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Must-Have Super Gadgets for Extreme Tea and Coffee Geeks

Anyone can pop into a Philz or Samovar for a great cup of tea or joe. But for real connoisseurs, coffee's about more than just taste—there's passion in the process, too. For the downright obsessed, making it at home is the only way to go. Try out one of these new gadgets to perfect your morning brew. 

Get out 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: The Progress' Fresh Ricotta and Kiwi Salad

One of our New Year's resolutions this year is to eat more salads: the super fresh ricotta and kiwi salad from The Progress is one we could eat every single day.

How to Drink Gin in the Winter: 4 Perfect Cocktail Recipes

Since gin is traditionally enjoyed year-round, we asked local experts from around the Bay Area their favorite ways to enjoy the tasty juniper-based spirit in the winter. Their recipes did not disappoint.

5 Hot Cider Cocktails to Get You Through the Winter

Hot Buttered Cider photo courtesy of Turnkey at Cantina.

Be honest, even on the sunniest San Francisco winter weekend sometimes all you really want to do is hibernate at home and power watch Netflix. But how will you drown that annoying FOMO? Hot cider is your ticket to guilt-free slacking this winter.

These 6 Classic North Beach Cafes Will Transport You to Italy

Quality never goes out of style. That’s why the Italian cafes of North Beach are oases of authenticity, tradition, and culture in a city that reinvents itself faster than the time it takes to download the latest app. Take a break from the rat race and slip into the old world charm and pace of the city’s original café culture.

New Year's Hacks: 49 Tips and Tricks for Being Your Best Self in 2016

If, like us, you have a million things you need to get done in 2016 (get in shape, learn to meditate, save money, go on vacation, etc.), you could probably use a little help. Luckily, the Bay Area is jam packed with all the hikes, juice shops, boutiques, and apps you need to make 2016 the best year of your life. 

San Francisco's Best Bowls of Noodle Soup for the Chilly Nights Ahead

Nothing beats a bowl of noodle soup when the rain sets in. These San Francisco hot spots serve up some of the largest, steaming bowls of pho around, guaranteed to keep you nice and warm on these chilly SF nights.

What to Buy at the Ferry Building Farmers Market in January

Your monthly guide to shopping fresh produce at the Ferry Market Farmers Market.

Drink Here Now: Cognac, Mezcal, and Tiger's Milk

Writer's block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they can have an excuse to drink alcohol. - Steve Martin

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