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  • Happy for Honey

    April 29, 2019

    Have you heard the buzz? May is the perfect season to celebrate the nectar of the Gods— honey! Mother Nature’s sweetener is prime for springtime dishes, drinks, and delectable desserts. In fact, you might not even realize how useful honey can be in the kitchen. […]

    Tea Time

    April 29, 2019

    At the Hidden Tea Room in Lodi If you think High Tea is just for the Queen of England, we’re delighted to inform you that that’s simply not true. Thankfully, the simple pleasures and luxuries of tea time are available to all, courtesy of The […]

    Chopped Challenge

    April 29, 2019

    with Chef Ian Bens of Rosewood Bar & Grill Five random ingredients, one talented chef; put them together and you’ve got an exciting culinary contest on your hands. When I asked the renowned Chef Ian Bens of Rosewood if he would be up for the […]

    The Scene: What’s Happening in Food & Wine?

    April 29, 2019

    We want to keep you in-the-know for all thing’s food & wine in the 209. Here are the events to indulge in this month: Five Window Beer Co. Lodi’s own Five Window Beer Co. has been kicking up the food pairings as of late. They […]

    Parents Magazine

    Mimosa Mania

    April 29, 2019

    At Weibel Winery If you thought that the only appropriate time to enjoy a mimosa was during weekend brunch, then you’ve been misinformed. Not only does Weibel Winery’s tasting room offer mimosas all day, every day, but they’re also taking this formerly simple cocktail to […]

    Guide to ZinFest

    April 29, 2019

    ZinFest weekend is a big deal in Lodi Wine Country, attended by over 4,000 people! Not sure where to start? We’ve got the scoop on where to go, what to do, and how to secure your spot at the table. Pre-Event – Top Chef Master […]


    April 29, 2019

    Digging into Filipino Cuisine with Rice Queen Social Club BennyJann Peneyra was just a baby when his family moved from the Philippines to the states in 1990 looking for work. Most of them became nurses or accountants. Not Benny, though. Benny began cooking at a […]

    For the Love of Tacos

    April 29, 2019

    San Joaquin’s Top Tacos San Joaquin County is known for its abundant agriculture, thriving art scene, and tacos. Yes… tacos. We hit the road, literally, to find the best tacos around. From upscale eateries to the region’s burgeoning taco truck scene, and beyond to every […]

    On the Town

    Margarita Mash-Up

    April 29, 2019

    Do you have margaritas on the brain? There’s no better time than May to celebrate with a custom marg—for Cinco de Mayo and beyond! Check out local restaurants for some of the best sips in SJ County. Then, try your hand at making your own. […]

    Cakes for All Occasions

    April 29, 2019

    Shopping for Mom at Nothing Bundt Cakes When it comes to shopping for mom on Mother’s Day, it can get a little overwhelming. How do you choose something that perfectly expresses just how much you love her? Well, if your mom has a sweet tooth, […]

    What’s All the Fuss: The Keto Diet

    April 29, 2019

    Low-carb diets just keep on coming. The latest version is the ketogenic, or ‘keto’ plan which was first developed to successfully treat epilepsy in the 1920s. The ketogenic plan is a low-carb, high-fat diet that many people swear by for increased energy, weight loss, and […]

    In Season April is for Artichokes

    March 25, 2019

    You know what’s great about the spring? It’s the bounty of fresh produce that makes its way to our kitchen tables. One signal that the seasons are changing is the sight of busy markets and roadside stands, at which you can find the caviar of […]

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