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The party at Auction Napa Valley

  Over the past 30 years, Auction Napa Valley, thrown by the Napa... More»

Green garlic soup from Aster

  For all of its virtues, soup is rarely the stuff of obsession. But the green garlic soup that Brett Cooper has plopped on the menu at Aster... More»

Ravi Kapur

  The expert: Ravi Kapur, chef and co-owner of Liholiho Yacht Club... More»


  If I was excited to try Brett Cooper's cooking at Aster last week, I was... More»

José Andrés

  It’s a theme of numerous conferences, but nary a food festival has been dedicated to the topic of food’s future. That’s... More»


  It sounds like blasphemy, but it’s true: Finding an adventurous wine list in wine country is shockingly difficult. Laboring under the... More»


  The dessert looks like a beehive. Its conical swirl of torched vanilla chiffon hides a knob of caramelized pineapple ice... More»

Rodney Strong concerts

  Wineries now define themselves as much by the experiences that they offer as they do the wines they make. Some wineries host picnics,... More»

Seared foie gras at Haven.

  Haven Jack London Square Following a quick reboot... More»


  Long touted as a superfood, the acai berry is being blended into bowls at a growing number of Bay Area businesses. At the Castro... More»


  You can find plenty of bars serving craft cocktails along Geary Boulevard, but little in the way of wine—which makes... More»

The Kronnerburger

  There it sits, a hulking monument to the alchemy between a beef patty and an accommodating bun. The black magic of Chris Kronner’s... More»