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Sunset Magazine is a magazine covering western homes, gardens, food and travel (five regional editions). Founded in 1898, it is a monthly publication published by Sunset Publishing Corp. Sunset Magazine subjects include home and gardening as well as travel and tourism. The senior vice president is Kevin Lynch.

Articles from Vol. 230, No. 3, March

Always in Style
A 164-year-old seafood grill, where bowls of cioppino are still delivered by waiters in crisp white coats. A hacienda with a chile-infused menu that spans three generations of Mexican-American cooks. A deli that has served its revered pastrami on rye...
Best with Mex
Skip the Corona. When it's Mexican for dinner, a glass of wine is even more fun than a beer.SURE, A lively lager washes down a super burrito or pair of fried-fish tacos just fine. But Mexican food with its range of regional sauces and braises and chile-laced...
Best with Mex: Skip the Corona. When It's Mexican for Dinner, a Glass of Wine Is Even More Fun Than a Beer
SURE, A LIVELY LAGER washes down a super burrito or pair of fried-fish tacos just fine. But Mexican food, with its range of regional sauces and braises and chile-laced dishes, is complicated. It takes that most complicated of beverages--wine--to go...
Dipped on Demand: The Lowly Doughnut Is Becoming Our Next Artisanal Obsession
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN a doughnut meets a pastry chef? Portland's new Blue Star Donuts. Chef Micah Camden produces a true epicure's version of the pillowy confection that takes it way beyond the era of just-add-bacon shock value. He starts with organic...
Eating the West
A HOMEMADE BOOKLET hangs on my refrigerator: a list of ethnic restaurants I cobbled together from magazines, blogs, and review websites. There's Oakland's Latino food truck hub, a Korean bar, a huge dim sum palace in a San Francisco suburb, an Ethiopian...
Eat like a Chef
Whose burger rules the West? Where can you score life-altering dim sum A highly opinionated list straight from the people who know food bestTHERE'S SO MUCH BUZZ around food in the West, it can be tough to decide what to eat first. To help, we're partnering...
Eat like a Chef: Whose Burger Rules the West? Where Can You Score Life-Altering Dim Sum? A Highly Opinionated List Straight from the People Who Know Food Best
A COLLABORATION WITH CHEFS FEED THERE'S SO MUCH BUZZ around food in the West, it can be tough to decide what to eat first. To help, we're partnering with Chefs Feed, a new app that enlists top chefs to share not only their favorite restaurants--but...
Edible Maui
Noodle soup, pineapple turnovers, sweet strawberries, and sushi you'll never forget-this drive has more great food per mile than any other in Hawaii.you're not imagining it: Island food tastes better. Maybe it's partly that you're in paradise, with blissful...
Edible Maui: Noodle Soup, Pineapple Turnovers, Sweet Strawberries, and Sushi You'll Never Forget-This Drive Has More Great Food per Mile Than Any Other in Hawaii
YOU'RE NOT IMAGINING IT: Island food tastes better. Maybe it's partly that you're in paradise, with blissful beaches and a 10,000-foot volcano. But ultimately, Maui's food stands on its own: warming sairnin, fresh shrimp, strawberries grown high on...
From Plate to Pillow
At these foodie hotels, you'll want to come for the restaurants and stay for the rooms.GUADALUPE VALLEY, BAJA Corazón de Tierra at La Villa del Valleeat Baja-bred chef Diego Hernandez's locally driven tasting menus have diners crossing the border to...
From Plate to Pillow: At These Foodie Hotels, You'll Want to Come for the Restaurants and Stay for the Rooms
GUADALUPE VALLEY, BAJA Corazon de Tierra at La Villa del Valle EAT Baja-bred chef Diego Herman-dez's locally driven tasting menus have diners crossing the border to visit this up-and-coming wine country 90 minutes south of San Diego. Dishes range...
