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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...

It’s No Longer Illegal to Serve Foie Gras in California

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

The California ban on foie gras has been overturned on Bastille Day. "Foie gras, the fattened liver of duck or goose, is no longer illegal to serve in California, as long as the product is com...

Fried Artichokes at Pezzini Castroville HWY 1

by Nathan P. 14 years ago

I've always been disappointed in the fried artichokes at the Giant Artichoke in Castroville. Greasy, weak batter and tasting very processed. The idea, however, is brilliant. Driving through fiel...

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MARYSVILLE, CA - peach time

by glbtrtr 24 days ago

August is the time to head to Marysville for peaches - best found at the market stand on Oroville Highway at the Ramirez Road junction, a few miles outside of Marysville - heading towards Oroville.

Coalinga, CA - Harris Ranch Inn

by glbtrtr 3 days ago

Harris Ranch Inn, off Highway Five near Coalinga, keeps polishing their product and even with convid complications requiring outdoor dining, they pull off a very good product. Well worth the stop -...

Pickles from The Bear Pit?

by susannicorn 4 years ago

Does ANYONE know where The Bear Pit restaurant in Mission Hills gets their pickles? I would pay good money for a jar of my own.

J & R Meats in Paso Robles and Templeton

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

Could you tell us more about JR Meats? It pains me when I spot the Paso store when I'm heading south on 101 and don't have time to stop. http://jrmeats.com/ http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/775...

Wisconsin cheese demand in volatile times

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 days ago

This newsletter from the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association has some interesting observations on the shifts in demand at the food service and consumer level and the resulting price volatility. Due...


Vegetable crop planting uncertainties

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 days ago

" . . . The latest shutdown order doesn't have an expiration date, leading Shaw to predict depressed markets could last into August, as restaurants don't know when they'll be able to resume indoor ...

California Cheesemakers' Select Cheese Box Debuts in Support of California Artisan Cheesemakers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 days ago

" . . . The California Cheesemakers' Select box will feature a different selection of four artisanal cow's milk cheeses, sized 5-8 oz. each, every month on the https://californiacheesebox.com/ webs...

Trinity River Farm | Willow Creek - Humboldt County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

Speaking of peaches, the ones from my friend's organic family farm are ripe and ready now. Trinity River Farm 2443 Hwy 96 Willow Creek, CA 95573 Day Ph: (530) 629-3200 Evening Ph: (530) 629-...

To Go Meals from Michelin Stars

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 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...

Il Fornaio discount code for to go orders

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 days ago

At selected locations in California: "Now through 8/9/20, enjoy $10 off all To Go orders over $40 (Pick-Up or Delivery).⁣ ⁣ Use code 247-821-166 at checkout to receive the $10 credit. For deta...

Looking for recipe for Chinese garlic fried chicken

by marksh650 1 year ago

Does anyone have a recipe for Chinese Garlic Fried Chicken. Dave Wong's (Stoickton, CA) has the most best garlic fried chicken that I have ever had. Growing up around Stockton, it was a popular dis...

Grocery Outlet - August 2020

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 days ago

What are you discovering at Grocery Outlet stores this month? Passing through Marin County yesterday I noticed the banner on the side of a building in the strip mall in San Rafael across from th...

Bagels in Monterey County?

by lfgear 9 days ago

Does anyone know if there are any good bagels in Monterey County, California? Thank you!

La Michoacana Azteca Ice Cream Paleteria | Santa Maria

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 days ago

To celebrate July as National Ice Cream Month, I tried to get caught up on posting on the memorable ice cream places I'd sampled over the last year. That included posting about my latest visits to ...

Grocery Outlet - July 2020

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

What are your finds this month at Grocery Outlet? Cloverdale GO: Rosie organic chicken from Petaluma, air-chilled - wings, drumsticks and breasts available Snofrisk with horseradish, $1.99 -...

Curbside Dinners and Housemade Gelato at Rancho Cielo | Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 16 days ago

This summer I've had the opportunity to pick up curbside dinner and housemade gelato a couple times from the Drummond Culinary Academy at Rancho Cielo in Salinas. The meals are prepared by students...

House of Ice Cream in Lodi

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

When I visited Lodi last year, I paid a visit to two of the town's ice cream scoop shops. Apparently there's a new one, House of Ice Cream, based in Stockton opened a second location in Lodi a coup...

Sweet Tahoe Time Ice Cream in Kings Beach?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 17 days ago

Anyone tried the ice cream here? Sweet Tahoe Time Ice Cream 8636 N Lake Blvd Kings Beach, CA 96143 https://thisisreno.com/2020/07/protest-at-tahoe-ice-cream-shop-after-owner-makes-violent-c...