If you love pizza, you'll like the mini pizza crusts from Winco. These are made at the store's Leonardi's Pizza Co. from the same recipe that's used for the store's carry-out and take-and-bake pizzas. This way, the mini pizzas that you top yourself taste the same as if they came from the pizza parlor. And, since everyone gets his or her pizza, there are no arguments about who likes what topping. Winco's mini crusts are a $1.98 for a package of five.
-- Kerry McCray
Wine show in Lodi
The 28th annual Lodi Spring Wine Show, featuring wine and food, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. March 28-29 in the Ole Mettler Grape Pavilion on the Lodi Grape Festival grounds. Tickets are $25 through March 27, $30 at the door. For tickets, visit www.grapefestival.com. For information, call 369-2771.
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Los Banos native Ryan Scott faces off against the remaining 14 contestants on Bravo's "Top Chef," tonight at 7 for satellite subscribers and 10 for cable customers.
The world's top two competitive eaters will face off at the Asparagus Festival in Stockton on April 26. The event is the World Deep-Fried Asparagus-Eating Championship, which begins at noon and lasts 10 minutes. The No. 1-ranked Joey Chestnut of San Jose will compete against his archrival, Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti of Chicago.
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The deadline for entries is April 18 for the Kingsford Master Cut Great American BBQ Cooking Contest & Tailgate Party hosted by Save Mart Supermarkets and The Modesto Bee. Finalists compete at a barbecue cook-off at the California Invitational Relays on May 9 at Modesto Junior College. Grand prize is a trip for two to Yosemite National Park. For complete rules or to enter, visit www.modbee.com/tailgate.