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TASTE News Service, March 6, 2017 – Crafty Fox Ale House in San Francisco is the best beer bar in the state of California. At least that’s the opinion of readers of CraftBeer.com.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 13:49

The Art of Hospitality

By Anthony Salazar

The service industry, just like that of marketing and public relations, is continuously evolving and it is always a challenge for a business to remain relevant and thrive.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 20:57

12 San Francisco Restaurants for 2017

By Dan Rosenbaum

San Francisco’s restaurant scene is always hot, and 2017 is no exception.

Wednesday, 04 January 2017 21:43

Four SF Food and Drink Crawls

By Dan Rosenbaum

January 5, 2017 - In just 49 square miles, the City by the Bay packs a ton of great entertainment.

Whether you're looking to sample a range of ethnic cuisine or get a taste of the good life, San Francisco's diverse and vibrant neighborhoods provide something for everyone.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 20:43

Tomb Treasures: Han Dynasty Discoveries

TASTE News Service, December 15, 2016 — Like the Roman Empire, China's Han dynasty (206 BC–220 AD) forged one of the most powerful, advanced civilizations of the ancient world, and its elite had it all: unbridled luxury, technical innovations and courtly romance. On Feb. 17, 2017 San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum unveils Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China's Han Dynasty, an original exhibition of more than 100 dazzling works recently unearthed from the coastal heartland of classical Chinese culture.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 18:09

A Loaf of Bread, a Jug of Wine and . . .

By Dan Clarke

Cracked crab is one of nature’s sweetest bounties. Oh sure, there are crab salads, crab cakes, deviled crab and even crab soufflés, but for me there’s nothing like the simplicity of cracked Dungeness crab, a loaf of sourdough bread and a bottle of beer or a glass of wine.

Thursday, 08 December 2016 09:58

50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love

Hippie Chevy PicmonkeyEarl Scheib didn't paint this Chevy. Photo; Gene Anthony

TASTE News Service, December 8, 2016 – Next year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, a yearlong celebration of San Francisco's counter culture with a 1960's throwback including exhibitions, performances, literary events, tribute concerts and recognition of significant moments in time.

Friday, 02 December 2016 09:54

Irish Coffee and Drinks for a Chilly Night

stanton Deleplane at BV LargeThe late Stanton Deleplane at the BV

By Avital Ungar

Irish Coffee seems like a pretty simple drink, right? I mean, who can’t add a slug of whiskey to a cup of hot coffee and top it with some cream?

Bruce Cass mug shot PicmonkeyBruce Cass photo courtesy Jancis Robinson Purple Pages

TASTE News Service, October 5, 2016 – The wine industry has lost a luminary with the passing of noted author, writer, teacher and tireless advocate of all things vinous, Bruce Cass. Cass died of natural causes at his home in the Sierra Foothills on September 20, 2016. Achieving national acclaim as co-author of The Oxford Companion to the Wines of North America published in 2000, Bruce was a perpetual student and an unforgettable teacher. He reveled in the exploration of Californian terroir in recent years, taking his motorcycle on the backroads and byways of the various American Viticultural Areas.

By Dan Rosenbaum

Mr Holmes Bakehouse cruffin web PicmonkeyMr Holmes Bakehouse cruffin


San Francisco neighborhoods are just like people. They evolve, grow bigger, grow tired or are born one day and become the center of attention. A four-block area above Little Saigon, west of Union Square and south of Nob Hill, with its flourishing dining scene of freshly mashed avocado toast, banh mi sandwiches packed to the brim with different kinds of meat, croissants falling in love with muffins making the aptly named cruffin and cocktail bars serving made-to-order waffles, is just that, the center of attention.

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