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Summer Beer Guide: The Best Local Wheats

We already recognized Mexican beer for its outstanding achievement in the category of light, vacuous summer-drinking pleasure. But those cervezas amount to only one small sliver of the summer beer pie. The fact is there are lots of beers with more flavor and more brewing artistry that fall into the summer category. And a good many of them are wheat beers.

Today's Hot Links: Cheap Lobster and Cheez-It Lip Balm

Are you going to be in LA this weekend? Do you like tacos, hot dogs and ice cream sandwiches? Check out Dwell on Design’s Square Meal.

A food writer cops to liking Cheesecake Factory.

New York rolls out a fleet on “green carts” to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to underserved areas. Where would you like to see these in SF?

Market Watch: Tayberries, New Potatoes and a Gem of a Lettuce

Summer is definitely here when tayberries, a hybrid of the red raspberry and blackberry, are back in abundance at the Yerena Farms booth. In addition to the marvelously sweet tayberry, farmer Apolinar Yerena and his brothers Guillermo and Gilberto grow strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, prickly pear cactus and squash on their 22 acre farm in Royal Oaks. Tayberries are sweeter and larger than raspberries and very delicate—making them difficult to pack and ship—so they’re only available at your local farmers’ market.

Lowering the Bar Pride Edition: 5 Places to Drink for Cheap (or Free) This Week

We're dedicating our weekly Lowering the Bar roundup to Pride this week.  Here's our roundup of the 5 top places to drink for free or cheap during the festivities.

Guide To Pride: Where to Eat Within Walking Distance of the Party

With all the midday drinking, cheering along the parade route, and pre- and post- partying that are de rigeur during Pride, you’re bound to work up a killer appetite. With road closures and nary a cab in sight, our food editors have chosen places within an easy walk of the festivities.

Today's Hot Links: Cheesecake to Chowder

• Z is For Zesty? The Times serves up an A-to-(almost)-Z guide of summer drinking by definition.

• The Mission District's latest "clean, family-friendly, neighborhood place featuring hand-thrown, thin-crust pizza made from locally-sourced ingredients" also has intentions to be "well-lit." Michael Bauer can leave his flashlight at home.

In SF, Urban Beekeeping Gets Some Buzz

As we blaze our way through this rece- depr- —whatever you want to call it—people are returning to some of the hobbies of our forefathers and sisters. Seed sales soared this spring and there has been in upswing in classes for jam, sauerkraut and beer making. Foraging fruit is newly cool.

Buzzed Beer Week: The Best Places to Have a Pint Al Fresco

Oh my goodness, today is one gorgeous day. A perfect 75 degrees, with a breeze to rustle the hair. Not so much the kind of day for a Manhattan or a class of Cab, but a good day to pop a beer in an unpretentious space in the great outdoors. Here are, in my opinion, SF's best places to do just that.

$100K and Counting: The Warren Buffet Steak Lunch for Glide

The bidding is up to $100,100.00—over $50,000 more than yesterday, for Warren Buffet's annual lunch auction to benefit the Glide Foundation here in SF:

Today's Hot Links: The Best Thing Cosentino Ever Ate And The Craziest Cookbook Ever

When food bloggers unite: Welcome to Good Bite.

The new Berkeley Bowl gives us a reason to cross the bridge.

Quit your job, start making cheese.

Wallpaper dives deep into the new, very cool, Ferran Adria cookbook.

Chris Cosentino on TV (again), dishing about his the best thing he ever ate.

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