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Ohana in a Tech Tower
Josh Sens | February 11, 2019

 

I did not get lei’d at Trailblazer Tavern, the new Hawaiian-inspired restaurant in the Salesforce East tower. And though I might have heard a hostess mumble “Aloha,” the warmest island welcome I...

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Food Fight
Carolyne Zinko | February 7, 2019

When it comes to high-end food, San Mateo’s Brandon Rosen has a lot in common with Bay Area entrepreneurs. The 30-year-old private chef has burned things, thrown them out and started from scratch. “You’re constantly...

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Feast Your Eyes
Sarah Bray | February 7, 2019

 

“I’m a culture creature,” says multihyphenate Ken Fulk, who is regarded as San Francisco’s “Emperor of Entertaining.” “I go out nearly every...

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Retreat and Recharge
Lauren Finney | February 6, 2019

 

Right before I’m whisked up PCH, I stuff my face with pizza at Gjelina in Venice, lamenting that it’s likely to be my last dose of carbs for the next four days. I hear the words “...

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Andrea Nguyen's New Book Demystifies Vietnamese Cooking
Luke Tsai | February 5, 2019

 

In the introduction to her new cookbook, Vietnamese Food Any Day, Andrea Nguyen recalls the three-hour treks that her family would...

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Masa Magic
Luke Tsai | February 5, 2019

 

We’re through the holiday season, with its family reunion-induced stresses, white elephant gift exchanges and, perhaps, if you’re lucky enough to come from a Latino family, big pots full of steaming husk-or leaf-wrapped tamales—the...

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Plant Peeple
Samuel Sattin | February 5, 2019

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Eyes scanned the room as the group gathered in the lobby of the Tom Hops hotel bar guessed at each other...

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Where To Drink Right Now
Carey Jones | February 4, 2019

Time for another round: For the better part of this decade, the Bay Area has welcomed one standout cocktail bar after another, many of them defined by their tight, clear focus. These are bars that commit to a theme and...

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Save Room for Sonoma
Lauren Epstein | January 31, 2019

 

The Irish and Scottish countrysides have nothing on Sonoma Valley, where rolling hills and verdant fields come standard. Cue the bagpipes. While many veer east toward Napa, Sonoma is giving even the most...

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Welcome to the Underground
Alex Orlando | January 30, 2019

 

Have you ever thought about running away to join the circus? If you live in San Francisco, there’s a chance it’s crossed your mind at least once. Since the city’s early days as a raucous port built...

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Knotty by Nature
Leilani Marie Labong | January 29, 2019

 

Simultaneously defying and exalting the forces of nature is what San Francisco artist Katie Gong does best. Her sculptures, long rattan poles contorted into knots,...

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Four New Restaurants to Try Right Now
Luke Tsai & Josh Sens | January 28, 2019

 

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Fillmore
Back in the day, the Fillmore bustled with jazz clubs, barbecue joints and other hallmarks of black culture and cuisine. Not...

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