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Bun Mee Opens Second Location in SF

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Great news, folks! With the start of the new year, Bun Mee– San Francisco, CA‘s much loved Vietnamese sandwich eatery — has announced the date for the opening of their newest location to be on Tuesday, January 14th! Read More

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Chambers Eat + Drink: New Happy Hour

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Last week, Chambers Eat + Drink, in San Francisco, CA announced the start of their new Happy Hour! Every Tuesday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. join them for a delicious new menu of “Bar Bites” and drinks. Read More

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San Francisco and Washington, DC Food Gurus Partner Up

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This summer, two food-focused startups come together to start something… well, genius. Two Degrees, Inc. and Earth Starter are partnering up to help fight childhood hunger in America. How? Through Two Degrees, Earth Starter will donate four meals to children in need for every Nourishmat that’s purchased. Read More

2012 James Beard Foundation Awards nominees announced

The nominations for the 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards was announced this afternoon from The Venetian Las Vegas Casino, Hotel & Resort. The award is to honor the best in food, restaurant, spirits, bar, and food related media. Outstanding Chef award nominations include: David Chang of Momofuku Ssam Bar in NYC, Gary Danko of Restaurant Gary Danko in San Francisco, Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park in NYC, Paul Kahan of Blackbird in Chicago, Donald Link of Herbsaint in New Orleans, Nancy Silverton of Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles.

Outstanding Restaurant award nominations include: Balthazar in NYC, Blue Hill in NYC, Boulevard in San Francisco, Highlands Bar and Grill in Birmingham, AL, Vetri in Philadelphia.

Outstanding Bar Program award nominations include: The Aviary in Chicago, Bar Agricole in San Francisco, Pegu Club in NYC, PDT in NYC, The Violet Hour in Chicago.

Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional nominations include: Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, DE; Merry Edwards of Merry Edwards Winery in Sebastopol, CA; Paul Grieco of Terroir in NYC; Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery in NYC; Neal Rosenthal of Mad Rose Group in Pine Plains, NY. Winners will be announced on May 4 and 7. Download the entire 12-page nominees list here.

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Colorado-based New Belgium Brewing to expand canning line

More and more craft breweries like L.A.’s Golden Road Brewing and Chico, CA’s Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. are putting their beers in cans. Cans are not only good for the environment, due to the efficiency of packing and shipping, it’s also better for the brew than bottles. According to craftbeer.com, an online blog and database for canned beers, “Cans actually lock in the flavor of beer better than even dark glass bottles. No light penetrates the cans and the seal is tighter than a bottle cap. Thus, your beer tastes fresher longer.” As of 2012, 23 Colorado-based breweries can their beers. Today, Fort Collins, CO based New Belgium Brewing, the third largest craft brewery in the U.S., announced a sixfold expansion of a 16,000 sq. ft. canning line, which will continue to produce 12-ounce cans, and all new 16-ounce cans.