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Craft Beers Wash Down Well with Good Pub Grub

Benicia is the place to be for local craft beer from breweries like Mare Island Brewing Company and Breuhol Brewing. Try these and other artisanal beers on tap with upscale pub fare.

Date Nights not just for Valentine’s Day

Three date night ideas that include food, wine and fun in and around Benicia—a Speakeasy, a cooking class and a high-end restaurant.

Warming up Winter with Hearty Cuisine

Chefs from three Benicia restaurants offer up warming food for cold winter evenings.

See’s Candy on the Waterfront, Wrapped and Ready

Benicia Main Street’s gift store is well stocked for the holidays, with a large selection of delectable See’s Candy.

Downtown Restaurants Anchor Benicia’s Nightlife

Firmly fixed in our town’s culture, some of downtown Benicia’s many independently owned restaurants have been here for decades. Aside from great food, they lead downtown’s tourism effort, and give back to the community with donations to schools.

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.