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...
Soif celebrates its birthday with a new twist, Sean Venus releases blue agave spirit, and summer wines
Top three snack bars, guilty pleasures at Soif, Santa Cruz Beer Week, and a Pop-Up breakfast
On a visit to Regale Winery and Vineyards in Los Gatos with a group of friends, I tasted an outstanding Zinfandel 2006,...
It isn’t all about cake and cookies, they serve breakfast and lunch too
Chef Didar Singh on Royal Taj’s reincarnation as Maharaja
Emily Freed’s sensuous salts, plus spirits and salmon
This vivacious cherry-pink Rosé is a simply beautiful summer wine.
Local fruit harvests hit markets, Storrs Winery celebrates ‘Best White’, and a salt fix from heaven
Smooth with soft tannins, this velvety crimson Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 is delicious and very drinkable.
Could cactus be the food (and energy) of the future?
Although drinking alone is not half as much fun as drinking with others, after a busy day of dashing around, I came...