Big, bold wines are centerstage at Mettler Family Vineyards

When Valentine’s Day hits and you’re looking to romance someone special, it’s hard to look past the sparkling wineries in Lodi’s backyard. With plenty to choose from, we’re highlighting one option for big, bold reds that match the winter season, and the gorgeous red hues […]

February is the month for crab (and lobster) feeds

If you’re a fan of noshing on these fine dining ocean dwellers, lets’ just say we hope you don’t have plans on February 12. San Joaquin County is packing in the community feeds this month in Stockton and Lodi. Check our list of upcoming events […]

Sacramento boasts five course ziplining adventure

Zipping through the trees may sound like an activity saved for exotic vacations, however, TreeTopSac makes the high-flying activity accessible for families in San Joaquin County. Located just over county lines in Sacramento, Calif., TreeTopSac is a family-friendly adventure park offering several ways to try […]

At Home Mag

How a life in Stockton launched a social-political revolution for one man

Is ending poverty possible? Michal Tubbs, former mayor of Stockton, thinks it is. “I definitely think that ending poverty… is achievable,” Michael says, “And achievable doesn’t mean easy, it doesn’t mean quick.” Instead, Michael describes it as political will—with the right focus, resources, and structural […]

Cozy Up with Hot Cocoa

Is there a better way to take the chill out of a cold winter’s day than with a piping hot cup of hot cocoa? We think not. Hot chocolate is the quintessential sip on a blistery night, and it pairs perfectly with family movie or […]

Health Benefits of a Hot Toddy

If you’ve ever been offered a cocktail when you are feeling under the weather, there may actually be some benefit to sipping one in particular. The Hot Toddy, a hot beverage made with lemon, honey, and whiskey, is known to alleviate a sore throat and […]

‘Tis the season for indulging in warm and savory dishes

Honey Acorn Squash Soup Ruby’s Bakery and Café Craving French gourmet quality and comfort in a cup? Head over to Ruby’s Bakery and Café for a cup of Honey Acorn Squash Soup, garnished with a toasty green pesto and served with their famous sourdough bread. […]

On the Town

Jan. 1 is National Bloody Mary Day

If you went all out for New Years, then January 1 may call for some hair of the dog—that’s why the first day of the New Year is dubbed National Bloody Mary Day here in America. With alcohol to relieve headaches and body pain, salt […]

The catering company serves Sundays at Riaza Winery

Your ultimate excuse to indulge in a Sunday Funday is here—look no further than brunch with Ignis Provisions. The husband-and-wife duo of Daniel and Bri Cortez are serving up a brilliant brunch at Riaza Winery in Lodi, and you do not want to miss these […]

Holiday Entertaining with Calivirgin Olive Oil

For this monthly feature, we typically highlight the seasonal bounty available in San Joaquin County. But we think NOW is the time to celebrate the award-winning olive oils and balsamic vinegars of one of the nation’s finest olive oil producers. After all, this is the […]

Ring in the New Year in Style

Just in time to celebrate the New Year, we’re letting you in on a food and wine pairing that will blow your mind! Lodi’s award-winning sparkling wines served alongside a freshly popped bowl of gourmet popcorn. Can you think of a more festive pairing? Whether […]

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