Spend a Day Wine Surfing in Santa Cruz with the Surf City Vintners

And More West Side Food and Fun By Mary Lindsay Why come to Santa Cruz? There is the beach, of course. And there is also a thriving food and wine culture supporting locally-sourced fare, with a couple of dozen wineries and excellent restaurants in town and the surrounding area. There […]



Slow Roasted Ribeye Recipe – Made With IPA

Slow Roasted Ribeye recipe from The Foodie’s Beer Book: The Art of Pairing and Cooking With Beer For Any Occasion This recipe was designed to pair with Pliny the Elder IPA from Russian River Brewing Company, however any IPA of your choice will also work in the recipe.  If your […]

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The Los Gatos Fall Wine Walk 2014

Los Gatos Fall Wine Walk Saturday, September 20 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. Fine Wine and Great Shopping, all in Charming Downtown Los Gatos Los Gatos merchants provide an open house atmosphere for you to sip tastings from area wineries.  Enjoy wine tasting and restaurant samplings as you stroll through Downtown Los Gatos. […]



Book Review: The Foodie’s Beer Book

The Art of Pairing and Cooking with Beer for Any Occasion * By Sage Priolo * Over the past decades the popularity of craft brewing has grown tremendously.   With all of the flavorful beers now available, it only makes sense that it would open up a whole new world of […]