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Direct seafood sales finally under way at Fisherman’s Wharf (SF)

by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

Giuseppe “Joe” Pennisi started selling whole fish off his boat docked at Pier 47 near Scoma's restaurant on October 2...

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Sun, Oct 22: Harvest of Hope, Geyserville

by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT> A limited number of tickets still available from Catelli's directly at the door. Call - 7...

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Sun, Oct 22, Napa-Sonoma Wildfire Relief, SF

by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

100% of the proceeds from the $100 per person tickets will go to the relief efforts. October 22, 3pm to 7pm

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Long Meadow Ranch Cafe | St. Helena - Napa Valley

by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

The outdoor cafe at Long Meadow Ranch Winery & Farmstead was the next coffee stop of my week in St. Helena.

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City Garden Doughnuts & Coffee | Santa Rosa - Sonoma County

by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Early in the year, I took note of the new black and white signage for City Garden as construction was in progress. It...

Micro-Entrepreneurs and El Pajaro CDC Commercial Kitchen Incubator in Watsonville

by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Nearly four years ago, I sat in on a workshop in Watsonville and heard about a proposal to establish a commercial kit...

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Journeyman Meat Company | Healdsburg

by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Journeyman Meat Company opened on August 2, offering a wine bar, locally sourced butcher shop with estate-raised beef...

Animalón, Valle de Guadalupe pop-up, July 27-Sept 9

by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Animalón is a summer time pop-up project in Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada from Chef Javier Plascencia. He had original...

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Rocca's Market | San Martin

by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Last week I got out of southbound traffic in San Martin. I took the opportunity to check out Rocca's Market. Inside I...

One last grape harvest in Rancho Cucamonga vineyard

by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . While the Gateway Vineyard yield is a small part of his Mira Loma winery’s production, Galleano said the Zinf...

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Il Grillo | Carmel-by-the-Sea

by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Il Grillo opened last year and offers a more casual and accessible alternative to its sister, La Balena, serving lunc...

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Happy Girl Kitchen | Pacific Grove

by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

Happy Girl Kitchen's pickles and preserves were a fixture at the Ferry Building's farmers market in San Francisco ove...

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Lala’s Jam Bar and Urban Farmstand in Petaluma?

by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Passing through Petaluma yesterday, I noticed this neatly painted cottage storefront when I was stopped at the light....

Point Pinos Grill in Pacific Grove: Ocean view, golf, local food

by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

A late post, but hopefully someone can add more recent updates. Mom and I had lunch at Point Pinos Grill on July 20,...

Melanie Wong commented 3 months ago

Local king salmon in Monterey area

by vesper9 3 months ago

Looking for local (CA) wild king salmon in the Monterey/Pacific Grove/Carmel area... Sea Harvest only had Oregon king...

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Duke's Spirited Cocktails | Healdsburg

by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Duke's Spirited Cocktails opened this summer on the plaza by alums from Spoonbar. Many of the botanicals used as flav...

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Swanton, Donnelly & Marianne's (Santa Cruz area)

by Melanie Wong 13 years ago

Three weeks ago I took the scenic way southbound on the coast route. I made a first visit to Swanton, a chowhound fa...

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Oak - Laguna Beach

by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Oak opened in Laguna Beach on August 2. I joined some friends there for a drink on Day 6. The bar was already packed ...

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4th Street Market | Santa Ana - Orange County

by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

My visit to 4th Street Market earlier this month was much too brief. I did manage to check out Electric City Butcher ...