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Polished and riveted airstreams showcased by Avalon RV

Polished and riveted airstreams showcased by Avalon RV

Airstream trailers are a slice of Americana that have kitschy charm, and loads of vintage style and appeal. They are super cool in some circles. One of those circles is the annual lifestyle extravaganza called Sunset Weekend Celebration, a famous event that draws scores to bask in the...

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Northern California Pirate Festival Invades Vallejo’s Waterfront

Northern California Pirate Festival Invades Vallejo’s Waterfront

The huge, annual Pirate Festival is happening Father’s Day weekend, June 18-19, 2016. The largest of its kind in California, the festival is a family-friendly event with swashbuckling fun for all.

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Benicia’s Brewing History, And A Resurgence Of Craft Beer

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.

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Interview: The Wheels Keep Turning For Downtown Merchant Greg Andrada

Interview: The Wheels Keep Turning For Downtown Merchant Greg Andrada

Benicia’s Wheels in Motion bike and sports shop is still going strong after 25 years, helping locals and area riders fix their bikes, give advice and doing custom fittings for customers to ensure they their bikes are properly set up, along with hosting an unofficial bike club.

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Bio: Mark Barnum, Bay Area Waterways Tugboat Captain

Bio: Mark Barnum, Bay Area Waterways Tugboat Captain

Benicia’s Mark Barnum is a tugboat captain, helping navigate huge ships through the tricky waters of the San Francisco Bay.

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Highlighting Benicia's Scenic Beauty From Above

Highlighting Benicia's Scenic Beauty From Above

A drone video of Benicia’s scenic beauty launched in Fall of 2015, and captures the towns highlights: historic buildings, waterfront, downtown shops and restaurants, the State Capitol, the Yacht Club, marina and more, culminating with a spectacular sunset.

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Trends: Scott & Christina Strawbridge Take A Spontaneous Biplane Ride

Trends: Scott & Christina Strawbridge Take A Spontaneous Biplane Ride

Christina and Scott Strawbridge decide spontaneously to tick a biplane ride off their bucket list with a biplane ride over the Pacific Ocean in Pismo Beach.

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Olive Oil Tasting, Food, Music, Wine And More At Tiny Mankas Corner

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.

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Backwards Glance: In The 1900s Butter Was Big Business In Benicia!

Backwards Glance: In The 1900s Butter Was Big Business In Benicia!

At its peak, Benicia was churning out 3,000,000 pounds of butter at a plant on Benicia’s waterfront, supplied with milk by approximately 200 dairies along the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers.

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Happenings

Looking Back

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Polished and riveted airstreams showcased by Avalon RV

Polished and riveted airstreams showcased by Avalon RV

Airstream trailers are a slice of Americana that have kitschy charm, and loads of vintage style and appeal. They are super cool in some circles. One of those circles is the annual lifestyle extravaganza called Sunset Weekend Celebration, a famous event that draws scores to bask in the...

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Northern California Pirate Festival Invades Vallejo’s Waterfront

Northern California Pirate Festival Invades Vallejo’s Waterfront

The huge, annual Pirate Festival is happening Father’s Day weekend, June 18-19, 2016. The largest of its kind in California, the festival is a family-friendly event with swashbuckling fun for all.

Comments

Benicia’s Brewing History, And A Resurgence Of Craft Beer

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.

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Interview: The Wheels Keep Turning For Downtown Merchant Greg Andrada

Interview: The Wheels Keep Turning For Downtown Merchant Greg Andrada

Benicia’s Wheels in Motion bike and sports shop is still going strong after 25 years, helping locals and area riders fix their bikes, give advice and doing custom fittings for customers to ensure they their bikes are properly set up, along with hosting an unofficial bike club.

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Bio: Mark Barnum, Bay Area Waterways Tugboat Captain

Bio: Mark Barnum, Bay Area Waterways Tugboat Captain

Benicia’s Mark Barnum is a tugboat captain, helping navigate huge ships through the tricky waters of the San Francisco Bay.

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Highlighting Benicia's Scenic Beauty From Above

Highlighting Benicia's Scenic Beauty From Above

A drone video of Benicia’s scenic beauty launched in Fall of 2015, and captures the towns highlights: historic buildings, waterfront, downtown shops and restaurants, the State Capitol, the Yacht Club, marina and more, culminating with a spectacular sunset.

