Celebrate Mexico’s Christmas culture with traditional dishes

Everyone knows about tamales, but if you haven’t grown up around these traditions, many of the other popular Mexican Christmas dishes might be less familiar. Whether you’re looking to reconnect with your heritage or expand your cultural horizons this holiday season, you can’t go wrong […]

At Ironstone Vineyards

A short trek from Lodi Wine Country, Murphy’s is home to Ironstone Vineyards, a tasting room behemoth offering a fall experience unlike any in San Joaquin County. That’s because the location is bursting with fall colors and moderate temperatures all season long, beckoning visitors from […]

SJ City Guide

The Mediterranean restaurant is expanding within SJC

The Mediterranean bistro that has long served Lincoln Center residents opened a second location this year for many reasons, amongst those to cater to a new clientele with the same proven menu of high-end yet casual cuisine. The differences between the two spaces—the Lodi location […]

At El Paczifico Mexican Bar and Grill

Ten years ago, in the heart of Mazatlan Mexico, I tasted a dish that changed my life. It was a piping hot bowl of sizzling goodness—and they called it a molcajete. I returned to the states in search of a restaurant that could satisfy my […]

Festive & Fun FONDUE!

From cheese to chocolate, fondue is comforting, cozy, casual, and communal. In other words—everything you need to entertain friends without all the fuss this holiday season. It pairs perfectly with the crisp, cool evenings, freshly baked breads, and a smorgasbord of seasonal produce. Hailing from […]

At Home Mag

November 2 is National Deviled Egg Day!

Trends come and go and styles are ever-changing but the deviled egg remains on the menu for our holidays each year. Easy to grab with one hand while balancing a cocktail in the other all while hugging Great Aunt Pauline and giving the family dog […]

Mouthwatering desserts to-go

October is the month of pumpkins, spice, and everything nice. It’s that time of year when the temperatures begin to drop and the holidays are so close, we can begin to feel the magic of the gathering season in the air. As you look to […]

Perfect Velvety Butternut Squash Soup in time for fall

I remember walking into my very first personal cheffing client’s kitchen and practically drooling over her gorgeous kitchen, complete with smooth granite countertops that wrapped the entire room. I set down the groceries I had purchased from the local health foods market and arranged the […]

Three to Try

One of the hottest taco trends of 2021 has finally hit the 209, and we’re not mad at it. The Quesabirria is gracing menus all over SJ county and we’re sharing our top three tacos for your eating enjoyment. But what exactly is it? Quesabirria […]

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