Around the World in 26 Meals

Take a trip with us around the world in just 26 days—or less. From Asia to South America, Europe to the states, every region has its own menu of popular dishes it’s known for. And lucky for San Joaquinians, many of those international cuisines are […]

Wine and Chocolate Weekend Cheers to 23 Years

Is there a better pairing than wine and chocolate? There is a reason we get stoked every February when one of the region’s premier events, Lodi Wine and Chocolate, returns. The fun-filled festivities will take place from February 7-9, with new experiences for the 2020 […]

Friendly Noodles

Located nearby University of the Pacific, Yujin Ramen & Noodle Bar owner Harry Yu picked the perfect location for his noodle shop—one of three restaurants he owns in San Joaquin County including Mikasa Sushi and New Midori in Tracy. On Pacific Avenue, Yujin Ramen caters […]

There’s a New Duo in Towne

Lodi wine country’s culinary scene just experienced a shake up of epic proportions. Chef Ian Bens, former executive chef at Rosewood Bar and Grill, was recently announced the new chef at Towne House Restaurant at Wine and Roses. He joins the ranks of James Beard […]

On the Town

Mastering the Margarita

In San Joaquin county we love getting festive with our cocktails, but it’s hard to find seasonal sippers that outlast the staples we’re used to. Margaritas are one of those drinks many of us can’t help but go back to, with a clean, crisp taste […]

Get the Dish

Nashville Hot Chicken at Nash and Tender America’s Hottest Food Trend Arrives in the 209 If you haven’t had a Nashville hot chicken sandwich, you are missing out on one of the hottest food trends in America. Luckily Stockton just became home to the first […]

Try Not to Slurp!

There’s nothing like a sizzling bowl of hot soup on a cold winters night to warm you from the inside out. But lets face it, chicken noodle soup on repeat all winter long can get a bit boring. Fortunately, San Joaquin is blessed with some […]

Taste in Plymouth

About 45 minutes from Lodi sits Plymouth, a small town coming into its own as another Northern California wine destination. Tucked into the Sierra Foothills, the burgeoning city was first settled during the Gold Rush when a local mine attracted swarms of people. But a […]

SJ City Guide

Canned Sippers

Canned wine has climbed to the number one spot when it comes to industry trends, but it isn’t the only beverage getting a new look—and a new vessel to make it from the facility to your mouth. Local businesses are investing in canned products to […]

Seasonal One-Pot Suppers

What isn’t to love about winter? Whether its cozying up by the fireplace or bundling up for a day in the snow, we are always looking for ways to warm up on a cold winter’s night. One of our favorite ways to beat the chilly […]

Five Festive Fizzes

There is no better way to ring in the New Year than popping open a bottle of bubbly. Sparkling sippers are often the life of every party, and Lodi wine country has more than its fair share of celebratory offerings. Uncork these five local wines, […]

Artwork in a Glass

January 1 is National Bloody Mary Day. Coincidentally, it’s also National Hangover Day.  And what’s the best way to cure a hangover? Well, a Bloody Mary might just do the trick. You can get an excellent Bloody Mary throughout San Joaquin County, particularly at restaurants […]

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