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Dining, SFoodie Bobby Lozoff: Local Liquor Legend and Inventor of the Tequila Sunrise

Bobby Lozoff: Local Liquor Legend and Inventor of the Tequila Sunrise

To earn the title of legend in the booze business, you need carry some serious credentials to the table. Enter Sausalito native, Bobby Lozoff. A Bay Area bartender with some 50 years of experience behind the stick, the man…
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Dining, SFoodie Sushi Ran's Chef Toshi talks Winning Third Place at the Global Sushi Challenge

Sushi Ran's Chef Toshi talks Winning Third Place at the Global Sushi Challenge

San Francisco is a proud home to many world-renowned chefs, and now we can add Global Sushi Challenge 3rd place winner to that long list. Michelin-starred Chef Takatoshi Toshi of Sushi Ran in Sausalito recently brought home this accolade from…
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Dining, Fresh Eats The Square: Fresh Takes on Apple-Tinis, Tequila Sunrises, and More

The Square: Fresh Takes on Apple-Tinis, Tequila Sunrises, and More

Like everything else, cocktails travel in cycles. Drinks that were once standards at your grandparents' and great-grandparents' house became the darlings of the craft cocktail revival, while the drinks your parents enjoyed, became the pariahs. But in recent years, drinks…
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Culture, Summer Guide Summer Guide 2013: Ways to Cool Off in S.F.

Summer Guide 2013: Ways to Cool Off in S.F.

Drink a La Paloma at Mosto While there are several great versions of the classic Mexican Paloma, the version developed a few years ago by the talented Brooke Arthur is nearly perfect. It has El Jimador Blanco Tequila, St. Germain…
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Culture, Summer Guide Summer Guide 2013: Great Bike Rides

Summer Guide 2013: Great Bike Rides

Marin Brewing Day Trip Ride out over the Golden Gate and down into Sausalito. Go north out of town to find the Sausalito-Tiburon bike path, and take a left on Blithedalve Avenue. Turn right on Camino Alto, and ride the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Day Tripping Across the Bay by Bike: A Starter Course

Day Tripping Across the Bay by Bike: A Starter Course

Welcome to The Spokesman, our bi-monthly bicycle column written by French Clements, a San Francisco resident and distance cyclist who considers it pretty routine to ride his bike to Marin County or San Jose and back. He belongs to a…
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News, Sucka Free City Not Lying with the Fishes: TwoXSea's Fresh-Caught Seafood Takes on S.F.

Not Lying with the Fishes: TwoXSea's Fresh-Caught Seafood Takes on S.F.

Seated at the sunny bar in Nettie's Crab Shack, Kenny Bolov orders a Guinness, the blackened trout BLT, and the day's special — pan-roasted Alaskan halibut. "It's like a bite of spring. It's delicious," he tells owner Annette Yang. Bolov…
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Dining, Eat Haven: Big Portions, Bold Flavors Have Mass Appeal

Haven: Big Portions, Bold Flavors Have Mass Appeal

To date, the New California Cuisine emerging from restaurants like Benu, Aziza, and Commonwealth has wrought dehydrated-vegetable powders, improbably succulent meats cooked at ultra-low temperatures, and tiny leaves and daubs of sauce placed on the plate to resemble a fairy…
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Dining, SFoodie Petrale Sole and Sand Dabs: Are They Sustainable Seafood?

Petrale Sole and Sand Dabs: Are They Sustainable Seafood?

Part of today's SF Weekly cover story, "Go Fish," tries to find an answer to that very question. And we take issue with some of what's been purveyed lately as the conventional wisdom on what local fish you should be…
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News, The Snitch Petrale Sole and Sand Dabs: Are They Sustainable Seafood?

Petrale Sole and Sand Dabs: Are They Sustainable Seafood?

Part of today's SF Weekly cover story, "Go Fish," tries to find an answer to that very question. And we take issue with some of what's been purveyed lately as the conventional wisdom on what local fish you should be…
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News, The Snitch Another Teen Jumps Off Golden Gate Bridge, Survives

Another Teen Jumps Off Golden Gate Bridge, Survives

Last month, a Sonoma County teen got the attention he was looking for when he jumped 250 feet from the Golden Gate Bridge during a school field trip for shits and giggles -- although nobody was laughing. That incident seems…
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Dining, Eat Plate Shop: Sprightly All-American Cooking, Fresh from the Garden

Plate Shop: Sprightly All-American Cooking, Fresh from the Garden

Something about Kim Alter's food at Plate Shop in Sausalito took me back to Gourmet's website to read Edna Lewis' essay "What Is Southern?" one more time. In the piece, published after Lewis' death, the cookbook author reminisces about familiar…
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Dining, SFoodie Bar Bocce Makes a Pitch, RNM Reduced!

Bar Bocce Makes a Pitch, RNM Reduced!

The past 72 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. City CarShare alert: Just as Eater predicted on Friday, Bar Bocce soft-launched over the weekend at 1250 Bridgeway (at Pine) in Sausalito. The…
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Dining, SFoodie Homegrown Marin Market Adds Cooking Demos

Homegrown Marin Market Adds Cooking Demos

Saturday's Homegrown Marin Market is shifting to an earlier schedule, starting three hours earlier than the first two installments did. Cooking demonstrations will be a feature this time around: a solar cooking instructional in the back lot, plus Saucy Dumplings,…
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Dining, SFoodie Tomorrow: Homegrown Marin Market Serves Up a Taste of Left Field in Sausalito

Tomorrow: Homegrown Marin Market Serves Up a Taste of Left Field in Sausalito

The monthly Homegrown Marin Market debuted in July, and returns Saturday with extended hours to accommodate the positive response. We enjoyed the copious sampling and hot food options last month; there were lots of canned and jarred items, cupcakes, cookies,…
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Dining, SFoodie Homegrown Marin Market Sprouts in Sausalito

Homegrown Marin Market Sprouts in Sausalito

We braved painfully slow Golden Gate Bridge traffic on Saturday to catch the debut of the new monthly Homegrown Marin Market in Sausalito. Luckily, the long lines ended once we left the car as the high ceilings, multiple rooms, and…
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Culture, Summer Guide Chill on the Hills — and in the Bay

Chill on the Hills — and in the Bay

In a city of precipitous hills, never-ending stairways, and limited parking spaces, it's hard to stay sedentary any time of year — even if most of your movements are restricted to a convenient 2-mile radius, like most vehicularly challenged urbanites.…
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Calendar, Night&Day We're Good Sports

We're Good Sports

The Tour of California's route changes every year, in the tradition of European pro cycling events. This is the tour's first year on what seems like an obvious stretch of highway: It's crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. Bike racing is…
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Dining, Eat A Trip to Here

A Trip to Here

As you walk through the crowded city, past hordes of tourists patiently lined up to board tiny trolleys, drive down a twisty street, or board a boat to visit a rocky, now-deserted island, it might occur to you that it'd…
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Dining, SFoodie Spit-Roasted Goodness: Poggio's <i>Allo Spiedo Festa</i>

Spit-Roasted Goodness: Poggio's Allo Spiedo Festa

If you can secure passage across the Golden Gate, do your soul a favor (though not necessarily your arteries) and get out to Poggio's Trattoria (777 Bridgeway) in Sausalito for the first annual Allo Spiedo Festa. Through Saturday, May…
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