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Vegan Aphrodisiacs to Get You In the Mood

Sure, oysters will boost your sex drive, but what about vegan lovers in need of a libido pick me up? Certified herbalist Emanuel Donval has created fast-acting vegan love potions that ease your mood so you can feel aroused and relaxed. Emanuel's Elixirs are a collection of herbal aphrodisiacs used to celebrate love and intimacy that provide emotional and physical support. 

Secret Recipe: Brenda's Soul Food's Chicken, Andouille, and Okra Gumbo

One of my go-to lunches has always been the Brenda’s Soul Food. My order is a cup of the famous Chicken, Sausage and Okra Gumbo plus a side of Hushpuppies with Chipotle Remoulade (Yeah, that adds up to a delicious total of $8.75). But, not all of us have the time to head over to the Polk Street eatery and instead would like to impress our family and friends with some French Soul Food at home. Here's how:   

Silicon Valley Foodie Update: Cowboy Fishing and Beer Week Galore

This week is all about the beer — SF Beer Week, specifically, which is taking the South Bay by storm with a wide array of brew-fueled events.

Where to Drink Pliny the Younger In San Francisco

Every year, the Russian River Brewing Company releases the phenomenally popular Pliny the Younger—their limited release hoppy triple IPA—for just two weeks starting the first Friday in February (that's tomorrow, February 6). And fans from all over the country are already linimg up for hours to get a taste of the unbottled brew. 

5 New Places to Check Out This Month

Looking for somewhere new to eat? Here’s your monthly cheat sheet of five brand-new places that recently opened around town.

Score a Table at Boulevard, Slanted Door for Valentine's Day With Table8

In our foodie city, San Franciscans are accustomed to waiting in line for the best eats and making reservations nearly a year in advance at some of the top joints. Even then, high-demand nights like Valentine's Day are a roll of the dice—trick dice, with odds most definitely not in your favor. But one game-changing app, Table8, is ready to whisk you and your date away to a killer table at one of the top restaurants in the Bay Area—no planning necessary.

Foodie Agenda: SF Beer Week, Valentine's Day Menus, & More

It's a big week ahead for Bay Area foodies. 

Brian Stechschulte Gives the Inside Scoop on SF Beer Week

San Francisco Beer Week is one of the oldest, largest, and best attended brew celebrations in the nation. From February 6-15, the city will be awash with world class suds, beer-food pairings, tap-takeovers, and a cornucopia of innovative beer-related events.

3 Celebrated Chefs Go the Fast Food Route

It’s the answer to Morgan Spurlock’s dreams: fast-food takeout that’s gourmet, healthy, and cheap. It sounds improbable. But thanks to several award-winning local chefs, the much-maligned fast-casual food industry is in for an awakening. Perhaps it’s time the Super Size Me documentarian did a drive-by in San Francisco.

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