Humboldt Distillery’s “Humboldt’s Finest” vodka
$29.99 for a 750 ml bottle; select Total Wine & More stores; humboldtdistillery.com
This vodka infused with cannabis sativa contains only trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana. Beyond its 420 novelty, the food-grade hemp adds a botanical character to this 80 proof vodka with flavor overtones of pine and menthol, not so much skunky Sour Diesel. This vodka can be used for spiking up a Moscow Mule, or in many aromatic cocktails that call for gin.
“Local Favorites” at P.F. Chang’s
$16-$18; 1530 J St., Sacramento; 916-288-0970; www.pfchangs.com
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro is bringing back a small menu of “Local Favorites,” now through July 12. The Sacramento location – part of the 210-restaurant chain in 38 states – offers lemon pepper shrimp ($18); Dali chicken “tossed with dried red chilies, potatoes and scallions in spicy sauce” ($16); and red wine-pepper braised beef ($17).
Cherryvale Farms Blueberry Muffin Mix
$6.19 for a 16-ounce package; Raley’s and other retailers; www.cherryvalefarms.com
Make mornings easy with this simple baking mix that got its start in Santa Cruz. Just add butter, berries and water and pop them in the oven for moist, wholesome muffins in minutes.
Nona Lim Pad See Ew Noodles
$4.49 for a 14.8-ounce package; Safeway and other retailers; www.nonalim.com
Thick and chewy, these Oakland-made rice noodles make the ideal base to a stir fry or spicy soup. Just boil for 30 seconds and you’re good to go.
Hawaiian Host Dark Chocolate Aloha Macs
$5.49 for a 4.5-ounce package; Raley’s and other retailers; www.hawaiianhost.com
Crunchy macadamia nuts dipped in creamy dark chocolate. What’s not to like? Individually wrapped, these candies are perfect for an on-the-go treat.
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