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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.