Food & Drink

Wine & Beer

Craft beer is abuzz in Fresno and the Valley as breweries, brew pubs pop up everywhere

The Valley’s craft beer scene keeps growing, with breweries like Pine & Palm, Border Hop Brewing Co., Tioga-Sequoia with its Rush Hour stout release day, Full Circle, and a new gastropub from House of Pendragon and Pita Kabob. Restaurants and brewpubs are opening, including Me-N-Ed’s on Tap and Riley’s Brew Pub, along with the Perfect Pour podcast and website Brülosophy and Facebook page Central Valley Craft Beer Drinkers.

Business

Edna Valley Vineyard remodel to briefly close winery’s tasting room

Edna Valley Vineyard in San Luis Obispo plans to remodel its tasting room to feature an outdoor patio and 180-degree scenic views of the vineyards and Islay Hill. The renovation will begin Monday, closing the tasting room through Jan. 31. The tasting room will reopen in the cask room Feb. 1 with limited hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Videos

Arty McGoo demonstrates how to decorate a Valentine's Day cookie

Cookie queen Arty McGoo (aka Elizabeth Adams) of Paso Robles is a full-time professional cookie artist, or, cookier, who shares her baking and decorating expertise with students around the globe. Here she shows how to quickly and easily decorate a cookie for Valentine's Day.
David Middlecamp The Tribune
Arty McGoo demonstrates how to decorate a Valentine's Day cookie 1:53

Arty McGoo demonstrates how to decorate a Valentine's Day cookie

Whip up great guacamole 1:05

Whip up great guacamole

How to make a sweet, tangy sesame salad 0:56

How to make a sweet, tangy sesame salad

See how peppermint candy is made 2:46

See how peppermint candy is made