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
UCSC hosts 20th Fall Harvest Festival, plus impressive airport eats and an Olive Festival
Next to well-known Café Rustica and tucked just inside the LyonsHead Gallery is the lovely Twisted Roots Winery. It’s a unique place...
The history of a historic spot
Our food writer returns from the east coast with a reinstated love for bagels
My husband and I often head to Carmel and try different places to stay. This time we had an overnight at Vendange—an...
New Capitola bakery takes gluten-free goods to the next level
Venus Spirits releases agave spirit, Renee Shepherd on planting garlic, Sausagefest 2014, and wine harvest in full swing
Thomas Kruse Winery, a participant in the new Santa Clara Wine Trail, has been around for a long time—since 1971, to be...
Scotts Valley gem serves healthy, wholesome food day after day
Local cannabis bakers win award for cookies
My memories of growing up in England include my mother pouring port after Sunday dinner—and sometimes a glass of sherry before dinner....
How to save late summer in a jar, infant abalone at Avanti, and farmers market tomatoes
Scotts Valley pizzeria gets fired up the old-school way
Beer worship, great food and a secret weapon at new hops spot
When you taste Soquel Vineyards’ extraordinary 2012 Partners’ Reserve Pinot Noir, you will know why it won a Double Gold in June...
I am actually drinking a glass of Ser Wine Company’s 2012 Cabernet Pfeffer as I’m writing this.
Chef’s Dinner, Live Earth Farm Dinner and Gourmet Grazing on the Green
Local favorite, famous for their sourdough, is expanding
Chef Purna Regmi on the secrets of Nepalese cooking
I first tasted Villa del Monte’s 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon at a Fourth of July party, where the hosts had bought a case...
The next Mole and Mariachi Festival, Grazing on the Green and a review of Route 1 Farms last dinner
Cups runneth over at Soquel’s new beer garden
Farm dinners at Route 1 Farms and the Homeless Garden Project expand the revolution
Four of us headed to Brandon Armitage’s new tasting room in Aptos Village recently to try his well-made wines.
Japanese-Western themed unites sushi with whiskey and beefgrill
Looking for a frisky summer wine at a reasonable price? Look no further than Mercy Vineyards’ 2013 Sauvignon Blanc ($20). Richly textured...