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A delightful holiday event for kids and their teddy bears

The annual Camellia Tea Room is holding their formal “Teddy Bear Tea” at the Benicia restaurant with three seatings December 3 & 4.

Java Point Café is still wowing the crowds

Java Point Café in Downtown Benicia is a true gem, delighting regulars and tourists with consistently delicious food, outdoor plaza dining and meticulous attention to detail.

The Food Selfie Phenomenon Continues to Invade Social media

From chefs to food critics to cookbook creators to food bloggers and camera amateurs, cultivating a large social media following through food selfies has become wildly popular.

The Old Childhood Standby, Grilled Cheese, Gets Elevated with Ad-ons

Once you understand the basics, the humble grilled cheese sandwich can be elevated to adult status by getting creative with the types of cheese used, and the many add-ons such as ranch dressing, artichoke hearts, kale, mustard, grilled onion and more.

Halloween’s History & Lore Enhance a Month of Benicia Halloween Fun

Benicia’s annual Halloween extravaganzas provide a month of fun with events for people of all ages. These include the 7th annual Trunk or Treat, Ghost Walks, Zombie Brew Crawl, Haunted Open House and more.

Going Beyond Produce At The Benicia Farmers Market

60 Vendors display a variety of wares at the Benicia Farmers Market—in addition to produce, there’s grass fed beef and fresh fish, local honey, fresh flowers, baked goods, arts and crafts and more.

Quintessential Family Fun At The Solano County Fair

A slice of Americana, the county fair is a centuries old cultural icon. The annual Solano county fair, July 27-31, 2016, celebrates the best of county offerings in food, music, animals, crafts and more, along with fine entertainment and family fun.

A Brand-New Beer Garden Opens Downtown

Lucca Bar and Grill has a new venture. An empty lot adjacent to Lucca has been transformed into an outdoor beer garden, complete with a large grilling area for small bites as well as craft brews, live music, art and family fun.

Benicia’s Brewing History, And A Resurgence Of Craft Beer

In addition to the history of beer brewing in Benicia, craft beer makes a strong comeback with micro breweries throughout the Bay Area. Benicia pubs and wine bars are specializing in craft brews on tap and in the bottle.

Olive Oil Tasting, Food, Music, Wine And More At Tiny Mankas Corner

Food, wine, live music and more are packed into Fairfield’s Mankas Corner, making it an viable stop for visitors.