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by pinotho 26 days ago

If you had one lunch and one dinner in Sacramento, what would your choices be? Melanie, aren't you pretty familiar w...

Melanie Wong commented 2 days ago

Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill | Monterey

by Melanie Wong 8 days ago

Last week I dropped in for lunch al fresco at Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill in downtown Monterey. I've been wanting...

Ttrockwood commented 3 days ago

Poke holes in our SB/SY itinerary

by beachbunnySD 13 days ago

chow friends - 3 couples are spending next weekend in SB and points north. poke holes in our itinerary. are we making...

OldJalamaMama commented 3 days ago

Federal appeals court upholds California ban on foie gras

by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

" . . . The challengers will have two weeks to ask a larger 9th Circuit panel to review Friday’s ruling, after which ...


SeaEagle commented 4 days ago

Swanton strawberries in Davenport [moved from San Francisco board]

by walker 6 years ago

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

Melanie Wong commented 7 days ago

Weekend Tri Tip | Nipomo, Santa Maria, Orcutt

by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Sunday morning, April 2, "toodie jane" joined me in Santa Maria to see what might be left of the weekend tri tip barb...

Melanie Wong commented 8 days ago

Happy Hour @ Tarpy's Roadhouse | Monterey

by Melanie Wong 9 days ago

Last week I had a chance to try happy hour at Tarpy's Roadhouse with a colleague after a meeting downtown. It used to...

Melanie Wong commented 8 days ago

Carmel Recommendations

by mike0989 1 month ago

We will be in Carmel next month and I’m looking for any current recommendations on what to try. Last year we ate at ...


mike0989 commented 8 days ago

Good "cheap"/ inexpensive eats in the Monterey area.

by thechez5 2 years ago

I will be going on a road trip from Los Angeles to Monterey next weekend. I'll be stopping at Big Sur Bakery for lunc...

Ttrockwood commented 12 days ago

Mattei's Tavern to RISE AGAIN Santa Ynez Valley/ Los Olivos December 2017

by OldJalamaMama 20 days ago

The Santa Ynez Vallley is cheering about the recent news that the Historic Mattei's Tavern has been purchased, with t...


joee commented 14 days ago

Il Grillo | Carmel-by-the-Sea

by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Il Grillo opened last year and offers a more casual and accessible alternative to its sister, La Balena, serving lunc...

Melanie Wong commented 16 days ago

Hatch Green Chile Roasting - any near Truckee?

by Shibi 25 days ago

It's Hatch green chile time and I've started seeing them at our local Safeway. This year, we've moved from SF and I ...


Shibi commented 16 days ago

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Fish Face Poke Bar | Downtown - Sacramento

by Melanie Wong 19 days ago

In March 2016, I grabbed a light dinner at Fish Face Poke Bar after a day of meetings in Sacramento. More recently, I...

Happy Girl Kitchen | Pacific Grove

by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Happy Girl Kitchen's pickles and preserves were a fixture at the Ferry Building's farmers market in San Francisco ove...

sophocles commented 19 days ago

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Healthy Bev Bar @ Star Pharmacy & Gifts | Salinas

by Melanie Wong 20 days ago

Star Pharmacy & Gifts opened in June. I was in there during the early days to check out the Healthy Bev Bar. The staf...

Point Pinos Grill in Pacific Grove: Ocean view, golf, local food

by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

A late post, but hopefully someone can add more recent updates. Mom and I had lunch at Point Pinos Grill on July 20,...

Melanie Wong commented 21 days ago

Local king salmon in Monterey area

by vesper9 24 days ago

Looking for local (CA) wild king salmon in the Monterey/Pacific Grove/Carmel area... Sea Harvest only had Oregon king...

PattyC commented 21 days ago

Grocery Outlet, August 2017

by Ruth Lafler 2 months ago

I actually haven't been to GO yet this month, but I just cracked open a melon I bought at the Oakland GO recently and...

Melanie Wong commented 22 days ago