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At Mourad, A Visual Matrix That Blends Morocco With Northern California

The story behind the Bay Area restaurant’s design
Apr 27, 2015 9:00 am

Welcome to Interior Motives, our new feature focusing on the design inspiration behind just-opened restaurants, food halls and bars. Next up: Mourad, chef Mourad Lahlou’s latest transporting restaurant, located in the old PacBell Building, an Art Deco relic that was once San Francisco’s tallest skyscraper.

St. George Spirits Is America’s Craftiest Distillery

A Bay Area pioneer, always pushing boundaries
Apr 22, 2015 10:00 am

Since its founding in 1982, St. George Spirits has developed a reputation as one of America’s pioneering craft distillers and easily one of the most fun to visit. Inside the company’s massive 65,000-square-foot Bay Area facility, you’ll find the laboratory, where wacky and wonderful distilling experiments hint at the next product in the pipeline. Writer Virginia Miller examines the legacy of this innovative distillery.

Carolina Barbecue Pit Now Perfuming San Francisco’s “Tempeh District”

Rusty’s Southern BBQ now open in the Tenderloin
Apr 21, 2015 1:00 pm

Rusty’s Southern BBQ has brought a version of authentic Lexington-style North Carolina smoked pork to the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. Owner Rusty Olson grew up spending summers with his grandparents in the Carolinas, and it was there that he developed an abiding love of the vinegar-based barbecue sauces of the region. Now he’s introduced genuine smoked meat to the Left Coast.

Where To Drink The Best Craft Beer In And Around San Francisco

Breweries and beer bars to put on your list
Apr 20, 2015 12:00 pm

You won’t make it very far in the Bay Area without finding excellent beer, whether at local breweries or beer bars. While brewhounds from around the world regularly make pilgrimages to malt meccas like Sierra Nevada in Chico, Russian River Brewing in Santa Rosa or San Francisco’s original craft brewer, Anchor Brewing, there are dozens of classics and newcomers opening monthly all around the region. Here are 10 of the best destinations, plus additional recommendations to further your sudsy adventures while in town.

On The Front Lines Of The Crazy World Of Ice Cream Collaborations

Neighbors helping neighbors for scoop supremacy
Apr 14, 2015 9:00 am

Many of today’s top ice cream makers are teaming up with their peers — mainly local food and drink purveyors — to think up some of the most innovative flavors ever to hit a sugar cone. While sweet-meets-sweet collaborations continue to steer many projects, companies are pushing their creative capabilities into unfamiliar territory by calling upon the entire community to pitch in — not short of the butcher and brewer.

How To Blow Your Tax Refund On A Single Meal

You’re prob getting some money back. Now spend it.
Apr 13, 2015 9:00 am

As we approach mid-April, farmers’ markets are flush with spring produce, baseball season still holds promise and our pockets are heavy with annual tax rebate checks. This year, why not manifest your culinary destiny by spending that government-issued Monopoly money on one truly spectacular meal? Whether you fancy a foraged feast in the Pacific Northwest or full-tilt hedonism in Las Vegas, now is the time to eat heavily and carry a big check.

Spring Preview 2015: 10 Newly Opened And Upcoming San Francisco Restaurants

The Bay Area is abuzz with tantalizing new spots
Mar 19, 2015 11:00 am

Just three months in, 2015 is already shaping up to be a very exciting year for the Bay Area restaurant scene, with several high-profile openings since January and many others ready to launch in the coming weeks. Here are six notable newcomers and another four tantalizing spots on the watch list.

For The Love Of Uni! California Restaurant Group Goes All In.

Special sea-urchin menus are in the works
Feb 25, 2015 2:30 pm

Uni is one of the most polarizing foods out there. Some just cannot get enough of its delightfully slimy texture and creamy, buttery flavor, while others shiver at the mere thought of slurping up a sea urchin’s reproductive organs. If you happen to fall into the former group — as we do here at Food Republic — you'll be thrilled to learn that West Coast mini-chain Chaya is planning a limited-time-only menu composed entirely of innovative dishes starring uni.

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