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Green Garlic Season

by Melanie Wong 10 days ago

'Tis the season of pungent, potent green garlic! The bunches illustrated were grown by Mua family farm in Fresno, pur...

Caitlin McGrath commented 10 days ago

Culturas Hidalgo y Oaxaca | Alisal - Salinas

by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

New restaurant, Culturas Hidalgo y Oaxaca, opened for business two days ago in East Salinas. The manager, Norma, expl...

Melanie Wong commented 26 days ago

Limited Edition for Lent: El Charrito Market’s Friday Fish Tacos [Salinas]

by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Located across the street from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, El Charrito Market becomes fish taco central on ...

Melanie Wong commented 26 days ago

Hot Cross Buns at Peninsula Pastries in Salinas

by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

A quick note to mention that I picked up some very nice hot cross buns from Peninsula Pastries in Salinas this week. ...

glbtrtr commented 1 month ago

Frank's Fish Market - Still Open in Salinas

by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Reading that Frank's Fish Market had sold its building in the face of eminent domain and would likely close in Januar...

Melanie Wong commented 1 month ago

Menudo Mornings in Salinas

by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Recently I've returned to the weekend ritual of menudo as the morning meal for its restorative powers and leisure tim...

Melanie Wong commented 2 months ago

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Pacheco's Paleteria y Neveria y Agua | East Salinas

by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Last week I spotted this storefront for Pacheco Paleteria y Neveria y Agua at 1033 E. Alisal St in Salinas. Very exci...

Islas Marietas | Oldtown Salinas

by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

As noted at the time, Islas Marietas opened about a year ago in Paloma's old venue. I was very sad to see Paloma go, ...

Melanie Wong commented 2 months ago

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Poultry & Rabbit Information Day (and Bake Sale & Swiss Sausage BBQ), 4/1, Salinas

by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Spotted this flyer at the grocery store for Buena Vista 4H's poultry and rabbit information day, plus a bake sale and...

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La Salsa Mexican Restaurant | Oldtown Salinas

by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

My first visit to La Salsa Mexican Restaurant in Oldtown Salinas was part of the menudo hunt. I was impressed by th...

"Van Gogh" Kent Mangoes @ Fresh Market Produce | Salinas

by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Kent mangoes imported from Peru are among my favorites of the varieties available to us locally. Large and meaty in r...

Melanie Wong commented 3 months ago

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Panaderia y Tortilleria La Mexicana | Salinas

by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Until last week, I'd never paid attention to Panaderia y Tortilleria La Mexicana, tucked away on a hard scrabble bloc...

Panaderia Guadalajara in Salinas

by Melanie Wong 10 years ago

Last week while on the hunt for beef cheeks, I stopped at a small mall opposite Walgreen's on the same side of Sanbor...

Melanie Wong commented 3 months ago

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La Soledad Bakery | East Salinas

by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

In the menudo thread I've talked about some of my favorites at La Soledad, a Oaxacan bakery. https://www.chowhound....

Jugueria La Tropical: Oaxacan in Salinas

by Melanie Wong 8 years ago

Salinas has another Oaxacan kitchen. Opened last year, Jugueria La Tropical is located in the strip mall behind Chas...

Melanie Wong commented 3 months ago

A Day Without Immigrants – Salinas – Feb 16

by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Driving my mother to a morning doctor’s appointment in Salinas today, the streets were so empty and quiet. Very eer...

Melanie Wong commented 3 months ago

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Red's Donuts & Acme Coffee @ Castle Rock Coffee & Mercantile | Toro Park - Salinas

by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Castle Rock Coffee & Mercantile is the new cafe on Hwy 68 that took over the wood sculpture space next to Toro Cafe. ...

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Carnitas Mixtas & Chicharrones @ Corner Market in Salinas

by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

My first foray to Corner Market was in search of menudo, https://www.chowhound.com/post/menudo-mornings-salinas-10382...

Taquitos Hernandez | Old Town Marketplace - Salinas

by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

The pineapple-topped spinning cone of pork caught my eye and olfactory sense two weeks ago the Saturday morning Old T...

Melanie Wong commented 4 months ago