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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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Baja California

by MarkB 19 years ago

Will be in Rosarito Beach and environs for a long weekend. Does anyone have special recco re: carnitas and pastor? How about fish (not tacos)?

Sacramento Chowhound Experience!

by Nancy Berry 19 years ago

We were in Sacramento yesterday to sign some papers for a new car and asked the guy in the auto place for a place to eat -- not fancy but good. He told us to go to the Stagecoach restaurant on Flor...

Looking for EXCELLENT Hot Wings in San Diego/North County preferred

by Lorri 19 years ago

Hi - I'm a recent transplant from the LA / Beach Cities area and have not found any decent hot wings in the area. We dearly miss the brewery we used to walk to, for great beer and the best ...

Santa Barbara recommendations?

by Victoria 19 years ago

Spending a week there at the end of August. What are the places to try? (we'll be eating out every night, so need lots!)

Indian food near Santa Barbara?

by Margaret Ricks 19 years ago

Recently moved from Western Mass, where we love the India House in Northampton, we haven't found anything close in the Santa Barbara area. We are willing to travel for really good Indian, esp. Nor...

Help! San Diego

by BostonGirl 19 years ago

Am looking for a nice restaurant in San Diego. It is for a wedding present (gift certificate- $100) for 2 sophisticated chowhounds. Thanks

Regarding San Diego

by David N 19 years ago

Just learned of this site from New Yorker magazine (Trillin article)--Extremely happy to find out about it . . .but will this attract the right type of interest? Have lived in San Diego 10 years,...

Sacramento Area Help Please!

by Gwenne Lally 19 years ago

Our son and his fiance will be married at a Rubber Chicken Palace called the Sterling Hotel next May. Travel is terribly difficult due to my husband's health and better be worth it. Is there anythi...

Where can I find soup dumplings?

by sarah 19 years ago

When I lived in New York City I used to go to a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown called Joe's Shanghai that serves soup dumplings (along with other tasty food, if you still have room after eating 16...

Redlands Help?!

by David N 19 years ago

Will be in Redlands, CA on business. Would appreciate info on any good eats. Thanks.

Sacramento Lao food

by John 19 years ago

We recently found the Sabidee Restaurant at 3912 Fruitridge Rd. It was the first Lao food for us. The names of the dishes are similar to Thai food but they seem to be made with less fat.

Looking for best steak dinner in Reno

by KarenR 19 years ago

Any suggestions on finding the best steaks and/or prime rib in Reno? We're planning on going to Louis' Basque Corner one night, and need someplace for another night or two. I'd like to know about...

Taco Auctioneer is now El Callejon Del Mar

by Lisa Bee 19 years ago

I grew up with Taco Auctioner. It was owned by a school friends' family, and I knew the waiters and ins n outs of this place in Cardiff. The food was stellar up til about 5 years ago when it was ...

Apples in the Central Sierra: Sonora

by george osner 20 years ago

Saturday we made our annual trek to Sierra Glen apple ranch in the hills above Sonora, CA. Just getting there is an adventure. The ranch is on Big Hill Road, between Columbia and Twain Harte. Th...

Chowing in Lake Tahoe

by Cassie Doyon 19 years ago

My family and I just spent a week in Lake Tahoe and had some great dining experiences at the following restaurants: Womack's BBQ--in Stateline, NV; delicious brisket and fried chicken with black-...

Pollo Carbon in Moorpark, YUM!

by tanya 19 years ago

For a quick and tasty Chicken taco fix I recommend the Pollo Carbon, in Moorpark, on E Los Angeles Blvd. It is in a minimall and looks a little rundown, but is always crowded when I have been there...

Oysters @ SD's El Crab Catcher

by Lisa Bee 19 years ago

A friend of mine, a huge oyster fan, says right now El Crab Catcher has the best oysters he's ever had. They're creamy, not briny at all; they're from Finnie Bay or Fannie Bay or something similar...

Good Eats in San Diego

by Michelle Issa 19 years ago

We loved Hash House A Go Go in the Hillcrest area of San Diego. It was nice to be away from the hustle bustle of the Gaslamp District. The portions were huge and the food was great! It's midwest...

Passionfish in Pacific Grove (Monterey Area)

by Han Lukito 19 years ago

From other chowhounds input in the past, i chose this place during the labor day weekend jaunt to Monterey/Big Sur. Took 3 hours, what a drive. It is quite good and definitely has interesting dis...

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