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It’s Brown, It’s Barrel-Aged, It’s … Gin?

It’s Brown, It’s Barrel-Aged, It’s … Gin?

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Barrel-aged gin resembles young whisky in color and flavor. It’s quickly becoming the new darling of distillers and craft bartenders across the U.S.

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Our Ability To Digest Alcohol May Have Been Key To Our Survival

Our Ability To Digest Alcohol May Have Been Key To Our Survival

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our primate ancestors were consuming alcohol 10 million years ago in the form of fermented fruit, researchers have discovered. The finding suggests our relationship with alcohol is ancient.

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Pumpkin Beer And Beyond: 9 Local Bay Area Seasonal Booze Options

Pumpkin Beer And Beyond: 9 Local Bay Area Seasonal Booze Options

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Drink in season with this diverse collection of beer and spirits from around the Bay Area, from pumpkin barleywine to applejack. 

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What’s New at Oakland’s Eat Real Festival, Happening September 19-21

What’s New at Oakland’s Eat Real Festival, Happening September 19-21

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Oakland’s annual Eat Real Festival is happening September 19-21 in Jack London Square. The festival has been reorganized to reflect the mission of the Food Craft Institute and has some new highlights like communal kimchi-making, an oyster shuck-off and “Drink Real.”

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Chocolate Tour of the Mission Unwraps More than a Taste of History

Chocolate Tour of the Mission Unwraps More than a Taste of History

| September 15, 2014 | 3 Comments

Chocoholics of the Bay Area, rejoice! A new tasting tour from Edible Excursions takes you behind the scenes of 5 Mission District chocolate hot spots, shares the neighborhood’s history, plus samples of drinking chocolate, chicken in mole, a cacao smoothie and exquisite hand-molded confections.

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End of Summer Tacos & Tequila: Tacolicious Cookbook Review and Recipes

End of Summer Tacos & Tequila: Tacolicious Cookbook Review and Recipes

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Cal-Mex string of Tacolicious restaurants puts out a cookbook of its good-time recipes for tacos, tequila cocktails, and more.

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Longitude: Downtown Oakland’s New Tiki Bar

Longitude: Downtown Oakland’s New Tiki Bar

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Suzanne Long, former cocktail maestra at Forbidden Island, has opened Longitude, which feels like your very own Polynesian living room, with fabulous drinks.

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Café Underwood: North Oakland’s New Work-At-Home Café

Café Underwood: North Oakland’s New Work-At-Home Café

| September 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

Café Underwood fills a community need for affordable public workspace, and serves up delicious food and drinks, too.

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Jack’s Oyster Bar & Fish House: Oysters with a uniquely Oakland view in Jack London Square

Jack’s Oyster Bar & Fish House: Oysters with a uniquely Oakland view in Jack London Square

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Situated right next to Bocanova’s waterfront side in Jack London Square, Jack’s Oyster Bar & Fish House offers a full bar with handcrafted cocktails, a great beer and wine list and a menu focusing on classic California seafood with a few interesting twists.

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A Guide to 15 Top-Notch Gastropubs in the South Bay

A Guide to 15 Top-Notch Gastropubs in the South Bay

| August 21, 2014 | 13 Comments

The restaurant scene is roaring back to life in the South Bay and a common theme among them is restaurants featuring a unique bar program paired to a dining menu equal in creativity. While the concept of bringing together your favorite bar with gourmet bar bites is no new feat, here are 15 top-notch gastropubs in the South Bay.

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Seeking Proof For Why We Feel Terrible After Too Many Drinks

Seeking Proof For Why We Feel Terrible After Too Many Drinks

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Author Adam Rogers says there are lots of myths about what causes hangovers. His new book, Proof: The Science of Booze, explores these and other scientific mysteries of alcohol’s effect on the body.

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Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy

Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Some of us now monitor our steps, sleep and calorie intake with wristbands and apps. So why not track blood-alcohol levels? We explore the next frontier in the self-measurement movement.

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Make Your Own Fireworks With This Fourth of July BBQ menu!

Make Your Own Fireworks With This Fourth of July BBQ menu!

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you are hosting a backyard barbecue this Fourth of July (or even looking for some scrumptious dishes to take along to another gathering), you’re in luck! This complete menu has something for everyone.

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Summer in a Cocktail: Cucumber-Lemon-Mint Vodka Fizz

Summer in a Cocktail: Cucumber-Lemon-Mint Vodka Fizz

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Take a cucumber, a lemon, a handful of backyard mint and throw it together with a bottle of vodka and you’ve got a kickin’ summer cocktail that will get any party started.

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