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Raise a Glass to Women at Chao Krung

March 26th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, West Coast|Tags: , |

Raise a Glass to Women at Chao Krung LA’s oldest Thai restaurant has California’s first all-female wine list. Story by Fiona Chandra As Los Angeles, California’s longest-running Thai restaurant, Chao Krung isn’t resting on its laurels. It’s kicking glass ceilings. When Chao Krung first opened

Sip California’s Santa Cruz Mountains

March 19th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Regions, Trends & Trails, West Coast|Tags: |

Sip California’s Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Tasting in Silicon Valley’s Backyard Story and photos by Kai Oliver-Kurtin For many, a winetasting trip to Northern California means joining the crowded tasting rooms throughout Napa Valley and Sonoma. This leaves other savvy oenophiles to freely enjoy Silicon

It’s Pumpkin Season!

October 8th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Midwest, Northeast, Regions, South, Southeast, Trends & Trails, West Coast|Tags: , |

Fairytales are responsible for the word “pumpkin,” which first appeared in print in the 17th century. Pumpkins served as a magical coach in nursery rhyme long before becoming a symbol for the month of October. Today, foodies enjoy pumpkins’ ability to grow in the garden, add delicious flavor to a wide range of foods, plus stand as seasonal décor from Halloween through Thanksgiving.

Independent Bookstore Eats

July 25th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Midwest, Northeast, Regions, Southeast, Trends & Trails, West Coast|Tags: |

Today's independent bookstore owners will tell you it's not enough just to sell books. They have to plan events, serve lunch, and offset the bottom line with booze. That's just the nature of the business, but who doesn't like to curl up with a good book and sip from a glass of wine while nibbling on a pastry or panini?

Gourmet Ghetto: More Delicious Than It Sounds

July 16th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Regions, Trends & Trails, West Coast|Tags: , , , |

If you know only one thing about the food that comes out of Berkeley, California, just across the bay from San Francisco, you probably know about Chez Panisse. There, Alice Waters opened her iconic restaurant in 1971 and, effectively, introduced farm-to-table dining to middle-class America. Thousands upon thousands of diners still make a pilgrimage to Chez Panisse every year to dine at the altar of the slow food movement.