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Stone Beer Festival

Stone Beer Festival

In January, The Graduate opened its doors for the Stone Beer Festival, an afternoon-long tasting of 19 beers from Stone Brewing Co. of San Diego County. Beers were three for $5 and ran the gamut from ales to porters to IPA and even included a few barley wines. It is rumored that Stone founders, Greg […]

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Yolo Fruit Stand

Yolo Fruit Stand

If you shop once at the Yolo Fruit Stand, more than likely you’ll shop there again. Altim Shquti – Tim for short – manager of the Yolo Fruit Stand knows just what it takes to keep customers coming back for more; farm fresh family produce accompanied by a genuine smile. That’s just what you’ll find […]

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Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

I love making soup. Generally, it only involves throwing various vegetables and/or meat into a pot with some liquid and leaving it alone, while it simmers to combine its flavors. This particular recipe has one more step, involving a blender, but is absolutely worth the extra five minutes. This soup is a staple in my […]

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Food at the Farmer's Market

Food at the Farmer’s Market

Randii MacNear, the executive director and market manager for the Davis Farmers Market, has served in the position for 31 years, with the exception of a four-year break in the early 1980s to raise her children. “The market started in 1976,” Randii said. “We had three sellers on the sidewalk, no tables and the produce […]

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