Brew Culture

When it comes to making beer, SJC brewers are one big happy family, embracing the comradery the industry is known for instead of focusing on competition. “Although many would assume brewers are all competing against each other, that’s not true,” says Steve Altimari, president and […]

Eat Raw

The menu at Lodi’s Komachi Sushi is extensive, filled with a variety of dishes both cooked and uncooked. From sushi rolls to fresh salads, sizzling soups to donburi, the options are seemingly endless. But one of Komachi’s (several) specialties is its raw offerings, including oysters, […]

Buzzed Cupcakes

If you’re craving a new way to kick back with a cocktail, ditch the glass and order yourself some spiked cupcakes from Frosted Flour in Lodi. Owner Lisa Hassett has transformed all your favorite cocktails into decadent desserts for some 21-and-older indulgence. According to Lisa […]

Keep it Simple

AVE on the Mile doesn’t skimp when it comes to cocktails. The restaurant’s  line-up of signature drinks are all expertly crafted by a team of professionals, and served by bartenders with care.. Homemade simple syrups flavor many favorite menu items from the Spiked Lavender Lemonade […]


Where We’re Eating Now

Papapavlo’s Bistro and Bar Yes, we know, this isn’t someplace new, but it’s worth a mention. Want to eat at a restaurant with a patio where you can feel safe and be socially distanced? Looking for someplace special to celebrate an anniversary? Or what if […]

Grow Your Own Pea Shoots

Tossed in a salad, added to a sandwich, piled on avocado toast—the options for using pea shoots in your culinary pursuits is pretty much endless. And while you can pick up a handful at the grocery store, there’s a better way to always have these […]

5 Best Vegan Eats

Bolani Kabobi Go, 14814 N. Thornton Rd. Lodi, (209) 420-8475, Inspired by street food from Afghanistan, Kabobi Go blends traditional Afghan cuisine with contemporary flavors.  This crispy flatbread is filled with chopped leeks, perfectly seasoned potatoes, and garnished with cilantro. They pair the grilled […]

Gaga for Grapes

Who else finds themselves snacking on an entire bag of grapes to ward off sweet cravings? We do! While San Joaquin County is famous for its wine grapes, come September, the rest of the valley is harvesting table grapes. The juicy, crunchy, sweet morsels are […]

At Home Mag

Sustainable Sipping

In Lodi wine country, sustainability is more than a marketing term. It’s a way of life. Sustainability encompasses all aspects of Lodi wine country. From the vineyard to the bottle, our local farmers and winemakers continue to lead the nation in their efforts to make […]

Thoughts Decanted

Local foodies and wine lovers are tuning in to “Thoughts Decanted,” a new podcast focused on beverage industry talk with a Northern California perspective. Started by Oak Farm Vineyards’ Co-owner and Director of Winemaking Dan Panella, Thoughts Decanted invites listeners to explore industry trends, developments, […]

Peking into the Past

Peking Restaurant opened in 1979 as the second Mandarin-style Chinese restaurant in Stockton. The first? An eatery opened by Owner Bill Chu’s dad in Lincoln Center in 1978. Bringing delicious Mandarin and Sichuan cuisine to Stockton was the family’s goal—and more than 40 years later […]

The Bounty of Basil

Summertime. When markets are overflowing with heirloom tomatoes, local melons, and stone fruit. When the smell of overripe fruit fills the air in San Joaquin county and the mercury melts an ice cream cone before you get your first bite. But you know what brings […]

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