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Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 Mediterranean Restaurants in New Episode

Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 Mediterranean Restaurants in New Episode

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Revisit three Mediterranean restaurants from previous series: Ristorante Ideale (SF), Le Mediterranee (Berkeley), La Ciccia (SF)

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With Bowling Balls, Cute Kittens and Cotton-Candy Cocktails, Theme Restaurants Bounce Back

With Bowling Balls, Cute Kittens and Cotton-Candy Cocktails, Theme Restaurants Bounce Back

| October 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

Theme restaurants seem to be making a comeback. Here are some that have popped up in the Bay Area beyond neighborhoods catering to tourists. Can theme restaurants develop a loyal clientele or are they a one-time novelty?

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Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 Asian Restaurants in New Episode

Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 Asian Restaurants in New Episode

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Revisit three Asian restaurants from previous series: Dragon Rouge Restaurant, Marnee Thai, Butterfly Restaurant.

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Bay Area Bites Guide to 9 Favorite East Bay Burgers (Berkeley & Oakland)

Bay Area Bites Guide to 9 Favorite East Bay Burgers (Berkeley & Oakland)

| September 30, 2014 | 19 Comments

In Berkeley and Oakland, there’s a burger on just about every corner. Here are nine of the best.

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Neighborhood Gem: Nick’s Pizza in North Oakland

Neighborhood Gem: Nick’s Pizza in North Oakland

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

While Nick’s tenure at Arizmendi certainly informed his pizza making, he has a style all his own, which he describes as “Oakland-style.” It’s a happy medium between down-home and fancy, he says, a cross between New York and California.

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Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite South Bay Mexican Restaurants

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite South Bay Mexican Restaurants

| September 22, 2014 | 10 Comments

Whether you enjoy a rich mole poblano alongside a zesty mezcal cocktail or a fresh shrimp ceviche with a refreshing chavela, there is a broad and vibrant flavor spectrum in Mexican cuisine. This Bay Area Bites guide highlights ten South Bay restaurants worth visiting for their South of the border specialties.

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Five Oakland Restaurants with Outdoor Patios to Dine with Your Dog

Five Oakland Restaurants with Outdoor Patios to Dine with Your Dog

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Beginning in January, it will be perfectly legal to dine with your dog–providing your well-mannered Fido is appropriately leashed with you in an outdoor-seating area. Here are five Oakland dining destinations that encourage you and your canine companion to sit and stay awhile.

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Catahoula’s Kaffeegarten: “High-End Coffee at a Moderate Price” Opening in Berkeley’s SoFo

Catahoula’s Kaffeegarten: “High-End Coffee at a Moderate Price” Opening in Berkeley’s SoFo

| September 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Richmond-based artisanal roaster is all about “high-end coffee at a moderate price,” but takes its mission further: “We are about bringing people together and community. Not the ‘Third Community’ liquid culture of Starbucks, but an authentically local flavor where people from all walks of life…gather.”

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First Bite: Uptown Oakland’s Taiwan Bento

First Bite: Uptown Oakland’s Taiwan Bento

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new fast-food bento shop offers a Taiwanese take on the single-portion meal.

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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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Wild Game Is Invading Bay Area Menus, But Why?

Wild Game Is Invading Bay Area Menus, But Why?

| September 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

Wild game is now the hottest thing on more and more Bay Area menus. Is the increasing ubiquity of deer, elk, boar, bison and other such creatures the latest phase — after bacon-in-everything, whole-animal butchery and in-your-face offal — in a search for the meatiest meats? Or does it signify an urban yearning for the gritty, blood-and-gutsy past?

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Why Food Pilgrims Will Wait Four Hours For A Taste Of The Sublime

Why Food Pilgrims Will Wait Four Hours For A Taste Of The Sublime

| September 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Psychology tells us that waiting for an experience can boost our happiness, as can talking about the experience afterwards. That’s one reason food pilgrims seem to be queuing up and Instagramming it.

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Special Dinner Event at M.Y. China on Oct. 20 – Meet Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin

Special Dinner Event at M.Y. China on Oct. 20 – Meet Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Due to the overwhelming response to the sold out September 30 event, “An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin,” M.Y. China is proud to present a special opportunity at M.Y. China, Westfield San Francisco Centre, on Monday, October 20 with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin.

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How to Make Paella and Where to Get Your Paella Fix Around the Bay Area

How to Make Paella and Where to Get Your Paella Fix Around the Bay Area

| September 6, 2014 | 4 Comments

This traditional Spanish dish is the perfect way to combine fresh seafood and/or meat, delicious spices, and local, seasonal vegetables. You can make it at home on a BBQ, or visit a number of Spanish restaurants around the Bay Area to enjoy a pan with friends.

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