Food and Drink

#CVTechTalk was founded on the principle of making connections. Meeting over food and drinks are great ways to connect. Click on the images to view the websites of our favorite foods, drinks and establishments.

Red Wine Recommendations

Casillero del Diablo

Co-Founder Adam Juarez is a rabid supporter of Manchester United Football Club. Casillero del Diablo is the official wine of Manchester United. For $8-15 a bottle, the quality and price is hard to beat. Explore the website and read the origin story behind the label's name.

19 Crimes

Co-Founders Katherine Goyette and Adam Juarez discovered another $10-20 a bottle gem in 19 Crimes. Not only is wine an amazing quality for the price, the label has an AR app that allows you to scan the bottle and the face speaks and tells a story.

Josh Cellars

For $12-20 a bottle, Josh Cellars is hard to beat. If you're into earthy reds, Josh is for you.


At at least $15 a bottle, Central Valley (Kerman, CA) wine, Cardella, is solid. It is featured at Costco and Fleming's. We featured it when we guest moderated #SVTChat in May 2016.

Fasi Estate Winery

Just north of Fresno, along Highway 41, you will encounter Fasi Estate Winery. This is a personal favorite of #cvtechtalk founders #AdaKat. At $15 a bottle minimum, you cannot go wrong.

Beer Recommendations

Tioga-Sequoia - Fresno, CA

The Tioga-Sequoia tasting room in Downtown Fresno was the site of the very first #CVTechTalk IRL Hangout in December 2016. 99 Golden Ale, General Sherman IPA and Half Dome CA Wheat Ale are a staple in #CVTechTalk Facebook Live broadcasts.

House of Pendragon - Sanger, CA

The brewery is a stone's throw from the #AdaKat office. Tribe member Renee Newlove "pours" at the House of Pendragon tasting room in Clovis, CA.

Redlands, CA

During CUE 2017 in Palm Springs, the Betty IPA was flowing at the #CVTechTalk IRL Hangout at the Village Pub. It quickly became a Tribe favorite

Fresno, CA

Pine & Palm is a relatively new and small brewery we recently discovered. Off the beaten path, the little brewery does not disappoint with a solid selection of IPAs, session beers and a rich porter.

Restaurant Recommendations

Spike and Rail

Spike and Rail Restaurant is a #cvtechtalk favorite. Centrally located just off Freeway 99 in Selma, CA, it has been the site of two IRL Hangouts as well as the 1st Anniversary celebration. The tri-tip sandwiches are great. There is a good selection of drinks. The prices are very reasonable.

The Republic of Texas

Down the street from the Henry Gonzalez Convention Center, on the famous San Antonio Riverwalk, lies The Republic of Texas Restaurant. Sink your teeth into some authentic Texas BBQ Brisket and quench your thirst with a variety of local beers. This establishment was the site of the #ISTE17 #cvtechtalk IRL Hangout.

Ortega's Taqueria

This Reedley, CA "hole in the wall" gives you a true, authentic taste of Mexico. The prices cannot be beat. The quality and authenticity are unmatched. The burritos are gigantic, the salsa is spicy, the Menudo is on point and the tacos are legendary. Mexicanos, Gringos and everything in between love Ortega's Taqueria.

Village Pub

The Village Pub in Palm Springs is a CUE go-to! It was the sight of the #CUE17 #cvtechtalk IRL Hangout. It has two stories and a bar on each level. It is a great place to gather for food, drinks and fellowship. The Village Pub was where we first discovered, and fell in love with, the Betty IPA by Hangar 24.