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Hangar 1, 7x7, and Lookout Dine Together at a British Brasserie

Fresh from enjoying their celebratory after-work fete, the team at Lookout continued to celebrate their victory in the 7x7 Hangout Series with a decadent dinner held in a private room at Jen Puccio’s newest mid-Market establishment. Dozens of candles flickered, dancing off the luxe and layered decor to create an intimate and stylish atmosphere.

Bug Out: Clever Cooks Integrate Insects Into Their Cuisines

Creepy crawlers are landing on our plates. (No, the photo is not a shot from the set of Fear Factor.) Late in 2013, the United Nations released a report tracking the consumption of insects around the world as climate change begins to lead to food shortages. Which means bugs might be our culinary saviors in a time of crisis.

Flavor Profile: Belcampo Meat Company's Bronwen Hanna-Korpi

The Slow Food vet, who runs Belcampo’s retail and restaurant arms, has been busy spreading the gospel of meat, overseeing outposts in downtown Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, and Palo Alto, not to mention the newly opened restaurant–cum–butcher shop in lower Pac Heights.

Five Special Burgers You Can Only Find on Certain Days in SF

Sometimes the best things in life are worth waiting for. Other times, they’re worth hunting for. In this case, we’re talking burgers that are only available on certain days and times, making them elusive and maybe even a little more special. So go forth, burger gumshoe, and find yourself one of these (medium) rare-but-worth-it treasures.

Fans of Traditional Japanese Sushi, Your Reveries Have Become Reality in SF

Chef Ken Tominaga reaches over a refrigerated case stacked with pristine slabs of fresh fish and places a slice of raw sea bream, which is wrapped over a Brazil-nut-sized clump of sushi rice, onto a pretty ceramic plate. “No dipping,” he advises. This, I already knew. I became a fan of Tominaga’s sushi spot, Hana Japanese Restaurant, 14 years ago after Japanese chef Hiro Sone (of Ame and Napa’s Terra) clued me in. Hidden in a low-slung strip mall off the 101 in the Santa Rosa suburb of Rohnert Park, this was where he and his wife, Lissa, ventured when they craved one of Northern California’s most elusive culinary indulgences: good, authentic sushi.

Tour West Marin Farms With Flour + Water Chef Thomas McNaughton

There's no better way to learn about where your food comes from than by talking to the folks who grow it. And with that, the Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market will offer an opportunity to engage with food producers on a weekly basis starting in July by inviting you straight to the source—the farm.

Lookout Toasts to Their Victory With Hangar 1

After several long weeks of fierce competition, employees of local tech startup Lookout celebrated their victory in the 7x7 Hangout Series with a festive after-work gathering at a cherished neighborhood bar. 

Silicon Valley Eats: DIY-Pizza, San Jose Restaurant Week, and Juice Galore

Hungry for some dining action, South Bay edition? It's all happening in San Jose, with a downtown-centric Restaurant Week and a brand new build-your-own-pizza spot. 

Five New Places for Your Business Lunch

Sometimes you need to talk biz and your usual salad bar joint or sandwich shop isn’t going to cut it. Here are five downtown (or downtown-adjacent) spots where you can have a range of lunch meetings, from casual to more dialed, to a boozy lunch!

Foodie Agenda: The Ramen Bar Opens, New Brunch Options, & More

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

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