Stimulating conversation-starters for the morning after Valentine's Day.
At Oakland’s Doña Tomás, a stylish bastion for upscale Mexican fare (Oakland is ahead of the curve in this category), authentic chiles rellenos steal the show. Inspired by the traditional dish from Mexico City, chef Thomas Schnetz adds a healthy twist by serving the goat cheese-and-spinach-stuffed chiles baked, on a bed of creamy cauliflower sauce, with a drizzle of crema and a bright garnish of pomegranate seeds.
Head here on a mid-week morning and you’d be hard pressed to find a better spot in the Bay Area to get away from it all. The Gerbode Valley offers a hidden sanctuary mere minutes from downtown SF.
There was disbelief. There was debate. But now, there's a prototype. Forget the days of touting around phones with giant screens; now, all you need is your skin. With Cicret’s Bracelet (pronounced “secret"), your forearm is transformed into a touchscreen where you can read email, answer calls, and play games.
It's one of those months — if you've managed to survive Beer Week, Valentine's Day is creeping up on you, immediately followed by the amazing madness of Chinese New Year. Exhale. We've got any last minute Valentine's Day plans covered, plus a couple of exciting new dining destinations to keep you well fed.
Remember Veruca Salt? “I want the world, I want the whole world, I want to lock it all up in my pocket, give it to me now!” Essentially she was predicting the iPhone. Because these days we are all carrying access to the whole world in our pockets and, via apps, we’re using it to get things our way: now.
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