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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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Growing Asian Vegetables in Cool Summers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Thursday, March 4 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm "This workshop will cover the basics of cultivating different varieties of Asian vegetables in the cool summers of the Bay Areas coastline. We will explore...

Grocery Outlet - February 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Last week I made a first visit to the newly opened Grocery Outlet in Windsor (Sonoma County), next to Home Depot. It's a spacious store with wide aisles. While it had a sanitizing station, there w...

Ferndale Meat Co.'s new landlord is . . . the Mayor of Flavortown

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

The publisher of the _Ferndale Enterprise_ created his own news when he texted Guy Fieri that the historic 1903 building housing Ferndale Meat Company was for sale. Fieri bought it the next day. ...

2/5, Noon, Interested in becoming a Master Food Preserver?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"2021 MFP Volunteer Training - Information Meeting February 5, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Contact: ucmfp@ucanr.edu Sponsor: University of California Master Food Preserver Program Details: The fol...

2/18 Drive-thru BBQ Chicken Dinner, California Rodeo - Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"Date: Feb 18, 2021 Time: 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Cost: $45.00 Location(s): Rabobank Stadium at the Salinas Sports Complex Take the night off from cooking on Thursday, February 18th and pick up a...

Feb 10, 5pm, Conversation with Harold McGee, The Science and Mystery of Smell

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"Of all the senses, smell may be the most poorly understood. What are smells and why are they so evocative? Join us for a conversation with author Harold McGee, whose most recent book, Nose Dive: A...

Il Fornaio Super Bowl 50% discount code

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"We're celebrating the Big Game this Sunday with Half-Priced Pizzas, Appetizers and Signature Cocktails!* Score extra points with your team at home when you order an Italian feast To Go - use code...

Sur La Table prepares for bankruptcy

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

" . . . For companies like Sur La Table that offer classes and other in-store experiences, the nationwide shutdown has been even more pernicious. . ."

Tipping vs Fair Wages

ricepad
by ricepad 3 months ago

This is not a discussion about how much to tip. You can search for restaurants that pay their waitstaff a fair wage here: https://www.highroadrestaurants.org

Announcement expected on Monday re: outdoor dining returning to more of California

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"BREAKING: a source close to CA gov @GavinNewsom confirms to @KCBSRadio that all regional #StayAtHome orders will end tomorrow. ICU capacity projected 15%+ over next 4 weeks. Most counties bac...

New to Chowhound

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by OrganicCavalry 4 months ago

I live in Southern California, a gardening paradise. I try to eat out of my garden daily. I do all the gardening and the cooking for the wife and my dog Chief and myself. I look forward to swapping...

Dungeness Crab season opening delayed till December 1, 2020

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

"The commercial Dungeness crab season in the central management area, which was scheduled to open Sunday, Nov. 15, will be delayed due to the presence of whales within fishing grounds and the poten...

Estrada's Spanish Kitchen, Daly City Recipes needed-

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by alameda fats 14 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...

Seed sales at all time high

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

This news report is from North Carolina, but I'm hearing the same in California. Demand for seed has increased, prices are climbing and there will be shortages in the spring. So plan ahead and b...

Healdsburg's Young & Yonder hand sanitizer (and list of American distilleries fighting Covid-19)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

At the Saturday morning Healdsburg Farmers Market, I picked up a small bottle of hand sanitizer at the booth of Bernier Farms. It's 80% alcohol by volume and listed ingredients are alcohol, hydroge...

Live California Spot Prawns | K-Dock, Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Missed the buying opportunity for this weekend since I just learned about this, but I hope to take advantage of this soon. F/V Ocean Warrior sells live spot prawns direct-to-consumer at the K-Dock,...

Grocery Outlet - December 2020

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by chinchi 4 months ago

December finds for me this week at Davis, CA: Kind Bar minis 8/$1 (such a steal!) Erin Baker's Granola (lots of varieties) $2.99 Several varieties of Nature's Path cereal $1.99 Safe Catch Alb...

Santa’s reindeer cleared for entry into California by State Veterinarian

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

"California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones has granted a 24-hour permit clearing all brand inspection and health requirements for nine reindeer scheduled to visit California on the evening of...

New Here, in California

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by OrganicCavalry 4 months ago

My name is Ryan, I am an avid Gardener and wannabe chef. I eat out my garden so I spend a lot of time finding the best tasting varieties... if I wanted water flavor in abundance It's cheaper at the...