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Event: An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin

Event: An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Join KQED, in partnership with M.Y. China and La Boulange, for “An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin” — a celebration of two legendary chefs and public television cooking show pioneers. The evening will include food, wine and a noodle-pulling demonstration.

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For Food Startups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success

For Food Startups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Demand for specialty and artisanal foods is booming, and new entrepreneurs want to get in on the action. Incubators can provide shared commercial kitchen space and tips on sales and distribution.

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Meet Miss Arepita: A Taste of Venezuela in North Oakland

Meet Miss Arepita: A Taste of Venezuela in North Oakland

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Carolino Abolio of Miss Arepita / Arepa Mobile discusses her burgeoning North Oakland business and her signature savory Venezuelan flatbreads.

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From Bacon to Bounce: Twerking and Pigging out at Outside Lands

From Bacon to Bounce: Twerking and Pigging out at Outside Lands

| August 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Outside Lands’ vendors offer an endless parade of imaginative pork creations, while the Queen of Bounce gets people twerking for beignets on the GastroMagic stage.

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Doing Barbecue and Business Right at The Brick Pig’s House in Oakland

Doing Barbecue and Business Right at The Brick Pig’s House in Oakland

| August 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

Carolyn and her husband of 43 years, Barry Alexander, the co-owner and manager of Brick Pig’s, have been offering up their love and singular Southern-style BBQ to the Oakland community and surrounding Bay Area since they opened their doors in 2006.

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Metes and Bounds Pop-Up Dinners Offer Literal Farm-to-Table Experience, But it isn’t Cheap

Metes and Bounds Pop-Up Dinners Offer Literal Farm-to-Table Experience, But it isn’t Cheap

| August 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

Metes and Bounds is a new traveling pop-up restaurant that offers diners in Northern California a way to connect with the farmers that grow their food by actually eating a five course dinner with them at their farm. The five course meals are prepared with the day’s harvest and the tables are set up right in between the crop rows.

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GastroMagic and Other Food Fantasylands Take Center Stage at Outside Lands Festival

GastroMagic and Other Food Fantasylands Take Center Stage at Outside Lands Festival

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Along with dozens of new additions to the food and drink line-up at this year’s Outside Lands festival in Golden Gate Park, a new stage called “GastroMagic” will feature rock star caliber chefs, mixologists and even butchers.

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Drakes Bay Oyster Company Gets 30 More Days as Restaurants File Lawsuit to Keep Farm Going

Drakes Bay Oyster Company Gets 30 More Days as Restaurants File Lawsuit to Keep Farm Going

| July 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

Drakes Bay Oyster Company is the one of largest operating oyster farms in California, and after month’s of legal battles, it’s being ordered to shut down by the federal government who has refused to renew the farm’s lease on park land. But a group of restaurant owners have filed a last minute lawsuit to keep this important local food source afloat.

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Oakland Cat Café Comes Closer to Reality, Set to Open in September

Oakland Cat Café Comes Closer to Reality, Set to Open in September

| July 17, 2014 | 4 Comments

The ambitious Cat Town Café project, which is set to be a space where visitors can enjoy a coffee and bagel while simultaneously having quality cat playtime, is coming closer to fruition.

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Andy’s Orchard: Maverick Orchardist Demystifies Heirloom Stone Fruit & Shares Tips for Selection

Andy’s Orchard: Maverick Orchardist Demystifies Heirloom Stone Fruit & Shares Tips for Selection

| July 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

The often-frustrating search for drips-down-your-chin stone fruit need go no further than Andy’s Orchard in Morgan Hill. The proprietor explains why so much fruit today is disappointing and how to identify the tastiest stone fruit.

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From Shelters to Startups: CHEFS Program Helps Homeless by Cooking for Tech Companies

From Shelters to Startups: CHEFS Program Helps Homeless by Cooking for Tech Companies

| July 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

The CHEFS program in San Francisco has been training homeless people to work in kitchens for the past 17 years, with the hope of eventually finding them employment in high-profile restaurants around the city. Now, CHEFS students are cooking for tech workers in San Francisco’s mid-market neighborhood as part of tech companies fulfilling their Community Benefit Agreements (CBAs). The goal is to create positive and supportive relationships between tech companies and the existing community.

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Is Dorm Food the Bay Area’s Best Dining-Out Deal?

Is Dorm Food the Bay Area’s Best Dining-Out Deal?

| July 10, 2014 | 19 Comments

University dining facilities have come a long way since those old mystery-meat days. Increasingly organic, seasonal, local and otherwise sustainable, dining halls at UC Berkeley, Stanford and other schools are some of the best buffet-style eating-out bargains in this era of the $12 hamburger.

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VeloBrews Cafe and Cycling Community Center Now Open in Bayview

VeloBrews Cafe and Cycling Community Center Now Open in Bayview

| July 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Need some caffeine or some new cycling gear? Jennifer Leeper and Ross Del Duca recently opened a cafe and bike shop to serve their community in Bayview.

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Tempeh-Lovers Now Have Two Bay Area-Made Options

Tempeh-Lovers Now Have Two Bay Area-Made Options

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Until recently, the only tempeh available at local grocery stores was pasteurized and made across the country. Meet Alive & Healing and rhizocali, two Bay Area unpasteurized tempehs that can be found in the freezer section.

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