Daniel Aguilera at La Michoacana in Hollister. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Food / Dining

La Michoacana Paleteria y Neveria comes to Hollister

Menu highlights include homemade Mexican ice cream in over 40 flavors.

Mars Hill employees Angela Prak, Marisa Lopez, Kassandra Zarate, Abby Chase, Monica Ocampo, Darla Hernandez and Beth Schuster. Photo courtesy of Angela Prak.

Business

Remembering Mars Hill Coffeehouse

Former managers speak on what the cafe meant to Hollister.

Mary Risavi, founder of Wise Goat Organics. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Food / Dining

Local chef’s products inspired by picky eaters

Wise Goat Organics products available from Hollister and San Juan Bautista retailers.

Women's Club of Hollister member Kimberley Kimber with the 'Flocking Good Recipes' cookbook. Photo courtesy of Kimberley Kimber.

San Benito Lifestyle

Women’s Club of Hollister publishes cookbook in time for the holidays

It features treasured family recipes and new favorites.

Leslie Dell and her daughter Addyson at the Black Pot Artisans pop-up location in downtown San Juan Bautista. Photo by Frank Perez.

Food / Dining

Black Pot Artisans: A home bakery in San Juan Bautista

Cottage industry baker specializes in sourdough bread.

Pasture-raised turkeys from Paicines Ranch. Photo courtesy of Paicines Ranch.

Agriculture

Turkey Time: Custom-raised for this unique holiday season

Local ranch offers pasture-raised birds for holiday meals.

The basket "assembly line" on Nov. 21. Photo courtesy of Sarah Nordwick.

San Benito Lifestyle

Thanksgiving Basket Brigade gives back to community

Students of Enterprise Academy of Martial Arts raise funds to distribute food to 200 families this week.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Food / Dining

SBC Arts Council to host pick-up benefit dinner

Farm-to-your-table event will consist of food prepared by local chef Becky Herbert of Farmhouse Cafe.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Health

Tips for a safe Thanksgiving during COVID-19

Public Health Officer David Ghilarducci’s advice on how to prepare for a gathering, how to stay protected and what to do afterwards.

Victoria Montoya and her 94-year-old mother Longina at La Catrina in Hollister. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

Indoor dining returns to San Benito County

COVID infections drop to allow restaurants to serve inside at 25% capacity.

Jarad Gallagher, chef and owner of The Smoke Point BBQ and Provisions in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Food / Dining

The Smoke Point BBQ and Provisions opens in San Juan Bautista

Chef Jarad Gallagher wants to change people’s idea of barbecue.

El Nopal Bakery owner Frankie Berlanga takes a fresh batch of pan de muerto out of the oven. Photo courtesy of Frankie Berlanga.

San Benito Lifestyle

A sweet treat for the dead

El Nopal Bakery serves up pan de muerto and pumpkin conchas in time for Dia de los Muertos.

Margot Tankersley of Margot's Ice Cream Parlor in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Food / Dining

San Benito County brings chocolate treats to the world

Confection making in factories and back rooms.

Ginger Russo, Mary Regalo, and bakery owner Dianne Hampton. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Food / Dining

San Juan Bakery overwhelmed by customers and love

Third Street staple reopens after nearly six-month hiatus.

Andre, Mike, Priscilla, Mia, and Makai Jones of Mmm Churros! Photo courtesy of Priscilla Jones.

Business / Economy

New Hollister company incentivizes customers to send churros to first responders with discounts

Priscilla and Mike Jones spent two years coming up with their vegan churro recipe.