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Culinary Adventures in Great Britain

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by kittyfood 4 months ago

My husband and I are considering a trip to Great Britain in 2020. We are looking for suggestions for food or drink-related adventures -- for example, artesanal cheesemakers, bakers, producers of re...

Kantine | San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Back in May I enjoyed a solo breakfast at Kantine. At that point it had been open for almost a year. On a brisk and windy day, the outdoor seating was not an inviting option. Thought I’d laze her...

Real Good Fish Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 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...

Osho Restaurante | Las Playitas - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

My friends have enjoyed breakfast at Osho Restaurante (at Hotel Quintas Papagayo) many times and invited me to join them in June to try the expansion to dinner service. Because I arrived late for o...

Producers Natural Sour Cream - One Ingredient

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

A couple weeks ago I noticed this at the supermarket, Natural Sour Cream, from Fresno's Producers Dairy. Now it contains but one ingredient . . . Cultured Cream . . . and has been on the market for...

House of Ice Cream in Lodi

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

When I visited Lodi last year, I paid a visit to two of the town's ice cream scoop shops. Apparently there's a new one, House of Ice Cream, based in Stockton opened a second location in Lodi a coup...

What is worth the schlep?

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by thecuriousone 4 months ago

Hi All So much is distributed by the big chains. My question is about places that stock locally produced items. I'm looking for the small supermarkets that stock rub/east coast sauce, fresh gro...

A Deep Dive into the San Diego Fishing Industry

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

A long read but a fascinating one that covers the history of San Diego's fish industry, the tensions of development, and promising work to revitalize a fishing community that makes local, sustainab...

Cayucos Summer Oranges

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 years ago

Last month Mom and I stayed in Cambria for 10 days while work was being done on her house. On one of our excursions to Morro Bay, I stopped at the Spencer's Fresh Market off of Hwy 1. In the bins...

Top Hatters Kitchen in San Leandro?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months 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 ...

Get Hooked Santa Cruz Restaurant Week, 7/29 to 8/4/2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

JULY 29 - AUGUST 4, 2019 Dine out in Santa Cruz next week for Get Hooked restaurant week! “Get Hooked is a celebration of Monterey Bay’s sustainably caught seafood. Our local seafood story is a...

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

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by watermap 7 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...

OC Fair’s Junior Livestock Auction, July 20

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months 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...

Where can I find Graber Olives?

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by applecore 8 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 5 months 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 9 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 6 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...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months 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 6 months ago

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