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8th Annual California’s Artisan Cheese Festival

A weekend event: March 21st -23rd!

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It’s time to get cheesy, people! This weekend, March 21st-23rd, the 8th Annual Artisan Cheese Festival will be held at the Sheraton in Petaluma, California! Read More

Events & Festivals

Dessert for Dinner San Francisco

Hosted by Parallel 37 on February 24th!

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This coming Monday evening at Parallel 37 (located in the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco) a few of the Bay Area’s top pastry chefs will be coming together for a one-night event to support an incredible cause! In collaboration with This Bar Saves Lives (TBSL), pastry chefs Andrea Correa (Parallel 37), Cindy Falatic (The Ritz-Carlton, SF), Shawn Gawle (Saison), Joshua Meiseman (Commis and Box & Bells), Stephanie Prida (Manresa) and William Werner (Craftsman and Wolves) will be presenting a six-course Dessert for Dinner affair. Read More

Food + News

Bun Mee Opens Second Location in SF

Grand opening: Tuesday, January 14th!

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Great news, folks! With the start of the new year, Bun Mee– San Francisco, CA‘s much loved Vietnamese sandwich eatery — has announced the date for the opening of their newest location to be on Tuesday, January 14th! Read More

Food + Recipes

Christmas Recipe: Eggnog Pie

A twist on the classic!

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Eggnog, the sweet dairy-based and sometimes boozy beverage is making its annual comeback this week. That must mean one thing – it’s Christmas! This year, thanks to Flour & Co of San Francisco, CA, we’ve got the inside scoop on a great twist to the holiday classic. Once you’ve got those last-minute gifts wrapped and under the tree, enjoy a slice of this drool inducing Eggnog Pie. Booze included. Read More

Events & Festivals + Food

Bay Area Christmas Dinners

A small, stress-free East and West Bay roundup.

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Having to find the perfect gift(s) is enough to make planning a memorable Christmas dinner seem utterly impossible! This year, why fret? We’ve got a roundup of Bay Area eateries that are open to catering Christmas to you! Read More

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Drink + Events & Festivals

Pop-Up at Fast Food Français

2nd pop-up night featuring unique seasonal cocktails!

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Two weeks ago, Fast Food Français in Sausalito, CA hosted a pop-up night featuring Brian Felley and Mo Hodges of Encinal Spirits. The two bar aficionados showcased a seasonal menu of six cocktails for guests that paired with a dish or appetizer representative of the restaurants “playful American fast food classics with a hint of French inspiration”. Some of the featured cocktails included the Marin County Cocktail with whiskey, Cognac, dry vermouth, chocolate and grapefruit bitters, garnished with a grapefruit twist; the Pompeii Fizz with gin, lemon, Pamplemousse Liqueur, Lillet Blanc and egg white; and the Marty Sour with barrel aged gin, citrus vermouth, Maraschino Liqueur and orange bitters. Read More

Food + Recipes

Thanksgiving Recipe – Brown Sugar Nut Pie

Emily Day of Flour & Co is your baking savior!

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Thanksgiving is just… two weeks away?  Yikes! The holiday season has once again managed to sneak up on us this year! Good thing we’re prepared… or at least slightly so. Turkey, check! Brussels sprouts with loads of bacon, check! Dessert… right. Who’s the baker in this family again?
The art of baking can be a daunting task. We know. But don’t you fret! We’ve got an easy recipe for a great spin on pecan pie… because, let’s face it, who doesn’t love pecan pie?

Emily Day, baking expert and owner of Flour & Co, a modern American bakery located in Nob Hill of San Francisco, CA, shares her favorite autumn-themed pie recipe! This nutty, gooey and not overly-sweet dessert has got us rethinking the classic! Read More

Drink + Food + Food Drink Report

1760 Restaurant: Straying away from the classics

Modern, ingredient-driven meals in San Francisco, CA.

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A chef, a bartender and a wine guy… oh my! These are the dudes behind 1760 restaurant in San Francisco, CA. 1760 recently opened their doors in early September and have been dishing out some truly creative and unique food and cocktail items. Read More

The 15th Annual “A Wine & Food Affair” Northern Sonoma County

A sold-out weekend event!

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Renowned for its delectable cuisine, scenic beauty, wine country lifestyle and the fact that it’s just an hour away from the city, Sonoma County is the perfect destination for a wine tasting getaway. This weekend (Saturday, November 2nd and Sunday, November 3rd) Wine Road Northern Sonoma County will be hosting their 15th annual “A Wine & Food Affair”! Read More

Drink

Blackbird Bar’s Fall Cocktail Menu

Themed drinks and seasonal beers!

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Blackbird Bar of San Francisco, CA recently launched their new cocktail menu for the fall. The new menu consists of 3 seasonal beers and two fall-forward cocktails. Warm up with one of these new spiced drinks and take in one of the best seasons of the year!
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Events & Festivals + Food

Inaugural Taste of the Nation East Bay Recap

Apologies for a late-ish post!

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Last Sunday, October 20th , at the beautiful Claremont Hotel & Spa in Berkeley, CA, the inaugural Taste of the Nation East Bay  helped fundraise $40k for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign! More than 400 attendees swarmed the intimate event and sampled delicious bites and cocktails from approximately 50 participating restaurants and beverage companies all volunteering for the extraordinary cause. Read More

Food

New Lunch/Brunch Service at FOG CITY

Get a sneak peak at their new menu!

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That’s right, folks! FOG CITY restaurant in San Francisco, CA (originally Fog City Diner) opened their doors for brunch and lunch services last week! The restaurant, renowned for their smart, casual atmosphere and great American/San Francisco cuisine, launched their new menu this past weekend and the photos alone have got us salivating!  Read More

Events & Festivals

La Condesa of St. Helena, CA Gets Cut Throat!

An exciting battle of the chefs event!

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If you’re a foodie and a secret lover of reality television (because let’s face it, that’s guilty pleasure at it’s finest), but you still haven’t seen Food Network’s new show, Cutthroat Kitchen… well, you oughta! We’re not kidding when we tell you we’re huge fans ourselves. Great food and a fight to the death (metaphorically speaking) all in one show? It’s all such exciting drama and it has gotten us hooked!

Executive Chef Chris Mortenson of La Condesa in St. Helena, CA recently debuted on the show and the folks of Napa are excited! In celebration, La Condesa will be hosting a one-time viewing party, this Sunday, October 20th starting at 6:30 p.m! Read More

Events & Festivals

Inaugural Taste of the Nation East Bay

Delicious bites and sips to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign!

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For 25 years, Taste of the Nation has been holding fundraisers in over 40 different cities across the States to help fight childhood hunger. This year, we’re excited to announce that the inaugural Taste of the Nation East Bay will be held on Sunday, October 20th at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, CA! Read More

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HALL Wines Celebrates Release of 2010 “Kathryn Hall” Cabernet Sauvignon

“Les Bon Temps” and a Cajun-styled feast!

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We’ve been waiting all summer long and now it’s finally here! This weekend, HALL Wines in St. Helena, CA invites guests to partake in “Les Bon Temps” (The Good Times) for the celebration of the highly anticipated 2010 HALL “Kathryn Hall” Cabernet Sauvignon. Join fellow food and wine enthusiasts on Saturday, September 21st from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for the exclusive premier of Kathryn Hall and get a little Cajun with an all-you-can-eat outdoor crawfish boil!

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