In addition to all the great garlicky food, visitors to the 2014 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 25-27 will also enjoy live music and entertainment on three stages. Country music fans are in for a special treat this year, with three of country’s hottest new acts—Brothers Osborne, Ryan Kinder and Haley & Michaels—performing live Saturday on the Vineyard Stage.
Thanks to a Hollister farmers' market more than 20 years ago, Mansmith's BBQ expanded from a seasoning and catering business to a Friday Night BBQ gig in two towns. It all started when Mike Mansmith arrived at the market to give away chicken and tri-tip seasoned with his dad's famous spice recipe and the food was so good, the customers bought the rest of his samples.
The faces might be browner, the language might be different and the clothing is probably more colorful.
The Garlic Festival Association is once again putting out the call for local young woman who think they have what it takes to be the shining ambassador for Gilroy’s world-renown extravaganza dedicated to the stinking rose.
The Gilroy Garlic Festival eclipsed the $10 million mark in donations by distributing a record $350,000 to 167 participating nonprofit organizations, 2013 Festival Association President Dennis Harrigan announced.
After my last column detailing the finger-lickin’ goodness found at Gilroy’s famous Garlic Festival, I was contacted by the program director at Live Oak Adult Day Services, who asked if I’d be interested in swinging by to visit the seniors and share the details.
Before I get to the main part of my column this week, I want to mention another of one of my favorite festivals. The sounds, sights and especially the tastes of Italy return to San Jose this weekend at Guadalupe River Park and Gardens. Marking its 33rd year, the Italian Family Festa, organized by the Italian American Heritage Foundation, is a fantastic opportunity to taste many “homestyle” Italian foods in one setting. Almost all the vendors sell items derived from family recipes.
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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.
Jazz Under the Stars: The Homeless Coalition of San Benito County will host its eighth annual Jazz Under the Stars fundraiser July 27, from 6 to 9 p.m., at St. Benedict’s Hall, 1200 Fairview Road. The event will feature Magnolia Jazz Band, food, wine and a silent auction. Tables are available for 10 people for $500 or individual tickets are available for $50 per person. Diamond Sponsors get a table for 10 for $1,000. The event is outdoors and is open to guests 21 and older. To RSVP, call Doug Emerson at 831-637-8399.