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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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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


by Jill 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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. 22 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 21 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 21 years ago

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

Monterey/Santa Cruz Eats

by Anisha 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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. ...

downtown sac near the convention center

by george osner 21 years ago

Hey--I'm going to be in downtown Sac for a trade show Fri morning. I've got a couple of ideas for lunch but would welcome suggestions for something new to try. Link: http://webpages.ainet.com/gos...

Fresno CA, best lowland Lao

by Ed 21 years ago

Anyone from, or passing through Fresno should try the B&K Asian Kitchen on First St. between Olive and McKinley. I have eaten there several times a year for at least 15 years or more. My favorite...

goin' to Monterey, CA

by george osner 23 years ago

I will be spending Wed-Fri in downtown Monterey. While I have a few favorite spots on the peninsula, I'd love to hear of others' suggestions for a new experience. I have had a couple of suprem...

San Diego Ideas?

by Dave Feldman 23 years ago

Am going to be in San Diego soon. There have only been a few posts here and was wondering if anyone else had suggestions for restaurants, especially ones that might be suitable for relatively l...


by Valencourte 23 years ago

truth in bread: My job takes me all over the world at all hours. I get a chance to try a lot of cuisines, but to me the basic truth of a place is it's bread. Just bread. Oh, if you want to you c...

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