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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.

Craft Beer & Mare Island’s Legacy On Tap In Vallejo

Mare Island Brewing Co., now 18 months strong with craft brews in the Vallejo Ferry building, creates a strong sense of history in addition to great craft beers with names that harken back to early shipbuilding days.

Benicia Restaurant Week Sizzles In January

In accordance with California Restaurant Month, Benicia eateries get in on the action by participating in Benicia Main Street’s Benicia Restaurant Week. Discounts, special menus and more are featured at this popular annual event.

Benicia’s Event Spaces Offer Something For Every Party

For a small town on the San Francisco Bay, Benicia event spaces hold their own with many unique venues from the historic to the nautical.

Transportation Hub Offers Commuters Additional Options

Benicia’s new transit hub will provide more options for commuters going to and getting to from Contra Costa County. Located in the Benicia Business Park, it will provide parking for 50 vehicles and allow big trucks to more easily park near the food truck, which will remain on the property.

Last Month for Benicia Farmers Market Season

Benicia's popular farmers market at the waterfront runs through October, every Thursday 4-8pm.