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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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Two suggestions on 14 north of Lancaster

by John Z 21 years ago

In Rosamond about 5 miles west of Highway 14 (4417 Rosamond Blvd)is Villa Basque Restaurant. 805/256 4182. The ususal Basque, plus super french fries. Near Ridgecrest say three miles south on th...

Know an amazing Big Sur/Carmel Caterer?

by Andrea 21 years ago

My fiance and I are getting married in the Big Sur area next summer and need to reserve a caterer as soon as possible. The catch is we live in New York and won't be able to taste test until AFTER ...

Road food on the way to Oregon

by Anne Emry 21 years ago

Just back from the annual pilgrimage to in-laws in Portland, OR. We had some good luck in the dining department that I thought I'd share. Black Bear Diner (several locations, we went to Willows ...

Modesto: a Mediterranean dinner

by george osner 21 years ago

I've written about Papachino's on this board once before; it is a fairly regular lunch stop, but we haven't made it by in the evening for dinner for some reason. Last night we remedied that oversi...

orange county eating

by adamstoler 22 years ago

please i really need help this time...no chains...no trendy or stuffy places...just good food...like fish, any type asian, tasty non-fajita joint mexican...also san diego and/or tijuana(really!) re...

Need a cheap hotel in/near San Diego

by Amanda 21 years ago

Hi all - thanks for reading! I am looking for a cheap place to stay in San Diego from Nov. 23rd to Nov. 28th - I have surfed the internet and found some decent prices - but I was hoping that someo...

Where to eat in San Luis Obispo

by JackS 21 years ago

I'll be in SLO this coming weekend, how about suggestions for lunch/dinner places. You can omit the BBQ places, but all others would be appreciated.

Modesto, CA: Downtown Sampler

by george osner 21 years ago

One of the excellent traditions that has evolved in the last few years in Modesto is the twice-annual Downtown Sampler. Coordinated by the Downtown Improvement District, the Sampler provides an op...

Ventana- Big Sur

by Stefany B. 21 years ago

Has anyone been to the restaurant at Ventana recently. I've been there a few times but not lately. Years ago when I was there it was merely satisfactory but as of 3-4 years ago it was wonderful so...

elephant bar

by tonya casmo 21 years ago

any recommendations/suggestions about elephant bar? one just opened in sacramento and i understand it's a chain

What a folly

by Beatrice Dante 21 years ago

Message: About once a year, I visit San Francisco to do research. I've been won over by the talents of Bay Area chefs. That is until Chef Roland's La Folie. After reading glowing reviews (fro...

North from San Francisco dining

by Maddy 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 years ago

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

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