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by Sally Bernstein

February 24, 2001
For excellent fried chicken, biscuits and authentic Southern cooking in Vicksburg, Mississippi: Walnut Hills Round Table Restaurant. Enjoy large round share tables with lazy Susans for family-style service, blue plate specials, a bar, fried catfish, and choice of 7 vegetables each day.

February 20, 2001
Whole Foods Market, an Austin, Texas-based natural foods grocer, opened recently in New York City. This is one of the popular grocers 15 new stores to open this year.

February 18, 2001
Distinctive, High-End Sauvignon Blanc with gooseberries? Read on, says Steve Pitcher.

February 16, 2001
It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the "honey month" or what we know today as the "honeymoon."

February 14, 2001
After watching a new television show on UPN titled "When Chefs Attack! Hidden Video of America's Scariest Restaurants" my advice is viewer beware! These are graphic video clips of the grusome things restaurateurs do to our food...quite tasteless!

February 12, 2001
Disney's California Adventure opened in Anaheim, California adjacent to Disneyland in what used to be the 55 acre parking lot featuring California tourist destinations including the Golden Gate Bridge, Napa Valley, Monterey, Hollywood, a metal roller coaster, a hang glider and a raft ride. Cost $43 for adults, $30 for children age 3-9.

February 10, 2001
The Eighth Annual Napa Valley Mustard Festival runs from February 3rd to March 31st. See www.mustardfestival.org for this years schedule. Expect art, food, wine,a marathon, golf tournament, awards, a photography contest, blessing of the balloons and more.

February 8, 2001
Do you enjoy "food films?" See Zillah Bahar's Food Film article to learn about 13 films from 1963 to 2000.

February 6, 2001
Steve Pitcher's Vintners Choice column talks of Goldeneye Pinot Noir winning a taste-off in California.

February 4, 2001
The Main Street Diner in Fort Bragg, California offers excellent clam chowder, meatloaf, beef stew and other diner specialties at reasonable prices. For such a small place, the big soft cookies are a treat..chocolate chip being my favorite!

February 2, 2001
For a virtual tour of the Napa Valley, go to: www.myprimetime.com and see the "Wise Guide to Napa Valley." Vineyards, restaurants,spas, winery etiquette and more are highlighted.

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