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First Impressions: The Dock at Linden Street

First Impressions: The Dock at Linden Street

| June 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

The eagerly anticipated The Dock at Linden Street, the joint venture from acclaimed chef/owner James Syhabout and Linden Street Brewery’s Adam Lamoreaux, opened yesterday in West Oakland.

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5 Telltale Signs of Foodie Behavior in the Wild

5 Telltale Signs of Foodie Behavior in the Wild

| April 7, 2014 | 2 Comments

If you spot people exhibiting these behaviors out in the world, chances are they’re foodies — like me.

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KQED’s Forum: Restaurant Roundup

KQED’s Forum: Restaurant Roundup

| January 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

From grass-fed shaking beef to locally sourced golden chanterelles to salt-roasted pear sorbet, San Francisco has long been a hub of dining innovation. What new restaurants or old standbys are your favorites? KQED’s Forum get the latest from dining critics on the best cuisine and dining trends in the Bay Area.

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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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Casual East Bay Eats For Holiday Company

Casual East Bay Eats For Holiday Company

| December 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Try this short list of fail-proof places in the East Bay. These are restaurants my husband and I go to if we’re feeling too lazy to cook or want to take folks out for a good, reasonably priced meal.

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Sean Timberlake Shares Favorite Summer Food Spots in San Francisco

Sean Timberlake Shares Favorite Summer Food Spots in San Francisco

| August 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Sean Timberlake of Hedonia and Punk Domestics takes you on a culinary tour of San Francisco.

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Touchscreen Dining: Out of Touch?

Touchscreen Dining: Out of Touch?

| April 27, 2011 | 3 Comments

When my friend Roy alerted me to this new piece of technology, my first reaction as both a career server at a fine dining establishment and someone resistant to new technology was to view the E La Carte tablet as vilely impersonal and a threat to my profession. Over the last 24 hours, however, I have calmed myself as I weigh what I imagine the cons– and the pros– are of this particular piece of equipment.

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Check, Please: How to Pay without looking like a fool or making everyone uncomfortable.

Check, Please: How to Pay without looking like a fool or making everyone uncomfortable.

| May 22, 2009 | 4 Comments

For most diners, paying one’s bill at the finish of a restaurant meal is a simple, uncomplicated process, a no-brainer. Or should be. Sadly, it never fails to amaze me just how many people screw this up.

The ideal execution of bill getting-and-paying should be a near-non-event. The only words exchanged should be those of thanks between the payer and the server, and from the recipients of the evening’s generosity to one giving it.

This should be obvious to most of you out there. Hopefully.

Here are a few handy tips on how to pay a restaurant bill with grace.

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Grow a Farmer

Grow a Farmer

The Grow a Farmer Campaign needs your help. Put a roof over the heads of some eager farming apprentices, and you’ll be helping to grow the next generation of farmers for California and beyond.

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