An online wine community, Bottlenotes connects vino enthusiasts in the pursuit of discussing wines, getting recommendations, and connecting with experts. Staff members organize public interactive tastings in 10 major cities, gathering people of varying experience to sample vintages and blends from around the world or from a particular region. Each interactive event expands into creative spaces, such as art galleries and museums, emulating the ancient practice of how artists celebrate their paintings' birthdays.
Bottlenotes' online wine collection—supplied through retailer Sherry-Lehmann—gives enophiles a communal browsing space for popular tipples. To help guide purchases, the website's interactive forum lets commenters share their tasting notes and wine ratings for each bottle. A daily e-newsletter also fills subscribers' inboxes with articles discussing interesting winemakers, wine-related products, and winemaking regions, keeping them up-to-date on current wine trends and the migration patterns of grapes.
Frozen yogurt not only tastes good; it's also good for you. Each of Fiji Yogurt's 100 flavors can be consumed guilt free, even if they're not one of the sugar-free, fat-free, dairy-free varieties. Besides classics such as pistachio, vanilla, and chocolate, far-out flavors are inspired by dessert with varieties such as blueberry cheesecake and white chocolate mousse. Once patrons fill their cups at the red yogurt station, they move to the green countertop to choose toppings. Peaks of yogurt can be crowned with candy, cookies, nuts, and fruit, as well as chunks of cookie dough and cheesecake. Customers enjoy their cups while perched on chairs that match the counter or the candy-apple-red leather sofas that match the maraschino cherry bush growing out front.
Old MacDonald’s Farmers Market opened its doors in September, 2010. With over 75 years of combined experienced between our partners, we boast the freshest, most reasonably priced produce in town. Everything we sell at our open air produce stand is of the highest quality. Enjoy shopping in a clean environment with a friendly staff happy to answer any questions you may have. Special orders are also available upon request. Come visit us soon. We are confident you will be impressed and eager to return, making us your favorite, local family store.
Breaking Bread's owners, Patrick and Jimmy Totah, founded the artisan sandwich shop in 2010 in order to bring back what they deemed the "lost art of sandwich making." The comestible craftsmen stock their menu with more than 20 made-to-order specialty sandwiches, assembled from locally sourced Golden Gate Meat Company meats and freshly baked Acme Bread Company bread, as well as house-made soups and hand-tossed seasonal salads. In addition to shunning sandwiches made with gunpowder, the duo shuns "sandwiches that just filled you up, rather than nourishing you and making you happy," and thus they slather their edible stacks with 12 house-made spreads, such as citrus mayo, and ingredients such as crisp Hobbs bacon, albacore tuna, and Haas avocados. The Totahs' menu also features a lineup of foamy lattes and a leafy potpourri of teas.
The fourth-generation Simonian Farms has been harvesting the fertile San Joaquin Valley since 1901, providing a year-round cornucopia of more than 150 varieties of ripe produce and premium dried fruit and nuts. Because most produce has the lifespan of a typical NBC sitcom, Simonian's top selections change frequently with the seasons, with the current lineup boasting cherries ($4.99–$5.99), strawberries ($4.99–$19.99), tomatoes ($0.99–$5.99), peaches ($1.25–$5.99), apricots ($1.25–$6.99), Italian peppers, and more. For a healthy, energizing snack during long PowerPoint presentations on how to make more-compelling PowerPoint presentations, scoop up nostalgia-quenching savories such as chocolate malt balls (14 oz. for $4.99), hickory-smoked almonds ($6.50), and dried pears (14 oz. for $4.99), then chase it with a satchel of salt-water taffy (16 oz. for $5.99).