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Past articles by Dave:

Lucerne market earns national award

At first Kenny Parlet thought it was a prank.The person on the other end of the line sounded too sincere. The Lakeview Supermarket and Deli in Lucerne would be recognized by a nationwide organization and could he fly to Las Vegas for the award → Read More

Get your hot links here

Frank Stephenson had a few options.When deciding to add hot links to the menu at Boar’s Breath, Stephenson’s inclination was to craft his own sausages. The veteran chef had, after all, prepared and cured meats at his Middletown fi → Read More

Mean mussels

No, Matt Young didn’t scour rough waters for mussels with a mean streak.For the entrée offering labeled “Angry Mussels,” the Saw Shop chef selects placid shellfish raised in cushy surroundings and began agitating them. → Read More

Beer batter and peanut butter

Thank county fairs.Actually, we should first thank the complicated history — from semi-formal teas to pre-sliced bread, from World War II to the Baby Boom — that made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches a staple of American life. A → Read More

Chef-driven restaurants mark 2017

For Lake County’s dining scene, 2017 was marked more by events from, say, 2016 — even 2015.One could say it began with a new face at Park Place, who arrived in the fall of 2016 and wasn’t even a particularly new face. → Read More

Taking notice of another good year

We’re human and we can’t help but make comparisons.This is true in almost any realm. For example, who was the greatest slugger of all time? Well, let’s consider for a moment. Babe Ruth belted 714 home runs while puffing cig → Read More

Man drives truck into downtown shop

LAKEPORT >> The calm of Christmas night was shattered when a man drove his pickup truck through a Main Street shop.Lakeport police arrested Jason Fugit shortly after the incident, which destroyed the entrance of Campos Casuals and caused → Read More

Culinary club hosts luau

CLEARLAKE >> The Culinary Club from the Woodland Community College Lake County Campus will host their annual luau on Friday evening.Dubbed the Pau Hana Party, the fundraiser features island appetizers and Hawaiian dance, as well as a fami → Read More

Something magical

The 2015 zinfandel from Boatique is a siren, a crafty illusionist that beckons with a promise of understated beauty then flashes the cape to reveal . . .Well, in this case a wine far more festive than one was led to believe.On the nose i → Read More

Timing it right

Years ago, musician Jim Croce cast doubt upon the action of time in a bottle, announcing his skepticism with an “if.”Don’t remember his 1970s hit? No matter. Winemakers know that given the right weave of tannins, acidity an → Read More