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Toast the Tomato at Bay Area Wineries

Tomato tasting. Photo courtesy of Kendall-Jackson

Hungry foodies are savvy to the fact that farmers markets and locals menus are bursting with tomato-ey goodness, while gardening enthusiasts may find themselves elbow deep in their own glorious tomato crops.

650 Eats: Recent Restaurant Openings

Bashamishi

Two restaurants are new to the 650 (area code)—and offer ample opportunity for sustenance and multiculti fun—get your napkins ready.

Saffron's Spicing Up SF Dishes

Saffron in linguini from Chef Larry Finn at Scala’s Bistro

Saffron is popping up in tasty ways in SF and local chefs aren't letting its price get in the way of creating fabulous dishes tinged with that signature gold and deep red. 

650 Eats: Recent Restaurant Openings Down South

Take a breather from back to school shopping and schlepping and explore comfort food from other regions and cultures–it's one of the best ways to really dig in around the Bay Area.

650 Eats: Recent Restaurant Openings Down South

Noelani's Volcanic Eruption

One universal truth, when it comes to comfort food, is that you can never go wrong with the genius use of carbs, which satisfy the way no plate of sautéed greens ever will. Two eateries new to the 650 do just that, and let hungry patrons explore comfort food from other regions and cultures while they're at it.

650 Shop: Recent Retail Happenings Down South

650 Shop

Summer in the Bay Area has a little bit of everything, which means a chance to express oneself in an “everyday is a costume party” sort of style: wine walks, music festivals, work parties, weekend getaways, and everything in between. When you need to fill in your wardrobe gaps, head to these two new spots in the 650 for a change of scenery.

650 Eats: Recent Restaurant Openings Down South

Three's Pizza

These restaurants are new to the 650 and promise ample opportunity for sustenance, a chance to get out of the 415, and maybe even a little sun.

650 Shop: Recent Retail Happenings Down South

Marimekko

The Peninsula may be baking its way through the Independence Day celebrations—by baking, we are talking about the weather staying in the 80s and low 90s. Brighten and lighten with some retail therapy at these fun spots in the 650, starting at the Stanford Shopping Center, which has the pretty floral displays, vibrant live music programming and a walk-this-way floor plan that adds a downright pleasant outdoor serenity to an outing.

650 Eats: Recent Restaurant Openings Down South

Talk of swimsuit bodies this time of year gets us yawning. Where's all the fried food and ice cold beverages?

Nautical Eats While You Watch the America's Cup

Coqueta

One advantage of having the America's Cup in town is its positive influence on the eat and drink offerings along the waterfront.

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