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Where to Buy Your Thanksgiving Turkey in the Bay Area

It’s that time of year, folks, when visions of giblets and gravy boats dance in our heads. If you happen to be hosting Thanksgiving this year, or acting as MVP by bringing the turkey to a potluck bash, you may be hot on the hunt for the perfect bird. And for gourmands that want to opt for something organic, heritage-bred, or just more flavorful, local Bay Area butchers and markets have you covered.

2 New Ramen Spots Go Bowl-to-Bowl in the Mission

The ramen rage is out of control. Two-hour waits for the noodle soup plagued Japantown’s J-Pop Festival in July; Oakland’s Ramen Shop is expanding to accommodate demand; and even Michael Mina has followed suit with his recent opening of Ramen Bar. And the mania is gaining momentum: Two new Mission spots are vying for the heavy-bowl championship.

East Bay Eats: Sweets, Meats, and A Veg-Centric Feast

It’s official: we’ve got less than a week until the magical, marvelous gluttony that is Thanksgiving. You know what that means, East Bay: it’s time to start stretching your stomachs accordingly. Good thing we’ve got a week chock-full of openings for your eating pleasure. 

5 Stuffing Recipes, Thanksgiving's Most Important Side

You can keep your turkey legs and gelatenous cranberries, thank you. Thanksgiving is all about stuffing. Lots of stuffing. Preferably doused in gravy. It is the ultimate comfort food in a holiday made up of comfort foods. In order to help you prepare Thanksgiving's most important dish, we have five recipes from esteemed local chefs to make your holiday feast magical.  

Inside the Stylish New Marlowe, Even Better Than the Original

The talented team behind Park Tavern and The Cavalier transform the former Coco500 space in SoMa into a stylish new Marlowe, which is even better than the original.

White Truffle Dishes Around San Francisco

Smell that earthy (and expensive) fragrance in the air? It’s white truffle season, and local restaurants are shaving this seasonal delicacy on all kinds of special dishes right now, so don’t delay.

Three Must-Have Recipes for Your Holiday Table

Pumpkin Ginger Flax and Walnut Bread

Whether you're channeling Martha or just trying to get through Thanksgiving without an exploding turkey, a solid holiday dish requires a hefty dose of fresh herbs to dial up the flavor and bring on the festivities. When prepping your dish, it's essential to start with fresh herbs for maximum impact. Sure, dried and powdered herbs work in a pinch, but there's no comparison to the real thing.

Drink Here Now: Beaujolais Nouveau, Asturian Cider, and NorCal Beer Geeks

The holiday drinking season is fast approaching. Read on for this week's training regimen.

San Francisco's Best Old-School Restaurants

With iconic dishes, secret recipes, and unique atmospheres, these old school spots have stood the test of time and taste.

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