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Chicken piccata on garlic butter pasta, topped with lemon juice and parmesan. Photo by Ian Hilton, 5/6/2021.

Chicken piccata fo’ yo’ mama

Ian Hilton, Reporter // May 8, 2021

Celebrate the moms! If you’re fortunate enough to spend time with yours this Mother’s Day, don’t stop with a measly card. All moms appreciate being appreciated, and a surefire way to impress is...

Dean Waters and Stephen Chollet are experts in their own unique magical arts. Photo credit: Rayanne Painter

Mind-reading and magic shock Chico bar scene

Rayanne Painter // February 22, 2019

There’s no exaggeration in saying that minds were read on Wednesday night during “An Evening of Wonder” with magician Dean Waters and mentalist Stephen Chollet at Unwined Bar and Grill....

Joel Quiavey in thought during an interview at wine time. Photo credit: Daelin Wofford

Wine Time hosts chamber music performances

Alex Coba // November 4, 2018

Nothing's better than chamber music and wine. Four musicians from the North State Symphony played at Wine Time, a local family-owned and operated small-plate restaurant, Wednesday. The quartet played a...

Stacy Plance and Aimee Anderson serving wine at Made in Chico during the event. Photo credit: Jessica Carvajal Castillo

Chico has it all: art, wine, music and fairies

Jessica Carvajal Castillo // October 12, 2017

This weekend in Downtown Chico, the annual "Art, Wine, and Fairy Door Walk" commenced. The event consisted of 30 plus downtown Chico businesses. At different locations, art was featured from local artists...

Monk's Wine Lounge is a local wine bar where visitors can expand their knowledge of the dynamic drink. Photo credit: Jenelle Kapellas

Local wine lounge turns beginners to experts

Nathan Graves // October 6, 2015

Wine is one of mankind’s oldest and most prized drinks. Humans were making wine as far back as our knowledge of history goes. The drink has transcended over time and can be found worldwide across...

A tasteful assortment of various types of cheese, eagerly awaiting to be paired with the perfect wine, beer or cider. Photo credit: Grace Kerfoot

Guide to pairing cheese with wine, beer and cider

Grace Kerfoot // October 1, 2015

While drinking in college is somewhat of a right of passage, alcohol doesn’t have to be all about the body shots, cheap beer and hot mess hangovers. One way to ease yourself into a more sophisticated...

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