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Marcia Gagliardi

Meet Your New Main Squeeze

Sow Juices

After doing some serious holiday damage (oh, you know, the decorated cookies, the latkes, the holiday party buffets, the prime rib at Christmas, the rum balls), your body could probably use a break. The next big thing that seems to be hitting our fair city is a large number of fresh juice shops and stands and cleanse deliveries. Whether you’re up for a three-day cleanse, or maybe just a liquid lunch, here are five spots that will have your body giving thanks for the nutrient boost (instead of the egg nog).

Seven Bay Area Cookbooks to Give Your Favorite Foodie

Cookbooks

Here's what to add to the cook in your life's bookshelf.

Five Places Serving a Tasty New Year’s Day Brunch

Wise Sons Eggs

Nothing quite like ringing in the new year with a raging headache. You’d think we all would have learned by now, but no, every year, we manage to overdo it. Since New Year’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, I for one am grateful for all the restaurants open and serving New Year’s Day brunch for the bleary-eyed masses (or lunch, depending on what time you roll out of bed). Here are some places where you can let the healing begin.

Americano

Five New Restaurants to Try This Month

Hakkasan

So you are probably getting most of your nourishment from holiday parties right now, right? But (wo)man can’t live on canapés and latkes alone. When it’s time to have a proper meal, here’s your monthly reminder of five new spots that recently opened around town.

Local Restaurants Going Above and Beyond to Feed SF

Restaurants Giving Back

At the corner of Fulton and Gough streets, bakery-cafe Hayes Valley Bakeworks serves a healthy dose of real-world solutions with scrumptious maple-bacon cinnamon rolls and ginger marmalade muffins on the side. The secret ingredient: A staff composed largely of disadvantaged and at-risk employees.

Where to Get Your Buffalo Fix

Wing Wings Buffalo Wings

One of America's proud contributions to the flavor canon is the trinity of spicy Buffalo sauce, blue cheese, and celery. It's such a classic combo that it offers a perfect opportunity for chefs to play around with it. If you're a fan of spicy Buffalo sauce, here are seven spots around town that offer some fun options.

Five Holiday Markets That Are Good Enough to Eat

Nana Joe's Granola

Gift giving can be tricky for some folks in your life (like people at work, or your therapist). But really, one gift almost everyone is happy to receive is the one of food—quality jams, or honey, or tea? Yes please!

Farina Pizzeria Joins the Mission's Little Italy

Farina Pizzeria

Faced with yet another new Italian restaurant, San Franciscans might rebuff in their best Joe Pesci: “Madonn’, another pizzeria?” And justifiably so, considering our mounting options. But every now and then, something truly special comes along. At Farina Pizzeria & Cucina Italiana, you’ll taste the difference.

Five New Restaurants to Try This Month

ChocolateLab

In between attending the slew of upcoming holiday parties and get-togethers, you still gotta eat! Here’s your monthly reminder of five new spots that recently opened around town.

It’s November, Otherwise Known as Pot Pie O’Clock

Comstock Saloon's Pot Pie

It’s getting chilly at night, which means it’s time to indulge in one of the best all-in-one meals: The pot pie. (You thought I was going to say burrito, didn’t you.) Here are some top picks around town where you can get your pot pie on.

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