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Eat Here Now: Calavera Raises the Bar for Mexican Fare in Oakland

When I was younger, one of my favorite movie scenes came from Beauty and the Beast and involved Belle rejoicing in her newfound library by swinging excitedly on a ladder from shelf to shelf, picking up novel after novel. When I walked into Oakland's Calavera last week, I instantly felt that same rush of excitement when I saw the bartenders swinging from shelf to shelf via an old, wooden ladder. But instead of books, expert hands reached for tequila—shelf after shelf of tequila. 

The Mina Test Kitchen Serves Up Fresh Flavors in First Pop-Up

There's nothing Mediterranean about the old Cafe Claude space. Dark walls, busy burgundy wallpaper, and large gold accessories transport you back to turn-of-the-century France rather than the glistening waters and white sands of the Mediterranean sea. That is, until you sit down to the menu. 

21st Amendment Celebrates East Bay Opening With a New Pop-Tart Beer

The long-awaited new brewery from 21st Amendment, San Francisco's 2nd Street craft brew institution, is now open in San Leandro. Celebrate with an exotic new "breakfast of champions." 

Foodie Agenda: Bon Marche Opens, Cold Brew Ice Cream Floats + A New FiDi Patio

Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit! 

Help Rebuild the Iconic Land's End Labyrinth

You might remember that the iconic Land's End labyrinth was destroyed by heartless creatures earlier this month, leaving not a single rock behind for the hundreds who flock to the location to find a little peace and serenity. But now, the caretaker of the labyrinth has picked a rebuild date.

Anonymous Artist Installs Seats on Bike Racks Around SF

Mid-Market is looking a little brighter this week thanks to the addition of 12 new artist-made "chairs" hanging from circular bike racks. 

You Can Now Buy an Entire Spanish Village for Less Than an SF Apartment

Here is one more for your list of amazing real estate options that are cheaper than a San Francisco apartment: You can now buy an entire village in Spain for less than a down payment on a house in Bayview. 

USS Oakland: Navy’s Newest Warship Named After the Town

Oakland's vibrant culture and busy port are getting recognition from an unlikely source: the U.S. Navy. 

1915 Model T Ends Cross-Country Trip in San Francisco

You might have thought you stepped back in time yesterday afternoon as men in turn of the century wares greeted a 1915 Ford Model T in front of the Palace of Fine Arts. 

Those Nasty Carpets on BART Are Now a Thing of the Past

The smelly days of stained, commuter trodden, and allegedly flea-ridden carpets on BART officially end this week. 

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