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Bar None: Pass the Watermelon, Please!

Bar None: Pass the Watermelon, Please!

I’m Hot, You’re Hot, Pass the Watermelon Please! Since half the country has smoke in the air and is hotter than a certain biblical residence, I need a solution, and a solution fast! This climate and the juiciest watermelon I’ve ever tasted have given me some...

MARE ISLAND BREWING COMPANY BENICIA TAPHOUSE

MARE ISLAND BREWING COMPANY BENICIA TAPHOUSE

What was once a bordello, card room, antique store, art gallery and small-town café, is now transformed into a taphouse. Mare Island Brewery has kept the sparkle shining on one of our most historic buildings. The First Street Taphouse. After months of driving by,...

Bar None — A Beautiful Wine for a Barbecue

Bar None — A Beautiful Wine for a Barbecue

It’s sundown on a clear summer’s evening. Little pillows of smoke rise from behind every other fence in our little town. The strong scent of burning coal and slow burning wood is carried by the Benicia breeze. As I sit on my balcony enjoying the aromas, what the hell...

Grilling: It’s Not Just for Burgers Anymore

Grilling: It’s Not Just for Burgers Anymore

We’re well into summer and I know you’ve been grilling already. Are you starting to get bored with the same old stuff? Chicken, burgers, steak, hot dogs, or sausages. It’s easy to get into a rut. If you find yourself wondering if there’s more to grilling than the old...

What’s up at Lucca’s Bar and Grill

What’s up at Lucca’s Bar and Grill

“The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.” –Arnold J. Toynbee Benicia’s collection of eating establishments certainly took a hit over the past year, what with the pandemic, lockdown, and restaurant restrictions. Luckily for us, most...

Bar None — Dad is an Old Fashioned kind of guy

Bar None — Dad is an Old Fashioned kind of guy

Father’s Day, the holiday dedicated to your dad. When I think of Father’s Day, I run through the gift ideas list in my head. What did I get him last year? What interest has he been mentioning repeatedly? Preference for cut of meat? Favorite sports team? Quick thought...

Char’s is More Than Just the Best Hotdog

Char’s is More Than Just the Best Hotdog

Hot Food, Cold Drinks, and Great People Summer is finally here, and this year we actually get to enjoy it! The sun is out, and our town is open. We all want to see the outside world again, so pick a day, grab a few friends, and bring your healthy appetite down to...

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