Drink + Food + Food Drink Report

1760 Restaurant: Straying away from the classics

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A chef, a bartender and a wine guy… oh my! These are the dudes behind 1760 restaurant in San Francisco, CA. 1760 recently opened their doors in early September and have been dishing out some truly creative and unique food and cocktail items. Read More

Events & Festivals + Food Drink Report

Celebrate Riesling Wine with a Four-Course Dinner

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This Thursday, August 15th, join Luce Restaurant in San Francisco, CA for a one night celebration of Rieslings! Chef de Cuisine, Daniel Corey, will be preparing an exclusive four-course menu that will be paired with Rieslings from these renowned wineries: Dr. Loosen, Robert Weil, Maximin Grünhaus (von Schubert) and Fritz Haag.  Read More

Paleo menu at Patina

Diet while dining out

Patina Restaurant & Walt Disney Concert Hall

As the fitness craze continues and Angelenos find themselves perpetually dieting and exercising, we all know the struggle of dieting while eating out. If you are following one of the more recent diet trends - the Paleo diet – a diet focused on consuming foods from our hunter-gatherer ancestors of the Paleolithic era, avoiding processed foods i.e. dairy, cereal grains, refined sugars, etc. and promoting weightloss and a number of health benefits; boy oh boy, its your lucky day!  Read More

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Top of the Mark’s “Summer Libation Staycation”

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Summer’s here and it’s become increasingly apparent how difficult it is to get away from the office! Need to escape to somewhere tropical? If you’re in the Bay Area then the answer should be “yes”! Join Top of the Mark at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins in San Francisco, CA for their “Summer Libation Staycation”!

Enjoy themed specialty cocktails ($13 each), appetizers ($16 each) and desserts ($9 each). On Sunday and Monday nights guests will automatically be entered to win a 3-night stay at participating resorts, in addition to a $300 travel voucher! Read More

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Events & Festivals + Food Drink Report

Bocanova’s “Vinoterica” Wine Club

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Join the folks at Bocanova’s “Vinoterica” Wine Club in Oakland, CA this Tuesday, June 18th at 7:00 p.m. for an evening of wine and salmon! Kick-off this summer season with their five-course, prix fixe menu that will highlight fresh, wild and sustainably harvested Pacific salmon with a Latin flair! Read More

Mother’s Day Round up

It's the mother load...

Public Kitchen & Bar-Sunday brunch with bar spread-Stepahnie Diani

It’s that time again, celebrating and honoring the women who raised us, fed us, and made sure the bed bugs didn’t bite. Although mommy is there for us all 365 days a year, Mother’s Day reminds us to show how much we love and appreciate her, but how do we top last year?! No, seriously.. how? Where do we even start? Here are some options:

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Cinco de Mayo [May 5th]

Oh the fun we'll have!

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Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, but how will you honor the Mexican victory at the battle of Puebla? Aside from downing pitcher after pitcher of margaritas, here are some events to accompany your drinking. Read More

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4th Annual “Hall Cabernet Cookoff”

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This Sunday, April 27th, HALL Wines in St. Helena, California will be hosting their 4th annual “Hall Cabernet Cookoff”. Thirteen chef-teams will be competing to support a local charity of their choice by preparing a series of their finest “small bites” to pair with the newly released HALL 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon! Read More

Tasty events through April

Oh the gluttony...

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While the month of April slowly winds down and the winds of Los Angeles continue to blow our skirts up, you might get hungry in between. So when that happens, here are a couple tasty dinners for you to get your grub and drink on!

National Eggs Benedict Day!

A national holiday for everything!

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The term “national holiday” seems to be used quite loosely now a days, but really, who cares – just another good reason to stuff our faces. So lets all celebrate National Eggs Benedict Day on Tuesday, April 16th!!

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Silverado Resort and Spa launches Winemaker Dinner Series

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We all know that several of the best Californian-made wines come from Napa. Aside from Napa though, just who are the people behind these incredible wines? Starting this month, Silverado’s Royal Oak Restaurant in Napa, CA, will host the Winemaker Dinner Series, in which patrons will not only be able to feast on a four-course menu paired with a variety of specific Napa Valley wines but they’ll also be able to meet and interact with the featured winemaker themselves! Read More

Easter round up!

More than chocolate eggs and bunnies

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So when exactly did they move Easter to March? If you’re like me, confused and just realized Easter is this coming Sunday, here’s our Easter round up to help a brotha out! Read More

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The Royce | Wood-Fired Steakhouse

Out with the old, in with the moo

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The Royce in the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, CA has announced a temporary closure until March 15th, 2013. Shifting gears, The Royce will no longer offer the Californian cuisine patrons have come to know and will be showcasing their brand new concept, the new American wood-fired steakhouse serving up the finest selection of seasonal aged American Prime Beef, Australian Wagyu and Five Star Grade Japanese Kobe cuts alongside fresh seafood and steakhouse classics. Read More

Super Bowl XLVII Round up

49er's vs Ravens... vs Hunger

The Parish’s Stout-Glazed Chicken Wings with a Growler of Beer

Game day is almost here and whether you’re a Niners fan, a Ravens fan or watching for the Destiny’s Child reunion, we can all agree that getting in on that game day grub is every bit as important. So here’s a round up of tasty tailgating treats to help you get started. Touch down. Read More

NFL Super Bowl at Shore Hotel, Santa Monica

It's game time!

Sunset Photo of Shore Hotel- Credit- Ryan Gobuty, Gensler

Hut, Hut, Hike! Whether you’re a Niner’s fan or a Raven at heart, come watch the big game Sunday, February 3rd at Shore Hotel in Santa Monica, CA. This modern, chic beachfront hotel is offering their Shore’s Sideline Super Bowl Package to all who want to watch and celebrate Super Bowl XLVII with some serious style. The package includes bottomless mimosas, overnight accommodations, pizza, wings and entrance to Shore Hotel’s NFL Super Bowl XLVII Sunday viewing party starting at just $299! Read More

Food Tank

Challenge accepted

With the diversity of food nowadays it’s hard to take a step back from whatever delicious morsel you’re about to devour and realize just how broken the food system actually is. “More than 1 billion people are obese, nearly 1 billion people go to bed hungry every night and at least 2 billion people suffer from micronutrient deficiencies.” We know — that’s a lot to take in. However, we’re staying hopeful and you should too. Up to the challenge of changing this, agricultural experts Ellen Gustafson and Danielle Nierenberg will be launching their new campaign, Food Tank: The Food Think Tank on Thursday, January 10th. Read More

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A foodie Halloween

Making your blood boil...kinda, not really.

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Halloween is just around the corner and of course it lands on a Wednesday. What better way to celebrate All Hollows Eve on a weeknight than by gorging yourself with Halloween themed food and drinks! Let’s see what we’ve got around town… Read More

National Breakfast Month

We love breakfast, yes we do! We love breakfast, how about you?!

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Yet another national holi-month is upon us and this time we’re chowing down on mountains of breakfast for National Breakfast Month! How can you deny yourself that crispy bacon or the gooey yolk of a fried egg any longer? Well, deny thy self no more, let’s celebrate! Read More