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No Bandwiches Here: Charles Phan opens South Restaurant at SFJAZZ

No Bandwiches Here: Charles Phan opens South Restaurant at SFJAZZ

| March 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

This week marks the launch of Chef Charles Phan’s South restaurant in the new SFJAZZ Center. Explore what South means to the Bay Area and jazz, with commentary from Chef Charles Phan, musician Kitty Margolis and SFJAZZ trustee Robert Mailer Anderson.

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KQED’s Forum: Study Links Alcohol to Cancer Deaths

KQED’s Forum: Study Links Alcohol to Cancer Deaths

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

A new study finds that even moderate alcohol consumption can increase the risk of cancer-related death. KQED’s Forum hears from one of the study’s authors, who says alcohol is responsible for 20,000 cancer deaths every year. But the study is not without controversy. Some researchers say alcohol may have certain health benefits, and that it’s risky to advocate total abstinence. Forum looks at the mechanism by which alcohol may increase cancer death. Should you give up booze altogether?

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Mixing Alcohol With Diet Soda May Make You Drunker

Mixing Alcohol With Diet Soda May Make You Drunker

| February 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Turns out, the sugar in regular soda helps slow down your body’s absorption of the alcohol in cocktails. So switching to diet in your rum and cola will save you calories but may leave you spinning.

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Roasted Grapefruit & Habanero Margarita

Roasted Grapefruit & Habanero Margarita

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Instead of being tart as one would expect from a grapefruit-based drink, this margarita is slightly smokey, crisp, and just a little spicy. It’s perfect for winter. It’s also perfect for the Big Game as there isn’t a food or snack it won’t go with.

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SuPOE Bowl XLVII Menu

SuPOE Bowl XLVII Menu

| January 29, 2013 | 2 Comments

So, if you happen to be a Ravens fan who has been wondering what appoepriate foods you should have on your table for Super Bowl Sunday, I’ve dreamed up a meal for The Ravenous among you.

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Frosty Mexican Bulldog Margarita

Frosty Mexican Bulldog Margarita

| January 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the best parts about traveling is the exposure to new and exciting things. And it doesn’t always require busting out your passport. This little gem comes from one of my many trips to Texas. Austin, Texas to be specific. I am a SXSW regular, you see, and this little puppy has kicked off many a tequila-filled night while there. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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Binge Drinking Among Women Is Both Dangerous And Overlooked

Binge Drinking Among Women Is Both Dangerous And Overlooked

| January 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

About 13 percent of U.S. women go on drinking binges each month, say officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The damage from binge drinking runs the gamut from death to unintended pregnancy. Public health officials say binge drinking can be curbed with greater awareness and thoughtful interventions.

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Absinthe Jellies: I Got Them from Tom

Absinthe Jellies: I Got Them from Tom

| December 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

These jellies are not for children, which is a good thing because in all likelihood, they would not like them. They are what they are, which is incredibly alcoholic. 110 proof. Please serve, suck, and chew them responsibly.

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Cranberry & Rosemary White “Christmas” Sangria

Cranberry & Rosemary White “Christmas” Sangria

| December 21, 2012 | 10 Comments

Who doesn’t love a seasonal sangria. The way I see it, it’s just another wine pairing. Right? Since it is Christmas time, I wanted this one to not only resemble the holiday flavors but also the colors. If you ask me, it is simply beautiful.

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Elixirs Made To Fight Malaria Still Shine On The Modern Bar

Elixirs Made To Fight Malaria Still Shine On The Modern Bar

| December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Many modern day liqueurs, like Campari and Pimm’s, started off as 19th century medicinal tonics made to cure an array of ailments, including malaria. So if you’re sipping a French aperitif or an absinth cocktail this holiday season, chances are you’re also imbibing a bit of malaria history.

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An Interview with Charles Phan, Author of “Vietnamese Home Cooking”

An Interview with Charles Phan, Author of “Vietnamese Home Cooking”

| October 4, 2012 | 1 Comment

Mary Ladd interviews Vietnamese food expert and chef Charles Phan, whose first cookbook, Vietnamese Home Cooking is now out. Phan discusses cooking with Alice Waters, his “refugee thinking” and upcoming Bourbon and fried chicken “Southern bar” concept.

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Spicy Margarita with Jalapeño and Cilantro

Spicy Margarita with Jalapeño and Cilantro

| September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Garden inspired cocktails are simply one of my favorite things. And this margarita is no exception. It’s not only spicy (thank you, jalapeños!) but the cilantro adds all these lovely citrus notes to it, plus keeps it feeling fresh and crisp so you can drink many more than you should!

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Gifting an Epic Dinner in the Desert at Burning Man

Gifting an Epic Dinner in the Desert at Burning Man

| August 23, 2012 | 4 Comments

Black Rock French Quarter Organizers plan for an epic dinner to thank theme camp volunteers.

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Tropical Nostalgia: The Luau at the Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar

Tropical Nostalgia: The Luau at the Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar

| July 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Maria Finn tries to keep the spirit of her Hawaiian vacation alive by attending a luau at the Fairmont Hotel’s Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar.

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