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September 29, 2020

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Instagram stars help kick of Restaurant Week

Gilroy, in an effort driven by the Gilroy Welcome Center and the Chamber of Commerce, is getting in on the action for California Restaurant...

Garlic and friendship: A perfect combination

You’ll find me at the Garlic Festival almost every year. If I’m not meandering around with friends, I at least take a quick break from work Friday to swing by and grab a peppersteak sandwich and some garlic bread.

Help “Stamp Out Hunger” at your mailbox May 11

On Saturday, May 11, residents can team up with their letter carriers to help “Stamp Out Hunger,” an annual event now in its 21st year that has become the largest single-day food drive in the Bay Area. 

Drive to feed troops a better breakfast

After working 18 hour days in eastern Afghanistan where he operates and repairs armored vehicles damaged by blasts from improvised explosive devices or mechanical failures, Private First Class Ryan Reynaud of Gilroy returned to base camp and was met with an unpleasant surprise: Breakfast was no longer being served in the chow hall.

The seasonal flavors of ‘Downton Abbey’

Truffled Egg on Toast, Oysters a la Russe, Lobster Rissoles in Mousseline Sauce and Cavados Glazed Duckling. For those of us in the United States who saw last Sunday’s episode of “Downton Abbey” on PBS, these items sound very familiar from a meal scene featuring the downstairs staff.

Extraordinary love & care

Gilroy mother Elena Desatoff kneeled over her 12-year-old son David Jr.'s makeshift mattress on his bedroom floor on a recent weekday morning, massaging his calves with essential oils while softly cooing “good morning.”   

Learning from time spent in Mom’s kitchen

When I was growing up, our family sat down to the dinner table for a feast of Mom’s cooking nearly every night. My brother and I may have sought out our softie father anytime punishment was required, but Mom was the go-to for a homemade meal or treat.

Crowds enjoy food, music at 33rd Mushroom Mardi Gras

Crowds, sales and funds raised for local students and nonprofits all increased from last year at the 33rd annual Mushroom Mardi Gras festival, which took place in downtown Morgan Hill Saturday and Sunday. 

Winery guide: We’ll drink to that

Of all the wonderful things that Gilroy and its sister cities have to offer, we are bursting with pride over our local wineries. Our wine owners and winemakers work tremendously hard to craft their award-winning wines. Their commitment to quality and environmental stewardship has resulted in wines that rival the finest in the world. Just this past year alone our wineries have earned the top awards at all the major wine competitions.