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Urchin Bistrot: The Mission’s Most Happening French Restaurant

Urchin Bistrot: The Mission’s Most Happening French Restaurant

| August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Local celebrity restaurant duo Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani have just opened Urchin Bistrot, an impressive French restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission District.

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Townie: Berkeley’s New Neighborhood Hangout

Townie: Berkeley’s New Neighborhood Hangout

| August 8, 2014 | 3 Comments

Is it a bar or is it a restaurant? Townie, Berkeley’s newest neighborhood drink-and-dine, is off to a stellar start on both counts.

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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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Sweet Revenge: Dr. Robert Lustig Explains How to Cut Sugar, Lose Weight and Turn the Tables On Processed Foods

Sweet Revenge: Dr. Robert Lustig Explains How to Cut Sugar, Lose Weight and Turn the Tables On Processed Foods

| August 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

The UCSF endocrinologist tells you how (and why) to start reducing sugar in your diet…and yes, you can still eat dessert.

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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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Eatwell Farm to Begin Breeding its Own Heritage Poultry

Eatwell Farm to Begin Breeding its Own Heritage Poultry

| August 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

At large-scale hatcheries, male chicks are killed at birth. Nigel Walker of Eatwell Farm, in Dixon, is launching a crowd funding campaign to breed his own heritage poultry so he won’t need to rely on these hatcheries, and “because it’s the right thing to do.” He’s hoping others will follow suit.

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Smoke, Fat, and Fermented Grape Juice: Wines $20 and Under to Pair With Barbecue

Smoke, Fat, and Fermented Grape Juice: Wines $20 and Under to Pair With Barbecue

| August 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

While beer is the go-to beverage at most American backyard barbecues, mix it up with these 10 affordable wines that pair well with a range of flavors, from Mediterranean to Asian.

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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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McDonald’s Responsible For Treatment Of Workers, Agency Says

McDonald’s Responsible For Treatment Of Workers, Agency Says

| July 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

The National Labor Relations Board has found that McDonald’s shares responsibility for working conditions at its franchised restaurants. The company will fight the ruling.

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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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Improve Your Summer Camping Trips with Sweet and Savory DIY Snacks

Improve Your Summer Camping Trips with Sweet and Savory DIY Snacks

| July 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

Improve your summer camping trips with fun, customizable DIY snacks like savory beef jerky and sweet homemade “Lara Bars.” Kate Williams will show you how.

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