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Good times, sumptuous food, great view at Sailor Jacks

Good times, sumptuous food, great view at Sailor Jacks

Meet up with friends, plan a special occasion or savor the delights of the menu in a welcoming, social atmosphere

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Downtown Benicia shops roll out the red carpet during annual Wine & Chocolate Walk

Downtown Benicia shops roll out the red carpet during annual Wine & Chocolate Walk

Benicia Main Street, once again, rolls out its wildly popular Wine & Chocolate Walk, Saturday, February 4, 1-5pm in Downtown Benicia. This is a sip and stroll event, where attendees wend their way up and down First Street tasting a variety of red, white and sparkling wines inside...

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Art permeates Benicia's cultural scene in numerous ways

Art permeates Benicia's cultural scene in numerous ways

Arts Benicia and the Benicia Library to offer gallery exhibits featuring local artists, including one with student art

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Two popular cafes and two wonderful wineries to try in February

Two popular cafes and two wonderful wineries to try in February

Winter is the perfect time to explore Carneros’ excellent wines, food and scenic beauty.

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A Photo Journey Through The Carneros Wine Region

A Photo Journey Through The Carneros Wine Region

A short drive from Benicia yields a fun day sampling great wines, tasting exceptional food and admiring spectacular views.

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Mixed media artworks light up The Rellik’s brick gallery wall

Mixed media artworks light up The Rellik’s brick gallery wall

Carl Heyward is February’s featured artist at one of Arts Benicia’s “Arts Benicia Presents” program locations, the Rellik Tavern, in downtown Benicia. The Rellik’s long, brick wall provides ample space for a large selection of artists’ work, with rotating...

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Delight your Valentine with specialty chocolate from Downtown Benicia shops

Delight your Valentine with specialty chocolate from Downtown Benicia shops

Specialty Chocolates for Valentine’s Day It doesn’t take much proof to know that love and chocolate are engaged in a not-so-secret love affair. No time is that more apparent than in February when Valentine’s Day rolls around. As the Beatles sang, “All you need is...

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Christina and Scott Strawbridge Tackle Another Fixer Upper

Christina and Scott Strawbridge Tackle Another Fixer Upper

Love it or list it, Fixer Upper, Flip or Flop, Extreme Makeover—HGTV has created many popular reality home improvement shows that showcase before and after makeovers. Some of the makeover stars are attractive, real life couples, who gut interiors and use the terms “open...

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Benicia Community Gardens takes a wider aim at with its new name, Sustainable Solano

Benicia Community Gardens takes a wider aim at with its new name, Sustainable Solano

Turning Over Many New Leaves When individuals commit to change it’s often said they are turning over a new leaf. For Benicia Community Gardens that process involves a lot more than just one leaf. Perhaps a whole forest is more apt. The organization, dedicated to community, the...

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Happenings

Looking Back

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Good times, sumptuous food, great view at Sailor Jacks

Good times, sumptuous food, great view at Sailor Jacks

Meet up with friends, plan a special occasion or savor the delights of the menu in a welcoming, social atmosphere

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Downtown Benicia shops roll out the red carpet during annual Wine & Chocolate Walk

Downtown Benicia shops roll out the red carpet during annual Wine & Chocolate Walk

Benicia Main Street, once again, rolls out its wildly popular Wine & Chocolate Walk, Saturday, February 4, 1-5pm in Downtown Benicia. This is a sip and stroll event, where attendees wend their way up and down First Street tasting a variety of red, white and sparkling wines inside...

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Art permeates Benicia's cultural scene in numerous ways

Art permeates Benicia's cultural scene in numerous ways

Arts Benicia and the Benicia Library to offer gallery exhibits featuring local artists, including one with student art

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Two popular cafes and two wonderful wineries to try in February

Two popular cafes and two wonderful wineries to try in February

Winter is the perfect time to explore Carneros’ excellent wines, food and scenic beauty.

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A Photo Journey Through The Carneros Wine Region

A Photo Journey Through The Carneros Wine Region

A short drive from Benicia yields a fun day sampling great wines, tasting exceptional food and admiring spectacular views.

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Mixed media artworks light up The Rellik’s brick gallery wall

Mixed media artworks light up The Rellik’s brick gallery wall

Carl Heyward is February’s featured artist at one of Arts Benicia’s “Arts Benicia Presents” program locations, the Rellik Tavern, in downtown Benicia. The Rellik’s long, brick wall provides ample space for a large selection of artists’ work, with rotating...

Comments: 1

Delight your Valentine with specialty chocolate from Downtown Benicia shops

Delight your Valentine with specialty chocolate from Downtown Benicia shops

Specialty Chocolates for Valentine’s Day It doesn’t take much proof to know that love and chocolate are engaged in a not-so-secret love affair. No time is that more apparent than in February when Valentine’s Day rolls around. As the Beatles sang, “All you need is...

