Downtown Tastings

Downtown Lodi wine tasting rooms are bringing a new atmosphere to the area. Tucked away between restaurants and boutiques, wineries are offering a laid-back way to taste their featured wines in a relaxed setting. Lodi may be known for their Zinfandel, but these tasting rooms […]

Reduce Traffic & Treat the Environment Right

Dibs partners with local employers Dibs, a trip reduction program of the San Joaquin Council of Governments, is “turning over a new leaf” to encourage greener, less stressful commuting options. Kari McNickle, Dibs program specialist, says Dibs recently launched a smartphone trip track app that […]

In Season Abundance in San Joaquin

With summer’s return, the farmers markets are back up in abundance, offering fresh produce straight from the fields. And honestly? What could taste sweeter? Join us as we delve into the famous fruits of our valley, ripe and ready for the harvest! We promise you […]

Creations at 32 Below

It’s hardly noon, and already triple digit weather is well on its way. The window sign hasn’t been flipped, but customers are waltzing up to the shop, their eyes pouring over large signs describing ice cream concoctions found nowhere else in San Joaquin. Owners Aminda […]

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Winescape: Livermore Valley

While Lodi is one of California’s leading wine regions, we’ve scooted off to the Livermore Valley to trade our coveted glasses of award-winning zinfandel for other red varietals prominent in this AVA, most notably the relatively obscure petite sirah that thrives here. With an array […]

2017 ‘Best of San Joaquin’ Readers’ Choice Awards

More than 300+ Celebrated Community Staples. We’re all about applauding the area–it’s kind of our thing. Maybe that’s why July’s edition is a staff favorite. The anticipation, the friendly rivalry, the office phone ringing off the hook, “Are the votes in?” From avid readers, friends, […]

Seafood is Served

Tucked away in Lincoln Center is a local gem that has perfected their formula for cooking fresh seafood, earning the title, “Best Seafood Restaurant” in San Joaquin County every year since 1994. Bud’s Seafood Grille focuses on creating the perfect dining experience to compliment the […]

Hooked on Harney Lane

Enclosed in 80-year old Deodar cedar trees is a Mediterranean retreat that captures the essence of our Lodi appellation. Five generations of the Mettler family have helped cultivate the soil of their Harney Lane residence, where a legacy of farming and wine grape growing has […]

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Technicolored Butterfly Bliss

Somewhere over the rainbow isn’t quite so far away when you’re exploring the drink menu at POP, Tracy’s latest trending drink venue with options fit to tickle any fickle taste buds. And when it comes to their sip-worthy sensations, POP knows how to put the […]

The Sweet Life

When you’re looking for a foodie fix, but you’re aiming to keep that perfect summer beach bod you’ve been working on all year, Sunset Sweets has your treat for cooling down and filling up. Layered up in a refreshingly tart, tangy, and sweet combination, the […]

For the Love of Food Trucks

July 6 Nothing screams summer like food, music, and outdoor family fun—and Stockton’s Food Truck Mania has it all. This monthly meet up of meals-on-wheels is pulling out all the stops for the summer shindig. “Food comes in seasons too,” says AJ Navaro of the […]

Wine & Dine

August 2, 2017 When they want to get away, residents of Lodi’s sweet appellation know they never have to go too far from home. Skirting the edge of city life and country roads is one of our favorite destinations for pampering and fine cuisine. Wine […]

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