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North from San Francisco dining

by Maddy 18 years ago

Hi: We are planning a trip in late September heading north from San Francisco stopping in Elk and visiting Mendocino and heading down possibly through Ukiah, Russian River into Calistoga (for Nap...

Super Rico in SB

by Michael 19 years ago

I ate at this great taqueria twice on my trip to Santa Barbara a couple of weeks ago. It is just as good as I had remembered it from my last trip, 3 years ago, and the trip before that (etc.). The ...

Best Romantic Restaurants in Monterey Peninsula Area?

by Chuck Rogér 19 years ago

Hi folks. Wow, this looks like a GREAT board! I'm new here, and want to express my appreciation up front for all the help I'll get from you. My wife and I go to the Monterey Peninsula one to tw...

Arnold in the foothills

by Mike Kossen 19 years ago

I will be passing through the town of Arnold on highway 4 on my way to Alpine County in the Sierras. Does anybody have any recommendations for lunch?

Santa Barbara "fine and funky"

by Tom Linton 19 years ago

We're staying at the Miramar for a couple of nights in the Santa Barbara area and my wife and I are both foodies, she more the upscale but really has to be good (Italian is her favorite), doesn't h...

Santa Cruz breakfast/bakeries

by D Schneider 19 years ago

In thanks for the recommendations I found for good eating while on a business trip to the SFO area, I offer these two wonderful places to get good breakfast food in a great atmosphere: The Butter...

Quick Report from my Santa Monica visit

by Ivan Stoler 19 years ago

I just got back from Santa Monica (3 nights) and have this to report for all the chowhounds. I ate @ The Hump for Sushi at the S.M. airport as recommended by someone on this board, can't rememebr w...

If you are in North OC or Lower East LA

by Mateo 19 years ago

Just stumbled across this site, but I had to mention my absolute favorite place of all time, Puffy Taco. It's in Whittier (or La Mirada, I'm not sure which), off Leffingwell and Santa Gertrudes. ...


by Dick Baker 19 years ago

Will be spending a week in Carlsbad. Looking for good Seafood and Italian restaurants in Carlsbad or Del Mar


by Jill 19 years ago

I am currently living in Texas and I want to move to California. Any advice on best places to live?? I have been to LA several times and want that area. What are some nice areas out of LA, not t...

El Encanto in Santa Barbara, yes or no?

by Robert Sieczkiewicz 19 years ago

Any opinions on El Encanto in Santa Barbara? There have been a few brief mentions of it here, but no substantial reviews of the food. Is it worthwhile? If so, what's good? Many thanks...

Fine Dining in Reedley, CA.

by Ed 19 years ago

My wife and I introduced two friends to Gourmet Garden in Reedley last night. Although Reedley has less that 15,000 people, it supports a truly fine gourmet dinner house in Gourmet Garden. At lun...

South Lake Tahoe Good Eats

by george osner 19 years ago

We're just back from a 10-day trip with the hot air balloon, ranging from Minden, NV to Yreka, CA--big fun. We spent a couple of days at The Lake, as it is known locally, and discovered a new, exc...

Route One

by Barb H. 19 years ago

I'm leaving in a few days for a short break in CA. Starting from San Jose, the plan is to have a leisurely drive down the coast as far as Big Sur, then back again. I've checked previous posts her...

Mouseburgers? Help! My sweetie has a conference in Anaheim

by Joseph Byrd 19 years ago

I'm looking for almost any good food in Anaheim. She is eclectic, likes Mexican, Oriental, American diner. The conference includes meals at the hotel (a Marriott, I believe), which is seldom a go...

deli in south shore tahoe

by tonya casmo 19 years ago

looking for a place to get some goodies to take to the beach???

Monterey/Santa Cruz Eats

by Anisha 19 years ago

We are visiting the Monterey area and Santa Cruz as well in the next week or so and we'll be there for quite a while-- 9 days or so. Any good recommendations? Specifically-- we love unique ethnic r...

Max's Bakery and general Central Valley comments

by Ed 19 years ago

When reading posts about the Central Valley by people such as myself who live here, passers through should realize that everything I say is graded on a curve. If you have just come from the Napa V...

Grazing thru Central CA on a hot weekend

by george osner 19 years ago

We're just back from a weekend of getting high--flying our balloon at a couple of festivals in central California. On Saturday we journeyed to Galt, a smallish town at the southern end of Sacramen...

Tahoe and Reno

by Jim Zurer 19 years ago

I have collected the previous posts on this subject and just wanted to check to see if there were any late breaking developments on the culinary scene that I should know about for Tahoe and/Reno. ...

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