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Day Trip: Feast of the Olive in Sonoma

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Every week, we'll be featuring a guest post from the travel writers behind Worth the Drive, a blog featuring nearby getaways, festivals, and sweet travel deals on NBC Bay Area.

No Ride To Tahoe? No Sweat. Rideshare Programs Abound

No Ride To Tahoe? No Sweat. Rideshare Programs Abound For Northern-Bound Skiers

Now that winter has decided to come out of hibernation, it's time to consider that long-delayed trip to the slopes.

What, you've got no ride to Tahoe? No problem. There's a plethora of options available to get you on your way.

The Whitest Kids U'Know Invade SF Sketchfest

Why the Whitest Kids U' Know May Be The Funniest Kids You Don't Know

I'm mid-interview with Sam Brown and Zach Cregger from the sketch comedy troupe The Whitest Kids U'Know, searching for the words that might explain what makes them hilarious, as if they needed one more testimonial. They don't, of course — their IFC show and millions of YouTube video fans are proof that something they're doing is working. But what is it, exactly, that runs through all of their sketches?

For one, they know when to not say "When." They'll often take ideas and extend them and milk them until no surplus jokes remain, and then they'll milk it a bit more.

Under Construction: Wine Country Prepares for the 2012 Season

Under Construction: Wine Country Prepares for the 2012 Season

Winter in Wine Country is a time for restaurants to revamp, remodel, change ownership and, this year at least, build from the ground up.  From pizzerias to gastropubs, Napa in 2012 is shaping up to be considerably less buttoned-up.

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Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

Each week, we offer a roundup of the best literary events in the city. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Want to submit an upcoming event for consideration? Go here.

Market Watch: How SF Chefs Use Cauliflower & Its Cousins

Market Watch: How SF Chefs Use CauliFlower & Its Cousins

As the weather gets colder and temperatures reach near freezing, only the hardiest fruits and vegetables can survive on the winter farm. One of the most cold-tolerant of all plant groups is the Brassica family. These cruciferous crops are plentiful now at the Ferry Plaza markets and are favorites of many of the chefs who shop there.

How ividence Attacks That Marketing Email Clutter Problem

How ividence Attacks That Marketing Email Clutter Problem

If you’re like me, your email inboxes have exploded over the years to the point they are bursting with incoming messages, some of which are bound to get lost in the shuffle. And, depending how many merchants you buy from, a healthy percentage of that email is probably composed of marketing messages.

Jams We Love: 7x7's Weekly Playlist

Jams We Love: 7x7's Weekly Playlist

For our column Jams We Love, we're turning you onto the songs that keep us going every day. Today, we give you some of the local musicians we can't wait to see at this year's Noise Pop.

Macworld - Not Just For Apple Techies Anymore

The Moscone Center will be bathed in Apple-related technology, art, music, and film for three days as the recently rebranded Macworld | iWorld 2012 descends upon SOMA later this week.

First Bite: Dobbs Ferry, Family Recipes Ready for Prime Time

First Bite: Dobbs Ferry, Family Food in Hayes Valley

Have you noticed Dobbs Ferry, the new, large, wrap-around restaurant on the corner of Hayes and Gough? The owners, Scott Broccoli and Danny Sterling, purchased the former Allegro restaurant and an adjacent kebab shop on Hayes, uniting them to create an expansive new neighborhood hangout with blue wainscoting, exposed brick walls and a huge avocado tree growing out of a closed interior patio area. Sure, the restaurant has reclaimed wood floors and a lot of the menu uses locally sourced ingredients, but they're not the type to mention it on the menu, or even in passing conversation for that matter.

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