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The Bay Area has another hot new Mexican restaurant—but this time it’s not a taco joint. Calavera, which just opened in Oakland’s burgeoning Uptown... Read More

Three years in the making, Los Fuegos will be a part of the much-anticipated Faena Hotel project and will open in November. (The other... Read More

Some say San Francisco’s new restaurants are beginning to gravitate toward a common theme (hello, upmarket pub fare), while Oakland’s dining scene is... Read More

Oakland’s fast-rising food scene just keeps getting hotter—and come November, there will be one more reason to pay attention. That’s when Itani Ramen... Read More

If you’ve been stalling on a trip to Napa in hopes of experiencing the currently-closed bastion of California fine dining, it’s time to book those... Read More

He’s the first-ever winner of the televised cooking competition, Top Chef Just Desserts, and this Saturday, his new pâtisserie opens in Palo Alto,... Read More

See 100 Places to Eat Like a LocalLondon: “The food at Dock Kitchen ($$$), in Ladbroke Grove, is complex and delicious. Chef Stevie Parle pulls... Read More

Food: O’Hare installed 28 beehives on unused land and expects to harvest 700 pounds of honey this year; soon you’ll find it at O’Hare and Midway. Look... Read More

What do you do when your yard is the neighborhood embarrassment?When spring is on its way and your garden still looks post-nuclear?The only sensible... Read More

Where to Stay Sherman House 2160 Green St., San Francisco; 415/563-3600; doubles $340-$800. Manka's Inverness Lodge Callendar and Argyle Ways, Inverness... Read More

It may not have the skyline of San Francisco or the culinary pedigree of Berkeley (yet), but this former industrial powerhouse is forging a new, edgier... Read More

Silicon Valley is to the United States what the United States is to the rest of the world. —Michael Lewis, The New New ThingTONIGHT WE'RE GONNA PARTY... Read More

See our slideshow of the 50 Best New U.S. Restaurants.You know the American restaurant paradigm is shifting when communal benches become more desirable... Read More

It’s just a 35-mile drive from the golden gate Bridge to Point Reyes Station. The distance is pocket change by California’s sprawling standards, but the... Read More

These days, hardly anyone balks when busboys start clearing plates before everyone is finished. Maître d's keep patrons waiting for an hour, even when... Read More

The latest generation of hands-on science centers and technology museums is launching kids into new levels of exploration. Medics-in-training can... Read More

Location is everything, so we like the 1950's retro Golden Bear Motel on San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley. We fly up from L.A., eat at Oliveto in Oakland,... Read More

space for rentYou've probably passed them in airports and wondered about those Laptop Lanes, business centers popping up like Starbucks. It started when... Read More

There's a woman in tears in Jim Lafferty's office at the San Jose Jet Center, which caters to private Silicon Valley planes. A desk agent, she has... Read More

Don't worry about saving room for dessert: it's chocolate soup to nuts at specialty cafés across the country. In Berkeley, the Scharffen Berger factory... Read More

Seattle, WAOne Pot dinners (OnePot.org; $35–$60 for three courses, BYOB) sometimes include boldface names, such as Gore Vidal and environmentalist Bill... Read More

Still high from the best caffeine fix in America, I stroll through a cosmopolitan farmers' market overflowing with heirloom tomatoes and plums grown by... Read More

The last time I was in Berkeley, someone had just lopped the heads off all the downtown parking meters and stuck flowers in the poles. "For a few... Read More

As production designer, Maurice Sendak brings his gleefully raffish spirit to a fresh rendition of Brundibár, Czech composer Hans Krása's 1938... Read More

It’s the dinner hour at Pizzaiolo in Oakland, California. Your kids are running around the boccie court on the patio. A glass of Lambrusco fizzes... Read More

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