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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...

Compagno's Market & Deli - Monterey

by gordon wing 15 years ago

Stopped by this little deli on the way out of town .... got a sandwich for the road. This unassuming place is a favorite with the troops from the nearby Presidio. Lots of army memorabilia up on t...

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LA Times Op-Ed: What In-N-Out’s vaccine standoff reveals about the California dream

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 days ago

" . . . It takes a delusional Californian to think In-N-Out was anything more than what it is, just like it takes a delusional Californian to build houses in fire country and then rebuild them when...


Dungeness Crab Season Could Be Delayed Again This Year

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by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

" . . . Whales seem to be hanging around Monterey Bay longer due to warmer ocean temperatures, says Geoff Shester, California campaign director and senior scientist with Monterey-based Oceana Conse...

Jerome's Carmel Valley Market

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by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

Last year I'd posted that Jerome's in Carmel Valley was well-stocked with flour and other provisions that were in short supply elsewhere. https://www.chowhound.com/post/carmel-valley-chophouse-cork...

New York style bagels in Sacramento?

by alarash 2 years ago

what's the best bagel in Sacramento? My preference in New York style bagels which I ascertain have a balance of crispy exterior and chewy interior. I understand boiling them prior to baking and usi...

Wild Fish Sources, Grass Fed Butcher?

by DavyLeo 2 months ago

Hi All.. Was wondering if anyone knew of places that serve wild fish as opposed to farmed in Palm Springs, or even the surrounding areas? . Or places one can buy good quality fish? I have been to p...

Dinner in Palm Springs & Environs

by masha 1 year ago

We will be in Palm Desert all of next week. I've searched the board and there is not much recent intelligence on restaurants for the Palm Springs area. We like all sorts of food; setting can be a...

Fil-Am Oriental Market in Cathedral City

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by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Hunting for Asian ingredients on Tuesday so that I could cook something for my relatives, I was delighted to spot a beautiful Filipina lady shopping at Whole Foods in Palm Desert with her young son...

Areperia 831 | Live Oak Grange - Santa Cruz

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by Melanie Wong 11 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...

Vegetable Paejeon To-Go @ Han Kook Market in Seaside

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 days ago

A couple weeks ago I dropped in to Han Kook Market, a small mom-and-pop Korean grocery store in Seaside on the Monterey Peninsula. This was a first time for me, as I've tended to patronize the ones...

Central Coast Update Wanted -- Pismo/Arroyo Grande/Avila Beach et al

by MRMoggie 10 years ago

Many of the posts on the Pismo Beach area are older, and likely outdated. Planning to be in Pismo for a few days and looking for decent Mexican food, hamburgers, or other sandwiches for lunch pl...

The Fight to Rein in Delivery Apps

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 20 days ago

Should you need more reasons to despise DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats, here are a couple more: "...as I began to probe the history of the delivery-app sector, the thirty-per-cent commission re...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months 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...

Portobello's | Oldtown Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Portobello's moved from South Main Street to the Taylor Building in Oldtown Salinas and reopened in August. https://www.chowhound.com/post/portobellos-rotisseria-cafe-salinas-86648 It's a half-bloc...

Old Fisherman's Wharf 176th Birthday Party, Oct 10, Monterey

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by Melanie Wong 19 days ago

When: Sunday, October 10, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Where: Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf (GPS to 101 Washington Street, Monterey, CA) More details about the family-friendly activitie...

[I5] Buttonwillow Pupusa Taste-off: Elsy’s Antojitos vs. Tita’s Pupuseria

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 years ago

Last year, I stopped in Buttonwillow for a taste-off of Tita’s truck versus its sit-down pupuseria. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/775306#6424821 I also noticed another pupusa truck nearby ca...

Estrada's Spanish Kitchen, Daly City Recipes needed-

by alameda fats 15 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...

Grocery Outlet - September 2021

by takuhead 2 months ago

Palo Alto GO Marin Grassfed Smoked Butter $2.99 for same size 16 ounces - never seen this before so had to get it - quite nice on sauteed mushrooms. Might go back for some more

Horn Barbecue in Oakland (split from NYT: In Search of CA BBQ)

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by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Which meats did you order? I've not been to Horn's yet, due to the waiting times. I understand that advance ordering is available. Though ordering a full rack of ribs for $120 gives me pause. http...