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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...

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The various Schat's bakerys

by nakni 9 years ago

I visited the newest bakery in El Segundo. An employee told me that the one there, while not a franchise, is on good terms with the original Bishop location. They also mentioned, and I recall readi...

Falafel, Hummus and Dolmas at Talmage Store [Ukiah, Mendocino County]

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 years ago

After quite a disappointing lunch at Jyun Kang Cafe, I drove out the gates of the City of 10,000 Buddhas and noticed a sign offering falafel, hummus and gyros at a convenience store on the other si...

The red abalone is dying off

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

“For people who think they don’t like fish…it’s amazing to see their eyes just sparkle when they take a bite and go ‘this is absolutely incredible,’” says Joe Cresalia, a recreational diver who liv...

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...

ISO restaurant + food truck recs for Monterey, Santa Cruz (incl burbs), and Watsonville

by BEmama 3 months ago

Hey! I am halfway between Monterey and Santa Cruz for a month while my HS daughter interns at a marine lab. Would love restaurant recs in this triangle (or very nearby). I enjoy all cuisines, from ...

RIP Jim Clendenen

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Sunday night the news of the passing of Jim Clendenen, "The Mind Behind" and founder of Au Bon Climat, began to send shock waves through my circles. Jancis Robinson MW's remembrance of his larger t...

How to make a California classic cheese bouquet

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

By Jessica Lawrenze, courtesy of the California Milk Advisory Board.

Lamb Barbacoa at Aqui es Texcoco

by cstr 2 months ago

Lamb Barbacoa at Aqui es Texcoco Real Deal Brisket, Beef Ribs etc at Grand Ole BBQ y Asido Both in San Diego

Soft Serve Ice Cream at Ad Astra Bread Co. | Seaside - Monterey Peninsula

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

From the day that famed pastry chef, Ron Mendoza revealed his plans to open a bread bakery to explore the savory side, many of us quietly prayed that in due time he would experiment again with ice ...

Chicken Wing prices rising: another pandemic shortage?

by gutreactions 5 months ago

Craving chicken wings? The price of wings is rising fast, according to industry sources. Almost double what they were just a few months ago. Restaurants and markets have had to adjust their menu pr...

LouLou's Griddle in the Middle Cafe | Wharf #2 - Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Long time since anyone has talked about LouLou's Griddle in the Middle, the small diner on Monterey's commercial wharf. http://www.chowhound.com/post/monterey-carmel-great-food-364989?commentId=22...

Jeb’s Swedish Creamery [Kingsburg, Hwy 99]

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 years ago

Jeb’s Swedish Creamery is located west of Highway 99, away from the downtown area, in a suburban strip mall. I was here following up a tip from “susancinsf”. Jeb’s uses Challenge Dairy milk ...

Bagels in Monterey County?

by lfgear 1 year ago

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

Mexican breakfast in Salinas?

by srr 13 years ago

My DH and I are driving from SF to Pismo on Sunday morning and would like to stop somewhere for breakfast. By breakfast, I mean anything from chilaquiles to menudo to birria to huevos con machaca....

Calif Free Fishing Days for 2021: Saturday, July 3 and Saturday, September 4

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"While all fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, report card requirements, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect, there are two days each year when anyon...

Salinas Juneteenth Celebration, June 19, 1pm to 4pm

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by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"Salinas Time to Shine! Food, Vendors and Music Rodeo Grounds Salinas 1PM to 4PM Masks and COVID Guidelines Enforced" https://www.instagram.com/salinasjuneteenth/ 1034 N Main St, Salina...