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Secret Recipe: Warm up With Bar Crudo's Seafood Chowder

Feeling chilly? Warm up with this seafood chowder for the soul.

Ready, Set, Run: 4 Excellent Long-Distance Running Routes in San Francisco

Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kanter, himself an SF native, said, "San Francisco is 49 miles surrounded by reality.” Why not take in some of those culturally steeped miles at a comfortable jog? Here are four great routes for running in paradise. 

SF Beer Week Launches With a Super Bowl Theme and Two Special Edition Brews

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SF Beer Week is back, folks. That means that from January 22nd through the 31st, the Bay Area will again be awash with world-class suds, beer and food pairings, and a cornucopia of beer-related events. With more than 750 events and counting, from Santa Rosa to Santa Cruz, this year's liver-crippling festival is on track to be Beer Week's biggest yet.

8 Ride-Sharing Apps That Are Cheaper/Nicer/Eco-Friendlier Than Uber

Getting to work. For many in the city, it's still the same old hassle it’s always been. If you don’t have a plush tech bus at your disposal, perhaps it’s time to check out some of the new ride-sharing startups that are paving the way for a better commute.

The Cognoscente: Andrew Block Brings Smart Watches to a Traditional Fine Jewelry Purveyor in Silicon Valley

Timepieces have always played a big part in the classic American dream: Once given by employers to recognize decades of work well done, and later purchased or gifted as timeless symbols of status and success. Today in Silicon Valley, the old wristwatch has been disrupted like everything else, with smart watches doing everything from tweeting to taking selfies. So what does it mean for luxury watch purveyors of the elite old guard? For Menlo Park industry vet Andrew Block, evolution is everything.

What to See at FOG Design + Art Fair This Weekend

One of the chicest recent comers to the San Francisco art fair scene, Fog Design + Art, a benefit for SFMOMA, has returned to Fort Mason with a collection of more than 40 leading design firms and art galleries from SF to New York and beyond. Here are a few of the homegrown highlights. 

Eat Here Now: Cadence Restaurant Opens Alongside Mr. Tipples Jazz Lounge in Mid-Market

The luxification of Mid-Market continues today with the opening of Cadence, the swank new sister restaurant to neighboring cocktail and jazz bar, Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio. The two venues, from Maven partner Jay Bordeleau, join neighborhood culinary pioneers Alta CA, Bon Marche, and Dirty Water. 

Artist David Ireland's Capp Street House Is Restored and Opening to the Public

“Everything is an art perfect material” was the mantra of Bay Area conceptual artist David Ireland (1930-2009), who spent more than 30 years transforming his sprawling 1886 Victorian house in the Mission into a living work of art, home to some of his best-known sculptures, drawings, and furniture designs. Starting on January 15, fans of Ireland's work may visit his home and see it all for themselves.

4 Must-Click Sites for Professional Home Design on the Cheap

So you want to update your home with fresh interiors. You've spent countless hours seeking inspiration online and in magazines. You've called mom; you've consulted your friends; you dream of hiring a pro. We've been there. Seek professional help from one of these four Bay Area–based design companies that will help you get it done without having to rent out your patio on Airbnb. 

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.

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