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November’s Best Bay Area Restaurants To Order Takeout From or Dine Al Fresco at

During the pandemic, our beloved dining and drink communities continue to struggle to hang on, so my dining column includes takeout/delivery, sans indoor (currently closed as of Nov. 29th), but when the time comes again to eat indoors (here, our tips on how to dine indoors safely).  Please join me in helping to keep our […]

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Now that Indoor Dining is Back, Here’s How To (and Why You Can) Break Bread Inside… Safely

We’ve been waiting for our independent restaurants and bars to be allowed indoor dining along with much of the country and California. Our COVID-19 numbers remain among the lowest in the state per population and our small businesses have worked overtime to adhere to safety precautions despite being in the negative financially.  Digging into the […]

#AbortTheBan: Bay Area Restaurants Ban Together to Protect Planned Parenthood

Dozens of the Bay Area’s favorite restaurants have banded together to fight back against the onslaught of anti-abortion legislation across the United States. Led by three powerhouses of the culinary community in San Francisco and beyond, the movement was derived from the unsettling infringement on women’s reproduction rights. Christa Chase of Tartine Manufactory, Emily Hayward […]

Rooftops and Fine Dining: A Night at the Proper Hotel

A lot of us have a thing for rooftops. Teetering on the edge of a city, blanketed in the indigo blue of evening time, it’s a perfect place to make a memory, make a move, and watch the world go by from ten+ stories up. In cities like Los Angeles or New York, rooftop bars […]

The Dance of Art & Food: Chef Peter J. Hemsley on Marrying The Duo

Just recently opened in SOMA in April, Palette is an innovative concept by Chef-Proprietor Peter J. Hemsley that brings together food, art and community in a breathtaking two-story 8,500 square foot space that serves as part restaurant, art gallery, artist studio and retail shop.  They feature partnerships with local artists with a gallery that turns […]

Italian New Modern: A Moment with Chef Anthony Strong

When Chef Anthony Strong walked into the empty space of what would become his first restaurant, he pictured the color of the walls. He had a vision on how he wanted his bar to be designed. Most importantly he knew that he wanted to create a place for people to enjoy delicious dishes and chat, […]

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