Food and Drink

Restaurants, farmers markets, and attractions

Avila Valley Barn star
The entire family will enjoy an outing to the Avila Valley Barn, where fruit can be picked, animals are waiting to be fed, and people enjoy the balmy weather and fresh produce of the Central Coast of California.

California Chocolate star
Jonesing for chocolate? California is a great place to indulge.

Downtown San Diego Beerpubs star
The epicenter of the West Coast beer making phenomenon is the city of San Diego, and, for connoisseurs of craft brewing, a visit here takes on the mantle of a pilgrimage.

Fast Food California star
We don’t do anything the same. Even our fast food is different. You have to try these fast-food and fast-casual chains!

Food with a History at E Waldo Ward star
Gourmet jams, jellies, and other condiments provide a link to the past at a tiny local business in the tiny town of Sierra Madre, California.

High Tea in the San Gabriel Valley star
Taking tea in the Victorian style is not only doable in the San Gabriel Valley, but an eminently memorable experience.

Laetitia Vineyards and Winery star
Truth to tell, only French sparkling wines are called “champagne.” Those from Laetitia Winery California don’t have a specific name – except delicious! Next time you’re in the area, taste some great wine that’s made using environmentally friendly and "human rights-aware" practices.

Magnolia House Restaurant Review star
In Pasadena and looking for a craft cocktail? Perhaps some upscale bar bites? Magnolia House is one wonderful place.

Malibu Kitchen and Gourmet star
Do you love or hate this restaurant? Here's the lowdown on this controversial spot, which deserves at least one visit.

San Luis Obispo Wine Tasting star
A bit off the beaten path, and a bit offbeat!

Scarlett Begonia Restaurant Review star
Scarlett Begonia in downtown Santa Barbara offers tasty, trendy breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. It's worth the drive from the 101 freeway and the time taken for a leisurely meal.

Tacos and Beer star
Looking for amazing road food? You'll find it at this tiny Beaumont restaurant.

Wine in California star
Why has the state of California become synonymous with the wine industry? Here's a short explanation and history.

Wine Tasting in... Sacramento? star
Well, not exactly Sacramento -- but only half an hour south! Isn't it time you tried wines from the Clarksburg AVA?

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