If you’re going to be doing any of your holiday shopping downtown this year, you’re going to need some fuel to survive the bag-totin' crowds. Here are a few new-ish places where you can grab a bite to eat, plus ideas on where you can find some holiday cheer to keep you feeling good about people.
Smell that earthy (and expensive) fragrance in the air? It’s white truffle season, and local restaurants are shaving this seasonal delicacy on all kinds of special dishes right now, so don’t delay.
While many restaurants keep shifting into a more-casual vibe (to wit: less tablecloths, more communal tables), it’s nice to see that some fine-dining displays of bravado and flair remain. One timeless example? The tableside cart. Here are seven places that offer great tableside shows of service, a reminder that a skilled server with some culinary tricks up their jacketed sleeve never goes out of style... or fails to entertain.
Sure, the professionally-made food you find in restaurants and eateries is delicious and fun, but sometimes you want the same food right in your own home. Around the city, there is a movement percolating of home cooks inviting strangers over for intimate dinners, along with delivery options of homemade meals and baked goods. Here are some of the latest:
Sadly, things got pretty shaky up in Napa on August 24. We've all seen the pictures of ruined buildings, toppled barrels at wineries, and businesses with broken glass. But now we need to see the pictures of how cleaned-up downtown Napa is looking, with over 90 percent of businesses back open—it has been an amazing recovery.
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