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Pumpkin Snack Muffins

Cate & Co. pumpkin spice muffins

Sometimes you just want a little something that will satisfy your hunger and your sweet tooth at the same time and with no regrets later. Cate & Co. has introduced their mini maple glazed pumpkin muffins to fulfill that quest, offering instant gratification in a mini format. Topped with pumpkin seeds, the little square pumpkin […]

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Pumpkin Spice Olive Oil

The Olive Press spice pumpkin oil

The months of October, November and Pumpkins go hand-in-hand. The Olive Press presents pumpkin in a new way — pumpkin spice olive oil.  A great addition to fall meals, baked goods and always a great gift idea. Try raspberry balsamic vinegar with pumpkin spice olive oil for a unique fall salad flavor.

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Frightfully Spooky Dozen

Kara's Halloween Cupcakes

Send spirits soaring with Kara’s Cupcakes‘ frightfully Spooky Dozen, a bewitching addition to any Halloween celebration. Available  at Kara’s Cupcakes throughout October. Stop by the bakery, order online or call the bakery at  707-258-2253 to place your order!

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Spooky Iced Cookies

Model Bakery Halloween cookies

Don’t scare your friends with dry, stale store-bought cookies…BOO! This Halloween, spoil your family and friends and “treat” them to The Model Bakery’s spooky iced cookies! These homemade treats are sure to make any Halloween gathering sweet and tasty. Happy Halloween from everyone at The Model Bakery!

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Harvest Brittle

Anette's Harvest Brittle

The harvest brittle at Anette’s Chocolates is only available now through Christmas — with cranberries, pumpkin seeds, apples, a hint of brandy and fabulous fall spices. Stop by for a taste! Want something truly delicious to give as a hostess or holiday gift? Anette’s all-natural harvest brittle and chocolates can be wrapped together. Place your orders […]

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Tacos are for Breakfast Too!

C CASA breakfast tacos

When we think tacos, we think lunch, dinner or a late night snack, but breakfast? Oh yes! On top of their house made white corn tortillas C CASA layers fluffy scrambled eggs with complementary ingredients like roasted potatoes, pico de gallo, cojita cheese and avocado; or black beans and chorizo with garlic aioli and cilantro. […]

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Autumn and Oktoberfest Specials at Gott’s

Gott's Oktoberfest

Gott’s Roadside is celebrating autumn and Oktoberfest with this month’s specials. Gordon Biersch’s Marzen (the style of beer served at the first Oktoberfest) is on tap—medium bodied with notes of caramel and spice, and a dry finish—alongside a Bavarian-style Bratwurst served with sauerkraut and house-pickled vegetables. The autumn salad on the specials menu has chopped […]

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Best Teas in the World

Napastak Tea

Autumn is here and tea is perfect for the season. Napastak offers a variety of tea collections such as Kusmi, Tea Forté, Terr d’oc, and more. Chef Napastäk is on a journey to find the most exquisite teas from fine tea-growing regions and bring them back to tea lovers here in the Napa Valley. The store will […]

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Whole Spice Seasoned Butter Recipes

Whole Spice Butter

Try making your own seasoned butter by following this Whole Spice recipe! Be sure to use grass-fed Irish butter for extra nutrition and higher butterfat content, or use avocados in place of butter if you’re vegan. Get creative and try your own flavored butter with other herbs and spices! Sweet Smoked Paprika Butter (About 5 […]

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Toast the end of summer, beginning of fall

Hog Island Bubbles

Nothing beats the end-of-summer heat quite like a cold glass of bubbly and a dozen freshly shucked oysters at Hog Island Oyster Bar in Napa. A farewell summer toast. On September 27, Hog Island is toasting its employees and will be closed for the day, reopening on Monday, September 28.

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Cold Brew Coffee at Ritual Coffee Roasters

Ritual Cold Brew

Ritual Coffee Roasters has unveiled a new nitrogen infused, kegge cold brew coffee service, made with Hacienda Carmona single origin coffee from Guatemala. Whereas the process of cooling hot brewed coffee to make iced coffee can change both flavor characteristics and dilute the coffee-to-water ratio, this special proprietary method ensures a velvety smooth extraction that responds […]

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English Muffin BLAT — what?

Model Bakery BLAT

What better way to enjoy a cool breakfast or lunch, than with a delicious BLAT — bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato. But not just any BLAT, one made on The Model Bakery‘s famous English muffin!  Model now offers a toasted English muffin with basil aioli, heirloom tomatoes, bacon, avocado and lettuce…can you say yum!

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It’s National Sandwich Month

Cate & Co. egg salad sandwich

Bread, glorious bread is celebrated this month as August is National Sandwich Month. Cate & Co. is delighted about this as they are all about breads, in all shapes, forms and flavors; and with bread come sandwiches. Thanks to the fourth Earl of Sandwich in England, we actually have a sandwich to celebrate (“Sandwich” is actually the name […]

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Craft Beer Links at The Fatted Calf

Craft Beer Links at The Fatted Calf

What’s better with your favorite frosty beverage than a sausage hot off the grill? The Fatted Calf has many beer-friendly meaty eats on its menu but a favorite is the Craft Beer Link made this week with the rich and malty Drakonic Imperial Stout from Drake’s Brewing in San Leandro.  This smoky, snappy sausage is a beer’s best friend.  […]

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Mint Julep Season

Mint Julep Season

Just in time for the dog days of summer, Napa Valley Distillery (NVD) has bottled its ever popular brandy mint julep. In 1803, the Mint Julep was described as a “dram of spirituous liquor that has mint in it, taken by Virginians in the morning.” The first Mint Juleps enjoyed by the American colonies were made with […]

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Artisanal mustards to complement your 4th of July menu

Artisanal mustards to complement your 4th of July menu

Be sure to stop by The Olive Press to grab some artisanal mustard to complement your 4th of July Menu! While you’re at it, pick up some dipping oil for an easy marinade, tapenade for a quick appetizer, and almonds for the perfect snack! –

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South African Keermont

South African Keermont

Curious about the wines of South Africa? Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant (OC&WM) has procured the 2011 Keermont Syrah for its red cellar trio wine club and shelves. This deeply flavored, complex red was grown in the beautiful amphitheater known as Paradise Valley in Stellenbosch. Production was quite limited, and the wine has received significant […]

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Cate’s Fantastic Finds

Cate’s Fantastic Finds

Everything that you find in Cate & Co.’s bakeshop is created in their kitchen except for a couple of items that they discovered, fell in love with, and just had to share with their customers. They call these items “Cate’s Fantastic Finds!” The most recent “find’ is a line of nitrite-free salamis in a variety of […]

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Cheese Plates To Go

Cheese Plates To Go

The Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant is now offering cheese plates in an easy ready to-go, picnic-style pack. Currently they are available only on Saturdays and Sundays (all food on the menu can be prepared to go as well). There are two varieties of cheese plates with three different cheeses, dried fruit and almonds. You […]

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So Glad You’re a Grad!

So Glad You’re a Grad!

Pre-order grad cupcakes and cakes in custom colors, decorations and themes. Give Kara’s Cupcakes a call to cater your graduation party and sweet celebration. Stop by the bakery, order online, or call the cupcake hotline to pre-order: 1-866-554-CAKE (2253).