Kelly O'Mara

Kelly O'Mara is a writer and reporter in the San Francisco Bay Area. She writes about food, health, sports, travel, business and California news. Her work has appeared on KQED, online for Outside Magazine and in Competitor Magazine, among others.

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A Guide to the Best Sandwiches in the Bay Area

A Guide to the Best Sandwiches in the Bay Area

| June 30, 2014 | 52 Comments

Here are some of our favorite sandwiches in the Bay Area. Share your favorites in the comments and we’ll add them to the list.

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A Guide to the Best Breads in the Bay Area

A Guide to the Best Breads in the Bay Area

| June 20, 2014 | 14 Comments

Bread makes the meal go ’round. And, of course, San Francisco is known for its delicious sourdough breads. But, there’s so much more. Try these best breads of the Bay Area.

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A Guide to Great Outdoor Dining and Drinking in San Francisco

A Guide to Great Outdoor Dining and Drinking in San Francisco

| May 31, 2014 | 1 Comment

As summer starts, we want to sit outside to enjoy drinks and tasty treats. Try these outdoor dining spots and bars for the warm days and nights.

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How Memorial Day Started — and Why It’s Now About BBQ

How Memorial Day Started — and Why It’s Now About BBQ

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Before you heat up the grill and celebrate with a cold one, here’s a look at the history of how Memorial Day became the summer-kick-off, food-focused holiday it is now.

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Bay Area Bites’ Downtown San Francisco Restaurant Guide for Visitors

Bay Area Bites’ Downtown San Francisco Restaurant Guide for Visitors

| May 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

Looking for places to take out-of-town guests or want to know where to eat in San Francisco when you visit? Use our guide to downtown to find classic places or tasty, lesser-known treats.

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Celebrate Veg Week in the Bay Area

Celebrate Veg Week in the Bay Area

| April 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

U.S. Veg Week takes place this Monday through Sunday, with events around the country. Check out cooking workshops and get discounts at participating restaurants. Or, if you’re curious, take the seven-day meat-free pledge.

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Earth Day 2014: What You Need to Know About Food and How to Celebrate in the Bay Area

Earth Day 2014: What You Need to Know About Food and How to Celebrate in the Bay Area

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

On April 22, the Bay Area — and the rest of the country and, presumably, the planet — will celebrate the earth. Fortunately, celebrating Earth Day can be pretty tasty. BAB has gathered local foodcentric events and resources to help you participate in the festivities.

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New Food Domain Extensions Released Including .food, .restaurant and .organic

New Food Domain Extensions Released Including .food, .restaurant and .organic

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

ICANN has released thousands of new domain extension–including .food and .restaurant and even .organic. This could be a windfall for small food businesses, as long as they can figure out how it works.

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AP Stylebook Adds ‘Aioli,’ ‘Vegan,’ and ‘Buffalo Wings’

AP Stylebook Adds ‘Aioli,’ ‘Vegan,’ and ‘Buffalo Wings’

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The AP Stylebook announced its changes for the year, which include a number of food additions. The add-ons may have larger implications in how the foods and food trends are seen in society.

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Whole Animal Butchery: The Growth, the Problems, and the Future

Whole Animal Butchery: The Growth, the Problems, and the Future

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Whole animal, or whole beast, butchery has become wildly popular in the last five years. But, that doesn’t mean it’s not without its challenges — still. Top local butchers talk about how the industry has changed and if this trend is here to stay.

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The 85% True Story of Vivien Straus — as a One-Woman Show, with Cheese

The 85% True Story of Vivien Straus — as a One-Woman Show, with Cheese

| March 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Cheese-tastings and a look inside the Straus family dairy: Vivien Straus, of the Straus Family Creamery, will perform her one-woman autobiographical show in April. Expect cows, jokes, cheese and her playing 15 different characters.

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What is Munchery: The Food Delivery Service Raises Funding, Looks to Expand

What is Munchery: The Food Delivery Service Raises Funding, Looks to Expand

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chef-prepared meals delivered to your door? Munchery is hoping to expand its service with new funding and new chefs.

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What To Do About Your Recalled Meat

What To Do About Your Recalled Meat

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Petaluma’s Rancho Feeding Corp. has shut down and is being investigated after having been forced to recall nearly 9 million pounds of meat. The shutdown is affecting a number of local meat producers and consumers. Any tainted beef should be thrown out.

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Kitchener to Open a Rotating Take-Out Window in Oakland

Kitchener to Open a Rotating Take-Out Window in Oakland

| February 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

A take-out window with rotating foods? That’s what Kitchener, a community kitchen in Oakland, hopes to open later this spring with Kickstarter funding.

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