June 2009

Downtown Napa’s Bounty Hunter Smokin’ BBQ serves up special deal for locals

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For those of you local readers, here’s a quick bit of news that should be of interest. Downtown Napa’s Bounty Hunter is offering all Napa County residents the opportunity to purchase general manager Will Wright’s special $10 lunch with a guarantee that it served within ten minutes of ordering from the sidewalk or indoor tables. […]

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Napa Valley Chefs Cindy Pawlycn, Michael Chiarello to make Top Chef Masters debut Wednesday night

We’ve written previously about the new television series Top Chef Masters, which is set to debut tomorrow (6/10) night on Bravo TV. The reason the show is relevant to us? Simple really. Two of the most renown chefs in the Napa Valley, Cindy Pawlycn (Mustards, Go Fish, Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen) and Michael Chiarello (Bottega), are […]

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29th Annual Auction Napa Valley raises $5.7 million, a drop of more than 44% from 2008

Today marks the end of Auction Napa Valley 2009. The host organization, the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV), has just posted its usual press release detailing the event. The big news is how much the event raised this year. In 2008, Auction Napa Valley raised a whopping $10.35 million for local charities. This year, the event […]

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Napa Valley itinerary: one perfect day

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The San Francisco Chronicle recently published a few recommendations for one perfect day in the Napa Valley. Where did they suggest, you ask? For starters, the Chronicle recommends Artesa Winery in the Carneros region, which is located at the southern-end of the valley. Not a bad choice, although we’d likely suggest starting at either Domaine […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

In case you didn’t know it already, this weekend is Auction Napa Valley. That means, if you’re planning to be in town, be prepared for crowds (and plenty of traffic) everywhere you go. If you’re not lucky enough to be going to any of the multiple Auction-related events, or the Auction itself, here are a […]

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Uncorked at Oxbow set to debut in downtown Napa

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This past weekend as the little one excitedly led us around Oxbow Public Market we noticed a new sign hanging from a structure just across First street from the main building. Upon closer inspection, we determined the building to be the future home of Uncorked at Oxbow (good choice in naming if we do say […]

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