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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Whether you’re divorced, single, or deeply opposed to heart-shaped candy, for some Valentine’s Day can be a total drag. What isn’t a drag? Having a kick-ass weekend on your own (or with choice friends) that will make your lovesick buddies grind their teeth during an overpriced two-for-one dinner. This year, why weep over Valentine’s Day […]

  • McKay’s Taphouse and Beer Garden Tri-Valley beer lovers are collectively raising a pint to the long awaited opening of McKay’s Taphouse and Beer Garden. Owners Josh and Barbara McKay have taken a home built in the 1930s and created an inviting space serving up burgers, paninis, sausages and more along side 14 on-tap craft beers. […]

  • Go behind the scenes with the Livermore Valley’s winemakers as they strategize to win the coveted People’s Choice award and other honors at Taste Our Terroir.

  • You win some, you dim sum. In any case, there are no losers here. From steamed baos and egg tarts to chicken feet and pig blood, it’s well worth the morning wait. Here are three places to bao down in the Tri-Valley.

  • Take a tasting tour around the world without leaving Dublin. Spice up your next culinary adventure with these local dining options.

  • The Philadelphia-born Francis X. Hogan started working in restaurants when he was 14 and continued to work in them all through college and beyond. “It’s what I know—all I know. I can’t see myself doing anything else,” the well-traveled 34-year-old says. Surely, his biggest challenge is creating small-plate tapas for Pleasanton’s Sabio on Main restaurant, […]

  • Posada, the hot Southwestern fusion spot in the Peppertree Plaza, is a relative newcomer to the Livermore food scene, but owner Eduardo Posada’s been bringing the heat since 2005 through his catering business of the same name. His fresh approach to Hispanic fare incorporates much of what the Livermore Valley wine country does best, like […]

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