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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.
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Paleteria y Neveria Fruit HDZ Juices | Santa Maria

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

Passing through Santa Maria a couple weeks ago, I stopped at the new launch of Fruit HDZ Juices in the Stowell shoppi...

Grocery Outlet - June 2018

by Melanie Wong 18 days ago

Friday afternoon I visited the Costa Mesa GO, the first time I've been to a Grocery Outlet store in Southern Californ...

Ruth Lafler

Ruth Lafler commented 3 days ago

Whole pigs

by DBF70 29 days ago

Im looking to buy a whole pig, scrapped and hung. I want to buy large hogs and suckling pigs in La Mesa or anywhere i...

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lyn commented 5 days ago

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Pico Restaurant @ Los Alamos General Store

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 days ago

Last week I dropped into Pico Restaurant as one of the few options open on Wednesday night after cutting short my vis...

Big Sur & Central Coast Hwy 1 Closures [and Updates]

by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Due to the damage to Pfeiffer Bridge and landslides in recent storms, Highway 1 is expected to remain closed at Big S...

Melanie Wong

Melanie Wong commented 8 days ago

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1880 Union Saloon | Los Alamos

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 days ago

The Saloon in the 1880 Union Hotel was recommended to me for a drink and some bar snacks but I couldn't squeeze it in...

Valle Fresh in Los Alamos

by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Leave it to you to make the most gastronomy-wise of your wildfire evacuation! Los Alamos seems to be the best town fo...

Melanie Wong

Melanie Wong commented 10 days ago

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Happy Hour @ Valle Eatery & Bar | Lompoc

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 days ago

Valle Eatery & Bar opened in a few months ago in Lompoc's Hilton Garden Inn. It's an offshoot of the popular Valle Fr...

Bob's Well Bread Bakery | Los Alamos

by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

The delivery van for Bob's Well Bread Bakery was in the lane next to me on 101 on Sunday's drive south for a good bit...

Melanie Wong

Melanie Wong commented 10 days ago

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Norman Restaurant & Bar | Skyview Motel - Los Alamos

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 days ago

Dinner options in Los Alamos are fairly limited on Wednesday nights. Norman Restaurant & Bar in the newly renovated S...

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Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab | Enos Ranch - Santa Maria

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 days ago

The newest location of Doc Burnstein's opened in Santa Maria's Enos Ranch shopping center three weeks ago. I took a l...

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Big Sur River Inn Coffee Bar, General Store & Restaurant

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 days ago

Last spring before the Pfeiffer Bridge re-opened, I headed toward Big Sur River Inn for lunch. At the time, the resta...

BEST QUESADILLA (Taco?, Burrito?) EVER (In Salinas)!! [moved from San Francisco/Bay Area board]

by mikus 9 years ago

OK, so Salinas is a little south of the Bay Area but not too far south...right? Upon the recommendations and rumors ...

Melanie Wong

Melanie Wong commented 11 days ago

Menudo Mornings in Salinas

by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

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

Melanie Wong

Melanie Wong commented 11 days ago

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Paleteria Yum-Balúú | Watsonville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 days ago

Last month I had a chance to stop by Paleteria Yum-Balúú in Watsonville. Unlike La Michoacana https://www.chowhound.c...

Where to find Puerto Nuevo Style Lobsters?

by WINDELLA 15 days ago

Anyone know where I can find Puerto Nuevo style lobsters without crossing the border in Southern CA?

marssy

marssy commented 15 days ago

Paso Almond Brittle | San Luis Obispo

by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Andy's Orchard in Morgan Hill had samples out of Paso Almond Brittle to try. https://www.chowhound.com/post/stone-f...

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Mul commented 17 days ago

Bay Area Bites Taste Test: Local, Sustainable Whole Milk

by Melanie Wong 29 days ago

A taste-off by KQED's Bay Area Bites of six top California dairies whole milk along with info on pasteurization, homo...

Civil Bear

Civil Bear commented 17 days ago

This Ain't Cutting the Mustard

by Secret_Ingredient 1 month ago

In zipcodes 90028, 90038, 90004, 90049 and some more, I cannot find a JAR of mustard on supermarket shelves. I can fi...

RussTheRaccoon

RussTheRaccoon commented 22 days ago