Picnic Tips for Northern California
This week's San Francisco Chronicle offered up a dozen brightly colored pieces on summer picnicking, which you can find here, tied up in a bow. From a speed tour of Sonoma's picnic-friendly wineries and the nearby Jimtown Store to a leisurely loll in Mission Dolores Park with an excursion for the delightful ice-cream concoctions of Bi-Rite Creamery (where the line frequently extends out the door, down the block, and half way to the park). If you don't live in San Francisco or aren't interested in a new picnic venue, you'll still find a nice list of picnic recipes—with options from fattoush with grilled lamb to three kinds of potato salad. In San Francisco, this long weekend will likely present the usual mixed bag of glorious sunshine and blustery cool, but around here that's par for the picnic, so pack 'em if you've got 'em and head for the park.