Yes, she’s a real person; no, this isn’t her
At the opening celebration of the new Santa Clara Wine Trail in August, one of the wineries we visited was Fortino. This...
Why there’s no such thing as too much Italian food in Seabright
How Tabitha Stroup has built her rapidly expanding jam empire
George Neel is a pot dealer. George Neel, a fast-talking Navy veteran, sells kitchen supplies to Café Mare, Lillian’s Italian Kitchen, the...
Looking for a fabulous wine for the holidays that’s not going to break the bank? Then try Wargin Wines Montepulciano 2011 Suisun...
Manresa Bread Project, New Year’s the French way, and a heavenly fruitcake
It’s not just the winged goddess on the label of Mercy Vineyards’ Riverbed Chardonnay 2012 that makes it a good Christmas gift...
Local cake artist Rachel Cox goes the nontraditional route
Holiday discounts on Love Apple Farm workshops, new restaurant to open in Felton, and chipotle hot sauce
I was just in the process of purchasing a bottle of Big Basin’s 2012 Homestead in Vinocruz when Matt Ryan walked into...
The glory of persimmons, plus Ivéta scone mix and lunch at Assembly
Local chocolate maker talks chocolate and self control
A little Thanksgiving help, plus sip and shop locally at the Art, Wine and Gift Bazaar
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so it’s time to be thinking about the wine you’re going to serve with that special...
Chef Santos Majano talks beer-friendly food at Discretion Brewery
Owning a burrito joint isn’t all fun and games
A nuanced kale salad recipe, holiday wine pairings, and local finalists in the 2015 Good Food Awards
It’s time to start thinking about which wines will take center stage at our holidays—be it to serve with dinner or to...
Looking back at Restaurant Week with Gabriella Cafe, plus autumn lunch at Avanti and more
Ever wondered where Santa Cruz’s Midtown really is?
The secrets of remodeling and juicy steak
Looking for some blood-red wine for your Halloween party? Then I have a recommendation for a new brew.
New revolving restaurant on the wharf, plus Cafe Ivéta and the last great Jack cheese
The Spanish Godello grape, plus arancinis, tender butter lettuce and pork schnitzel at Soif
Austin Kaye on backyard dinners and why it’s his favorite time of year to be a chef
The 2012 Pinot that winemaker Vann Slatter produced was good, but the 2013 is even better. Not surprisingly, it has become a...
Co-owner Craig Olsen goes nuts over nuts
Friends who are wine club members of Martin Ranch invited us to the winery’s fun and festive annual barbecue, where the wine...
Santa Cruz’s new Brew Cruz, award winning ales, mole by el Jardín, and Wildcat Ridge Chardonnay