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Can The Perennial Really Be the Most Sustainable Restaurant in the World?

When one hears of the mission behind The Perennial—essentially to be The Most Sustainable Restaurant in the World—it’s easy to write it off as the kind of startup hyperbole that's become so prevalent in San Francisco. Seriously, if we had a dollar for every industrious foodie or techie who swears her idea will change the world, we could buy stock in Apple and move to Hawaii. But skeptics as we are, we love to root for our home team. And the folks at The Perennial seem to have the stuff to pull it off.

The Best Spots to Slurp Oysters in San Francisco (From Cheap to Luxe)

We San Franciscans love...no, looove...our oysters. We like them with happy hour prices and drinks specials that are gentle on our wallets, but we're also willing to shell out for the really good stuff. Here are our favorite local places to throw back a dozen.

SF-Based Soma Water Comes to the Aid of Folks in Flint, Michigan

Soma Water just keeps on giving: Not only are the San Francisco brand's water filters good for the environment and a chic upgrade on the ole Brita, the company is now donating proceeds from sales to help relief efforts in Flint, Michigan, where lead contamination to the water is wreaking havoc on the local community.

Big Lunch: 50 Top Spots for a Midday Meal in San Francisco

There are only so many times you can eat a bag of Cheez-Its from the vending machine at work. To save you from yourselves, we are pleased to unveil our first-ever Big Lunch, featuring our picks for the 50 most delish spots for lunch in San Francisco. New to or just visiting SF? We give you the cheapest, quickest, booziest spots around. Plus, places to conduct your power business. You're welcome!

What to Buy at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in March

Spring is upon us, and that means the markets have gone green. Here's your monthly guide to shopping fresh produce at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

Weekend Guide: 50-Cent Dance Classes + 'Wicked' Returns to SF

Whether you're eating your heart out, sipping fine liquor, or dancing to the beat of your own drum, this weekend is a sure fire way to get your blood pumping. Don't wait, go and get'em tiger!

Neighborhood Guide: What to Do on Piedmont Ave, Oakland

Piedmont Avenue, with its vibrant mix of locally-owned shops and famous ice cream shops, offers plenty of opportunities for a day of fun. Whether it’s strolling through a graveyard, catching a flick at Oakland’s oldest theater, or sipping scorpions under the watchful eye of an animatronic hula dancer, the stretch of street between Pleasant Valley Ave. and MacArthur Blvd. offers a healthy mix of places to chow down, cut loose, and spend some cash.

Foodie Agenda: Frito Pie Churros at Staff Meal + Wine Tasting at Crissy Field

Plan your meals, snacks, and tastings for the next handful of days with Foodie Agenda.

Balance Your Chi With a Boozy, Life-Affirming Chakra Cocktail

What happens when you combine soul-balancing elixirs with vodka? Enter chakra cocktails. Happy hour just got a little more meaningful.

Secret Recipe: Sink Your Teeth Into 1760's Classic Pork Sisig

Leaving Sausalito's acclaimed Sushi Ran for San Francisco's struggling 1760 was the best decision Chef Carl Foronda ever made. Well, it was the best decision for 1760, anyway, which is having a revival thanks to Foronda's global flavors. And we're not compaining...have you tried the pork sisig yet?
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