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    October 2023 Picks: One Ideal for Adult Halloween Revelers and the Other Offering Elegance at an Appealing Price

    October 2023 Picks: One Ideal for Adult Halloween Revelers and the Other Offering Elegance at an Appealing Price

    By Leslie Sbrocco– Fall is here and with it comes beautiful colors, cooler weather, and hearty fare. If you’re looking to enjoy red wine with those rich dishes, enjoy my…

    New York, New York: Food, Glamour, Theatre, And More

    New York, New York: Food, Glamour, Theatre, And More

    By David Landis– “New York, New York, it’s a helluva town.” —Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green; from On the Town Those famous lyrics describe one of the most…

    Oceano Zero: A New Non-Alcoholic Wine That Tastes Like High-End Pinot Noir

    By Leslie Sbrocco– 2022 Oceano Zero Alcohol Removed Pinot Noir, Spanish Springs Vineyard, California $55 https://tinyurl.com/yw7pdpwc I have been on the hunt for a while for non-alcoholic wines to recommend.…

    Ethnic Gold: Exploring San Francisco’s Multicultural Culinary Treasures

    Ethnic Gold: Exploring San Francisco’s Multicultural Culinary Treasures

    By David Landis, The Gay Gourmet– San Francisco is a goldmine of ethnic culinary discovery. Since the city was founded, we’ve been a polyglot of cultures, mixing up recipes from…

    Anomaly SF, Where Culinary Innovation Reigns

    Anomaly SF, Where Culinary Innovation Reigns

    By David Landis– The dictionary definition of the word “anomaly” is “something different, abnormal, peculiar, or not easily classified.” That’s an apt description for the culinary inventiveness on display at…

    Remembering Maui

    Remembering Maui

    By David Landis, The Gay Gourmet– Paradise burned. Within minutes. I couldn’t believe it. My friend Michael had friends in Maui who told him about the fires even before the…

    Bar Sprezzatura and Fattoria e Mare: Now, That’s Italian!

    Bar Sprezzatura and Fattoria e Mare: Now, That’s Italian!

    By David Landis– Italy might well be my (and perhaps your) global destination of choice. The people, the art, the history—and, of course, the food and wine—are like that of…

    Farmers’ Market Week – Celebrate the Best in Summer Produce

    By Debra Morris– Farmers’ Market Week highlights the vital role that farmers’ markets play in our nation’s food system. We celebrate it the first week in August and this year…

    Bits and Bites: The Column

    Bits and Bites: The Column

    By David Landis– As my regular readers know, with my Bits and Bites section, I try to keep my readers abreast of news in the restaurant industry in the Bay…

    Noe Valley Bakery: ‘We Sell Happiness. It Just Happens to Look Like a Cupcake’

    Noe Valley Bakery: ‘We Sell Happiness. It Just Happens to Look Like a Cupcake’

    By David Landis– There’s something intensely welcoming when you walk through the door of a neighborhood bakery: the captivating smells of freshly baked pastries, the colorful cupcakes, and the decorated…