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Five Spots to Grab Lunch in the Financial District

Five Spots to Grab Lunch in the Financial District

Lunch in San Francisco’s Financial District can be a hit-or-miss proposition; there are some really good spots, but others that charge far too much for what they are offering. Here’s a few standouts that won’t break the bank.

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Menu Watch: Crazy for Carbonara

Menu Watch: Crazy for Carbonara

Classic carbonara is one of the simplest pasta dishes.  The Roman is hot spaghetti with raw egg, guanciale or pancetta and grated pecorino or parmesan.

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Chris Pastena Starts an Oakland Restaurant Empire

Chris Pastena Starts an Oakland Restaurant Empire

Chris Pastena started with Chop Bar near Jack London Square. Earlier this year, he opened Lungomare in the former Miss Pearl’s space in Oakland. Next on tap is Tribune Tavern in April. The question is – when will the restaurants end?

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Valentine’s Day on a Budget in San Francisco

Valentine’s Day on a Budget in San Francisco

Valentine’s Day is just a month away, and making plans early is always a smart idea. For those on a budget, here are a few San Francisco spots with plenty of romance that won’t break the bank.

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Celebrating on New Year’s Eve – Where to Eat

Celebrating on New Year’s Eve – Where to Eat

New Year’s Eve is one of the busiest nights of the year , with revelers enjoying food and drinks throughout the evening. Here’s a guide to some spots running specials that will make sure you’re not drinking on an empty stomach.

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Healthy Eating Through the Holidays

Healthy Eating Through the Holidays

With the holiday season in full swing, it can be a time for overindulgence, especially in terms of food and drink. But there is an app to help diners navigate through all those delicious dishes.

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Eat On The Cheap: Yamo In The Mission

Eat On The Cheap: Yamo In The Mission

If you’re looking light in the wallet but still want to be full in the belly, Yamo (3406 18th Street) in the Mission has got you covered.

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Gioia Comes To San Francisco

Gioia Comes To San Francisco

After many months of eager anticipation, Berkeley favorite Gioia Pizzeria (2240 Polk Street) has arrived in Russian Hill.

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Oakland’s Restaurant Revitalization Part 4: Thriving Neighborhood Restaurants

Oakland’s Restaurant Revitalization Part 4: Thriving Neighborhood Restaurants

Oakland’s restaurant scene is far more expansive than just Uptown and Jack London Square. From the old guard to newbies on the block, restaurants are thriving all over the city. Here’s a look at five spots, each with their own unique take on the city’s…

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Oakland’s Restaurant Revitalization Part 1: Jerry Brown and Uptown

Oakland’s Restaurant Revitalization Part 1: Jerry Brown and Uptown

Oakland is not filled with protesters and murderers, despite what the media may portray the city as. Underneath all that supposed grit and grime lies a wonderfully eclectic, culturally diverse city that grows by leaps and bounds each day, especially foodwise.

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What Effect Does Restaurant Music Have on a Dining Experience?

What Effect Does Restaurant Music Have on a Dining Experience?

I recently dined at one of Oakland’s newest restaurants, Haven at Jack London Square. It’s a beautiful space with Kim Alter and her team doing amazing things in the kitchen and behind the bar. But I noticed something else: the restaurant’s unique playlist.

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App Texts Diners When Table is Ready

App Texts Diners When Table is Ready

A new app could make pencil and paper waiting lists or those vibrating pagers passé in the near future. It’s called Nosh List and it’s now available for free at Apple’s App Store.

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