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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.

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...
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Customers spreading germs in restaurants

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by Gromek 2 days ago

At the place where I work there are many international guests and due to the awareness placed on sanitation and spreading of germs I have a question. Can I as a server tell my manager id prefer no...

Grocery Outlet - February 2020

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

What have you discovered at Grocery Outlet this month? Salinas GO: Fentiman's root beer, $2.99/4-pack Blue Bottle "Bold" cold brew, $1.49/8 oz Anchor New Zealand organic 6-month cheddar, $3...

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Carmel-by-the-Sea Culinary Week: Yeast of Eden

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 22 hours ago

Last month I joined a friend for the first Carmel-by-the-Sea Culinary Week at Yeast of Eden. When sifting through the menus offered for this restaurant week, I look for discounts if the dishes are ...

Hanloh Thai pop-up @ Sante Adiarius in Santa Cruz

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 18 days ago

In September I had a chance to catch the Monday evening pop-up of Hanloh Thai at Sante Adarius Rustic Ales tasting room in Santa Cruz. The menu is posted each week on Hanloh's website. I chose a...

California Ends School Lunch-shaming

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . The new legislation, authored by state Sen. Robert Hertzberg, makes it so schools are no longer allowed to serve cheaper, 'alternative' lunches to students whose parents are unable to pay. ...

Peninsula Pastries | Palm Springs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 days ago

Back in Palm Springs in November, I stopped by Peninsula Pastries to try the kouign amann. The crisp and flaky spiral of buttery laminate with a glorious caramelized bottom hewed closer to croissan...

La Estrella Liquors & Deli | Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

I've been enjoying the homestyle, Zacatecas-style cooking at La Estrella in Salinas for more than ten years. But I've said little about it besides this older post, http://www.chowhound.com/post/me...

Estrada's Spanish Kitchen, Daly City Recipes needed-

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by alameda fats 13 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...

Grass Fed Meats, Wild Fish? Palm Springs, Cathedral City, etc

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by DavyLeo 19 days ago

Tried this before, will try again. Looking for good places to purchase Grass Fed Meats, Wild fish, in Desert Hot Springs,Palm Springs, Cathedral City, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Indo ...

Dinner in Monterey

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by engred 18 days ago

I will be in Monterey this weekend and am looking for a chow-worthy dinner spot. It doesn't need to be fancy, just good! I searched here but the posts are pretty old. Looking forward to trying Al...

Salsa's Restaurant | Cathedral City - Coachella Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 19 days ago

While most of my recent Mexican meals seem to be Alta cocina, I still love the mom-and-pops, especially when they’re as good as Salsas in Cathedral City. Packed on Sunday night with a crowd outside...

Ice Cream & Shop(pe) | Uptown Palm Springs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Ice Cream & Shop(pe) opened last summer at Arrive Hotel in Palm Springs. I admired the cute aqua-colored ice cream pedestal dishes and asked that my order be served in one. Sadly, they're for displ...

Mama's Asian Noodle House | Fresno

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 20 days ago

Last month I was back in Fresno for a couple nights to visit a friend. I always look forward to the Southeast Asian chow to be discovered there. We had lunch at Mama's Asian Noodle House. Kao P...

Leatherby's Family Creamery | Elk Grove

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 20 days ago

Last month I was back in the Capitol for meetings, and stayed in Elk Grove. For a night cap, I made a first visit to the local branch of Leatherby's Family Creamery to try the famous Alan's Black &...

Grocery Outlet, January 2020

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by sweethooch 1 month ago

Palo Alto, 1/15/20 Super-quick trip (I'm on pantry & freezer clean-out month, only buying fruits and vegetables, but noticed a few other things) Sipp non-alcoholic bev 4 x 12 oz $1.99 (4-5 ki...

Op-Ed: California Budget Boosts Healthy Food for Kids and Markets for Farmers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 27 days ago

" . . . This vision focuses on upgrading food quality and freshness, serving more climate-friendly, plant-based and organic food, supporting local farmers, developing food and garden education prog...

House of Ice Cream in Lodi

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months 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...

Chile soup in Sac area?

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by SimSportPlyr 1 month ago

I'd had a kick-a$$ Crema Poblano Soup a few times at Cielito Lindo Mexican Gastronomy in East Sacramento. I went there again recently, taste buds all primed, locked, and loaded, only to find tha...

Is mutton making a comeback in the US?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . Still, McGuire, Kennard and other champions for mutton say the meat has a lot to offer and that rebranding, re-education and investment in small processing plants are needed to create new b...

Claim Jumpers

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by syrup09 2 months ago

Has anyone out there been to a Restaurant called Claim Jumpers? I Found out about them reading Todd Wilbur's Secret Recipes 2. They seem to be a West Coast chain with a few locations in...