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From Aztecs to Oscars: Popcorn’s Beautiful, Explosive Journey

From Aztecs to Oscars: Popcorn’s Beautiful, Explosive Journey

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Long before it fueled moviegoers, popcorn helped lay the foundation for the Aztec empire. In our video, we look at popcorn under a microscope, where the rock-hard kernel’s fluffy secret is revealed.

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The State of Theater Popcorn in the Bay Area

The State of Theater Popcorn in the Bay Area

| April 30, 2010 | 3 Comments

So while watching How to Train Your Dragon with my daughters recently at the Grand Lake Theater, I started to wonder how many local movie houses really pop their corn on site, and also which offer real butter. In an attempt to classify this information, I emailed or called the main movie theaters in San Francisco, Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley. And, just for good measure, I also asked everyone how much they charged for a large tub or bag.

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Oscar Party Food

Oscar Party Food

Okay, I’ll admit it: I watch the Academy Awards for the outfits. And for the possibility of crazy behavior on the podium, as the sudden release of mind-bending pressure makes these over-coddled thoroughbreds behave like the hundred pounds of crazy they really are. But really, will anything this year top Bjork’s swan? Or the pre-MILF Angelina Jolie smooching her brother?

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Foodie Movie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Foodie Movie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

| August 17, 2009 | 3 Comments

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs — a movie based on the children’s book of the same name by Judi and Ron Barrett — might very well be the next Ratatouille for mini foodies and their parents.

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Events: Summer Movies

Events: Summer Movies

| July 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

Soup and salad, ham and cheese, rice and beans, peanut butter and jelly, dinner and a movie, all great combos. This Summer there are lots of opportunities to see a movie and get a bite to eat without going to a traditional theater. Here are my top picks around the Bay.

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