Sean Fitzharris pouring Chonk Beer. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: Brewery Twenty Five’s newest beers celebrate apricots, raspberries and cats

Promoting San Benito County is second nature for owners Fran and Sean Fitzharris.

Ana Ramos-Aguilera with Cotton Candy ice cream. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: La Michoacana Paleteria adds even more amazing flavors

The Hollister ice cream parlor innovates as it maintains its high quality and fresh ingredients.  

Carlos Hernandez. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: Heavenly Bakery lives up to its name with truly divine desserts

Trained in Mexico and South Carolina, Carlos Hernandez bakes with balance and sophistication.

Becky Herbert with pies. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

Farmhouse Cafe’s Supper Club brings gourmet dinners to your home

Becky Herbert is celebrating 20 years of her Eating With the Seasons program.

John Kouretas owned Paine's Restaurant and Bar for 42 years. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Paine’s Restaurant & Bar changing hands

Owner John Kouretas says the last 42 years were great, and now he’s ready to retire.

Alan and Bonnie Clark with their weekly armload of Suncoast Bakery fresh bread. Photo is by Lisa Jensen.

Features

Community Kindness: Alan and Bonnie Clark

Local residents form a group to support restaurants during COVID.

Mike Waller at Calera Wine Company. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: Calera Wine Company’s five new releases

Winemaker Mike Waller offers his insights into the vineyards, the process, and the wines.

Lisa Reyes and Vanessa Cattaneo. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business

Sweet Cheeks Candy Company opens in San Juan Bautista

Barrels full of taffy and old-fashioned candies share space with fancy candied apples and other treats.

Alex DeLeon at Mad Pursuit Brewing Co. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat Drink Savor: Mad Pursuit selection includes anniversary beer

The Hollister brewery celebrates its first year in business on July 2.

Joseph Elmhorst of Steak Stop. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Food / Dining

Local music, food and vendors highlight Savor San Benito

The second event of the series happens July 3 at Swank Farms.

Al Guerra in his vineyard. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: Wine tasting and music return to Guerra Winery

Its tasting room and amphitheater are Hollister summer highlights.

Features

Colleague reflects on pinot noir trailblazer Josh Jensen’s legacy

Jensen, founder of Calera Wine Company, died June 11.

BenitoLink Reporter Robert Eliason speaks to the SBC Historical Society at the SBC Historical Park. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Features

San Benito County Historical Society learns about local vineyard history

BenitoLink’s Robert Eliason shares his research on Cienega Valley wines.

Rachel Molatore and Charis Neves. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

Eat, Drink, Savor: Taylor Farms’ salad kits feature our local produce

This nationally popular product line and its nearly 30 different chopped salad kits, make mealtime easier and healthier.

Cory Waller at Eden Rift. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

Eat, Drink, Savor: Barrel tasting with Cory Waller of Eden Rift Vineyards

An afternoon of sampling the wine before it becomes The Wine.