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Meat! and Fire! at Primal Napa Valley [events]

Photographs: Cammie Nguyen / Eat Me Daily
Primal, an event celebrating "fire cooking, meat, and the art of butchering," certainly held up to its promise at Chase Cellars at Hayne Vineyard in St. Helena, Napa Valley yesterday. Two stages shared the spotlight at Primal: the first was a structure built to hang a cow section, the [...]

The Great American Food & Music Fest Clusterf-ck [events]

Photograph by Cammie Nguyen
Thousands of hungry people descended upon Mountain View’s Shoreline Amphitheatre for Serious Eats’ first annual Great American Food & Music Festival hosted by Food Network’s Bobby Flay. While Serious Eats’ founder Ed Levine envisioned the nation’s best food aplenty, the festival was a serious bust. Food was nowhere to be seen, and [...]

The California Secretary of State Couldn't Find a Taco Truck on Election Day

On Tuesday, Debra Bowen, the California Secretary of State, took a detour from overseeing special elections for congressional seats and ballot measures to go on a Twitter-narrated lunchtime road trip in search of tacos, only to be denied. One of her constituents recommended the well-known Kogi truck as an alternative, to which Bowen replied, "What [...]

Psycho Donuts Riles Mental Health Advocates

Left: Psycho, right: Manic Malt
Mental health advocates are protesting outside Psycho Donuts, a new doughnut shop in Campbell, California (outside San Jose) for its choice of name, saying that it denigrates the mentally ill, reports Mercurynews.com, the protestors going so far as handing out "stigma-free" doughnuts to customers headed into the store. The Psycho Donuts [...]

Conan Visits a Vineyard in Napa Valley - Classic Late Night with Conan O'Brien [video]

Conan O'Brien is getting all nostalgic — he's scheduled to leave Late Night on February 20th — so he's running classic pieces from his older shows. Here's a seven-minute clip of Conan visiting Spring Mountain Vineyard in Napa Valley, California. Hijinks!

Bacon Doughnuts in the News [video]

On November 21st, Los Angeles' CBS 2 News ran a feature on the Nickel Diner's bacon doughnuts (that they spelled "donuts"). Love that they interviewed someone called "Winter Rosebud."

Smash Up Your Dinnerware in San Diego

Located in the greater San Diego area? Feeling rageful? Get over it — whatever it is — by smashing some dinnerware at Sarah's Smash Shack.
Welcome to Sarah's Smash Shack, where pent-up patrons can relieve stress by hurling dinnerware and bric-a-brac against a wall, as hard as they can, day and night, seven days a week.
San [...]

Noo They Be Stealin Mah Cupcakes

The New York Times reports on pro-nutrition, anti-cupcake lawmakers in California making students' days less fun:
The old-fashioned school bake sale, once as American as apple pie, is fast becoming obsolete in California, a result of strict new state nutrition standards for public schools that regulate the types of food that can be sold to students. [...]

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