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The Copper Skillet: Homestyle Fun in Dublin

October 7, 2015 8:05 pm

The Copper Skillet serves up huge and affordable homestyle meals. Stop in for breakfast to fuel up for the day on hearty fare like the Pancake Sandwich with three pancakes, an egg & ham, bacon or sausage, Eggs Benedict, or Chicken Fried Steak served with three eggs, toast & hash browns. Lunch and dinner fare includes the Big Dan Burger with a half-pound beef patty, cheddar cheese & grilled onions, and the California Delight Sandwich with turkey breast, bacon, tomato & swiss cheese on grilled sourdough bread. Other offerings include a nice selection of Mexican fare, as well as dishes like Fried Chicken, Fish & Chips, Blackened Fresh Salmon Filet and Salisbury Steak. The kid’s menu gives the tykes some tasty options. Open every day.

The Copper Skillet,
7265 Amador Valley Boulevard (at Village Parkway)
Dublin, CA 94568
(925) 828-4731

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What’s in Season? Your Handy Guide to Autumn Fruits and Veggies

September 23, 2015 4:36 pm

The autumn season is known for its bountiful harvests of sturdy root vegetables and tart fruits, which provide a welcome change after months of summer produce. If you’re already planning the next few months of fall recipes, this handy guide will show you which fruits and vegetables are in season.

  • Apples. Perhaps the most popular autumn fruit, apples can be used in pies, tarts, ciders, and even as a healthy handheld snack while on the go.
  • Broccoli. Although broccoli grows year-round in most climates, it becomes sweeter and less bitter when harvested in the fall.
  • Brussels sprouts. This hearty vegetable can be prepared a variety of different ways and is becoming increasingly popular in the gourmet food world.
  • Root vegetables. Carrots, sweet potatoes, parsnips, and other root vegetables are common during the autumn season and can be used in soups or roasted in the oven.
  • Cranberries. Although cranberries usually take center stage during the wintertime, they’re harvested throughout New England during the fall.
  • Figs. These sweet, chewy fruits have a second season later in the fall.
  • Garlic. If you prefer to use fresh garlic in recipes as opposed to dried or canned, the fall is the best time to purchase it.
  • Artichokes. Top your salads or pizzas with flavorful artichokes, which produce a smaller second crop in the fall.

Fall Fruits and Vegetables [About Food]
The Best Fruits and Veggies to Eat This Fall [Greatist]
What’s In Season? Fall [More Matters]

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Sunday Funday Wine and Cheese Pairing

September 19, 2015 3:00 pm

This Sunday, September 20th, Las Positas Vineyards will be sponsoring a wine and cheese pairing flight. The weather should be great this weekend to stop by and enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon at the vineyard. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for LPV club members.

Go to www.lvwine.org/events for more information on this event and other winery events in the area.

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