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You Say Tomato. We Say Go to These Tomato Festivals in September

Whatever your pronunciation of everyone's favorite earthy red vegetable-that's-really-a-fruit, can we all agree that tomato season is one of the finest culinary moments of the year? Now that that's settled, head for Wine Country where a hearty lineup of festivals are scheduled to salute the juicy fruit.

Delicious New Restaurants and Cocktails in Wine Country

Ready your appetite for these notable new eating and sipping experiences!

Great Balls of Fire! Where to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower in Wine Country

The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight at about 9pm and continues through the early hours of the morning. And this year's show promises to be more spectacular than usual: NASA says the meteor count could be up to 100 meteors per hour shooting through the atmosphere and trailed by spectacular trains of light.

Where to Taste Wine Country's Spiciest Dishes

Whether it's topped with exotic zataar, unexpected herbal Chinese lily bulb, or even fragrant pine, we're trying out Wine Country's most spiced up dishes this summer. Check out these local restaurants for a tasty spread of exotic ingredients.  

Where's the Beef? World's First Vegetarian Drive-Thru Opens in Rohnert Park

Menu items at the brand-new Amy’s Drive-Thru in Rohnert Park sound familiar enough: double cheeseburger, chili cheese fries, and a milkshake, all served lickety-split. But at this earth-friendly fast food eatery topped with a living roof, there’s not an ounce of meat on the grill. California's cows are happy today, indeed.

5 Sexy New Wine Country Spas

Ditch your cell phone, shut down the computer, and escape into the bliss of a pampering day at the spa. These new and recently-renovated retreats beckon.

Kevin Spacey is Singing Classic American Hits Saturday in Sonoma

You know him best as your favorite corrupt president in House of Cards, but you’ve never seen Kevin Spacey quite like this. The actor takes center-stage for his first-ever public concert this weekend, and the thought of seeing Frank Underwood in the flesh has us all in a titter. 

5 New Pet-Friendly Spots in Wine Country

We love our pets so much that, naturally, we want to bring them everywhere. Luckily, since our last roundup of dog-friendly Wine Country locales, even more restaurants and wineries have started catering to Fido too. Here are our favorite news places to grab a beer with man's best friend. 

5 Beautiful Wine Country Burgers

Build them big, build them sloppy, build them stylish, or even “squeezed.” We love a great burger, for juicy bliss between buns.

5 Great Lunch Options at Wine Country Farmers Markets

Summer in Sonoma County means a bounty of local produce, artisan specialties, and heirloom gems. But among those stalls brimming with juicy berries, stone fruits, and tomatoes in red, purple and gold, something else beckons: a fine meal to munch as you wander.

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