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Take a Jaunt North of SF for These Three Food and Wine Excursions

Looking for an excuse to get out of town? It’s time to head to Santa Rosa, Alexander Valley, and Bolinas for any of these three daytrip experiences that are all about wine, food, and yoga.

Five New Restaurants to Check Out This Month

Looking for a new hotspot to check out? Here’s your monthly reminder of five brand-new restaurants that just opened around town.

Learn to Make Fresh Pasta in SF (and Where to Buy It)

After two weeks in Italy eating handmade pasta from my relatives, fresh-made pasta in restaurants, and taking a pasta class at Il Paluffo in Chianti Colli Fiorentini with the famed Wilma (most of the restaurants in the area get their pasta from her), I am definitely inspired to dust off my old Ampia machine and crank out some pasta at home. Here are places in SF where you can take pasta-making classes, and on the nights when you're too busy to bust out some pappardelle, here’s where to score freshly made pasta too.

Four New Cafés and Coffee Spots

Whether you’re a downtown worker bee looking for a place to laptop park or a total espresso obsessive, here are four of the latest cafés, carts, and bars to open around town that are ready to caffeinate you.

Five New Restaurants to Check Out This Month

Photo courtesy of 1760

Looking for someplace new to try? Here’s your monthly reminder of five new spots that just opened around town. Have fun out there!

How to Eat Like an America's Cup Sailor

Photo by Chris Cameron.

What’s it like preparing food for 100-plus members of the Emirates Team New Zealand (the challenger to Oracle Team USA for the 34th America's Cup)? Never-ending, that’s for sure.

Five Picks for Where to Eat and Hang Out on Labor Day

The killer French toast at Slow Club

Didn't go to Burning Man or manage to get out of town for the long weekend? Don’t have a backyard, and no one invited you to a barbecue? Wah.

Five Picks for Gluten-Free Dishes in San Francisco


Whether you dine gluten-free because you suffer from celiac disease, or it’s a lifestyle (and health) choice, here are some top places and dishes in San Francisco where you can feast gluten-free (and feel good at the end of your meal).

Five New Restaurants to Check Out This Month

Boulibar at the Ferry Building Marketplace. Photo: ©

Looking for someplace new to try? Here’s your monthly reminder of five new spots that recently opened around town. Pace yourself. 

Seven Ways to Keep Warm and Well Fed at Outside Lands

It’s kind of ridiculous that we can pay as much attention to the food lineup as the music lineup at this weekend’s Outside Lands festival, but that’s how we roll here in Ess Eff. The weekend is shaping up to be a doozy of foggy, misty, and wet weather (damn you, Fogust!), so here are some tablehopper recos for keeping toasty (and maybe a little toasted, hic).

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