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The Best Doughnuts in the Bay Area

In a city booming with fried decadence, there's still something so special about doughnuts.

Secret Recipe: Grits with Goat's Milk Curds at Al's Place

Al's Place was named The Best Restaurant in America by Bon Appetit Magazine last year, and we have a feeling that their grits had something to do with that decision. Topped with goat milk curds and shaved parmesan cheese, these are some of the tastiest grits you'll ever put in your mouth. Make them at home for a dinner that's sure to impress everyone you know. 

Drink Here Now: Agave Girls, Birthday Beers, and Happy Hour

Sometimes I take baths because it's hard to drink wine in the shower.

At Leo’s Oyster Bar, It’s Life Through Champagne-Colored Glasses

The first thing one notices when entering Leo’s Oyster Bar (besides the massive palm fronds that unfurl across the pastel tropical wallpaper covering the restaurant’s soaring atrium) is the glow.

Foodie Agenda: Reveille Coffee Opens in Mission Bay + Free Grilled Cheese at the Mill

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

Two New Kava Bars Chill out the Bay Area With a Calming, Natural Concoction

The Polynesian term for cheers — Bula!— isn't commonly heard in San Francisco's restaurant scene, where toasting over a glass of Champagne or even a mug of coffee is the norm. But head down University Avenue in Berkeley, and you'll hear the salutation shouted with gusto over kava-filled coconut mugs inside MeloMelo Kava Bar. 

Take a Beer Road Trip to the Russian River Valley

Need a weekend getaway? Seek inspiration in the form of delicious, delicious beer. 

We Wanna Be Friends With the Humphry Slocombe Boys

When Jake Godby and Sean Vahey opened Humphry Slocombe seven years ago, little did they know that their unique flavors (e.g., Jesus Juice Sorbet, Apple Coded Bacon, and their now famous Secret Breakfast), would garner worldwide attention, landing them in The New York Times and Vogue. We talked to the sweet treat-pushing duo about their favorite junk foods, future plans, lazy Sundays, and more. 

Oakland Staycation: Getting Nautical in Jack London Square

While seemingly out of the way for Oakland residents who spend their time drinking greyhounds in Uptown or making laps around Lake Merritt, a newly revamped Jack London Square is brimming with ways to spend a delightful weekend on the water. From a morning spent kayaking in the harbor, to fresh oysters for lunch, to a glass of wine and a movie overlooking the bay, Jack London Square is the closest you can get to a beachy vacation within walking distance of a BART station. 

Secret Recipe: El Techo de Lolinda's Chicharrones de Carne

El Techo

It's no surprise that El Techo de Lolinda's chicharrones de carne are the stuff of legend. While inspired by Latin street food, these crispy morsels are not your basic sidewalk cracklins—El Techo's chicharrones are roasted and fried chunks of pork shoulder, and taste best when shared with your friends over a long (and margarita-filled) evening. Bottoms up.

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