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For Epicurean Cyclists : the Chris King Gourmet Century Returns to Sonoma in October

For Epicurean Cyclists : the Chris King Gourmet Century Returns to Sonoma in October

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

This fall, a popular “Gourmet Century” ride is returning to California after an 11-year hiatus.

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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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Jalisco Heaven: Two Mexican Restaurants Off the Beaten Boulevard in East Oakland

Jalisco Heaven: Two Mexican Restaurants Off the Beaten Boulevard in East Oakland

| July 23, 2014 | 3 Comments

Foothill Boulevard in East Oakland, an alternative to International Boulevard’s restaurant row, is home to two of the Bay Area’s top spots for Jalisco-style food.

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Berkeley’s Ecology Center Creates Farmers’ Market-Finding Tool

Berkeley’s Ecology Center Creates Farmers’ Market-Finding Tool

| July 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

Berkeley’s Ecology Center has created a tool to help people not only find their nearest farmers’ market, but direct them there, and tell them whether it accepts CalFresh or SNAP benefits.

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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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Farm Tripping: Local NorCal Agritourism Opportunities

Farm Tripping: Local NorCal Agritourism Opportunities

| July 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

With harvests and travel season both at their peaks, summer is prime time for agritourism. CUESA shares a list of family-fun local farm trip opportunities.

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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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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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15 Top-Notch Spots to Drink Beer Outdoors in the East Bay

15 Top-Notch Spots to Drink Beer Outdoors in the East Bay

| June 27, 2014 | 3 Comments

What’s better than beer? Beer that’s enjoyed outdoors — whether in the summer sun or with warm evening breezes. Here’s a guide to popular beer gardens, breweries and bars with outdoor seating in Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and San Leandro.

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