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Where to buy inexpensive whole vanilla beans?

by Pamela 9 years ago

Whole vanilla beans are awfully expensive. Trader Joe's didn't have any when I looked today, and the regular grocery...

davis_sq_pro commented 2 days ago

Trendy Sacramento restaurant that is family friendly...

by sienna221 1 month ago

I don't know the Sacramento area AT ALL, but trying to find somewhere for Friday night family dinner (~10 people) inc...


gooster commented 14 days ago

Beach House at Lovers Point, Pacific Grove

by curiousgeo 17 days ago

We’ve walked by this restaurant many times on our morning walks along the Coastal Trail. We’re looking at a possible ...

Melanie Wong commented 15 days ago

Big Sur Bakery - Any reviews or opinions?

by Mari 7 years ago

I am planning a day trip to Monterey for the weekend of July 4th and am looking for reviews of the Big Sur Bakery. A...

Melanie Wong commented 15 days ago

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Grocery Outlet, November 2017

by baron45 17 days ago

REMINDER: Two more days of the wine sale. Bought a couple of cases so far. Haven't opened them yet except for this Ca...

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William Saroyan's Boyhood Church to Mark 120th Anniversary at Autumn Food Bazaar

by filian1900 19 days ago

California’s oldest Armenian Congregation will mark 120 years of ministry at its annual harvest season communi...

Hapy Bistro – Pismo Beach

by mike0989 27 days ago

We tried Hapy’s last night for the first time. This is a relatively new place that opened up in Pismo Beach. They a...

Melanie Wong commented 21 days ago

Menudo Mornings in Salinas

by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Recently I've returned to the weekend ritual of menudo as the morning meal for its restorative powers and leisure tim...

Melanie Wong commented 21 days ago

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Blue Moon Over Avila

by mike0989 22 days ago

Jose Dahan is back! The former owner of Et Voilla has opened a restaurant in Avila Beach. Reports from friends is i...

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Chaguito's Tacos y Panaderia Porterville

by Agrippa 25 days ago

Had some excellent tacos a while back in Porterville at a place called Chaguito's. Ordered lengua, asada, and carnit...

Searching for deep-pit BBQ

by Steve Green 9 years ago

I’m trying to find an old Central CA tradition that seems to be almost gone. I’m talking about deep-pit BBQ, where l...

Agrippa commented 25 days ago

Coffeeville | Santa Cruz

by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Last week I needed a spot to take part in an online chat mid-road trip. Triangulation determined that I could be in S...

Melanie Wong commented 1 month ago

Sacramento: niche ethnic food?

by SimSportPlyr 4 years ago

I'm looking for less common (that is, not Italian, Mexican, German, Greek, etc) ethnic prepared food in the Sac area,...


thefunkytrout commented 1 month ago

Grocery Outlet, October 2017

by chinchi 1 month ago

October find at the Davis, CA G.O. Sierra NevadaCheese Co. Capretta Greek Goat Yogurt, individual size for 79cents. M...


NapaSpy commented 1 month ago

SF - LA US 1

by IronStomach 6 months ago

I know there is a big landslide in Monterey, but still, I have already booked everything for a late September, early ...


evamore commented 1 month ago

Uniboil spicy hot pot in Davis

by Ridge 1 month ago

I recently had lunch with friends at Uniboil, a newly opened restaurant in Davis. It opened up in at Mansion square i...

The Chowhound Team commented 1 month ago

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Portobello's | Oldtown Salinas

by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Portobello's moved from South Main Street to the Taylor Building in Oldtown Salinas and reopened in August. https://w...

Weekend Tri Tip | Nipomo, Santa Maria, Orcutt

by Melanie Wong 6 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...

Agrippa commented 1 month ago

Grocery Outlet, September 2017

by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Santa Rosa GO: Ceccato Italian chopped tomatoes, 2/$1, 400 gm - I've had a chance to cook with these and like the ...


GH1618 commented 1 month ago