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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.

Mettler Family’s Aglianico is a harbinger of many great wine grapes to come

Mettler Family’s Aglianico is a harbinger of many great wine grapes to come

Mettler Family Vineyards’ 2012 Lodi Aglianico

The latest Mettler Family Vineyards release is the 2012 Mettler Family Lodi Aglianico ($25); an estate grown red wine of vivid purplish cast, teeming with intensely focused cherry and plum pie-like aromas, tinged with licorice and finely polished vanillin oak subtleties. Plump, full and zesty on the palate; with a layered feel furnished by round yet densely textured tannin... Read More

Tiramisu cupcakes

Tiramisu cupcakes

We're taking a traditional Italian dessert and casting aside the spoon in favor of a handheld cupcake... Read More

Next-level lemonade

Next-level lemonade

Give your lemonade a detox kick with a hefty hit of ginger and mint. Skip the sugar and you've got the most refreshing and healthy lemonade on the block... 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

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:... Read More