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Square's New App Lets You Pre-Order Coffee So It's Ready When You Arrive

Waiting in line for food and drink has become one of San Francisco's most unfortunate pastimes these days. Head to your nearest artisan cafe on any given morning to see this trend in action. Now, Square aims to relieve the time you queue up for choice coffee with Order, a recently launched app that allows you to pre-order your daily brew and have it waiting for you when you get to your favorite cafe.

Foodie Agenda: Bubblyfest, James Beard Taste Gala, & More

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

The Castro Gets Mexican Flair with Hecho

After a brief naming fiasco, Hecho (henceforth not known as Bandidos) finds its niche in the Castro, doling out upscale Mexican fare and rare tequilas.

After Midnight: A Guide to SF’s Late Weeknight Eats

Like any world-class city, San Francisco is a variegated banquet of exceptional food, even in the wee-hours of a thirsty Friday or in the starry-eyed throes of a Saturday night. Yet, in a city full of midweek festivals, shows, movies, and music, the real question is—where’s the best food at 10:45pm on a Tuesday?

The Fall Take on Tequila: Curtis Hefley's Family Reunion

After sampling four artistically-poured tequila cocktails, all a refreshing departure from the ho-hum margarita, we have a winner! Bartender Curtis Hefley’s perfectly crafted “the Family Reunion,” which combines maple syrup, absinthe, and Hornitos Black Barrel tequila for a most flavorful homecoming.

The Many Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has been used for centuries to detoxify, energize, and strengthen the body. I first started incorporating the tonic into my daily routine years ago when friends in Japan shared that they would drink it with their morning hot water and lemon to support digestion and detoxification. 

The Big Eat Oakland: 50 Things to Taste Before You Die

After years of putting together the annual Big Eat San Francisco, this fall we expanded our famous culinary listicle across the Bay Bridge. From the chilaquiles at Grand Lake Kitchen to Hopscotch's Yonsei Oyster, here are 50 things you need to try in the Town before you die. 

The East Bay's Top Chicken and Waffles, Ranked

If Oakland had a taste, it would taste like chicken and waffles.

8 Great Seasonal Beers for Fall (Beyond Pumpkin)

As Indian summer fades into the San Franciscso sunset, the cooler weather prompts us to reach for warmer gear and warming beers. We find ourselves bypassing the lighter, summer beer styles and stocking up on Harvest or Fall brews: maltier ales with a tad more alcohol and a bit of spice. And while pumpkin beers generally fall into this category - Almanac Beer Co. and 21st Amendment Brewery offer excellent local choices - we thought we would explore some squash-free beers that both celebrate and pair well with Autumn.

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