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Telefèric Barcelona Brings the Flavors of Spain to Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek may seem a world away to a San Franciscan, but consider this: a 35-minute BART trip is significantly shorter than a flight to Spain for foodies seeking delicious Barcelona-style tapas. Make Telefèric Barcelona your tasty reason to make the short trek east.

A Modern Guide to Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone

No longer just a sleepy SoCal enclave for posh retirees, Santa Barbara is getting in on the hipster scene with the rise of the Funk Zone, a warehouse district that's been transformed over the past few years by a new set of creative tenants—tattooed and Warby Parker–spectacled makers of all kinds.

San Francisco’s 8 Best Hotel Restaurants

In a city filled with tourists, it makes sense that some of San Francisco's hottest restaurants would reside inside hotels. Here are a few of our favorites that have everything but the turndown service. 

A Very Touchy-Feely Erotic Dinner Series Comes to SF (No Touching Below the Waist)

Food and sex have always gotten along. It was with this pairing in mind that chef Chris Hubbard launched a meal series unlike any other, where dinner meets live makeout sesh and striptease, and the only rule is no touching below the waist.

Dine Al Fresco at These Lounge-Worthy East Bay Spots

On the nights when you're getting blown away in San Francisco, or chilled to the bone by Karl the Fog, head to the East Bay for a warmer dining experience. 

Kinda Weird (But Really Good) Restaurants to Try in Wine Country

When looking for a place to eat in Wine Country, "charming," "rustic," "al fresco," "quaint" spots abound. For foodies looking for something different, here are five out-of-the-ordinary restaurants to try. Who's afraid of ghosts?

5 Late Night Spots to Sate Your Hunger in Wine Country

It's long been the lament in Wine Country that the sidewalks roll up by nine o'clock every night. What’s a hungry soul to do, go to Denny’s? We think very not. Here are five delicious alternatives.

The 10 Restaurants That Changed San Francisco In the Last 5 Years

San Francisco has always been a great eating town. From the days of cioppino and hangtown fry to the advent of California Cuisine in the 1970s and 80s, no one can deny that this is one of the nation's premiere food cities.

Pacifica: Sleepy, But Far From Boring

So many of us venture over a bridge or down the windy Highway 1 for weekend escapes. But how about saving some gas and spending a few easy-going hours in San Francisco's coastal neighbor, Pacifica? Just 15 miles south of the city, and founded at the same time as San Francisco, in 1769, by Spanish explorers, Pacifica is a sleepy coastal town with bohemian charm and many hidden gems. Sleepy yes, boring no. Even though Pacifica means “peaceful” in Spanish, it's fast growing as a surf town and affordable staycation destination.

How to Get into the Best Restaurants Without Having Reservations

There's something that my husband, a longtime restaurant industry person has taught me: When going out to dinner, have no fear.

Before I met Joe, I would never in a million years have attempted to go to the most popular restaurants in town, on say, a Friday night—with no reservations. But he never thinks twice about it. His attitude is, it'll work out, and it almost always does.

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