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Stockton Beer Week is back for the 3rd year and bigger than ever!

Stockton Beer Week is back for the 3rd year and bigger than ever!

All this week through Sunday, August 31st, Stockton area bars, pubs, and restaurants will be flowing over with beer-related events for Stockton Beer Week! Events revolving around craft beers will range from tastings and food pairings, to tap take-overs, and beer specials. There is also an exclusive beer festival, a beer BBQ, beer tasting and movie nights, live music events, and much more! The Miracle Mile’s popular Beer Bingo on the Mile is also back this year and set to include restaurants/bars and retailers alike.

A first for Stockton Beer Week – Dust Bowl Brewing out of Turlock, CA has created a limited release red ale called Stockton Session just for this event! Stockton Session will be available exclusively at The Abbey Trappist Pub, Centrale Kitchen & Bar, Empresso Coffeehouse, Lincoln Cellar, and Mile Wine Company during Stockton Beer Week.

The Downtown Lodi harvest menu, and becoming the 2014 SIP SAVOR Wine Tasting Champion

The Downtown Lodi harvest menu, and becoming the 2014 SIP SAVOR Wine Tasting Champion

WHO WANTS TO BE THE 2014 SIP SAVOR LODI WINE TASTING CHAMPION?

One of the two events taking place under the SIP SAVOR LODI Grand Tasting tent at Wine & Roses Hotel on Sunday, September 28, 2014 (1-4 PM) will be a double-blind tasting to determine 2014 Lodi Wine Tasting Champion... Read More

French toast with caramelized bananas

French toast with caramelized bananas

Turn breakfast into a special treat with this recipe for French toast with caramelized bananas. Covered with real maple syrup, this fun breakfast dish will please adults and kids alike. Seconds will definitely be requested... Read More

Old vine, old time Six Hands Chenin Blanc from Cresci Vineyard

Old vine, old time Six Hands Chenin Blanc from Cresci Vineyard

Six Hands’ desert dry Chenin Blanc with rocks from Cresci Vineyard

Six Hands Winery has just released a 2013 Six Hands Cresci Vineyard Lodi Chenin Blanc ($16) that is as dry as a desert, yet gushy in varietal perfumes of wild honey, green melon, white flowers and underlying minerality... Read More

Pear Harvesting is Almost Over...Already

Pear Harvesting is Almost Over...Already

Bosc pearsI was a bit naive last year when I sat down to dinner with members of the California Pear Board. It was last September and we were at the Tower Bridge Dinner. The Board had been kind enough to invite me to be their guest and I had promised to write about pears. The problem? Pear season was already over... Read More

2014 Weekly Challenge #29: A Salad A Day

2014 Weekly Challenge #29: A Salad A Day

2014 Weekly Challenge #29: A Salad A Day

Summer is the perfect time for salads. The veggies and fruit are so tasty and fresh, and it is usually just too darn hot to heat up the kitchen.

One of our very own Mamas, Kim Box, has written a cook book all about the beauty of the salad. Here's a little bit about her:

Grilled chicken with corn salsa

Grilled chicken with corn salsa

Grilled chicken never needs to be boring again. Cook the chicken until it is tender and still moist, then top it with a sweet corn and tomato salsa. That is, if you're able to resist eating all of the salsa first... Read More