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The First-Ever Silicon Valley Beer Week Arrives This Summer

Silicon Valley Beer Week

Summertime will have traction as a desirable time of year in ads and commercials for forever, and with good reason. It's portrayed as a fairly relaxing time when we're able to lounge about in shorts and tanks and do some serious lolling.

The Golden State's Creamiest, Cheesiest Festival

Artisan Cheese Festival

There is no bad cheese. Of course, there can be bad cheese if it gets old or gets run over and squished by a truck (that's not what we're saying). But most cheese, even the most basic and rubbery of types, can be redeemable.

The Sacramento Bacon Fest Returns

Bacon

What can be said about a certain strip of salty meatiness that hasn't at this point? Bacon now regularly appears inside foods that had nothing to do with bacon even a half decade ago: Gumballs, lollipops, popcorn, chocolates. It wraps other meats, like hot dogs, and is served next to sauces for dipping, a phenomenon that's relatively new in the baconverse. Long-running blogs sing its salt-crusted praises and memes spring up devoted to its red-and-white-stripe-i-ness.

Finding Old Hollywood Along the Coast in Monterey

Mission Ranch

Every week, we'll be featuring a guest post from the travel writers behind Worth the Drive, a blog featuring nearby getaways, festivals, and sweet travel deals on NBC Bay Area.

It's Mushroom Mania in Monterey

Mushrooms

Every week, we'll be featuring a guest post from the travel writers behind Worth the Drive, a blog featuring nearby getaways, festivals, and sweet travel deals on NBC Bay Area.

Get Your Sweet Tooth On at the California Candy Festival This Weekend

California Candy Festival

Every week, we'll be featuring a guest post from the travel writers behind Worth the Drive, a blog featuring nearby getaways, festivals, and sweet travel deals on NBC Bay Area.

Need a Labor Day Weekend Plan? Check Out the Sausalito Arts Festival

Every week, we'll be featuring a guest post from the travel writers behind Worth the Drive, a blog featuring nearby getaways, festivals, and sweet travel deals on NBC Bay Area.

It's Time for Garlic Lovers' Big Weekend

It's Time for Garlic Lovers' Big Weekend

Every week, we'll be featuring a guest post from the travel writers behind Worth the Drive, a blog featuring nearby getaways, festivals, and sweet travel deals on NBC Bay Area.

It's Time for the Great Monterey Clam Chowder and Calamari Festival

It's Time for the Great Monterey Clam Chowder and Calamari Festival

Every week, we'll be featuring a guest post from the travel writers behind Worth the Drive, a blog featuring nearby getaways, festivals, and sweet travel deals on NBC Bay Area.

We're Into This: The San Jose Taco Festival

We're Into This: The San Jose Taco Festival

Every week, we'll be featuring a guest post from the travel writers behind Worth the Drive, a blog featuring nearby getaways, festivals, and sweet travel deals on NBC Bay Area.

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