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11 Tasty Vegan Eateries in the East Bay

In recent years, Berkeley and Oakland have become filled with tasty vegan restaurants. Here are 12 delicious spots you need to try if you're devoted to the meatless movement (or just like veggies a lot). 

Fly With the Green Fairy: Where to Drink Absinthe in the Bay Area

Few spirits are as divisive as absinthe—the infamous green fairy conjures both sneers from skeptics and delight from devotees. The aromatic, herb-based elixir, which dates back to 18th century Europe, has made a resurgence in the Bay Area in recent years. But, many folks are still too nervous to try the somewhat esoteric drink. Fear not. Here are six local spots that will walk you through it.

5 Things East Bay Amazon Prime Shoppers May Now Have Delivered in an Hour

All you East Bay Amazon Prime members may now jump with joyousness: Amazon announced today that the company is expanding its one-hour delivery service to homes and offices near you. So what could you possibly need in the next 60 minutes? 

Get Your Sea Legs: 5 Spots to Stand-Up Paddle Board in the Bay Area

Stand-up paddle boarding is all the rage among tropical vacationers. But turns out, you don't have to go to Hawaii to give it a try. Here are five local places to paddle out.

Poetry Readings, Quickfire Novels, Litquake in Palo Alto + More Delights for Bookworms This March

The Bay Area literati has a full plate this month with the arrival of Litquake Palo Alto, poetry readings, and more.

Secret Recipe: The Advocate's Chicken Liver Toast

While chicken liver toast can be ordered on menus all around the Bay Area, we're partial to the version at Berkeley's The Advocate, where Chef John Griffiths adds a brilliant layer of currant pistachio relish to the creamy dish. 

Foodie Agenda: Wise Sons Bagel Opens + Telefèric Barcelona Launches Brunch

Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit! 

Two New Kava Bars Chill out the Bay Area With a Calming, Natural Concoction

The Polynesian term for cheers — Bula!— isn't commonly heard in San Francisco's restaurant scene, where toasting over a glass of Champagne or even a mug of coffee is the norm. But head down University Avenue in Berkeley, and you'll hear the salutation shouted with gusto over kava-filled coconut mugs inside MeloMelo Kava Bar. 

Oakland Staycation: Getting Nautical in Jack London Square

While seemingly out of the way for Oakland residents who spend their time drinking greyhounds in Uptown or making laps around Lake Merritt, a newly revamped Jack London Square is brimming with ways to spend a delightful weekend on the water. From a morning spent kayaking in the harbor, to fresh oysters for lunch, to a glass of wine and a movie overlooking the bay, Jack London Square is the closest you can get to a beachy vacation within walking distance of a BART station. 

Babes Who Beer: An SF Photog Zooms in on the Industry's Women Brewers, Bartenders & Entrepreneurs

The Bay Area brewing industry may feel awash with burly bearded dudes, but a growing number of women are beginning to change the face of the male-dominated field. San Francisco photographer Natalie Jenks set out to document the sea change with this series of portraits that spotlight the women behind your favorite brews. 

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