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Trends: Scott & Christina Strawbridge Take A Spontaneous Biplane Ride

Trends: Scott & Christina Strawbridge Take A Spontaneous Biplane Ride

Christina and Scott Strawbridge decide spontaneously to tick a biplane ride off their bucket list with a biplane ride over the Pacific Ocean in Pismo Beach.

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Olive Oil Tasting, Food, Music, Wine And More At Tiny Mankas Corner

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.

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Backwards Glance: In The 1900s Butter Was Big Business In Benicia!

Backwards Glance: In The 1900s Butter Was Big Business In Benicia!

At its peak, Benicia was churning out 3,000,000 pounds of butter at a plant on Benicia’s waterfront, supplied with milk by approximately 200 dairies along the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers.

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Sustainability

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Polished and riveted airstreams showcased by Avalon RV

Polished and riveted airstreams showcased by Avalon RV

Airstream trailers are a slice of Americana that have kitschy charm, and loads of vintage style and appeal. They are super cool in some circles. One of those circles is the annual lifestyle extravaganza called Sunset Weekend Celebration, a famous event that draws scores to bask in the...

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Northern California Pirate Festival Invades Vallejo’s Waterfront

Northern California Pirate Festival Invades Vallejo’s Waterfront

The huge, annual Pirate Festival is happening Father’s Day weekend, June 18-19, 2016. The largest of its kind in California, the festival is a family-friendly event with swashbuckling fun for all.

Comments

Benicia’s Brewing History, And A Resurgence Of Craft Beer

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.

Comments

Interview: The Wheels Keep Turning For Downtown Merchant Greg Andrada

Interview: The Wheels Keep Turning For Downtown Merchant Greg Andrada

Benicia’s Wheels in Motion bike and sports shop is still going strong after 25 years, helping locals and area riders fix their bikes, give advice and doing custom fittings for customers to ensure they their bikes are properly set up, along with hosting an unofficial bike club.

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Bio: Mark Barnum, Bay Area Waterways Tugboat Captain

Bio: Mark Barnum, Bay Area Waterways Tugboat Captain

Benicia’s Mark Barnum is a tugboat captain, helping navigate huge ships through the tricky waters of the San Francisco Bay.

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Highlighting Benicia's Scenic Beauty From Above

Highlighting Benicia's Scenic Beauty From Above

A drone video of Benicia’s scenic beauty launched in Fall of 2015, and captures the towns highlights: historic buildings, waterfront, downtown shops and restaurants, the State Capitol, the Yacht Club, marina and more, culminating with a spectacular sunset.

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Trends: Scott & Christina Strawbridge Take A Spontaneous Biplane Ride

Trends: Scott & Christina Strawbridge Take A Spontaneous Biplane Ride

Christina and Scott Strawbridge decide spontaneously to tick a biplane ride off their bucket list with a biplane ride over the Pacific Ocean in Pismo Beach.

Comments

Olive Oil Tasting, Food, Music, Wine And More At Tiny Mankas Corner

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.

Comments

Backwards Glance: In The 1900s Butter Was Big Business In Benicia!

Backwards Glance: In The 1900s Butter Was Big Business In Benicia!

At its peak, Benicia was churning out 3,000,000 pounds of butter at a plant on Benicia’s waterfront, supplied with milk by approximately 200 dairies along the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers.

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Bites & Sips

A blog about all things food and drink

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Polished and riveted airstreams showcased by Avalon RV

Polished and riveted airstreams showcased by Avalon RV

Airstream trailers are a slice of Americana that have kitschy charm, and loads of vintage style and appeal. They are super cool in some circles. One of those circles is the annual lifestyle extravaganza called Sunset Weekend Celebration, a famous event that draws scores to bask in the...

Comments

Northern California Pirate Festival Invades Vallejo’s Waterfront

Northern California Pirate Festival Invades Vallejo’s Waterfront

The huge, annual Pirate Festival is happening Father’s Day weekend, June 18-19, 2016. The largest of its kind in California, the festival is a family-friendly event with swashbuckling fun for all.

Comments

Benicia’s Brewing History, And A Resurgence Of Craft Beer

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.

