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Bay Area Well Represented With James Beard Award Finalists

Bay Area Well Represented With James Beard Award Finalists

The announcement of the finalists for this year’s James Beard Awards brought in many cheers with the Bay Area well represented in several categories.

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Vendors at Off the Grid Fort Mason This Year

Vendors at Off the Grid Fort Mason This Year

Bay Area street food organizer Off the Grid opened the 2014 season at Fort Mason last with it’s latest collection of street food vendors. With trucks and tents tightly packed side by side in an L-shape culminating in a large, open seating area, the popular…

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First Look: Charles Phan’s The Coachman

First Look: Charles Phan’s The Coachman

Quietly shuttering Heaven’s Dog bar and restaurant for renovations in late 2012, Charles Phan and The Slanted Door group have reinvented the 4,200-square-foot SoMa space at 1148 Mission Street as the Coachman—a British-inspired gastropub with a meat-heavy savory menu, vintage cocktails and enough scotch and sherry to keep serious aficionados happy.

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Bacon and Beer Festival Moves to Oakland

Bacon and Beer Festival Moves to Oakland

Co-hosted by Bison Organic Beer, Eat Boston and Oakland Grown, the Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival is a one-day event with gourmet bites from more than two dozen Bay Area chefs paired with craft beer samples from 25 local breweries. Inspired by the success of…

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Marina Favorite A16 Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Marina Favorite A16 Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Marina neighborhood haunt and destination restaurant for authentic Italian cuisine, A16 celebrates it’s 10th anniversary this month.

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Rice Paper Scissors Finds a Home at Brick & Mortar

Rice Paper Scissors Finds a Home at Brick & Mortar

After years of schlepping pots, burners, tables and their iconic little red stools to garages, warehouses and alleyways for the pop-up cafes that earned attention from the likes of Eddie Huang and Anthony Bourdain, Rice Paper Scissors finally has a kitchen to call home for lunch service.

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‘San Francisco Chef’s Table’ Cookbook Brings Restaurant Favorites to the Home Kitchen

‘San Francisco Chef’s Table’ Cookbook Brings Restaurant Favorites to the Home Kitchen

With her debut cookbook San Francisco Chef’s Table, local author Carolyn Jung brings together recipes from more than 50 of the top restaurants in the Bay Area. For Jung, a former food editor for the San Jose Mercury News and a blogger at Food Gal,…

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Victory Hall & Parlor Brings More Soul Food to SoMa

Victory Hall & Parlor Brings More Soul Food to SoMa

Taking over the space formerly occupied by the ill-fated nightclub 330 Ritch in SoMa, Victory Hall features an expansive industrial chic bar serving up fresh twists on classic cocktails and favorites from the Little Skillet menu, operating under the same management just down the street….

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Review: Lorde Brings ‘Pure Heroine’ to the Fillmore

Review: Lorde Brings ‘Pure Heroine’ to the Fillmore

Sixteen year-old New Zealander Ella Yelich-O’Connor, better known by her stage name Lorde, took the stage at the Fillmore on Friday, presiding over an audience of teenage fan girls, their parents and everyone else in between who managed to snatch up tickets to the sold-out…

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