Tag: Marin

The Lexicon of Sustainability: Land Trust

The Lexicon of Sustainability: Land Trust

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

With farm land often more valuable as real estate than as agricultural grounds, many farmers look to sell off their lands. Bob Berner, retired Executive Director of the Marin Agricultural Land Trust tells us why land trusts can help bridge that profitability gap.

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Best first date spots in San Francisco, Marin, and Sonoma counties

Best first date spots in San Francisco, Marin, and Sonoma counties

| June 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Where’s the best place to take a first date? We round up ten varied, vetted spots to ensure your first dinner a deux is unforgettable.

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Barinaga Ranch: Cheesemaking tradition from Basque Country to West Marin

Barinaga Ranch: Cheesemaking tradition from Basque Country to West Marin

| March 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Raw sheep’s milk cheese made in the traditional Basque style is a rarity in Northern California. We took a tour of Barinaga Ranch to learn about the ancient process directly from the source.

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Marin Day Trip: Larkspur, Point Reyes Station, Sausalito

Marin Day Trip: Larkspur, Point Reyes Station, Sausalito

Time for a last summer fling. Head north to find the doughnut shop of your dreams, a small-town farmers’ market with grilled cheese and barbecued oysters, and the best bench-and-pizza combo by the Bay.

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Southern Marin Welcomes Bar Bocce With Open Arms

Southern Marin Welcomes Bar Bocce With Open Arms

| May 9, 2011 | 1 Comment

Megan Gordon has a good feeling about Southern Marin’s Bar Bocce. In her informal review, she tells us why.

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Las Camelias: Mexican Done Right

Las Camelias: Mexican Done Right

| June 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Everyone has their favorite tacqueria, taco truck, or sit-down Mexican joint. But Megan Gordon shares the very best authentic Mexican food this side of Jalisco. And it’s not in the Mission. It’s in San Rafael.

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Arizmendi Rocks San Rafael’s Bakery Scene

Arizmendi Rocks San Rafael’s Bakery Scene

| April 12, 2010 | 3 Comments

After months and months of driving slowly down 4th Street to access the evolving storefront, Arizmendi San Rafael is finally open and already drawing in crowds and attracting a new set of faithful customers. I explored the new location one morning to see what they were doing differently in San Rafael. You’ll see many favorites, from the Cherry Corn Scone to the Wolverine Rolls–and, of course, that pizza. San Francisco and East Bay Arizmendi fans would approve. This is the real deal.

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Weezy’s: In Marin, Size Matters

Weezy’s: In Marin, Size Matters

| March 8, 2010 | 2 Comments

Interesting enough, I was finishing Hayward’s piece as I sat waiting for a friend on the patio of Weezy’s Grass Fed Shed in San Rafael. I’d heard about this place right when they opened from a friend who worked in the area. She boasted that they served Prather Ranch beef burgers for a mere $3.00. I argued with her about the impossibility of that statement, and she assured me that it was true but that they make it all work because the burgers are small.

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Marin Mondays at Picco

Marin Mondays at Picco

| February 15, 2010 | 2 Comments

Couldn’t get Valentine’s Day reservations? Make up for it with Marin Mondays, Restaurant Picco’s delectable weekly exploration of the edible bounty of Marin.

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Saying Goodbye, Sol Food Style

Saying Goodbye, Sol Food Style

| January 11, 2010 | 3 Comments

If you haven’t been to Sol Food, it’s owned by Sol Hernandez, an enterprising San Rafael native who decided to bring Puerto Rican food to Marin. She lived on the island for quite awhile with her boyfriend and his mother and spent her free time learning how to cook the local dishes.

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Power to the Piroshki

Power to the Piroshki

| December 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

Now if you’re new to piroshki, they’re not a light food. However, they’re perfect for this time of year when the rains and gray winter days are looming. Their origin is actually difficult to trace, with Poles, Russians, Latvians, and Czechs all claiming them as their own. Regardless, the piroshki you’ll try at Golden Orb are a traditional Russian hand pie stuffed with a variety of savory fillings.

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Peach Advice.

| August 6, 2007 | 6 Comments

Love is in the air: peaches are here, and all is right with the world. Yes, my sunglasses are rose- tinted, why do you ask? I’ve been on the road, taking my show with me. First NYC, then Portland and most recently, Chicago. It’s been fun, educational, hot, and delicious, but I’ve missed being home. […]

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