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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.

Delightful Champagne Cocktails for a Mother’s Day Treat

This May, put some effervescence into mom’s special day with one of these five luscious recipes.

Benicia’s Emerging Coffeehouse Culture

Too Busy to Cook? Try Gourmet Meals to Go

Vallejo’s League of Chefs offers gourmet take out, which can be picked up in four Vallejo locations, or delivered to Benicia for a $5 fee, plus pop-up dining events, operated by Chef/owner Nicole Hodge.

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.