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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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2020/21 Local Dungeness Crab in Markets and Price Agreement

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 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...

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Next food supply shortage: Boba on the West Coast

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 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 ...

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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...

Grocery Outlet - April 2021

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by DavidT 15 days ago

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

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 5 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

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by Melanie Wong 10 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...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 days ago

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

Artisan cheese collections selected by Straus Home Ranch

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 15 days 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 ...

Wild Caught Seafood in the Desert...

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by DavyLeo 8 months ago

Hi... Just trying to find some good sources of wild-caught seafood in the low desert area, Palm Springs, La Quinta, Hot Desert Springs, etc etc etc etc anywhere in the desert area. Good quality. Oy...

Grocery Outlet - March 2021

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by sweethooch 2 months ago

I haven't reported for a long while...have generally been outsourcing my shopping, but I miss GO! San Jose -- Williams Road, 3/3/21 Shishito peppers, Freida's, 99 cents/8 oz. They look fresh, ...

Fundraisers for Steinbeck House in Salinas: BBQ 4/10 & Mothers Day Tea 5/8

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 21 days ago

The historic Steinbeck House and its restaurant has been closed during the pandemic. To try to re-open by summer or fall, it will be hosting two fundraisers. Pre-order drive through take out ava...

Tacos El Grullense #3 | South Pearl & East Alisal - Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 21 days ago

Tacos El Grullense #3, a new truck from Taqueria El Grullense, launched on March 17. I noticed it passing by the neighborhood a couple days later and stopped to check it out. I actually ate here tw...

Krispy Kreme free doughnuts to the vaccinated

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by Melanie Wong 27 days ago

" . . . The chain says it will offer a free original glazed doughnut to anyone who shows their vaccination card for the rest of 2021, starting today. And the offer is not a one-time deal. Custom...

"The Families that Fed America": Andrea Nguyen on the History Channel

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

One of our favorite cookbook authors stars in the pilot episode of "The Families that Fed America". She makes Bò Kho, but shares so much more about her family's path and the recipes they saved and ...

California 2022

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by Chadsie 1 month ago

So any rumours for 2022 Michelin Guide 2022? I am sorry to any ventures that closed due to covid-19.

Fresno Tostada Compuesta

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by FAT Traveler 8 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 ...