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The Tri-Valley Blog

  • Move over, kiddos! Here are a couple of summer treat recipes with an adult-spin to help you and your friends beat the heat.

  • May 18, 2016
    In The Pic-Nic of Time

    Picnics are a summer staple, where friends and family come together to enjoy food, sunshine, and great company.

  • May 10, 2016
    Olive You, Too

    Dip into these Tri-Valley olive oil producers to up your EVOO game. We sauté, fry and poach with it. We throw it in hair products and some of us even use it to shave. It’s been found to have qualities that help fight against heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and even skin cancer.

  • Dear Dive Bars… It’s not me, it’s you that makes me want to be with you every night. I’ll never forget the memory loss you’ve brought me, your Happy Hours that actually last four hours, your “beer and a shot deal” prices perfect for those of us who still don’t really know what we want […]

  • The Tri-Valley Beer Trail is known for its outstanding plethora of craft beers, but many of the stops on the trail have great food to pair with their estimable beer menus. Here, we’ve picked out a few of our favorite bites to refuel your engine while sampling the mighty brews of the Tri-Valley. Beer-battered Fried […]

  • A quiet small shopping center on Pleasanton’s Santa Rita Road has one decidedly unquiet corner almost every day. It’s The Press, an Artisan Cafe, which opened last April Fools’ Day. But that’s no joke to the owners, Rebekah and Marshall Culp. The novice restaurateurs had just five days to make the cafe their own, after […]

  • April 13, 2016
    5 Pin-Worthy Pics

    Spring is here, and it’s time to get inspired. Here are some of our favorite Tri-Valley photos that are worthy of any savvy traveler’s Pinterest board. Let’s get pinning! 1) Freshly tapped pint of Altamont Beer Works suds at Dublin Vine at Whole Foods Market 2) Livermore Valley Harvest Celebration 3) Lobster Lo Mein at China […]

  • The Concerts at Wente Vineyards offer a delightful evening under the stars at Wente’s natural outdoor amphitheater, pairing the winery’s offerings with fine cuisine as the perfect accompaniment to world-class performances. They’ve just announced their much-anticipated 2016 summer lineup, celebrating 30 years of entertainment in the vineyards. Chicago kicks it all off with a concert on […]

  • The craft beer craze makes for some wonderful drinking, but understanding the language of craft brews can be enough to make your head foam. A beer is never “just a beer” in the vernacular of craft brewers and the drinkers who love to explore them. To the sophisticated craft brewer and drinker, a beer might […]

  • This town was not on the radar of Dogan Ozdogan and Muhammet Culha when they began their search for a space to open a restaurant together. The restaurant manager and chef met while working at Pera in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill. They were friends for three years before deciding to partner up. They first looked […]

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