Comments

Interview: The Wheels Keep Turning For Downtown Merchant Greg Andrada

Interview: The Wheels Keep Turning For Downtown Merchant Greg Andrada

Benicia’s Wheels in Motion bike and sports shop is still going strong after 25 years, helping locals and area riders fix their bikes, give advice and doing custom fittings for customers to ensure they their bikes are properly set up, along with hosting an unofficial bike club.

Comments

Bio: Mark Barnum, Bay Area Waterways Tugboat Captain

Bio: Mark Barnum, Bay Area Waterways Tugboat Captain

Benicia’s Mark Barnum is a tugboat captain, helping navigate huge ships through the tricky waters of the San Francisco Bay.

Comments

Highlighting Benicia's Scenic Beauty From Above

Highlighting Benicia's Scenic Beauty From Above

A drone video of Benicia’s scenic beauty launched in Fall of 2015, and captures the towns highlights: historic buildings, waterfront, downtown shops and restaurants, the State Capitol, the Yacht Club, marina and more, culminating with a spectacular sunset.

Comments

Trends: Scott & Christina Strawbridge Take A Spontaneous Biplane Ride

Trends: Scott & Christina Strawbridge Take A Spontaneous Biplane Ride

Christina and Scott Strawbridge decide spontaneously to tick a biplane ride off their bucket list with a biplane ride over the Pacific Ocean in Pismo Beach.

Comments

Olive Oil Tasting, Food, Music, Wine And More At Tiny Mankas Corner

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.

Comments

Backwards Glance: In The 1900s Butter Was Big Business In Benicia!

Backwards Glance: In The 1900s Butter Was Big Business In Benicia!

At its peak, Benicia was churning out 3,000,000 pounds of butter at a plant on Benicia’s waterfront, supplied with milk by approximately 200 dairies along the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers.

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Looking Back

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Polished and riveted airstreams showcased by Avalon RV

Polished and riveted airstreams showcased by Avalon RV

Airstream trailers are a slice of Americana that have kitschy charm, and loads of vintage style and appeal. They are super cool in some circles. One of those circles is the annual lifestyle extravaganza called Sunset Weekend Celebration, a famous event that draws scores to bask in the...

Comments

Northern California Pirate Festival Invades Vallejo’s Waterfront

Northern California Pirate Festival Invades Vallejo’s Waterfront

The huge, annual Pirate Festival is happening Father’s Day weekend, June 18-19, 2016. The largest of its kind in California, the festival is a family-friendly event with swashbuckling fun for all.

Comments

Benicia’s Brewing History, And A Resurgence Of Craft Beer

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.

Comments

Interview: The Wheels Keep Turning For Downtown Merchant Greg Andrada

Interview: The Wheels Keep Turning For Downtown Merchant Greg Andrada

Benicia’s Wheels in Motion bike and sports shop is still going strong after 25 years, helping locals and area riders fix their bikes, give advice and doing custom fittings for customers to ensure they their bikes are properly set up, along with hosting an unofficial bike club.

Comments

Bio: Mark Barnum, Bay Area Waterways Tugboat Captain

Bio: Mark Barnum, Bay Area Waterways Tugboat Captain

Benicia’s Mark Barnum is a tugboat captain, helping navigate huge ships through the tricky waters of the San Francisco Bay.

Comments

Highlighting Benicia's Scenic Beauty From Above

Highlighting Benicia's Scenic Beauty From Above

A drone video of Benicia’s scenic beauty launched in Fall of 2015, and captures the towns highlights: historic buildings, waterfront, downtown shops and restaurants, the State Capitol, the Yacht Club, marina and more, culminating with a spectacular sunset.

Comments

Trends: Scott & Christina Strawbridge Take A Spontaneous Biplane Ride

Trends: Scott & Christina Strawbridge Take A Spontaneous Biplane Ride

Christina and Scott Strawbridge decide spontaneously to tick a biplane ride off their bucket list with a biplane ride over the Pacific Ocean in Pismo Beach.

Comments

Olive Oil Tasting, Food, Music, Wine And More At Tiny Mankas Corner

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.

Comments

Backwards Glance: In The 1900s Butter Was Big Business In Benicia!

Backwards Glance: In The 1900s Butter Was Big Business In Benicia!

At its peak, Benicia was churning out 3,000,000 pounds of butter at a plant on Benicia’s waterfront, supplied with milk by approximately 200 dairies along the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers.

Comments

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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.

   

Bites & Sips

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

 

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