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2/18 Drive-thru BBQ Chicken Dinner, California Rodeo - Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

"Date: Feb 18, 2021 Time: 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Cost: $45.00 Location(s): Rabobank Stadium at the Salinas Sports Complex Take the night off from cooking on Thursday, February 18th and pick up a...

Huria's | Bodega Bay - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Since first hearing about Huria's months ago, I've been wanting to check out the wood-fired, Neapolitan style pizzas. But the challenges of distance and the reduction and many changes in opening ho...

Pack Jack BBQ | Sebastopol - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

After too long away, I headed to Pack Jack BBQ in Sebastopol on Sunday. I called ahead to make sure lamb ribs would be available. Good thing, as I snagged the last half-rack of lamb, $14. The p...

Carnitas / Tacos / Pizza Hwy 140 Merced

Agrippa
by Agrippa 8 months ago

If you find yourself trekking to Yosemite through Merced on Hwy 140 I recommend a few places along the way. Carnitas Barajas Hwy 140 Planada They have excellent carnitas and chicharron, but I ...

Empire Grade Purveyors | Bonny Doon - Santa Cruz Mountains

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Reading about an interesting art and food project off Empire Grade in Bonny Doon centered around a wood-burning oven. CSA-type bread subscriptions available as well as special orders and serendipit...

Lunch @ Beast & Bounty | Midtown - Sacramento

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

In February 2019 I had a thoroughly enjoyable business lunch at Beast & Bounty. Fortunately, my colleague was game to share plates and we loved every bite. The name and menu concept is meant as...

Happy Hour @ Central Market | Petaluma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Just about a year ago I stopped by Central Market to call in a favor Chef Tony promised me. And stayed for happy hour (daily 5pm to 6pm) with a glass of Raventos I Blanc Rosé Cava brut, $16. Ch...

First dinner out is a whole new thing; it’s up to you to make it safe for everyone

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

A review of chain restaurant, J. Alexander’s Redlands Grill, in Memphis. But mostly a report of the safety and sanitation environment encountered as restaurants re-open. J. Alexander's Redlands...

Jackson's Bar & Oven re-opening April 30, Santa Rosa

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Jackson's Bar & Oven in Santa Rosa's Railroad Square has announced that it will relight the wood ovens to re-open for carry-out on Thursday April 30. Jackson's Bar & Oven 135 Fourth Street | Sa...

Mentone in Aptos

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

The latest eatery from Chef David Kinch of Manresa is Mentone in Aptos. Opening today, Wednesday, March 25, it will debut with take out from a limited menu of wood-fired pizzas, salads, cocktails, ...

Good Barbecue in or near Columbia and Greenville

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by dcbbq 1 year ago

I plan to take a barbecue eating trip to upland South Carolina and welcome recommendations. I especially am interested in places that cook only with wood. Thoughts?

Rustic @ Francis Ford Coppola Winery | Geyserville - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Lured in by the 20% discount offer for June, this week I had lunch at Rustic, the restaurant at Francis Ford Coppola Winery. https://www.facebook.com/CoppolaWine/posts/10154316085098466

Daily Driver | Dogpatch - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

My first time here was in August and I was lucky to get a parking spot around the corner. Fascinating to observe the cheese production, especially when the cheesemaker put her ear to what I think w...

Zio Brand Meats & Sausages | Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

In early April, the day's special at T&A Cafe, Swiss sausage sandwich, tipped me to the new butcher in town. https://www.chowhound.com/post/cafe-salinas-spreckels-historic-district-877806?commentId...

KFC fried chicken-scented fireplace log

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . the new product has at least one important advantage over homemade alternatives, according to Walmart. The log, the retailer’s website states, is significantly less wasteful than 'burning a...

La Central Valle | Valle de Guadalupe - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

This summer, star chefs Javier Plascencia of Baja and Alejandro Ruiz of Oaxaca collaborated to create a seasonal pop up restaurant in San Antonio de las Minas serving Oaxacan cuisine. It's last day...

Texas style brisket @ Central Coast Meat Market | Pismo Beach - SLOCo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Open now for a year and a half, Central Coast Meat Market was founded by a local who spent six years in Texas. Beef is king here, barbecued Central Texas style over oak, though other meats are also...

Franchettis' Wood Fire Kitchen | Santa Rosa

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Some may recognize Chef/owner John Franchetti's name as the co-founder of Rosso Pizzeria in Santa Rosa and Petaluma. That partnership broke up a couple years ago. Franchetti claimed this catering/e...

The Charter Oak | St. Helena - Napa Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

The Charter Oak opened in June in the space that housed Tra Vigne for years. It's the more casual operation from Chef Christopher Kostow. I had a chance to try it in September.

Penngrove Market (Sonoma County)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Last week I had a chance to try the revived Penngrove Market that opened this summer with a new ownership team and vision of offering locally sourced produce and products in a full-service grocery ...