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East Bay Gems: A Look at Oakland’s Grand Avenue

East Bay Gems: A Look at Oakland’s Grand Avenue

Stretching from Lake Merritt to Piedmont, Oakland’s Grand Avenue has it all. A mix of old (the stunning Grand Lake Theater with the iconic marquee) to the new (chic eateries and shops). It’s one of the city’s main arteries and a go-to place in Oakland…

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Where to Enjoy San Francisco’s Growing Mediterranean Food Wave

Where to Enjoy San Francisco’s Growing Mediterranean Food Wave

Like any other foodie capital, San Francisco is constantly awash with food trend waves. Some are ingredient-based, some come all the way from Japan (we’re looking at you, jidori egg!) and some bring fresh flavors from distant regions. The latest food wave on the forecast?…

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Mama Galina’s Pop-Up Dining Experience Reinvents Russian Food in the Mission

Mama Galina’s Pop-Up Dining Experience Reinvents Russian Food in the Mission

Despite having a fairly large Russian population, San Francisco’s Russian food offerings are limited mainly to the neon-lit, another era-style grocery stores in the Richmond, Cinderella Bakery, the freshly opened Bulka in the Haight and a couple of somewhat secret, event-oriented restaurants where courses are…

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Discover 5 South Bay Restaurants Worth the Drive

Discover 5 South Bay Restaurants Worth the Drive

For all the things Silicon Valley is famous for, great dining probably isn’t one of them. However, under the facade of lunchtime salads in Facebook cafeterias, there are a number of curious restaurants worthy of a visit. And so, after heading to the North Bay,…

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Free Event: ‘It’s Your Town’ Multi-City Vodka & Art Series Comes to SF

Free Event: ‘It’s Your Town’ Multi-City Vodka & Art Series Comes to SF

New Amsterdam Vodka, the Californian brand behind the “It’s Your Town” multi-city event series, is throwing a San Francisco-themed party at Mirus Gallery on Saturday, July 16th. The premise of the series is quite simple–vodka-based cocktails paired with local street art and good music. The…

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Celebrating Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day with These Local Favorites

Celebrating Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day with These Local Favorites

The timing couldn’t be more perfect for “Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day”—celebrated annually on July 1st. San Francisco is still quite sunny, and opportunities to spontaneously grab a delicious ice cream cone, at a moment’s notice, on various street corners throughout the city, are plentiful….

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Discover 5 North Bay Restaurants Worth the Drive

Discover 5 North Bay Restaurants Worth the Drive

San Francisco’s food scene is abundant and vibrant, and there’s almost no reason to ever leave town for a culinary thrill…Or is there? Sometimes, the journey is part of the fun, especially when a truly outstanding restaurant awaits at its end. For weekend getaways, special occasions…

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International Sushi Day: 4 Quality Sushi Spots for the Occasion

International Sushi Day: 4 Quality Sushi Spots for the Occasion

Out of all the foodie holidays out there, the International Sushi Day is perhaps the least carb-centric and the most elegant. Sushi, consisting of creations both minimalist and mind-blowing, has proven itself over the years as a dining staple. Equal parts sophistication and tradition—which also…

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National Cucumber Day: Cheers to These Four Cool Cocktails

National Cucumber Day: Cheers to These Four Cool Cocktails

If “bar essentials” was a topic on Family Feud, the cucumber would not score you many points–but in reality, it’s damn good in drinks! Refreshing and always bringing that “healthy” appeal to meals, the cucumber is especially lovely in summertime cocktails. And, not that it…

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New Neighborhood Bar: The ’70s Styled Evil Eye

New Neighborhood Bar: The ’70s Styled Evil Eye

The Mission’s latest buzz is about its newest cocktail and bites destination, Evil Eye, set to open on June 2nd. This couple-owned bar, situated between beloved Al’s Place and La Taqueria, serves to create a complimentary space in this old-school historic neighborhood. And while going…

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Four Outstanding Collections from the California College of the Arts Annual Fashion Show

Four Outstanding Collections from the California College of the Arts Annual Fashion Show

Student fashion shows always strike an emotional chord with the crowd. Perhaps it’s the optimistic spirit of new beginnings and the students’ unmasked enthusiasm, yet to be replaced with cynicism. Or the young supporters in the audience, dressed in the latest trends and cheering on…

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East Bay Gems: Downtown Oakland

East Bay Gems: Downtown Oakland

Of all Oakland neighborhoods undergoing a lifestyle revival, the downtown area is, perhaps, the most atmospheric. By cleverly utilizing the historic buildings and romantic, slightly seedy vibe, the establishments around Broadway and West Grand are constantly upping their game with a sexy mix of old-school…

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