The Asparagus Legacy

Asparagus has always had a place in San Joaquin County’s fields and at the table. Celebrated for the rich flavor and tender spears that the county’s soil produced, asparagus was a labor-intensive, but beloved and commercially successful crop for more than a century. The industry, […]

Cooking with Purpose

One of our favorite local charities, the Salvation Army, is in the business of changing lives. The Lodi facility is home to the first Work Force Development program in the nation, also known as the Culinary Arts Training Program—and it’s a game changer for attendees […]

Stuff Your Face

Calivirgin is the mastermind behind these flavor-packed olives. More than your ordinary green olives in a jar, Calivirgin’s garlic, pepper, and pizza—the newest flavor—take on the classic are perfect for a hostess gift or serving at your next cocktail party. The possibilities are endless: add […]

Green With Envy

March is the time to indulge in green food  and man have we got a whopper for you! This decadent milkshake, dubbed the Emerald Island, made by the expert ice cream chefs at The Creamery in Stockton will have everyone envious of your dessert. Scoops […]

Parents Magazine

The Best in Meat & Cheese

Get ready to bite into a subtly cheesy cheddar bratwurst from Lakewood Meats and Sausage. The house-made pork is perfectly smoked and handtied in an old-school German-Dakota style; ground, stuffed, and seasoned on property with sustainability, locality, and health in mind. Made in house from […]

The Magic of Corned Beef

Shamrocks, green beer, and Irish eats means one thing—St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! It’s one of our favorite spring traditions, where friends gather over a tall glass of Guinness and pay homage to the Irish American holiday. And if there is one […]

Sunday in Paradise

If there is one thing we love about the weekend, it’s Sunday brunch. A Sunday ritual Americans love to practice, brunch is more than a meal, it’s a lifestyle. The beauty of brunch is that you don’t have to rise at the crack of dawn […]

5 Best Mimosa Bars

Looking for more than orange juice and champagne? We rounded up our best 5 spots to sip on mimosas in the 209. Step into one of these locations to turn your average weekend into the ultimate Sunday Funday. →CLASSIC MIMOSA Gypsy Bistro, 12562 Locke Rd., […]

On the Town

Sláinte Mhaith with Irish Coffee

With Saint Patrick’s Day just around the corner, you can count on a whole lot of green beer and Guinness. But, if you’d prefer to celebrate the holiday with a sophisticated drink, and perhaps one that will keep you toasty before it warms up, reach […]

Get the Dish

LODI WINE Unveils New Brand Identity New Look, Same Great Wine There’s something happening here in Lodi wine country. The Lodi Winegrape Commission recently announced a new look to draw wine lovers to the 209. The new brand will come to life through a storytelling […]

A Swiss Twist on European Wines

When Markus Niggli, owner of Markus Wine Co., emigrated to California from Switzerland in 2005, the Swiss-born winemaker brought with him a European-style of winemaking. Carrying with him the popular European philosophy that wine should always pair with food, Markus sought out vineyards where he […]

A Tale of Two Sommeliers

They say if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. That’s exactly the case for two Lodi oenophiles. We thought it would be fun to sit down with this talented team from Bubbles N’ Birds and find out what […]

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