Drea’s Kitchen gets creative with candy

There may be nothing better than unwrapping your favorite candy, taking a pause, and letting it melt in your mouth. Whether you prefer rainbow-colored candies with tart and sour flavors or candies with nuts and butter, perfectly balanced and savory, we all know the pleasure […]

Vegan Soulstice caters to everyone, vegan or not

Nestled beside and partnered with Downtown Stockton’s HATCH is Vegan Soulstice, a farmer’s market that celebrates fresh and delicious cruelty-free vegan food as well as arts and crafts created by community artists and makers. The brainchild of husband and wife, James and Bibi Bender, Vegan […]

Mixology at Home

Think you need to leave home to enjoy that cocktail? Building your own home bar is actually quite simple, with just a handful of tools, you’ll be hosting your own speakeasy in the comfort of your own living room. While we can help you become […]

Tasty drinks without the hangover

Berry Jubilee – As the days get warmer this season, we know what we will be sipping over at West Oak Nosh in Lodi. The Berry Jubilee zero-proof cocktail has fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and club soda before it is garnished with a sweet […]

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Yume Japanese Cuisine whips up a spicy rendition

What isn’t to love about ceviche? It’s fresh, flavorful, and one of the few dishes that is both nutritious and delicious. You might equate ceviche with Mexican cuisine, but in reality, its origins come from our neighbor in South America. If we want to get […]

Escalon dairy farm graces the California Cheese Trail

It’s all in the family at Stuyt Dairy Farmstead. The Escalon-based creamery specializing in raw cow’s milk products is run by sisters Michelle and Anastasia Stuyt, after inheriting the operations from their parents.             “We’re the third generation on this dairy,” Anastasia says. “Our grandfather, […]

The Oxford Kitchen serves London fare in Lodi wine country

If you haven’t heard, there’s a new eatery in downtown Lodi, and it’s already the talk of the 209. The Oxford Kitchen, a London inspired upscale pub, opened its doors in late 2021. The newest addition offers eclectic cuisine with international flavors combined with a […]

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Sip your way through Lodi’s distinct AVAs

The Lodi AVA (American Viticulture Area) has seven sub-regions within it. Many wineries have vines throughout the various areas to produce specialized wines from each. Explore three AVAs through the glass, sipping varietals from a collection of wineries throughout Lodi. Mokelumne River AVA The Mokelumne […]

Bomb food on a beer budget

Getting a filling meal at a decent price that doesn’t come from the nearest chain drive-thru may feel an impossible feat to master these days, especially with the constantly rising cost of goods (including food). Luckily for San Joaquin County residents, it is possible to […]

Vegan Eats in the 209

The 209 may not be home to dozens of vegan dedicated eateries, but San Joaquin County does deliver big flavor when it comes to vegan eats. We’ve put together three of our tastiest local dishes that are nutritious, delicious, and worthy of both vegans and […]

D’lilah’s Cakery turns out themed holiday treats and more

Whether you’re embracing the love or showing it your favorite finger this year, D’lilah of D’liliah’s Cakery has you covered, turning out creative confections including treats decorated with rustic fresh flowers and vibrant pinks with red hearts. One of the best sellers are D’lilah’s f*** […]

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