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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.

Tickets are $55 and up and can be purchased online at zinfest.com... Read More

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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Recipe of the week: Tiramisu ice cream parfaits

Recipe of the week: Tiramisu ice cream parfaits

How simple is this?  This coffee and chocolate-laced favorite is reimagined for a quick and delightful version with vanilla bean ice cream, angel food cake and freshly brewed coffee.

Ingredients: 

Memorial Day weekend musical adventure in Napa

Sometimes the stars align and everything just goes your way. I also write for the ModestoView and know that they cover BOTTLEROCK every year so I asked the Editor Chris Murphy, if he had a chance could he check out a Vespa for me up in Napa. He thought I was going and asked if I wanted to ride up with them. I explained I was not. He asked if I wanted to go? There was an extra media pass and room and board already taking care of.  The Gallo Center for the Arts was dark for Memorial Day weekend, I had no other plans so, Yes Please. Left early on Friday morning and the drive was pretty easy going until we got to Napa. We pull up to the street on the backside of the Fairgrounds and tell the CHP that we are staying on 4th. Half a block from the entrance. Load in and I am informed that I will be staying in the Hunter S. Thompson room.

Join ABC10's Cristina Mendonsa at the Great Cake Walk Today!

Join ABC10's Cristina Mendonsa at the Great Cake Walk Today!

Join ABC10 and Closing the Gap to raise funds for academic achievement in the Sacramento region!

Where: Sacramento State

When: 5p-8p

City of Tracy brings Blues, Brews & BBQ to Downtown Plaza

City of Tracy brings Blues, Brews & BBQ to Downtown Plaza

City of Tracy brings Blues, Brews & BBQ to Downtown Plaza

Tracy, Calif. - Head to Downtown Tracy for an afternoon filled with live music, food and family fun! Tracy’s first Blues, Brews & BBQ event is scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2015 from noon - 6:00pm. The Blues, Brews & BBQ event will be held at the beautiful Downtown Plaza located on the corner of 6th Street and Central Avenue. This event will include a barbecue contest, home brewed beer contest, children’s entertainment, food trucks and three live bands on stage.