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OC Fair’s Junior Livestock Auction, July 20

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

OC Fair’s Junior Livestock Auction Saturday, July 20, 2019 8 a.m. – Admission gate opens (Yellow Gate) 9 a.m. – Buyer check-in and add-on tables open 10 a.m. – Opening...

Top Hatters Kitchen in San Leandro?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 days ago

Opened in April . . . wondering what chowhounds think of this new neighborhood restaurant? Friends held a graduation dinner there last month and recommended it highly. Top Hatters Kitchen & Bar ...

Where can I find Graber Olives?

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by applecore 7 years ago

I'm addicted to Graber Olives and would love to find a place that stocks them close by. Anywhere eastside (near Downtown) or even in SM? Thanks for your help! Oh and if you haven't tried them,...

Avedano's Butcher Shop saved by a rich guy

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 25 days ago

“I wanna show why what we do is different, and how supporting small farms is crucial,” Wilson says. “We’re in a fight for our food systems and Amazon is winning. And I wanna show why it’s important...

Princess Seafood Market & Deli - Fort Bragg (Mendocino County)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

In the course of reading everything I could find on social media for updates on last week's storms and disastrous flooding on California's North Coast, I came across the FB page for the F/V Princes...

Hoshigaki by Otow Orchard in Granite Bay

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month 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...

Edible Monterey Bay summer issue release party, 6/24, FREE

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Sampling of TusCA Restaurant appetizers and Morgan Winery is free at the Edible Monterey Bay release party on Monday, June 24. RSVP required.

Mississippi oyster farms lose thousands of oysters

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Majority of oysters planted in the Mississippi Sound are dead following opening of the Bonnet Carre' Spillway.

The Farmers Guild Summer Soiree 7/28: Voices from the Field, Petaluma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Date and Time Sun, July 28, 2019 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT Location Five Springs Farm 4497 Adobe Road Petaluma, CA 94954 "Join us at beautiful Five Springs Farm for an afternoon of local fo...

Sarah's Harvest Fresh Green Chickpea Hummus

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Recently I stumbled upon an in-store tasting of Sarah's Harvest Fresh Green Chickpea Hummus while shopping at Star Market in Salinas. Available in three flavors: Original, Cilantro/ Jalapeno or Gar...

Whatever Happened to Portland?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"The Eater Guide to the Pacific Northwest" dropped last week, https://www.eater.com/pacific-northwest-restaurants-portland-seattle . Meghan McCarron penned a nuanced look at the current eating scen...

The Golden Pig | Hopland - Mendocino County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

In January I took a little hop over the border up to Mendocino County and the hamlet of Hopland. I stopped at The Golden Pig for a late lunch. The Reuben made with house-cured pastrami on the me...

Real Good Fish Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Nearly five years ago, I signed up for Local Catch Monterey Bay, the original name for the community supported fishery now called Real Good Fish. Since that time, it has expanded from the Central C...

Craft Ice Cream by Harmony Valley Creamery | SLOCo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

After the disastrous chili from Mint + Craft, I hoofed it back to the SLO farmers market for some ice cream. Harmony Valley Creamery Scoop Truck to the rescue! Late to report, I can't remember ...

Mint + Craft | San Luis Obispo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

After shopping the Thursday night farmers market in downtown, I headed to Mint + Craft because I needed to sit down and warm up. First up, a chai latte that was not terrible but was made with a...

Food, restaurants, local cuisine in Namur (Belgium)/Ardennes (France)?

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by watermap 2 months ago

Group of cousins/partners renting a house in Province de Namur (Belgium) July 2019. Requesting locals/travelers' favorites/recommendations for restaurants, food, local cuisine, wineries, breweri...

Kaiyo Peruvian Nikkei | Cow Hollow - SF

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Unexpectedly on my own for a night in the City, I took a walk down Union Street and landed at the then three-month old Kaiyo. The specialty here is small plates and sushi drinking food in the style...

Chowdown Report: 4/20 @ Lagunitas Brewing Petaluma Taproom

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Last weekend, four 'hounds gathered at the Lagunitas Brewing Company's Petaluma Taproom for the infamous 4/20 party. Maybe not so infamous nor radical these days now that cannabis is legalized. Und...