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Dining, SFoodie Five SF Beer Week Events That You Gotta Go To

Five SF Beer Week Events That You Gotta Go To

The schedule for the Eighth Annual SF Beer Week has been announced and the 10-day celebration keeps getting bigger each year. Starting with the Beer Week Gala on Jan. 22, Bay Area bars, breweries, restaurants and more will be putting…
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Dining, SFoodie The Best of Oktoberfest

The Best of Oktoberfest

Although Oktoberfest has been going strong for a couple of weeks, there's no better time than right now to get in all of the action. You know, it being October, and all. This weekend marks the official conclusion of…
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Dining, SFoodie The Definitive Outside Lands Drinking Guide

The Definitive Outside Lands Drinking Guide

There's that age-old adage about moderation: the whole "marathon, not a sprint" thing. While most clichés induce eye-rolling dismissal, it will behoove you to hold this one to heart as you navigate the id-filled excesses populating the Outside Lands Festival…
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Dining, SFoodie Outside Lands Announces Food and Drink Lineup

Outside Lands Announces Food and Drink Lineup

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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers December 18-24, 2013

Alta CA: Daniel Patterson has brought market-driven, region-specific dishes to mid-Market in a new restaurant named after a 19th century newspaper. House specialties include Pacific black cod with broccoli, black garlic, and dumplings. Full bar serves barrel-aged cocktails. 1420 Market.…
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Dining, SFoodie Balls Out in Boston: NorCal Brewers at the 2011 Extreme Beer Fest

Balls Out in Boston: NorCal Brewers at the 2011 Extreme Beer Fest

The trend toward boundary-pushing extreme beer has gained momentum in recent years, as shelves continue to swell with brews featuring unique ingredients and brewing methods. If there's one festival that champions this movement, it's Beeradvocate's Extreme Beer Fest in Boston,…
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Dining, Eat Drink 2011: Brewers Join Forces -- Beer Ensues

Drink 2011: Brewers Join Forces -- Beer Ensues

Five years ago, the term "brewery collaboration" was likely used only in reference to a black-and-tan mixed at your local watering hole. In 2007, Colorado's Avery Brewing and our very own Russian River Brewing (725 4th St. (in Santa Rosa),…
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Dining, SFoodie January Beer Dinners Cover a Range of Styles

January Beer Dinners Cover a Range of Styles

For those excited to warm up for next month's impending beer-and-food-pairing onslaught courtesy of SF Beer Week, hold onto your hats. The remainder of this month brings three beer dinners, all showcasing distinct culinary and beer-making points of view. If…
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Dining, SFoodie In Chico, a Craft Beer Pioneer Turns 30

In Chico, a Craft Beer Pioneer Turns 30

Nov. 15, 1980: Twenty-six-year-old Ken Grossman brews his first commercial beer. Last night, Grossman briefly took the stage at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.'s 30th anniversary party in Chico where it all began. Thirty different beers ― most of which…
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Dining, SFoodie Chow Crafts a Fine List of 2010's Most Influential Food People

Chow Crafts a Fine List of 2010's Most Influential Food People

Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Know it or not, you're living in year two of The Chow 13, Chow.com's just-published reckoning of the food world's 13 most influential people of 2010. It's fine list that spans the coasts. Our…
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Music, Bouncer

Comfort drinking at Buca di Beppo

It's time to talk Paula Deen, y'all. Who better to focus on in these tough economic times than someone who has raised overindulgence to a sacrament? Just as when poor folks flocked to the movies during the Depression to see…
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Music, All Shook Down Sierra Nevada's Harrison: Pour Some Out for the Beerly Departed

Sierra Nevada's Harrison: Pour Some Out for the Beerly Departed

The body of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. executive Steve Harrison, 54, was finally found in the Sacramento River Thursday, nine days after first being reported missing. The loss of Harrison, the brewery's VP of sales, is a terrible blow…
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Music, Soul Patrol

Soul Patrol

In the lazy backyard of life, Nino Moschella could easily be the house band. His dusty, lo-fi funk recalls the down-home goodness of a hot afternoon at the county fair — no stretch for this native of the tiny town…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Microbrew

So much beer, so little time. The superior suds to be sampled in Northern California are so numerous it's difficult to pick a favorite: Anderson Valley's mellow Boont Amber? Anchor's intensely delicious Liberty Ale? Sierra Nevada's megahoppy Big Foot Barley…
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Music, Riff Raff Riff Raff

Riff Raff

It's a Big World After All The first annual San Francisco World Music Festival inspires a lot of questions. First on the list: Why? Traditionally, music festivals are attempts to create a local infrastructure where one didn't previously exist, producing…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Micro- brewery Tour

Those of us who love beer are particularly, universally enamored of Anchor's sudsy product, prepared as it is in such an interesting range of styles and flavors and with such craftsmanlike care (Anchor produces a mere 100,000 barrels a year,…
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