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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.

Godfather Of Modern Vietnamese Cuisine Charles Phan To Cook In Brooklyn

Three-day event is a no-reservation affair
Feb 3, 2015 11:00 am

Charles Phan was brewing up bowls of Vietnamese noodle soup long before most Americans had ever heard of pho  or knew how to pronounce it properly. That is to say, way before it was cool. So it was really only a matter of time until the man behind San Francisco's heralded Slanted Door made his way to trendsetting Brooklyn.

Destination Taprooms: 5 Breweries Around America Upping Their Design Game

Creative, comfortable spaces to enjoy great brews
Jan 29, 2015 11:00 am

As the craft-beer industry continues to explode, brewers are realizing the benefits of stepping up their design game to attract new crowds of “beer tourists” to their shiny facilities. Here are five locations around the country worth checking out. 

You Can't Eat At State Bird Provisions' New Place Yet, But You Can Buy The Plates

An 'early dish' on the buzzed-about opening
Nov 20, 2014 11:00 am

Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, the duo behind the perennially-packed, James Beard Award-winning restaurant State Bird Provisions haven't divulged too about their much-anticipated venture next-door, The Progress, opening sometime before the end of the year. And, while the menu has yet to be revealed, here's a preview of the custom-made tableware that everything will be served on.

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