Growing Dinner
PLANTINGNew gardener Reed Davis chronicles each step, misstep, and big juicy victory as he turns a small patch of soil into a bountiful vegetable garden. BY SHARON COHOOKREED DAVIS is rarely stumped by the eternal question "What's for dinner?" He just...
Growing Dinner: New Gardener Reed Davis Chronicles Each Step, Misstep, and Big Juicy Victory as He Turns a Small Patch of Soil into a Bountiful Vegetable Garden
REED DAVIS is rarely stumped by the eternal question "What's for dinner?" He Just walks to the vegetable garden at the edge of his Los Angeles property, sees which crops are ripe, and starts cooking--in summer, that might be a chilled gazpacho topped...
Home on the Half-Shell
The West's only native oyster has been absent for almost a century. But now it's returning to our plates-and one taste will make you a believer.On a chilly winter night at Seattle's Pier 56, 1 join the mob massing outside Elliott's Oyster House. As mobs...
Home on the Half-Shell: The West's Only Native Oyster Has Been Absent for Almost a Century. but Now It's Returning to Our Plates-And One Taste Will Make You a Believer
On a chilly winter night at Seattle's Pier 56, I join the mob massing outside Elliott's Oyster House. As mobs go, we're a tame hunch, just some fleece-warmed souls eager to get on with the serious business of celebrating the state's marquee mollusks....
Kitchen Character
A resourceful Portland designer reawakened her Victorian kitchen by combining the best of old and new.WHEN VICKI SIMON FIRST SAW the tiny laminateclad kitchen of her future home, it inspired grander visions. "I once toured a mansion in Newport, Rhode...
Kitchen Character: A Resourceful Portland Designer Reawakened Her Victorian Kitchen by Combining the Best of Old and New
WHEN VICKI SIMON FIRST SAW the tiny laminate-clad kitchen of her future home, it inspired grander visions. "I once toured a mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, and was so taken with its Victorian-style kitchen that I memorized every detail: the stand-alone...
Lamb Revival
It's the West's local meat-and tastier than ever. These Easter-worthy recipes show how deliciously far it's come.A good, rosy cut of lamb, succulent and earthysweet, is as purely delicious as any other meat you can eat. A lot of people might be skeptical,...
Learn the Secrets of Your Local MEXICAN MARKET
Want tortillas that were made this morning? Bins of fragrant chiles to choose from? Delicious cheeses to use in authentic Mexican recipes? Find these and more amazing foods in every aisle.POP MUSIC BLARES from hidden speakers. Streamers and balloons...
MAGIC on the MENU
MAGIC on the MENUThe best restaurants serve more than good food. They build a community, They make strangers feel at home That's what you learn when you order a rib-eye at Montana's Land of MagicONE OF THE TWO FUNCTIONING BUSINESSES in Logan, Montana...
Magic on the Menu: The Best Restaurants Serve More Than Good Food. They Build a Community. They Make Strangers Feel at Home. That's What You Learn When You Order a Rib-Eye at Montana's Land of Magic
ONE OF THE TWO FUNCTIONING BUSINESSES in Logan, Montana--a half-deserted railroad town located 25 miles west of Bozeman between Interstate 90 and the Gallatin River--is the Land of Magic Steakhouse, an establishment I discovered 20 years ago while...
Make-Ahead Morning
Start these recipes the night before, and you can have a delicious brunch on the table before the coffee's even lacked in.Fresh from the ovenMAKE AHEAD Mix and cut the scones into wedges, then chill on a baking sheet. Bake in the morning, adding a few...
March: Your Northern California Guide
* IDEA WE LOVE SANDBOX FIREPIT Creating a play area for kids is half the story behind this circular sandbox in an Orinda, California, backyard. The rest of the story is revealed at nightfall, when the kids sleep and the grown-ups come out to...
March: Your Southern California Guide
IDEA WE LOVESANDBOX FIREPITCreating a play area for kids is half the story behind this circular sandbox in an Orinda, California, backyard. The rest of the story is revealed at nightfall, when the kids sleep and the grown-ups come out to play. The sandbox...
