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PARK TAVERN 1652 Stockton Street (between Union & Filbert), San Francisco

Several months since its high-profile debut, Park Tavern remains the destination restaurant for savvy diners who range from barely past the must-be-carded Zynga demographic to the suits, the social movers and shakers and the usual San Francisco hipster types.  Throw … Continue reading

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Murder, La Marseillaise, Macarons and More! Bastille Day 2011 Celebration at the Commonwealth Club

Murder, Macarons, the Marseillaise and more… at the Commonwealth Club Bastille Day 2011. The “gold room” at the Commonwealth  in San Francisco was briefly transported to Paris as Cara Black, author of the Aimee Leduc detective series discussed her most … Continue reading

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CUESA’s Summer Celebration: An Evening of Extraordinary Culinary Creations and Expert Mixology

By Cathy Curtis The crowd surged in through the doors of the Ferry Building before 6 p.m., anticipating the culinary experience awaiting them just behind the ropes and the friendly CUESA volunteers. CUESA’s (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) Summer … Continue reading

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Still on the Road

By Mika Chall My visit to the Flatiron district is never complete without a stop at Fishs Eddy (19th and Broadway), where I summon every ounce of self-restraint to not succumb to the siren call of floor-to-ceiling trays, glassware, dishes … Continue reading

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On the Road with Bay Gourmet

By Mika Chall Besotted by the brilliance and artistry of a zillion dollars worth of Van Cleef and Arpels’ gems on display at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, it was time to turn my attention from accessories … Continue reading

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Thirty-Six Hours in the Valleys of Sonoma County: A Commonwealth Club Travel/Bay Gourmet Weekend Getaway.

By Cathy Curtis Neither drizzle nor downpour deterred the hardy group of foodies and oenophiles, ranging in age from 45 to 80, from enjoying the packed weekend of activities planned for them. Waterproof shoes and rain coats were de rigueur … Continue reading

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Exploring Marin County’s Dairy Farms

First Stop – Lafranchi Ranch “Grass!” At the same moment, several people had shouted out the answer. What was the question, you ask? “What’s the largest agricultural crop in Marin County?” “Grass!” cried the chorus. And no, no one meant … Continue reading

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