish. Since that time, it has expanded from the Central C...

Carr Fire Emergency Food Service for Redding area

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Salvation Army has begun meal service at Carr Fire evacuation center at Shasta College (11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA 96003) and Weaverville Elementary School in Weaverville. Bleachers Spo...

HeBrews Coffee | Bethel Church - Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 17 days ago

Before coming to Redding, I knew nothing about Bethel. This religious community served as Salvation Army's donation & distribution center during the Carr Fire (August 2018). The HeBrews coffee coun...

Moore's Flour Mill | Downtown Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 17 days ago

My final destination in Redding in August 2018 before driving home was the downtown location of Moore's Flour Mill. It's truly a unique culinary resource with a variety of grains available for sale...

Kolaches @ Caffe Pagato in Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 17 days ago

One more flat white before heading home from the Carr Fire deployment (August 2018). Caffe Pagato sources from a variety of coffee roasters. This time, I had the single origin Costa Rican beans fro...

Private Bedroom w/ Private Full Bath Near Bethel | AirBnB - Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 17 days ago

If you're looking for a well-equipped kitchen with a fully stocked kitchen to stay, this would be the place. I was here for a week during the Carr Fire in August 2018. Given that I had some mis...

Fusion Lounge | Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 17 days ago

Redding's Fusion Lounge was my final Lao meal during the Carr Fire (August 2018). While I missed happy hour (4 to 6p), I did catch Taco Tuesday at this ethnic Iu Mien-owned drinking establishment....

Thai Hut | Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 17 days ago

One more Laotian-Thai eatery for my lunch stop in August 2018. One of my favorite dishes in the Lao pantheon is Kao Pik. Here the handmade chewy tapioca-rice noodles in chicken broth were topped sl...

New Year's Eve and Day in Bakersfield

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by jpie 1 month ago

I am going to be driving our car down from the Pacific NW to Palm Springs and will be spending the night in Bakersfield CA. It happens to be New Year's Eve and then the morning of New Year's day. T...

Marilyn Miller Certified Farmers Market | Tuesday morning, Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 17 days ago

Such a sweet midweek market . . couldn't leave Redding without shopping at one of the certified farmers markets. They'd been shut down for more than a week during the Carr Fire (August 2018) and e...

Vintage Public House | Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 17 days ago

During the Carr Fire in August 2018, I was lucky to get a ticket for the last orchestra seat to see Pat Benatar perform at the historic Cascade Theater. Before the show, I grabbed a bite across the...

El Valle Produce in Watsonville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 17 days ago

On a warm day last summer, I dashed into El Valle Produce in search of a cool beverage. I grabbed this watermelon-mint-limeade from the self-serve case which did the trick. The store has an attrac...

Alps Village | Palm Desert

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Anyone tried Alps Village in Palm Desert? It promotes itself as "Oktoberfest Every Day". What makes me especially curious about it is that besides German specialties, it offers cuisine of the form...