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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...

Announcement expected on Monday re: outdoor dining returning to more of California

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 hour ago

"BREAKING: a source close to CA gov @GavinNewsom confirms to @KCBSRadio that all regional #StayAtHome orders will end tomorrow. ICU capacity projected 15%+ over next 4 weeks. Most counties bac...

2020/21 Local Dungeness Crab in Markets and Price Agreement

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 16 days 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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Tipping vs Fair Wages

by ricepad 7 days ago

This is not a discussion about how much to tip. You can search for restaurants that pay their waitstaff a fair wage here: https://www.highroadrestaurants.org

New to Chowhound

by OrganicCavalry 1 month ago

I live in Southern California, a gardening paradise. I try to eat out of my garden daily. I do all the gardening and the cooking for the wife and my dog Chief and myself. I look forward to swapping...

Dungeness Crab season opening delayed till December 1, 2020

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"The commercial Dungeness crab season in the central management area, which was scheduled to open Sunday, Nov. 15, will be delayed due to the presence of whales within fishing grounds and the poten...

To Go Meals from Michelin Stars

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months 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...

Estrada's Spanish Kitchen, Daly City Recipes needed-

by alameda fats 14 years ago

Apparently the Estrada's branches in Fresno and Visalia are kaput, and I have acquaintances there that are now suffering from acute tostada compuesta, enchilada and Mexican macaroni deprivation...

Seed sales at all time high

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 22 days ago

This news report is from North Carolina, but I'm hearing the same in California. Demand for seed has increased, prices are climbing and there will be shortages in the spring. So plan ahead and b...

Healdsburg's Young & Yonder hand sanitizer (and list of American distilleries fighting Covid-19)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

At the Saturday morning Healdsburg Farmers Market, I picked up a small bottle of hand sanitizer at the booth of Bernier Farms. It's 80% alcohol by volume and listed ingredients are alcohol, hydroge...

Live California Spot Prawns | K-Dock, Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 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,...

Grocery Outlet - December 2020

by chinchi 2 months ago

December finds for me this week at Davis, CA: Kind Bar minis 8/$1 (such a steal!) Erin Baker's Granola (lots of varieties) $2.99 Several varieties of Nature's Path cereal $1.99 Safe Catch Alb...

Santa’s reindeer cleared for entry into California by State Veterinarian

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones has granted a 24-hour permit clearing all brand inspection and health requirements for nine reindeer scheduled to visit California on the evening of...

New Here, in California

by OrganicCavalry 1 month ago

My name is Ryan, I am an avid Gardener and wannabe chef. I eat out my garden so I spend a lot of time finding the best tasting varieties... if I wanted water flavor in abundance It's cheaper at the...

Stoner Food

by OrganicCavalry 1 month ago

Obviously you don't need to do drugs to make stoner food but Marijuana sure does make for comfort cooking. My favorite so far is Cheeseburger Nachos. No excuse not to fry up some triangle cut...

Pickles from the Garden

by OrganicCavalry 1 month ago

Anyone else enjoy fresh from the garden pickles? I mix it up a bit and generally do quick pickles. I love adding onion flowers and fresh herbs. If it comes from the garden lets see it...

12/9 Thumbing through Seed Catalogs with Orin Martin, UC Santa Cruz (zoom)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"Fancy a fireside chat with Orin about which seed catalogs he likes to peruse and what he considers when ordering seeds? This Zoom presentation will more likely be from his kitchen table where ...

Ttobongee: Korean Style Fried Chicken in Pacific Grove

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Pacific Grove has a genuine Korean fried chicken (KFC) place! My first visit to Ttobongee was July 3. It opened in March just as the pandemic restaurant restrictions started. Chicken is fried to...

Edible Monterey Bay Marketplace

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Edible Monterey Bay has highlighted a selection of artisanal food and drink handcrafted in the Monterey Bay area. For this holiday giving season, this is an easy way to shop local and support our n...

Areperia 831 | Live Oak Grange - Santa Cruz

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

During the pandemic, the Live Oak Grange in Santa Cruz has been running an active pop-up program allowing food entrepreneurs to use its kitchen and vend in the parking lot. In August, I put in an o...