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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The artisan bread revolution is no longer just the purview of restaurants and bakeries, it has made its way into home kitchens across the country. Part of the slow food movement, baking artisan bread at home has taken off in recent years.