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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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Real Good Fish Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 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...

Carr Fire Emergency Food Service for Redding area

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Salvation Army has begun meal service at Carr Fire evacuation center at Shasta College (11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA 96003) and Weaverville Elementary School in Weaverville. Bleachers Spo...

HeBrews Coffee | Bethel Church - Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Before coming to Redding, I knew nothing about Bethel. This religious community served as Salvation Army's donation & distribution center during the Carr Fire (August 2018). The HeBrews coffee coun...

Moore's Flour Mill | Downtown Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

My final destination in Redding in August 2018 before driving home was the downtown location of Moore's Flour Mill. It's truly a unique culinary resource with a variety of grains available for sale...

Kolaches @ Caffe Pagato in Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

One more flat white before heading home from the Carr Fire deployment (August 2018). Caffe Pagato sources from a variety of coffee roasters. This time, I had the single origin Costa Rican beans fro...

Private Bedroom w/ Private Full Bath Near Bethel | AirBnB - Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

If you're looking for a well-equipped kitchen with a fully stocked kitchen to stay, this would be the place. I was here for a week during the Carr Fire in August 2018. Given that I had some mis...

Fusion Lounge | Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Redding's Fusion Lounge was my final Lao meal during the Carr Fire (August 2018). While I missed happy hour (4 to 6p), I did catch Taco Tuesday at this ethnic Iu Mien-owned drinking establishment....

Thai Hut | Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

One more Laotian-Thai eatery for my lunch stop in August 2018. One of my favorite dishes in the Lao pantheon is Kao Pik. Here the handmade chewy tapioca-rice noodles in chicken broth were topped sl...

New Year's Eve and Day in Bakersfield

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by jpie 2 months ago

I am going to be driving our car down from the Pacific NW to Palm Springs and will be spending the night in Bakersfield CA. It happens to be New Year's Eve and then the morning of New Year's day. T...

Marilyn Miller Certified Farmers Market | Tuesday morning, Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Such a sweet midweek market . . couldn't leave Redding without shopping at one of the certified farmers markets. They'd been shut down for more than a week during the Carr Fire (August 2018) and e...

Vintage Public House | Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

During the Carr Fire in August 2018, I was lucky to get a ticket for the last orchestra seat to see Pat Benatar perform at the historic Cascade Theater. Before the show, I grabbed a bite across the...

El Valle Produce in Watsonville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

On a warm day last summer, I dashed into El Valle Produce in search of a cool beverage. I grabbed this watermelon-mint-limeade from the self-serve case which did the trick. The store has an attrac...

Alps Village | Palm Desert

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Anyone tried Alps Village in Palm Desert? It promotes itself as "Oktoberfest Every Day". What makes me especially curious about it is that besides German specialties, it offers cuisine of the form...

Michelin Stars in California, 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 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 ...

Mission Hill Creamery | Santa Cruz

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Despite having tried and liked Mission Hill's when it opened in 2010 https://www.chowhound.com/post/fabulous-news-ice-cream-groupies-santa-cruz-728967 , some how it took me till Summer 2018 to retu...

Grocery Outlet, December 2019

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by sweethooch 3 months ago

Palo Alto 12/1/19 Dawn Platinum dish liquid, 2-pack 20.6 oz each $2.99 Nona Lim Vietnamese Pho bone broth 10 oz, $1.99 Siggi’s Skyr plain strained yogurt 0%, 24 oz, $1.19 Boursin shallot 5 oz...

Journey to the Dumpling | Xlnt XLB in Elk Grove

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Highlight of my recent trip to the Capitol was a dinner stop at Journey to the Dumpling in Elk Grove on my way home. It had been open for four weeks.

Taco Temple | Morro Bay - SLOCo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Taco Temple in Morro Bay has been one of Chowhound's favorite destinations on the Central Coast, judging from the 150+ mentions on this site. It changed hands a couple years ago, and expanded to a ...

Taste & See Creamery | Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Another late report from my time in Redding during last year's Carr Fire . . . After buying Furnari sausage, I headed over to the nearby then one-year-old ice cream shop in the alley co-located wit...