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Historic Sites

Big Sur & Central Coast Hwy 1 Closures [and Updates]

by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Due to the damage to Pfeiffer Bridge and landslides in recent storms, Highway 1 is expected to remain closed at Big S...

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Melanie Wong commented 10 days ago

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1880 Union Saloon | Los Alamos

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by Melanie Wong 12 days ago

The Saloon in the 1880 Union Hotel was recommended to me for a drink and some bar snacks but I couldn't squeeze it in...

Windmill Market's Date Shake | Desert Hot Springs

by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

After years of reading "glbtrtr" recommend the date shakes at Windmill Market in Desert Hot Springs, last week it was...

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Malcolm Ruthven commented 4 months ago

Julia Child's Copper Pots Come Home

by drrayeye 10 months ago

This is an article with pictures that revisits the Julia Child home kitchen used for her shows: "Bring out the bra...

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gutreactions commented 8 months ago

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Nathan "Nearest" Green, Jack Daniel Master Distiller

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by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

"Fawn Weaver was on vacation in Singapore last summer when she first read about Nearest Green, the Tennessee slave wh...

Tadich Grill or ... after Hamilton matinee

by Cheesy Oysters 11 months ago

I haven't gone to Tadich Grill before so I thought it might be fun to go after we see Hamilton next Wednesday for the...

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toitoi commented 11 months ago

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Gunn House Hotel | Sonora - Gold Country

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

My home base for my May visit to Sonora was the historic Gunn House Hotel. A bit quirky and decorated with vintage fu...

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Legends Books, Antiques & Old Fashioned Soda Fountain | Sonora

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

As the afternoon heated up, I ducked into Legends Books, Antiques & Old Fashioned Soda Fountain in Sonora's historic ...

Chinese Laborers Built Sonoma's Wineries

by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

"Workers literally dug the caves by hand," says Tom Blackwood, general manager of Buena Vista Winery. "They still hav...

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JoMa's Artisan Ice Cream | Murphys - Gold Country

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by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

JoMa's writes excellent copy for the names of its creative ice cream flavors, e.g., Salty River of Gold or Crunch Tim...

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Columbia Kate's Bakery | Tuolumne County - Gold Country

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by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

Two months ago I took a quick look around the historic Gold Rush town of Columbia http://www.visitcolumbiacalifornia....

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Knights Ferry General Store, Saloon & Grill | Stanislaus County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

On a recent visit to the foothills, I made a rewarding detour through Knights Ferry. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

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Knights Ferry Creamery (and Espresso Bar) in Stanislaus County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

Last month I took a slight detour off the highway to take a look at the Knights Ferry Historic District and find some...

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Edinburgh, Scotland

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by 3MTA3 1 year ago

Will be staying 2night/3days and wondering what I need to see/eat,...First of many I hope !

Julian for Apple Pie

by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

After visiting Anza-Borrego, I exited the park and headed to nearby Julian, the tiny and charming village famed for i...

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Melanie Wong commented 1 year ago

NYPL's historical menus show how drastically the way we eat has changed

by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . What’s interesting is that even though American palates are more receptive to ambitious and unorthodox flavor...

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The Inn at Tres Pinos?

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by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Driving through Tres Pinos a couple weeks ago, whatever was cooking over that smoky fire smelled good. No reports on ...

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Monte Cristo @ Steinbeck House in Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

The occasion of chowhound visitors to Salinas finally got me in the door at the Steinbeck House. Though volunteers ha...

Wenzhou Noodles | San Jose

by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Intrigued by the Merc's account of a new Chinese noodle house in a renovated historic building, William and I met for...

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Melanie Wong commented 1 year ago

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