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7x7 Sonoma Guide 2014: Indulge in Wine Country

Every October and November, the grape harvest transforms Sonoma County into a paradise, complete with al fresco wine tasting, luxury lodging, and an endless view of sun-soaked vines. With the harvest in full swing, it’s the ideal time to experience Wine Country for the weekend. This is your guide to the best places to taste and relax in Sonoma. 

Foodie Agenda: Spooky Halloween Menus, Rare Whiskey, & More

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

New Food Court-Style Eateries Get the San Francisco Treatment

Mall food courts are getting the San Francisco treatment, with modern concepts and a locavore philosophy at the heart of projects springing up all over town.

Nitrogen-Brewed Iced Coffee Drops a Bomb On Oakland's Cafe Scene

Three Oakland coffee roasters are kicking up their cold brews with a blast of nitrogen. 

6 Local Candy Bars for Halloween

Ramona Bar from Double Dutch Sweets

There are several Bay Area companies eager to sweeten your night of trick-or-treating or trick-or-drinking. Whether you’re into ribbons of caramel, coconut or good old fashioned partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, check out these new releases and nostalgic favorites:

7 Great Local Pumpkin Beers

Oh hey, Orangetober! As if the spate of 80-degree weekends wasn’t enough, this decorative gourd season is full of things to celebrate. Raise a toast to all things orange and awesome with seven delicious pumpkin brews from some of our favorite Northern California breweries.

Oakland Eats: Seasonal Ice Cream, a Berkeley Saloon, & a Cat Cafe

It’s nonstop action in the East Bay this week, with openings (and seasonal ice cream) galore. Oh yeah, and the first-ever U.S.-based cat cafe. Get out and get hungry… that is, if you still have room after plowing through The Big Eat Oakland.

The Top 8 Pastrami Spots in the Bay Area, Ranked

Say what you will about our bagels, but San Francisco has turned into a proper deli town, as evidenced by the proliferation of delicious, crave-worthy pastrami. Brined for days, smoked for hours, and full of salty, meaty flavor, pastrami may well be the deli meat of the gods—when it's done right. Here are the eight best in (and around) town, ranked:

What’s New to Eat in Sonoma County

Hungry for something new? Get yourself to these recently opened or revamped Sonoma County restaurants.

5 Things to Note About the 2015 Michelin Guide

Every year, the Michelin Guide’s anonymous inspectors trot out their judgment on our local culinary scene, building drama and discussion over who lost or gained a star, who got a Bib Gourmand, and who was robbed altogether? Let’s review.

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