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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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Chicken Wing prices rising: another pandemic shortage?

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by gutreactions 4 days 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...

Shrimp Taco Dorado @ Mi Taqueria | Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Mi Taqueria opened on Monday. It's taken over the spot previously home to Boardwalk Subs, Red's Burgers, and even earlier, Campus Drive-In. I gave it a try on Day 3. I asked whether this was con...

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2020/21 Local Dungeness Crab in Markets and Price Agreement

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 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...

Grocery Outlet - April 2021

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by DavidT 1 month ago

The GO spring wine sale (20%) off will run from April 7 thru April 13. https://grossoutwine.wordpress.com/

Live California Spot Prawns | K-Dock, Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

Missed the buying opportunity for this weekend since I just learned about this, but I hope to take advantage of this soon. F/V Ocean Warrior sells live spot prawns direct-to-consumer at the K-Dock,...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 days 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...

Churwaffle

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

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

Swanton Pacific Ranch: apple picking and natural beef?

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by Carb Lover 15 years ago

First off, don't confuse this place w/ Swanton Berry Farm. It's totally different. From the website linked below along w/ photo from the website, it's owned by Cal Poly SLO and functions as a field...

Highway 1 at Rat Creek to Open to Traffic by April 30

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 28 days ago

Caltrans announced today that Hwy 1 in Big Sur will open by April 30. Check out the photos of the construction fill.

Lunch at Moss Landing Cafe

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 years ago

Maybe you’ve noticed the neat-as-a-pin, white-washed café with red trim when you pass by Moss Landing on Highway 1. I have many times. And also wondered how good the food might be. A month ago, ...

To Go Meals from Michelin Stars

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

In this time of Covid-19 and stay at home orders statewide, restaurants are limited to take-out and delivery services. Many have closed. Others have soldiered on converting their operations to offe...

Woody’s at the Airport | Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 16 days ago

On Friday, December 11, two days before restaurants would be shut-down for on-site dining again, I decided to check out the newly opened restaurant, Woody’s at the Airport. Chef/owner Tim Wood lan...

Next food supply shortage: Boba on the West Coast

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 23 days ago

"Shipping containers from Asia are piling up at West Coast ports, delaying the arrival of much of the country’s supply of chewy tapioca balls. Boba wholesalers say their orders of boba just aren’t ...

The red abalone is dying off

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

“For people who think they don’t like fish…it’s amazing to see their eyes just sparkle when they take a bite and go ‘this is absolutely incredible,’” says Joe Cresalia, a recreational diver who liv...

April 20 - In the Grain Pit: Modern Missives from Small-Scale California Grain

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 23 days ago

"The small-scale grain movement in California has been growing and gaining steam for years, but the shifting market demands in the last year have certainly infused the grain community with new ener...

Salinas City Barbeque Opens in Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 years ago

For the last month, I've been watching progress on Salinas City Barbeque toward opening. The restaurant has taken over the former location of Smalley's RoundUp. I'd noticed the sign painting unde...

Cayucos Sausage Company

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 28 days ago

Somehow for as many times as I've passed through, stopped or eaten in Cayucos in the last 10 years, I'd never noticed Cayucos Sausage Company at its current location or past venue. I'm interest...

Artisan cheese collections selected by Straus Home Ranch

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

While many places are opening up again, those planning to stay at home a bit longer might want to check out the California farmstead cheese collections curated by the Straus family. Shipping is inc...

Keoki's Hawaiian Barbeque Carry-Out | Marina - Monterey Peninsula

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

Last week we checked out Keoki's in Marina (across the street from Grocery Outlet). I'd heard about it from Mom's CPA who lives in Hawaii and I remembered seeing the stand at farmers markets where ...