Market Fresh
For more than a century. Sunset editors have been charting the next big things in food. Here, we revisit five of the West's most iconic ingredientsand put them to use in tasty new waysIndian guacamoleSERVES 6 TO 8 I 20 MINUTESMustard seeds, cumin, turmeric,...
Market Fresh: For More Than a Century, Sunset Editors Have Been Charting the Next Big Things in Food. Here, We Revisit Five of the West's Most Iconic Ingredients-And Put Them to Use in Tasty New Ways
Indian guacamole SERVES 6 TO 8 | 20 MINUTES Mustard seeds, cumin, turmeric, and coriander give this Western classic an Eastern spin. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 2 ripe large avocados, halved and pitted 1 tbsp. lemon juice 1/2...
Mexican Market: Want Tortillas That Were Made This Morning? Bins of Fragrant Chiles to Choose from? Delicious Cheeses to Use in Authentic Mexican Recipes? Find These and More Amazing Foods in Every Aisle
POP MUSIC BLARES from hidden speakers. Streamers and balloons hang from the rafters. Large, colorful lettering drawn on wooden boards points to intriguing nooks like the jugo and salsa bar, a palm-frond hut that attracts a line for its freshly made...
Mountain View: In the Land of Google and Countless Start-Ups, a Bay Area Food Scene Flourishes
The great ramen rivalry Ryowa or Maru Ichi? Asking locals their favorite ramen house is like asking them if they prefer Android or iPhone--passions run deep. Both deal in long-simmered, complexly flavored broths, filled with noodles and topped with...
Normal Heights
Better come hungry to this funky, fast-changing San Diego hood.Erick Castro's elevated cocktailsStar bartender Erick Castro, from famed Bourbon & Branch and Rickhouse in San Francisco, is bringing his shine to Polite Provisions, slated to open in...
Road Food Worth the Drive
The juiciest burgers, creamiest shakes, and most unexpected flavors-the Sunset-tested, glove-compartment guide to the West's best road foodmajestic MOUNTAINS. Seductive beaches. The pulse-lifting pleasures of driving a two-lane highway you've never driven...
Saigon Comfort Food
Eric and Sophie Banh make it easy to cook great Vietnamese at home.THIRTEEN YEARS AGO, when Sophie Banh couldn't find the Vietnamese dishes she was craving in Seattle, she persuaded her brother Eric to open a restaurant with her. Called Monsoon, it was...
Saigon Comfort Food: Eric and Sophie Banh Make It Easy to Cook Great Vietnamese at Home
THIRTEEN YEARS AGO, when Sophie Banh couldn't find the Vietnamese dishes she was craving in Seattle, she persuaded her brother Eric to open a restaurant with her. Called Monsoon, it was the first of several restaurants from the Banhs that have introduced...
Stepping Back from High Tech
A really good idea? * I was so excited to read about this family because sometimes I thought my husband and I were the only people balking at the frivolousness of so much technology. We are both public school teachers and we want our own children...
The Food Lover's Guide to the West: A Golden Age of Eating
We have huge appetites, we Westerners. We can get our hands on an unparalleled range of good, fresh food pretty much year-round, and we're not shy about devouring it. Or thinking up new ways to use it: Our appetite for change, for the next new thing,...
Way-Out West
The food truck revolution that started a few years back just keeps on going-and getting wonderfully wackier. The newest spin: vehicles designed to serve a single perfect food, from a tandoor-oven moped to a double-decker grilled-cheese busBORIS PORTNOYSATELLITE...
Why-Out West
The food truck revolution that started a few years back just keeps on going--and getting wonderfully wackier. The newest spin: vehicles designed to serve a single perfect food, from a tandoor-oven moped to a double-decker grilled-cheese bus [ILLUSTRATION...
You Said It
Our story (January page 74) about one family's quest for low-tech happiness stirred debate. Post your own reaction (and watch a slideshow of the family's old-tech tools for living) at sunset.com/unpluggedhomeA really good idea?I was so excited to read...
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