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8/19/2014
New Breweries and Notable Craft Brewing Cities in California's North Coast
NORTH COAST Nine Hop Stops in Mendocino County Anderson Valley Brewing Company For the bahlest (that's "best" to you Brightlighters!) brews in town, head to the Tap Room at the Anderson Valley Brewing Company. The Tap Room has beers you won’t find outside of the brewery and,...
8/19/2014
California Beer Festivals and Events
STATEWIDE *Coming soon - The California Beer Festival The California Beer Festival means 60 craft brews on tap, live entertainment, bocce ball, sliders and more! The festival returns to the beautiful lakeside Frank G. Bonelli Park and is the perfect place to spend the weekend celebrating craft...
8/19/2014
Craft Beer Trails and Tours in Shasta Cascade
Butte County is a Beer Lover's Paradise When it comes to legendary craft beers and epic brewery tours, get yourself to Chico in Butte County — directly north of Sacramento — where world-renowned Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. offers several tours and serves 19 of its own beers on tap, along...
8/15/2014
California Pride Events
In California we don’t just acknowledge our diversity – we celebrate it. And some of the most colorful and charismatic demonstrations of this true California spirit are the Pride festivals held throughout the Golden State. Below you’ll find the most prominent of the LGBT Pride festivals,...
8/11/2014
California’s Islands In The Sun
Maybe it was during a flight as your plane banked over the Pacific and prepared for its descent into Los Angeles that you first caught sight of the Channel Islands. Or perhaps it was in a book or movie such as the classic Island of the Blue Dolphins or TC Boyle’s San Miguel where you learned about...
8/8/2014
California: A Cornucopia of Fall Colors and Festivities
California is called the Golden State and it’s no wonder! Every fall, visitors are greeted by the vibrant array of changing leaves. Whether walking, hiking, biking or riding, California offers an abundance of opportunities to satisfy even the most avid leaf-peepers. From city and country neighborhoods...
8/8/2014
A Beginner’s Guide to California’s Craft Beer Scene
It’s no secret that the Golden State has become the destination for beer enthusiasts. Bars, tours and even entire festivals are dedicated to this mysterious, golden brew. Some believe the craft brew movement in California dates back to 1965 when Fritz Maytag bought Anchor Brewery, but whatever...
6/6/2014
Where to Watch the Belmont Stakes Across the Golden State
Croce's Park West 2760 Fifth Avenue San Diego, CA Belmont Stakes will be shown live in the Expatriate Room starting at 11 a.m. The bar will be offering happy hour prices during the whole race, as well as the official drink of the Belmont Stakes, the Belmont Breeze, and a Flat Iron Steak Sandwich...
3/25/2014
The Wheel Deal: California’s Top Food Trucks
California cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco are considered the original food labs where some of the country’s top food trucks cut their culinary chops and first hit the road. With ready access to fresh, local ingredients and diverse populations, these cities and others in the state...
3/20/2014
Almost Famous: Ten California Chefs To Watch
Sometimes it seems that California has more celebrity chefs than palm trees. But just beyond the limelight, there’s another segment of talented toques - California’s crop of rising-star chefs that are a true testament to the depth of talent in the Golden State. Maybe it’s the easy access...
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