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Christina and Scott Strawbridge Tackle Another Fixer Upper

Christina and Scott Strawbridge Tackle Another Fixer Upper

Love it or list it, Fixer Upper, Flip or Flop, Extreme Makeover—HGTV has created many popular reality home improvement shows that showcase before and after makeovers. Some of the makeover stars are attractive, real life couples, who gut interiors and use the terms “open...

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Benicia Community Gardens takes a wider aim at with its new name, Sustainable Solano

Benicia Community Gardens takes a wider aim at with its new name, Sustainable Solano

Turning Over Many New Leaves When individuals commit to change it’s often said they are turning over a new leaf. For Benicia Community Gardens that process involves a lot more than just one leaf. Perhaps a whole forest is more apt. The organization, dedicated to community, the...

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Sustainability

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Good times, sumptuous food, great view at Sailor Jacks

Good times, sumptuous food, great view at Sailor Jacks

Meet up with friends, plan a special occasion or savor the delights of the menu in a welcoming, social atmosphere

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Downtown Benicia shops roll out the red carpet during annual Wine & Chocolate Walk

Downtown Benicia shops roll out the red carpet during annual Wine & Chocolate Walk

Benicia Main Street, once again, rolls out its wildly popular Wine & Chocolate Walk, Saturday, February 4, 1-5pm in Downtown Benicia. This is a sip and stroll event, where attendees wend their way up and down First Street tasting a variety of red, white and sparkling wines inside...

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Art permeates Benicia's cultural scene in numerous ways

Art permeates Benicia's cultural scene in numerous ways

Arts Benicia and the Benicia Library to offer gallery exhibits featuring local artists, including one with student art

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Two popular cafes and two wonderful wineries to try in February

Two popular cafes and two wonderful wineries to try in February

Winter is the perfect time to explore Carneros’ excellent wines, food and scenic beauty.

Comments

A Photo Journey Through The Carneros Wine Region

A Photo Journey Through The Carneros Wine Region

A short drive from Benicia yields a fun day sampling great wines, tasting exceptional food and admiring spectacular views.

Comments

Mixed media artworks light up The Rellik’s brick gallery wall

Mixed media artworks light up The Rellik’s brick gallery wall

Carl Heyward is February’s featured artist at one of Arts Benicia’s “Arts Benicia Presents” program locations, the Rellik Tavern, in downtown Benicia. The Rellik’s long, brick wall provides ample space for a large selection of artists’ work, with rotating...

Comments: 1

Delight your Valentine with specialty chocolate from Downtown Benicia shops

Delight your Valentine with specialty chocolate from Downtown Benicia shops

Specialty Chocolates for Valentine’s Day It doesn’t take much proof to know that love and chocolate are engaged in a not-so-secret love affair. No time is that more apparent than in February when Valentine’s Day rolls around. As the Beatles sang, “All you need is...

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Christina and Scott Strawbridge Tackle Another Fixer Upper

Christina and Scott Strawbridge Tackle Another Fixer Upper

Love it or list it, Fixer Upper, Flip or Flop, Extreme Makeover—HGTV has created many popular reality home improvement shows that showcase before and after makeovers. Some of the makeover stars are attractive, real life couples, who gut interiors and use the terms “open...

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Benicia Community Gardens takes a wider aim at with its new name, Sustainable Solano

Benicia Community Gardens takes a wider aim at with its new name, Sustainable Solano

Turning Over Many New Leaves When individuals commit to change it’s often said they are turning over a new leaf. For Benicia Community Gardens that process involves a lot more than just one leaf. Perhaps a whole forest is more apt. The organization, dedicated to community, the...

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Bites & Sips

A blog about all things food and drink

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Good times, sumptuous food, great view at Sailor Jacks

Good times, sumptuous food, great view at Sailor Jacks

Meet up with friends, plan a special occasion or savor the delights of the menu in a welcoming, social atmosphere

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Downtown Benicia shops roll out the red carpet during annual Wine & Chocolate Walk

Downtown Benicia shops roll out the red carpet during annual Wine & Chocolate Walk

Benicia Main Street, once again, rolls out its wildly popular Wine & Chocolate Walk, Saturday, February 4, 1-5pm in Downtown Benicia. This is a sip and stroll event, where attendees wend their way up and down First Street tasting a variety of red, white and sparkling wines inside...

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Art permeates Benicia's cultural scene in numerous ways

Art permeates Benicia's cultural scene in numerous ways

Arts Benicia and the Benicia Library to offer gallery exhibits featuring local artists, including one with student art

Comments

Two popular cafes and two wonderful wineries to try in February

Two popular cafes and two wonderful wineries to try in February

Winter is the perfect time to explore Carneros’ excellent wines, food and scenic beauty.

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A Photo Journey Through The Carneros Wine Region

A Photo Journey Through The Carneros Wine Region

A short drive from Benicia yields a fun day sampling great wines, tasting exceptional food and admiring spectacular views.

Comments

Mixed media artworks light up The Rellik’s brick gallery wall

Mixed media artworks light up The Rellik’s brick gallery wall

Carl Heyward is February’s featured artist at one of Arts Benicia’s “Arts Benicia Presents” program locations, the Rellik Tavern, in downtown Benicia. The Rellik’s long, brick wall provides ample space for a large selection of artists’ work, with rotating...

