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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). 

Drivers Ed: Bay Area Food Truck Chefs Get a School of Their Own

The cultification of the food truck has given rise to a whole new category of culinary entrepreneur. Instrucktional, the food truck industry's first-ever dedicated vocational program, aims to give chefs all the tools they need to get their mobile restaurants rolling.

Secret Recipe: Tasty Breakfast Potatoes From Plow

Portero Hill’s oh-so-Instagrammable brunch hotspot, Plow, has some of the best potatoes in the city. Hand-mashed and sprinkled with rosemary and thyme, the crispy side dish makes braving the brunch line totally worth it. Even better, now you can get plowed at home and cook these babies up whenever you want. Just follow this easy recipe. 

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.

Secret Recipe: Cheese Dumplings With Cilantro Pesto from Sessions

Cheese dumplings mean next-level decadence. But when served with spicy cilantro and jalapeño pesto, you'll want to devour them by the platter. 

Weekend Guide: A Kings of Pop Dance Party + Hot Bras on Sale

This weekend brings you gorgy threads to shop, delicate sushi to sample, and the musicality of the King's of Pop. We're not sorry for the amount of fun you're about to experience.

Foodie Agenda: Off the Grid Returns to Fort Mason This Friday

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

We Wanna Be Friends With Souvla Founder Charles Bililies 

Our taste buds are tingling just thinking about the gorgeous salads, meaty gyros, and divine frozen Greek yogurt (#4 on The Big Eat 2016) served at Charles Bililies' Hayes Valley restaurant, Souvla.

Pierde Almas Brings Oaxacan Corn Whiskey to Bay Area Cocktail Menus

One of Mexico's most beloved mezcal brands is branching away from their flagship spirit to produce a form of whiskey made from Oaxacan corn. After years of experimentation, the magical elixir is finally coming to San Francisco. 

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. 

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