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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.

Nearly 25,000 Pounds of Beef Recalled

In an official statement on Aug. 31, the USDA announced a recall of nearly 25,000 pounds of raw beef products from American Beef Packers, Inc., a Chino, California-based beef producer and distributor...

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Bridges BBQ Rents | Placerville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 23 days ago

What's for lunch on wine judging day? If you're lucky, catering by Bridges BBQ Rents. This local caterer served us some really good Santa Maria style tri-tip. Rosy rare and tender. The baked bea...

Hog Wild Barbeque | Placerville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 24 days ago

For a couple years now, I've seen recommendations from friends for the Texas-style brisket at Hog Wild Barbeque in Placerville. On my first day in town, the plan was to drive by and decide if I wou...

Shoestring Famous Chili Dogs | Placerville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 24 days ago

A sign for Chili Dogs pulls me in like a moth to the flame. On a gray and drizzly afternoon in May, I ducked into Shoestring in Placerville.

Chicago Pasta House | Moreno Valley - Riverside County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 24 days ago

Thanks to RSMBob's post about Chicago-style pizza in SoCal, in October I picked up a stuffed pizza from Chicago Pasta House on my way to see friends in Palm Springs. https://www.chowhound.com/pos...

Grocery Outlet - September 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 27 days ago

This is where to post your Grocery Outlet finds for the month. Cloverdale GO: Haagen-Dazs strawberry ice cream, $2.50 for 28 oz - Almost felt retro to come back to the five-ingredient ice cre...

Corti Bros. to Close Sacramento Store

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by hungerpains 11 years ago

According to the SacBee, Corti Bros. has lost their lease and will be closing Sept. 30. The owner says that the business still is profitable and they will be looking for a new location. I hope ...

Pit-smoked brisket at Subway?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Stopped at the light in downtown Monterey today, I noticed a sign on the Subway at the intersection promoting "naturally pit-smoked brisket". This page on its website says it was tested on 100 Aust...

Sacramento 14th annual Dine Downtown Restaurant Week, Jan 11-21

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

Three-courses, $35, with $1 donated to the Food Literacy Center, Opinions on which restaurants are the best deal? Participating restaurants for 2019: The Firehouse Restaurant Rio City Caf...

The red abalone is dying off

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months 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...

Persian/Armenian in Fresno

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by Kayde 6 years ago

At the last minute, Beloved Spouse and I decided to make a mini-vacation of a work trip to Fresno, and, thanks to this board and local tips, had a good time. It seems we came during a cold snap: a ...

Happy Hour @ Sur Burger | Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 27 days ago

Today is National Cheeseburger Day. So let me report on the happy hour cheeseburger at Sur Burger in downtown Monterey. I was there in May when it had been open for two months by local icon Bill...

"Topics related to . . . "

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 27 days ago

A couple of posts down from the top of the California location page is the insert "Topics Related to California". It directs to SACRAMENTO, SAN JOSE and SAN DIEGO. I think this is misleading si...

4th Annual Flavors of the Harvest, 9/21, Marina (Monterey Peninsula)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 27 days ago

Flavors of the Harvest 2019 September 21st, 2-5 PM Goodwill Garden at 249 10th St. Marina, CA 93933. Enjoy small plates and drinks featuring local produce and a garden-cooking demonstration by ...

Paid Food Sport Opportunity for Pepsico Fall Football

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 28 days ago

"This paid opportunity is specifically for pitmasters to show off their barbecue skills! . . . "

Michelin Stars in California, 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Three Stars Atelier Crenn Benu The French Laundry Manresa Quince The Restaurant at Meadowood SingleThread Two Stars Acquerello Baumé Californios Campton Place Coi Commis Lazy ...

Meet The Man Who Guards America's Ketchup (Heinz)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . Osorno grew up in Mexico, became an engineer, and started working at the Heinz company, now Kraft Heinz, more than 20 years ago. It's been all ketchup, all the time, ever since. He's in cha...

Grocery Outlet - August 2019

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by sweethooch 2 months ago

Sunnyvale 8/12 President spreadable blue cheese with caramelized onion, 7 oz $1.99 Grey Poupon mustard large 1# $1.99 (palo alto also) Earthly Choice organic 7-grain rice blend pre-cooked, 6 pou...

Franklin's Teleme Cheese is in trouble

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . Peluso’s troubles began when his creamery landlord experienced a series of financial blows in quick succession—'a perfect storm,' says Peluso. The landlord stopped repairing the creamery eq...

Real Good Fish Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Nearly five years ago, I signed up for Local Catch Monterey Bay, the original name for the community supported fishery now called Real Good Fish. Since that time, it has expanded from the Central C...