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Fun & Creative Cocktails At Benicia Bars And Restaurants

Nightlife in Benicia is on the rise since First Street was lit up with lights on First Street trees. Downtown bars & restaurants have stepped up their game, leading to an upscale vibe.

Iconic Winery turns 40

Wine tasting, food pairings and entertainment welcomed guests to Grgich Hills Estate July 29, where Mike Grgich and Austin Hills were honored with a ceremony for their contributions to the wine industry.

A First Street Primer, H Street to I Street

Downtown Benicia’s 800 block features popular restaurants Camellia Tea Room and Aroma Indian Cuisine, as well as healing arts and specialty salons and spas.

A Basic Ketchup Recipe for Home Grown Tomatoes

Use your bumper crop of cherry (or any variety) tomatoes to make a healthier version of ketchup at home. It’s versatile, sweet and a delicious accompaniment to burgers, fries and more.

Celebrating Fall with Annual Benicia Wine Walk

The final Wine Walk of 2017, the September 23 event promises a delightful afternoon of wine tasting, with nibbles included at participating downtown shops.

A First Street Primer, G Street to H Street

Downtown Benicia’s 700 block is smack in the middle of First Street, including retail stores and restaurants and dominated by the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park.

Tantalize your Palate at Annual Taste of First Street

Bust out of your restaurant rut by sampling the many small bites offered at Benicia Main Street’s annual Taste of First Street event, which also includes wine.

Benicia—a Craft Beer Tasting Destination

The beer scene in Benicia has evolved to include many spots with great craft brews on tap, including Bruehol Brewing, a microbrewery in the Benicia Business Park.

Today’s Rose’s are Well-crafted, Stellar Wines

Gone are the sweet, cheap Rose’s of the past. Rose Today’s 2017 competition in Healdsburg, CA, garnered the participation of 239 wines from around the world to showcase the best of the best.

Live Music Scene Kicks Off Summer in Benicia and Neighboring Cities

Summer’s promise of local live music—indoors or outdoors, includes myriad choices: rock, blues, acoustic folk, open mic, symphony and more.