Sippin' on Staycation

As we approach the last few weeks of consistently fantastic summer weather, we all have vacation on our minds. Don’t get me wrong, Benicia’s bay breeze isn’t too shabby, but why neglect our Northern California neighbors? My staycation/day trip choice…

Food + Drink

Java Point Café

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new."  - Socrates This Socrates quote is particularly apt for the restaurant industry during the current COVID-19 pandemic, both nationally,…

Aperitif: The Before Cocktail

I’m a strong believer in cocktail hour. Especially on a hot breezy Benicia day. I’m talking about the cocktail before dinner. The cocktail to encourage your final takeout decision. The cocktail to start your evening in all the right ways.…

Union Hotel Restaurant & Bar

Built in 1852, the Union Hotel Bar and Grill has survived fires, earthquakes, times of peace and times of turmoil. A variety of owners have operated the establishment since the early Gold Rush days and, most recently, the Union Hotel…

Sepay Groves – A taste of Italy

Joel and Peggy Quartemont founded Sepay Groves in 2005, in Fairfield. In 2018, they made the move to Benicia where they now have a wonderful and aromatic shop at 364 First Street. The Quartemonts are active advocates for their product,…

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