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Cocktail class at Oakland's Flora teaches the fine art of bitters
02/27/2015 11:35 PM EST
The secret to modern craft cocktails lies in the handmade bitters. Now this Uptown hotspot is teaching cocktail enthusiasts how to make their own. Hello, new-wave Old-Fashioned.
Sebastopol's Barlow: Five ways to eat, drink, play
02/20/2015 11:45 AM EST - Nosh at Zazu, sip at Woodfour and SpiritWorks distillery and shop your way around the Barlow in Sonoma County.
Cider goes trendy
02/11/2015 06:18 PM EST - From Sebastopol to Santa Cruz, the cider scene is abuzz. Production has tripled in a scant two years, and new cider works are popping up across Northern California.
Valentine 101: An easy, romantic dinner for two -- or eight
02/06/2015 06:03 PM EST - Valentine's Day is a love-hate holiday. But whether you're hosting a romantic dinner for two or a party for eight, this easy menu will dazzle.
10 best new Bay Area restaurants
01/27/2015 07:15 PM EST - Looking for a terrific place to take your sweetheart? These 10 Bay Area restaurants opened within the last year -- and they delight on every front, from the Spanish dazzle of Jen Biesty's Shakewell to the savoir faire of Guillaume Bienaime's Zola and the Japanese inspiration at Michael Mina's Pabu.
Snowy winter fare from the Ahwahnee and Erna's
01/23/2015 04:07 PM EST - What do the chefs at Yosemite's Ahwahnee and Oakhurst's Erna's Elderberry House serve when winter brings those frosty nights? Hearty soups and sumptuous fare.
Winter Fancy Food Show: Top 10 trends
01/28/2015 02:32 PM EST - Winter Fancy Food Show trends that will show up on your plate in 2015
Ramen revolution comes to the Bay Area
01/13/2015 02:17 PM EST - Chefs in Oakland and San Francisco are taking inspiration from traditional ramen shops, elevating the ethereal bowl of broth and noodles into a farm-to-table experience.
Cauliflower is the new kale
01/06/2015 12:41 PM EST - Kale and Brussels sprouts may once have ruled supreme, but cauliflower has begun showing up in gourmet glory, the darling of restaurant menus across the Bay Area, whether it's spiked with vadouvan at Berkeley's Gather, garlicky and caper-strewn at San Francisco's Delfina or drizzled with a Humboldt Fog fondue at Los Gatos' Lexington House.
Rethinking the lunch box -- for you, not your kids
01/05/2015 07:32 AM EST - If your New Year's resolutions include things like losing weight, saving money or getting healthier, a DIY lunch may be just the ticket to accomplish all three.
Maine weighs revoking seat belt law days after 75-car pileup
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It's an effort that even the bill's sponsor acknowledges is poor timing. Just two days after a 75-vehicle pileup injured at least 17 people in the state, lawmakers in Maine are considering legislation that would allow adults to opt out of wearing seat belts. Full Story
World's biggest private Harry Potter collection on display
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A young Mexican's fascination with Harry Potter has grown into the world's biggest private collection of toys, books, clothes and other items related to author J. Full Story
Scarlett Johansson defends John Travolta's Oscars behavior
“Lucy” actress says red carpet encounter was 'very sweet’ and 'totally welcome.’