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  • 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 […]

    Sushi with a Mexican Flair

    Inspired by the unique flavors she experienced on a vacation visiting family and friends in Sinaloa, Mexico, Patty Ontireros opened Mariscos y Sushi Sinaloense to share a taste of her trip with San Joaquin County. At the time, Patty and her husband were working in […]

    Parents Magazine

    The beaten path Elk Grove’s Hidden Gem

    Every now and then, you must venture off the beaten path for a foodie destination that is worth the drive. We discovered one such place in the little horse community of Wilton. Located on the outskirts of Elk Grove, the Sheldon Inn Restaurant and Bar […]

    In the News | Get the Dish

    Celebrate Petite Sirah New Passport Weekend in Lodi Wine CountryWe have the scoop on the region’s newest passport weekend. Celebrate Petite Sirah is a two-day exploration of the varietal at 17 participating wineries. Held on January 18-19, Visitors can pick up a free passport at […]

    Bokisch Vineyards

    If you’ve ever sipped a Spanish varietal grown on a California vineyard, you’ve likely tried the bounty of Markus and Liz Bokisch. It all started 20 years ago when the couple brought a box of clippings back to California in hopes of trying out Spanish […]

    Vive La Crepe!

    At Midtown Creperie, crepes are the restaurant’s specialty. Dishes include everything from savory lunchtime specials to decadent desserts perfect for breakfast or any time of day. Similar to a pancake, a crepe is a French delicacy known for its flat composition. It’s made similarly to […]

    Parents Magazine

    Lunch Buddy

    At Tracy High School, Carrie Jones is every student’s lunch buddy. The food service supervisor is not only in charge of running lunchtime meal service, she also lends feedback for meal planning (most of which she gets from the students), which has changed significantly since […]

    Restaurant Week Turns 11

    Stockton Restaurant Week is serving up an enticing blend of old and new as it celebrates its eleventh year January 17-26 with approximately 40 participating restaurants. Restaurants include first timers and those who have been involved since it began, all offering an array of edible […]

    In Season | Pom Powder

    With December comes the holidays and loads of festive baking, dressed-up cocktail parties, company potlucks, and family gatherings. Whether you are looking for a dish to wow your party guests or something sweet to bring to your in-laws, pomegranates are a fabulous, fresh fruit to […]

    Cookie Crazy

    Even the walls are covered in sprinkles at Lodi’s The Sprinkle Room. Opened by Katie Klouda, owner of Bee Love Cookie Co., in March, The Sprinkle Room acts as both a satellite campus and storefront for her burgeoning cookie company, and a creative space where […]

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