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TV Host Andrew Zimmern in SF, Filming at the Ferry Building

At Far West Fungi Food and travel television host Andrew Zimmern was seen foraging for mushrooms and perhaps other strange foods in the Ferry Building today, as is his schtick on his popular shows like Bizarre Foods. The [Read entire story]

Levi’s Stadium, Fueled by Rooftop Farm, Returns With New Concessions

The Organic Coup, Oren’s Hummus Shop, and Off the Grid trucks have been added As the 49ers prepare for their first preseason game tomorrow, it’s time to check back in on Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, which the [Read entire story]

Guy Fieri Took Marshawn Lynch and The Raiders to Flavortown

Flavortown business and more things to know Guy Fieri grilled preseason lunch for the Raiders, no big deal Guy Fieri, a resident of Santa Rosa and the the mayor of Flavortown, was seen prepping lunch for his favorite [Read entire story]

NY Times Apologizes For Article ‘Discovering’ Boba After Reader Outcry

The Boba Guys' New York store was their example The New York Times issued an apology today after readers complained about a breathlessly written business section article framing boba tea as an exotic new trend poised to [Read entire story]

Former Top Dog Employee Says He Isn’t A White Supremacist, Despite Marching in Charlottesville Rally

He resigned after his identity was revealed on Twitter Cole White, a former employee of the Berkeley restaurant Top Dog, may have travelled all the way to Charlottesville, Virginia to attend a “Unite the Right Rally” [Read entire story]

New Liquor Licenses Announced For Outer SF Neighborhoods

Six things to know today For SF’s outer neighborhoods, a new license to chill The ABC announced its new Type 87 liquor licenses this week, which will be issued this fall. They’re the “Neighborhood Restricted [Read entire story]

Friendly Neighborhood Sushi Bar Kuma Now Open on Polk

For nigiri, sashimi, and rolls affordable “on a random Wednesday night” Ryo Sakai and Cory Jackson, a couple of longtime friends and coworkers, just opened the sushi restaurant they’ve talked about for years: Kuma [Read entire story]

New Winery Hopes to Make Old School Wine Cool Again With a Modern Tasting Room

Ashes & Diamonds opens next month with a distinctly Millennial vibe A new Napa winery called Ashes & Diamonds hopes a younger generation of wine drinkers will take a shine to an older generation of Napa wines, and to [Read entire story]

Immigrant-Focused Coffee Shop Wins Starbucks Grant To Train More Refugee Baristas

And five more things to know today 1951 Coffee awarded grant to expand training program Berkeley’s mission-driven coffee shop and barista training program 1951 Coffee (named for the year that UN refugee guidelines were [Read entire story]

After 24 Years, Dottie’s Owner Sells Business To New Owners

Dottie’s True Blue Cafe is changing hands Dottie's True Blue Cafe owner Kurt “Dottie” Abney has finally found new owners for his beloved breakfast restaurant more than two years after announcing his intentions to [Read entire story]

Floating Restaurant Forbes Island Has Closed For Good

After nearly 20 years San Francisco’s kitschy floating restaurant Forbes Island has closed permanently. Located below deck on a small barge designed to look like an island, the restaurant has earned a reputation for [Read entire story]

Manresa Takes The Show on The Road with Residencies in France

To celebrate its 15th Anniversary, chef David Kinch is headed to Marseille, Paris, and Nice A part of its 15-year anniversary celebration, Manresa is going on vacation, sort of, temporarily relocating from Los Gatos, [Read entire story]

Chicken Nuggets Get The Tasting Room They Deserve

Californians are bad tippers, Zapata has closed, and more Monday Intel A different breed of Wine Country tasting room Sebastopol organic chicken finger company Hip Chicks is grabbing attention with its new “Chicken [Read entire story]

Berkeley’s Top Dog Fires Employee Who Participated in Charlottesville White Supremacist Rally

He was identified on social media Berkeley hot dog shop Top Dog has fired an employee who attended this weekend’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The former worker, Cole White, was identified on [Read entire story]

New Healdsburg Restaurant Will Put Educational Farming on The Menu

Classroom to farm to table A new Healdsburg restaurant placing an emphasis on farm-to-table cooking is also emphasizing the classroom by sourcing ingredients from a children’s educational farm. The restaurant, Kitchen [Read entire story]

Fieldwork Opens Monterey Taproom, Capping Off Explosive Growth Spurt

Five taprooms in two years, nbd Fieldwork Brewing Company’s Monterey taproom at 520 Munras Avenue has received ABC approval, moved kegs into the cooler, and pending final inspection today, will be pouring beer for [Read entire story]

Tokyo’s $180 Wagyu Beef Sandwich Will Debut in SF At $595 Dinner

Appropriate More juicy details on the extremely expensive beef sandwich coming to San Francisco from Tokyo food cartel Wagyumafia: The brand’s local partner in crime, so to speak, will be restaurateur Kash Feng and his [Read entire story]

Craftsman and Wolves Brings Hotcake Brunch to New Bayview Farmers Market

Starting this Sunday Starting this Sunday, August 13, a new farmers market pilot program is coming right to the doorstep of Craftsman and Wolves’ Bayview location, AKA The Den, at 2250 Keith Street. The contemporary [Read entire story]

Anchor CEO Says Brewery Sale Was To Focus On Distillery

Project Juice opening in Berkeley, Rockridge’s Belotti expanding, and more Anchor CEO explains why he sold the brewery and kept the distillery Explaining some of his rationale for selling the historic local brewery [Read entire story]

SF’s Oldest Gay Bar Will Seriously Become a ‘Kung Fu’ Laundromat

Kozy Kar’s owner has applied to take over the Gangway A new owner for San Francisco’s oldest gay bar, The Gangway, may soon make it over as a laundromat with a kung fu theme, of all things. According to a pending [Read entire story]