Comments: 1

Delight your Valentine with specialty chocolate from Downtown Benicia shops

Delight your Valentine with specialty chocolate from Downtown Benicia shops

Specialty Chocolates for Valentine’s Day It doesn’t take much proof to know that love and chocolate are engaged in a not-so-secret love affair. No time is that more apparent than in February when Valentine’s Day rolls around. As the Beatles sang, “All you need is...

Comments

Christina and Scott Strawbridge Tackle Another Fixer Upper

Christina and Scott Strawbridge Tackle Another Fixer Upper

Love it or list it, Fixer Upper, Flip or Flop, Extreme Makeover—HGTV has created many popular reality home improvement shows that showcase before and after makeovers. Some of the makeover stars are attractive, real life couples, who gut interiors and use the terms “open...

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Benicia Community Gardens takes a wider aim at with its new name, Sustainable Solano

Benicia Community Gardens takes a wider aim at with its new name, Sustainable Solano

Turning Over Many New Leaves When individuals commit to change it’s often said they are turning over a new leaf. For Benicia Community Gardens that process involves a lot more than just one leaf. Perhaps a whole forest is more apt. The organization, dedicated to community, the...

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Looking Back

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Good times, sumptuous food, great view at Sailor Jacks

Good times, sumptuous food, great view at Sailor Jacks

Meet up with friends, plan a special occasion or savor the delights of the menu in a welcoming, social atmosphere

Comments

Downtown Benicia shops roll out the red carpet during annual Wine & Chocolate Walk

Downtown Benicia shops roll out the red carpet during annual Wine & Chocolate Walk

Benicia Main Street, once again, rolls out its wildly popular Wine & Chocolate Walk, Saturday, February 4, 1-5pm in Downtown Benicia. This is a sip and stroll event, where attendees wend their way up and down First Street tasting a variety of red, white and sparkling wines inside...

Comments

Art permeates Benicia's cultural scene in numerous ways

Art permeates Benicia's cultural scene in numerous ways

Arts Benicia and the Benicia Library to offer gallery exhibits featuring local artists, including one with student art

Comments

Two popular cafes and two wonderful wineries to try in February

Two popular cafes and two wonderful wineries to try in February

Winter is the perfect time to explore Carneros’ excellent wines, food and scenic beauty.

Comments

A Photo Journey Through The Carneros Wine Region

A Photo Journey Through The Carneros Wine Region

A short drive from Benicia yields a fun day sampling great wines, tasting exceptional food and admiring spectacular views.

Comments

Mixed media artworks light up The Rellik’s brick gallery wall

Mixed media artworks light up The Rellik’s brick gallery wall

Carl Heyward is February’s featured artist at one of Arts Benicia’s “Arts Benicia Presents” program locations, the Rellik Tavern, in downtown Benicia. The Rellik’s long, brick wall provides ample space for a large selection of artists’ work, with rotating...

Comments: 1

Delight your Valentine with specialty chocolate from Downtown Benicia shops

Delight your Valentine with specialty chocolate from Downtown Benicia shops

Specialty Chocolates for Valentine’s Day It doesn’t take much proof to know that love and chocolate are engaged in a not-so-secret love affair. No time is that more apparent than in February when Valentine’s Day rolls around. As the Beatles sang, “All you need is...

Comments

Christina and Scott Strawbridge Tackle Another Fixer Upper

Christina and Scott Strawbridge Tackle Another Fixer Upper

Love it or list it, Fixer Upper, Flip or Flop, Extreme Makeover—HGTV has created many popular reality home improvement shows that showcase before and after makeovers. Some of the makeover stars are attractive, real life couples, who gut interiors and use the terms “open...

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Benicia Community Gardens takes a wider aim at with its new name, Sustainable Solano

Benicia Community Gardens takes a wider aim at with its new name, Sustainable Solano

Turning Over Many New Leaves When individuals commit to change it’s often said they are turning over a new leaf. For Benicia Community Gardens that process involves a lot more than just one leaf. Perhaps a whole forest is more apt. The organization, dedicated to community, the...

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Style

Benicia has style and this blog is the place to find it! From art to sports; books to home & garden, fashion, food and fun to favorite haunts & jaunts. It’s all about living with style.

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Travel

Day trips, weekend getaways and vacation destinations are the focus of this blog. Food & wine, The Lake Tahoe area and California’s wine country will feature prominently.

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Happenings

Looking for something to do? This blog has it all - events, sports, civic matters, festivals, music, art, history and everything that’s happing in Benicia, as well as events in Solano County and the greater Bay Area.

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Sustainability

This blog will focus on sustainability matters of all types including green living. Watch for tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint, what’s happening at the City level, how private businesses are doing their part, news from Benicia’s Sustainability Commission, Benicia Community Garden updates and more.

   

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Food, wine, spirits, news, reviews, recipes, tips, coupons & more!

 

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