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Octodog at Shakewell
Five New Stunt Foods You Need to Try Right Now in the Bay Area

Honey, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Pop a pair of Tums and check out some new challenges that are coming your way.

Posted on Sep 04 at 02:19 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

Dim Sum Club in San Francisco
Learn the First Rule of SF's Dim Sum Club

Da Vinci Villa Hotel in Russian Hill has brought in an unlikely new tenant, a restaurant called Dim Sum Club (2550 Van Ness Avenue). The focus is more on dim sum during the day, with a wide selection of noodle rolls, buns, and dumplings.

Posted on Sep 02 at 04:02 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

Camping near Golden Gate Bridge
Best Camping Within Two Hours of San Francisco

When you’re trying to plan a weekend camping trip and half your friends work until 5 p.m. on Friday, you can be sure you’re not getting to Yosemite or Big Sur before nightfall.

Posted on Aug 29 at 10:44 AM | Comments () : Post Comment

Closeup of a bowl of Ramen
8 Bowls of Ramen in the Bay Area You Need to Try

In the Bay Area, we’re fortunate that we can sample ramen that’s as varied as that in Japan. Some local spots also offer tasty vegetarian and vegan options. The following are some amazing bowls in the East Bay and San Francisco.

Posted on Aug 27 at 11:06 AM | Comments () : Post Comment

Nob Hill Masonic
Grand Masonic Hall Reopens With Big Music Lineup

After years of fighting with Nob Hill neighbors about the kinds of crowds a consistent concert venue would bring to their hood, Live Nation’s mission of giving the Masonic Center new life comes to fruition next month.

Posted on Aug 20 at 12:18 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

Chinatown Live in San Francisco
The Building That Will Transform Chinatown in 2015 and It's Going to be Delicious

Chinatown's newest building will be likened to New York’s Eataly for Chinese food. Is it 2015 yet?

Posted on Aug 19 at 12:50 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

Chef's new Pop-Up, San Francisco
Mission Chinese Food Chef's New Pop-Up

Mission Chinese Food’s San Francisco chef Jesse Koide is moving on to work on a new venture of his own called Pink Zebra, which will start as a Thursday–Monday night pop-up venture inside Tao Yin on 20th St. in the Mission in October.

Posted on Aug 14 at 07:20 AM | Comments () : Post Comment

Kin Khao in San Francisco
3 Bay Area Spots Nominated for Best New Restaurant

There are three more restaurants to add to your never-ending list of places you should eat at ASAP.

Posted on Aug 14 at 06:58 AM | Comments () : Post Comment

Bloody Mary Fest
The Bloody Mary Festival is Coming to SF!

Get ready for a party that’s best appreciated while hung over, if not desperately so: the First Annual San Francisco Bloody Mary Festival is coming to Public Works on Sunday, Sept. 28, from 1-4 p.m.

Posted on Aug 08 at 11:46 AM | Comments () : Post Comment

Guide to Lake Merritt
An Illustrated Guide to Lake Merritt

If you’ve ever walked or jogged the nearly 3.5-mile loop around Lake Merritt, you know there’s a lot to check out.

Posted on Aug 06 at 09:20 AM | Comments () : Post Comment

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