2016 Winners: BEST OF Drinks

Specialty Cocktail Restaurant Townehouse Restaurant at Wine & Roses With menu items such as sparkling raspberry kiss and spicy white peach margarita, it’s no wonder the specialty cocktails at Townehouse Restaurant at Wine & Roses reign supreme. The perfectly chosen adjectives show off the sippers […]

2016 Winners: BEST OF Food

FOOD Appetizers Market Tavern We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Market Tavern knows how to make our mouths water! Among favorites are the delectable appetizers-like the wickedly tongue-tingling Devil “Ish” Eggs & Bacon, and Tongue Tacos (crafted from corned beef tongue, spicy […]

2016 Winners: BEST OF Play

Food Festival Asparagus Festival The abundance of asparagus crops in San Joaquin County set the scene for the Asparagus Festival—an extravaganza focused on all things green and garden grown (food, drinks, attractions, and more!) From deep-fried vegetable bundles to strangely flavored, yet tasty ice cream, […]

2016 Winners: BEST OF Editor’s Picks

FOOD Best eats on the water The Delta Dog When you’re on the San Joaquin Delta, catch the Delta Dog—a floating restaurant owned by Evelyn Benett and her kids that serves Hawaiian shaved ice, a variety of dogs and links, and root beer floats. The […]

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2016 Winners: BEST OF Weddings

Wedding Rings Peck’s Jewelers Whether you’re after an engagement ring to wow your true love, or need a wedding band to compliment her ring finger’s sparkler, San Joaquin Valley’s only Certified Gemologist Appraiser Jeff Fields and other experts at Peck’s are there to help make […]

2016 Winners: BEST OF Wine

Wine Club Macchia Fans of Macchia Winery are encouraged to join Club Red—the winery’s exclusive wine club. Members enjoy quarterly shipments (two bottles each time) as well as ample discounts. Each shipment includes a favored zinfandel from the label, as well as another specialty handpicked […]

2016 Winners: BEST OF Shopping

Consignment My Best Friend’s Closet Looking for designer duds without the sticker shock? Pick up gently-used clothing and accessories from brands like 7 For All Mankind, Dolce & Gabbana, Coach, Ellie Tahari, and more. Or, sell your stuff. If you’re not located near the shop […]

2016 Winners: BEST OF Services

Air Lovotti Inc. No one enjoys a hot summer when you can’t escape the heat. That’s where Lovotti Inc. comes in—ready to repair, replace, or install the quality air conditioner you simply can’t live with out. And Lovotti Inc. will get your heater in shape […]

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2015 Winners: BEST OF Food

JUDITH ARROYO Without the plethora of crops and agricultural varieties that grow right here in San Joaquin, our county (and global food supply) certainly wouldn’t be the same. At the very heart of this flourishing industry is Deputy Agricultural Commissioner, Judith Arroyo and her team […]

2015 Winners: BEST OF Weddings

  TERI LAWRENCE By Lindsey Rodrian ??‘Love at first sight’ is how Teri Lawrence describes her initial visit to Viaggio Estate & Winery. At the time, her husband Larry was working in real estate and had listed the property for its previous owners. He encouraged […]

2015 Winners: BEST OF Wine & Drink

LANI HOLDENER By Lindsey Rodrian Although Lodi has been home to vineyards since the late 1800s, the Lodi Appellation has made quite a name for itself in recent decades; producing premium wines and rivaling the best California has to offer. Macchia Wines’ owners Tim and […]

2015 Winners: BEST OF Health, Beauty, & Fitness

GABE SUBRY of CrossFit 209 By Melissa Hutsell Since 2009, Gabe Subry has helped San Joaquin become healthier through his Stockton-based strength training and conditioning program, CrossFit 209. As one of the first facilities of its type in the region, Gabe made his lifelong dream […]

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