Viaggio Winery

Viaggio Winery By Kelly Pollard Located in the heart of Lodi’s famed wine region, Viaggio Estate and Winery offers a chic tasting experience in an elegant setting along the Mokelumne River. The land formerly belonged to Taddei Walnut Farm and offers a property made for […]

French 25 ‘California Cajun’ a Big Hit in Stockton

Often in business, as in life, the best ideas come from thinking outside of the box. For Stockton restaurant owner Greg May, his out-of-the-box ‘California Cajun’ menu at French 25 has turned this restaurant into one of the most unique and trendy dining destinations in Northern California. […]

Peking Restaurant: Awesome Food

For over a generation, Peking restaurant and the Chu family have built a legacy for fine Mandarin Chinese cuisine in Stockton. However, Peking Restaurant isn’t resting on its laurels in 2014 – it has a new decor and dessert menu for its 35th year in operation. […]

Parents Magazine

Chefs and Restaurateurs of San Joaquin

When it comes to great food and restaurants, San Joaquin can certainly hold its own. In the past five years alone, we’ve seen an emergence of top-notch, brand-new restaurants modeled after those of the big cities, both in cuisine and atmosphere. […]

The Breakfast Club

Eating breakfast out is one of those things that has to be done right to make it worth the while. Luckily, we here in San Joaquin County have plenty of options to fulfill that need, from greasy spoon diners, to waterfront views, to high-end farm-to-table fare. Many (in fact, most) of the breakfast spots on our list have developed a cult-like following, so while you may have to wait to be seated, it’s a small price to pay for the food and the service you’ll receive. Indeed, just one bite of a crepe at Midtown, the Poor Man’s Benedict at Avenue, or a giant pancake at Chuck’s, may make you want to start a Breakfast Club of your own. If you’re looking for a local place to break your fast, look no further. […]

Camron King of Lodi`s Wine Scene

According to Camron King, Executive Director 2 with the Lodi Winegrape Commission, “The [Lodi] region has been the backbone of the California wine scene for generations.” Today, Lodi continues to be home to many multi-generational farming families that produce the grapes used to make wines on the dinner tables of families around the world. […]

La Strada 88 Restaurant

Clements, Calif. isn’t the first place you think of when discussing fine dining in Northern California. But new Italian restaurant, La Strada 88, is quickly creating a major buzz in this small town with an authentic menu, outstanding chefs and a little savvy social media marketing. […]

SJ City Guide

Berghold Vineyards and Winery

If you’re looking to take a trip back in time, Berghold Vineyards and Winery should be your next destination. Joe and Kay Berghold have been growing grapes in the Lodi area since 1986, and decided to expand their family run business by opening a winery […]

Making The Most of a Mile: Mile Wine Company

The new kid on the block gets all of the attention, and for Mile Wine Company, being the latest addition to Stockton’s Miracle Mile has definitely had its perks.

“We did a lot of market research before, so the initial wave of popularity was expected to some degree,” says co-owner Cynthia Marsh, who owns the Mile Wine Company with her husband Paul. “People were having to go to Lodi or Sacramento for a similar experience. We knew there was a demand, so we are happy to be the ones to fit that need.” The […]

Plan A Progressive Holiday Dinner Party

  The holidays conventionally suggest entertaining, which can sometimes translate into a distressing burden. This year, ease the angst of entertaining and assemble a crew of your closest couple friends for a progressive dinner. A trendy variant on a potluck dinner, this safari supper divvies […]

Lodi Cooks and Home Thyme: Making cooking easier in San Joaquin

Gathering around the dinner table with your loved ones is a classic scene every holiday season. But in order to cook up the perfect meal, there are essentials every kitchen must have. San Joaquin County is home to many outlets where you can finds all the items you’ll ever need to transform your kitchen into the perfect holiday entertainment space. You may even collect a new recipe or two along the way. […]

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