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Impress Holiday Guests with Alternative Pumpkin Desserts

Up the ante for creative Thanksgiving desserts this year with one of these simple recipes from the chefs at Christie Hill restaurant in Tahoe City.

Benicia Kinder’s Sells to Local Business

An unplanned opportunity arose for owners of Heritage Pantry & Spice, to move across the street and become Crossroads Smokehouse & Deli, combining the two menues into one.

Local Brew Pubs Get Into The Spirit of October

Local Benicia residents have many opportunities to experience Oktoberfest. The closest offering takes place in Concord October 12 and 13 but great Brew Pubs all around the East Bay keep the festivities accessible all month long.

Freshly Baked Bread and Really Good Coffee

Farm & Flour recently opened on First Street, providing a new gathering place for locals to enjoy a toast-based breakfast, specialty coffee, lunch and easy conversation.

The Workshop Serves Po Boys & Beignets with Style

In 2013, a love for NOLA cuisine propelled Danny Glassmaker to start his popular Benicia restaurant. The neighborhood spot offers po boys, beignets & a twist on traditional fare.

Dave Phinney Produces Specialty Beverages

Vallejo’s Mare Island will soon have a craft Distillery offering fine sipping beverages. Dave Phinney, well known winemaker and entrepreneur, is bringing his passion to his newest business, Savage & Cooke.

Small Bites Dining Night In Downtown Benicia

Each year Benicia Main Street puts on A Taste of First Street, where crowds can sample delectible small bites from as many as15 restaurants, along with wine, from J Street to the waterfront.

New Food Vendors for Farmers Market’s 26th Year

Benicia Farmers Market provides much more than produce—this season’s new food trucks and greater variety provide tastebud-tempting selections.

Drink Your Veggies (and Cold Brew Coffee) at Juice House Co.

Tiana and Kelsea Duvauchelle’s healthy cold pressed juice bar opened with the goal of accessing nutrient-filled foods, made into custom, delicious concoctions.

Hannalee Pervan’s New Bakery Opening Soon

Hannalee Pervan channels her exceptional baking skills into her new bakery on First Street—a gathering place for the community as well as delicious food and coffee drinks.