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Crowds turn out for food, entertainment and wine at ZinFest

 

Attendees at this year’s ZinFest event lined up to sample the Lodi appellation’s best wines. (Photo courtesy of Lodi Winegrape Commission/Goff Photography)

LODI — Every spring, wine lovers flock to Lodi Lake Park to enjoy the fruits of hard-working vintners across the regions.

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LangeTwins picked as 2017 Grower of the Year

Bradford and Randall Lange of LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards have grown their operation over the years to be a successful, thriving business.

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Zinfest returns to Lodi Lake this weekend

Lodi is known for its small-town feel, its inviting nature and, of course, its wines. And, most of all, for its zinfandels.

Zinfandel and other wines popular in the Lodi appellation will be celebrated Saturday, May 21 at Lodi Lake at Zinfest, an event known for music, food and wine.

The event, which sees thousands of attendees every year, will feature 40 area wineries offering tastings of their varietal, food vendors, live music, merchandise and other attractions.

Cooking demonstrations will also be available at the lakeside celebration.

Zinfest will run from 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

On Sunday, local wineries will continue the fun with open houses. Cycling and kayaking activities will also be available.

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Taste of New Orleans coming to Modesto

By MELISSA HUTSELL
Business Journal writer

MODESTO — After nearly three decades of practicing law, Modesto Attorney, Mark S. Nelson, is venturing into the restaurant business.

Nelson became a twice-over business owner in December 2016 when he purchased the former Vito’s Ristorante, at 918 13th Street in downtown Modesto. After a six-week renovation, the new establishment was expected to open in early March as the Bayou Bar and Grill.

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Restaurant Week shows off Stockton’s eats

Mile Wine Company’s executive chef, Justin Good experiments with offerings for Stockton Restaurant Week.

STOCKTON —Stockton’s Restaurant Week is Jan. 20-29, but Mile Wine Company’s executive chef, Justin Good, was already hard at work on the event’s special offerings in early December.

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Foster Farms gives tips for making Thanksgiving a meal to remember

LIVINGSTON — Foster Farms is once again offering tips to make Thanksgiving Day meals go a little smother. The Turkey Tips web page includes a turkey roasting/grilling timetable, a step-by-step carving tutorial with slideshow and a stuffing recipe.

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Modesto’s Fresh Express makes fast, fresh meals

Modesto’s Fresh Express makes fast, fresh meals

MODESTO — How about this for dinner? Bell Pepper Pizza: a green pepper shell brimming with fresh ingredients including homemade marinara sauce, mushrooms, shredded broccoli, grass-fed chicken breast, cheese and nitrate free-pepperoni.

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