Livermore Pumpkin Patches

Livermore Pumpkin Patches

Halloween is upon us and you know what that means… PUMPKINS!!!

While picking up pumpkins at the grocery store is convenient, it just doesn’t get you into the Halloween spirit like a pumpkin patch does.

While I haven’t found The Great Pumpkin, during my quest I did discover a couple great pumpkin patches in Livermore. We have Joan’s Farm & Pumpkin Patch on Mines Road and G&M Farms on Airway Boulevard. While they are not “cut-your-own” patches, they do both offer lots of pumpkins and plenty of entertainment for the family.

Before you head out on your great pumpkin quest, read on for more info about Livermore’s great pumpkin patches below.

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Sun Power Tower from Holdener Park [Photo Friday]

Sun Power Tower

Looking west from Holdener Park (Photo by Kirk Sylvester)

Holdener Park is a beautiful open space on Livermore and offers great views. Catch the sun just right and you might come across something like this.


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A Brownie & Wine at Double Barrel Wine Bar [TGLRC #31]

Chocolate brownie goodness!

Chocolate brownie goodness!

Double Barrel Wine Bar
2086 First St
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 243-9463
doublebarrelwinebar.com
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In lasts week’s post of The Great Livermore Restaurant Challenge, my wife and I took our friend to Posada for a wonderful Southwestern dinner. She was visiting from Austria and we took her out to experience the best Livermore has to offer.

Since dinner was light, we headed downtown to find a place to cap the night with dessert and drinks. The sun was setting and it was a beautiful night. So nice in fact, that my wife didn’t even put on her sweater; and she always wears a sweater come sundown.

As we finished our walking tour of First Street, which included me pointing out all the places I’ve eaten at in town, we saw an open table in front of the Double Barrel Wine Bar.

“Wine?” I asked.

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Doggie Prison Time in Livermore [Photo Friday]

The Delinquent Dog

The old Livermore jail (Photo by Kirk Sylvester)

Did you know that you can send your doggie to the old Livermore jail? Yep, The Delinquent Dog is the perfect place to get your dog groomed. Better than the pound I say!


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Get a Taste of the Southwest at Posada in Livermore [TGLRC #30]

Posada Comtemporary Southwestern CuisinePosada
988 Murrieta Blvd
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 606-1004
posadacatering.com
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When a good friend flies all the way from Austria to visit, you can’t take her to dinner just anywhere; you’ve got to step it up and go somewhere really good.

Since I’m taking The Great Livermore Restaurant Challenge where I try every restaurant in Livermore, I always have to try someplace new. This makes it a bit of a risk when you want to impress someone. So I pulled up the Yelp app on my phone and searched for the best restaurants in town. With 167 reviews and a 4.5-star rating, Posada topped the list for the 30th restaurant of my restaurant challenge.

Posada's menu

Posada’s menu

Posada is a relatively new restaurant in Livermore which opened up at the end of 2013. They serve up a Southwestern menu that highlights tapas and other gourmet style Southwestern entrees (click the photo to the right to see their menu).

You’ll notice two things about their menu. Their entrees are labeled “Small Entrees,” and they don’t have quite a large selection like you see at most restaurants. While they don’t offer quantity, they do specialize in quality gourmet food.

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