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Historic Sites

Drinking History: George Washington's Whiskey Distillery at Mount Vernon

You won’t catch many modern-day presidents confessing a love for hard liquor. But the Founding Fathers were hardly 12-Steppers, George Washington included. In fact, a few years before the first president...
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The woman saving Georgia's lost cheeses

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"... From the Svaneti region deep in the Caucasus Mountains to the Samtskhe-Javakheti region to the south (and beyond), these are some of the more popular artisanal cheeses that are being re-in...

Can anyone remember the name of this long closed Oakland classic family style restaurant

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by fogcitynative 2 years ago

Anyone remember the name of the Old Oakland Family Style Restaurant in the triangular lot where Telegraph meets Shattuck? (see map) Cabbage Soup for the table, Salad Bowl for the table, a bit of...

Dillon Beach Coastal Kitchen | Marin

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Following a tasting appointment at Merry Edwards in Sebastopol, I suggested that our group take advantage of this summer evening and head to the coast for dinner. From Merry's we zipped down to the...

Casa Benavides B&B in Taos, New Mexico

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

For my overnight in Taos, I booked the Azteca room in the main building of Casa Benavides. Located in the heart of the historic district, it was an easy walk to see the sights, and within sniffing ...

Pueblo Bread at Taos Pueblo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Bright and early I headed to Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for a self-guided tour. After a big breakfast at my B&B and dinner at The Love Apple the night before, https://www.chowhound.c...

Poor Red's | El Dorado

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Liquid lunch! In May, I swung by Poor Red's at the end of my visit to Placerville before leaving the area. This saloon invented the Gold Cadillac cocktail and 3% of the WORLD’s supply of Galliano f...

Rancho de Chimayo | Chimayó, New Mexico

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Enjoying the wine experience at Gruet's tasting room so much, https://www.chowhound.com/post/gruet-winery-tasting-room-hotel-st-francis-santa-fe-1086207 I was a little late to meet my friend at her...

Meet the Author of Cafe French: A Flaneur's Guide to the Language, Lore and Food of the Paris Café | SF, Oct 24

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 6:30pm L. John Harris channels the historic flâneur with his witty café French "lessons" and whimsical illustrations taken from his Paris café journals. Mechanics...

Best places to eat in KC?

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by oklatoma 6 months ago

Hi! I’m new to the area and I’m looking for some of your favorite places to eat in Kansas City and the dish that you loved the most!! Thanks!!

Argonaut Farm to Fork Cafe | Coloma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

In May I visited Coloma intending to see Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. But then the deluge started. Instead I ducked into Argonaut Cafe to warm up and enjoy the park's greenery from...

Dog House Drive-In | Albuquerque

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

My original target for my first bite in New Mexico of my May visit was Dog House Drive-In. However, when my travel day got off track, i switched to Duran's for table service and more comfort for a ...

Hangman's Tree Ice Cream Saloon | Placerville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Honoring the original Hangtown spirit of Placerville, Hangman's Tree houses an ice cream saloon and a loving restoration of the historic building. After a day of wine judging, the inside of my m...

Shoestring Famous Chili Dogs | Placerville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

A sign for Chili Dogs pulls me in like a moth to the flame. On a gray and drizzly afternoon in May, I ducked into Shoestring in Placerville.

Benkyodo in San Francisco's Japantown [San Francisco]

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by Hiko Ikeda 18 years ago

Although it is not a restaurant, "seated" eating--or drinking can be done inside the store, in addition, it is larger than many restaurants in the city. What do you guys think of this historica...

Name of Bar?

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by cgarner 7 months ago

Please tell me if I am mis-remembering! There is a bar at 831 Christian St. on the Italian Market. You had to go downstairs and it was a dive. it's NOW called 12 steps. Did that used to be the...

Hoshigaki by Otow Orchard in Granite Bay

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

In January, I stayed an extra night after my meetings in Sacramento to have the chance to visit Otow Orchard. Driving east into a fierce rainstorm was not the smartest decision, yet I was still thr...

Windmill Market's Date Shake | Desert Hot Springs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

After years of reading "glbtrtr" recommend the date shakes at Windmill Market in Desert Hot Springs, last week it was finally my turn to try one on the way back from Joshua Tree. https://www.chowh...

"World Famous Jerky" by Greenspot Market | Mentone - San Bernardino County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Each of the three times I've visited my friends at Fat Angel Farm, https://www.chowhound.com/post/fat-angel-farm-mentone-san-bernardino-county-1057767 I've been curious about the market on the m...

The Saratoga | Tenderloin - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Restaurant or bar? That seems to be the question posed about this newish eatery and popular watering hole from the Bacchus Management Group. I'd have to say that The Saratoga fills each slot capabl...

Eat • Root • Love, San Francisco, April 13

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

April 13, 6:30pm to 9:00pm Eat • Root • Love with Friends of Roots Chinese Historical Society 965 Clay St San Francisco, CA