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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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Michelin Stars in California, 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 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 ...

Grocery Outlet - June 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 hour 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 ...

Taco Temple is open in SLO!

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by foodcache 2 months ago

Just learned it finally opened. Anyone tried it yet? Comments welcome, please--though I do intend to get the scallop tacos there asap. Thanks!

Edible Monterey Bay summer issue release party, 6/24, FREE

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 hours ago

Sampling of TusCA Restaurant appetizers and Morgan Winery is free at the Edible Monterey Bay release party on Monday, June 24. RSVP required.

Why your Huy Fong Sriracha doesn't taste the same

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 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...

Solvang

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by glbtrtr 19 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...

Sarah's Harvest Fresh Green Chickpea Hummus

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 days ago

Recently I stumbled upon an in-store tasting of Sarah's Harvest Fresh Green Chickpea Hummus while shopping at Star Market in Salinas. Available in three flavors: Original, Cilantro/ Jalapeno or Gar...

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...

An Edible Legacy: Diversity, Californios, and the Birth of San Diego-Baja Cuisine

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

" . . . The Californios had a distinct way of cooking. William Smythe, the first to write a definitive history of San Diego, described their food as such: 'The Californios naturally survived on a d...

Looking for recipe for Chinese garlic fried chicken

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by marksh650 15 days ago

Does anyone have a recipe for Chinese Garlic Fried Chicken. Dave Wong's (Stoickton, CA) has the most best garlic fried chicken that I have ever had. Growing up around Stockton, it was a popular dis...

Lake Tahoe with (and without) small children

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by dcbbq 17 days ago

We'll be in a condo in Lake Tahoe in August with two young grandchildren. We'll eat in some -- and would like recommendations in the best grocery stores -- but we'd like to eat out some as well, b...

Grover Beach Sourdough | SLOCo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 21 days ago

In November I had a chance to check out Grover Beach Sourdough for the morning meal. Open for six months at that point by SF Bay Area escapees who also operate The Spoon Trade Restaurant across the...

Grocery Outlet - May 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 29 days ago

Placerville Grocery Outlet: Bob's Red Mill Organic Quick Cook Oats, $4.99 Howe's Bratwurst, imported from Germany, $2.99/12 oz Daphne's Fresh Chevre, $2.99, 4 oz Green Valley lactose-free org...

The Golden Pig | Hopland - Mendocino County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 21 days ago

In January I took a little hop over the border up to Mendocino County and the hamlet of Hopland. I stopped at The Golden Pig for a late lunch. The Reuben made with house-cured pastrami on the me...

SF - LA US 1

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by IronStomach 2 years ago

I know there is a big landslide in Monterey, but still, I have already booked everything for a late September, early October road trip SF ---> LA along US 1. Looking for recommendations of "not-to...

Real Good Fish Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 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...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 28 days 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...

Melaka Kitchen • Southeast Asian Cuisine | Elk Grove

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 29 days ago

In January I detoured to Melaka Kitchen in Elk Grove for a quick lunch. Two months old and in soft opening at that point, the roti menu alone made it worth the drive.

Camellia Coffee Roasters | Sacramento - WAL Public Market

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 29 days ago

In January I had a chance to sit down at the newish cafe in WAL Public market by Camellia Coffee Roasters. The flat white-ish style cappuccino from this new roaster and cafe was terrific. Dense and...

Castro's Surf N Turf | King City - Salinas Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 29 days ago

In November I slid into this taqueria counter located in a gas station convenience store shortly before 7pm closing. At that point, it had been open for ten months. Today it's still flying under th...