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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.

The Handcrafted At Home Artisan Bread Revolution

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.

Abundant Spring Offerings At Benicia Farmers Market

Asparagus announces spring like no other vegetable, and it is abundant in grocery stores and farmers markets in March and April.

Sails Unfurl For Opening Day On The Strait

The annual Benicia Opening Day on the Strait kicks off the boating season once again, April 10, with an annual event that includes opening the Yacht Club to the public, food, games, music and a boat parade.

Change Is In The Air (And In The Oven) In Benicia

The restaurant scene continues to evolve in downtown Benicia with the sale of Char’s and Capitol Café. Char recently retired, selling to a new owner, and Capitol Café sold to a local caterer and baker, active in area Farmers Markets.

Dinner Theatre And Magic Combine In Martinez

The Martinez California Magic Dinner Theatre is a hidden Bay Area Gem comprised of dinner theater, a magic shop, comedy club and historical museum, a shrine to all things magical.