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Beer Gardens Abound in Oakland: Lost and Found Has Opened Its Doors in Uptown

Beer Gardens Abound in Oakland: Lost and Found Has Opened Its Doors in Uptown

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Summer is upon us, and there’s no shortage of outdoor venues to enjoy the warm weather — especially with the surging influx of beer gardens cropping up in the East Bay. Uptown’s Lost and Found is the latest addition to the Oakland scene.

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Hot Eats: The Commissary & Chino Open

Hot Eats: The Commissary & Chino Open

| May 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd reports on the juiciest restaurant updates from hot new spots: The Commissary from Chef Traci Des Jardins, and Chino from the people behind Tacolicious.

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10 Farmers and Food Crafters to Follow

10 Farmers and Food Crafters to Follow

| May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Can’t get enough food photography — especially from behind-the-scenes? Follow these farmers and food crafters on Instagram to get inspired.

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Bay Leaf Kitchen: Cooking and Farming Summer Camp for Kids

Bay Leaf Kitchen: Cooking and Farming Summer Camp for Kids

A new kids’ cooking camp with a farming twist comes to the Bay Area. Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen talks to former CUESA market chef Elianna Friedman about the launch of Bay Leaf Kitchen at the Ferry Building this summer.

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Open Secret’s Radiance Cuisine: Food + Kirtan to Recharge Body, Mind and Spirit

Open Secret’s Radiance Cuisine: Food + Kirtan to Recharge Body, Mind and Spirit

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Spend an evening at San Rafael’s Open Secret Bookstore, nourishing yourself with organic vegan food, divinely inspired chanting, and the hypnotic rhythms of master musicians.

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5 Bites: Suds and Savory Sausage in Oakland and Berkeley

5 Bites: Suds and Savory Sausage in Oakland and Berkeley

| May 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

There’s now a whole range of establishments where you can indulge in the sizzling sausage and burgeoning craft beer scene in the East Bay.

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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 | 1 Comment

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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Newcomer Kilovolt Coffee Lights Up West Oakland

Newcomer Kilovolt Coffee Lights Up West Oakland

| May 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Food and drink establishments are slowly popping up in West Oakland, and Kilovolt Coffee is the latest welcome addition to the neighborhood.

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Cruising for Caffeine: 4th Annual Coffee Ride

Cruising for Caffeine: 4th Annual Coffee Ride

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

When the calendar rolls around to April, it means it’s time for me and my cycling co-conspirator, Pamela Palma, to lead another caffeine-fueled ride! We’ve alternated in the past between San Francisco and the East Bay, and this year it was the latter’s turn to host our adventure.

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Food & Spirituality: A Visit to Charles Phan’s Home Kitchen

Food & Spirituality: A Visit to Charles Phan’s Home Kitchen

| April 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

We journey into the kitchen of Charles Phan, Vietnamese-American chef of The Slanted Door Group, to cook a dish served during Tet.

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Michael Mina Dishes Details for Pabu and The Ramen Bar

Michael Mina Dishes Details for Pabu and The Ramen Bar

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pabu and The Ramen Bar, slated to open in mid-June, will be among the hottest new restaurants in San Francisco. Chef Michael Mina shares with Mary Ladd his favorite dishes from ramen to sushi, as well as the fate of his East Indian concept on Steuart Street.

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Devil’s Gulch Ranch Brings Locally-Raised Meats Including Rabbit to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Devil’s Gulch Ranch Brings Locally-Raised Meats Including Rabbit to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

| March 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mark Pasternak and his wife, Myriam Kaplan-Pasternak, farm 115 acres in Nicasio, Novato, and Petaluma, raising pigs, sheep, and rabbits, as well as wine grapes and asparagus.

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The True Cost of Asparagus

The True Cost of Asparagus

| March 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

Local California asparagus farmers are concerned about competition from Mexican markets which can supply the vegetable year round and sell it at cheaper costs. Roscoe Zuckerman of Zuckerman Farms and Thaddeus Barsotti of Capay Organic discuss the situation.

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Hot Eats Round-Up: Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream, Brews & BBQ from Dave McLean

Hot Eats Round-Up: Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream, Brews & BBQ from Dave McLean

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd reports the juiciest updates on hot new spots from cult ice cream maker Humphry Slocombe–yes, there will be Secret Breakfast! Then there’s the Dogpatch project from Dave McLean, the beer maker behind Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery and Alembic–look for tasty BBQ (including smoked pork belly, beef brisket and house-made sausages) from Chef Dennis Lee of Namu.

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