Recipe for a Small Thanksgiving

Recipe for a small Thanksgiving Thanksgiving has always been about large family gatherings, extended family and all the partners and children and cousins. People who can’t be with their families often come together with their besties for Friendsgiving. However you…

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Thanksgiving Wine & Spirits 2020

Thanksgiving Wine & Spirits Thanksgiving is coming up quick. The COVID results have come back negative and the social distancing table is set! Let’s face it, this year our recycling bins have been quite impressively full. You’ve been drinking the…

OKTOBERFEST 2020: How to Celebrate

As we approach the last few months of the most “interesting” year of the 21st century, we are still holding out hope for our yearly traditions. Halloween décor is ubiquitous as ever, the harvest moon is still coming, and the…

Recipe for a Fall Day: Lasagna Soup!

Lasagna or Soup? Both!! Enjoy this recipe for a fall day. As the weather starts to chill, I always find myself looking for warming recipes. Fall inclines me to make soups and casseroles and wonderful artisan bread to sop up…

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…

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.…

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