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Couple cuisine - Husbands That Cook author/chefs

Couple cuisine - Husbands That Cook author/chefs

In 2015, spurred in part by the enthusiastic response their potluck dishes and birthday treats garnered from friends when they socialized, Ryan Alvarez and Adam Merrin started a recipe blog, Husbands That Cook. That's now also the title of their book.

Attack of the Killer Kimonos!

Attack of the Killer Kimonos!

Almost everything you wanted to know about the Kimono, or could reasonably be condensed into the space of two galleries, is shared in and around "Kimono Refashioned"'s immaculate, minimalist display cases.

Say, "Cheese!" - Laura Chenel's and Marin French Cheese, local and tasty

Say, "Cheese!" - Laura Chenel's and Marin French Cheese, local and tasty

With the holidays fast approaching, consider adding some locally-made delicious cheese to your party plates or brunch menu. Sonoma and Marin artisan cheese makers Laura Chenel and Marin French Cheese recently sent us some delicious samples.

American Gongfu: Oakland tea company's savory sips

American Gongfu: Oakland tea company's savory sips

Oakland couple James Erb and Jason Young would love to spill the tea with you. The pair share fascinating tidbits about the cultivation, processing and preparation of tea through their business, American Gongfu.

Mind Your Queer Bizness: supporting LGBT-owned shops, bars and restaurants

Mind Your Queer Bizness: supporting LGBT-owned shops, bars and restaurants

Supporting small queer business means getting your shoes shined at your local queer-owned cobbler, flirting with the racks at that cute atelier down the street, and tossing back a Paloma with the regulars at your local gay watering hole.

Drag & Burgers @ Hamburger Mary's

Drag & Burgers @ Hamburger Mary's

Serving up burgers and drag shows, the recently opened Hamburger Mary's has become a popular Castro district restaurant for locals and tourists alike.

Labor Day Libations

Labor Day Libations

It's Labor Day weekend, the summer's third and final sanctioned drinking festival. A new bar, a new book, a new bottle, and a new drinking game have all shown up on the BARtab radar in recent days. Please, enjoy one on us.

Tastefully proud: Papi Rico, Hamburger Mary's, Indo and Wooden Spoon serve it up

Tastefully proud: Papi Rico, Hamburger Mary's, Indo and Wooden Spoon serve it up

Just in time for Pride, a small bouquet of eateries has bloomed in the Castro. Whether you're a local who's not often in the gayborhood, or you've got out-of-town visitors stoked to see the sites, swing on by and bring your appetite for something new.

West Coast Craft @ Fort Mason

West Coast Craft @ Fort Mason

  • FASHION
  • by Steven Underhill
  • Jun 13, 2018

Hundreds of craftspeople, designers of homewares, clothing, soaps, art, jewelry and more showcased their handmade wares at the annual West Coast Craft show, held June 9 & 10 at Fort Mason's Festival Pavilion.

Summer spirits: Libations for lovely longer days and nights

Summer spirits: Libations for lovely longer days and nights

As we head into summer, the Bay Area Reporter has ordered up a round of fresh libations, whether you're looking for a new haunt, a new drink of choice, a wine country escape, or intellectual rationale for an impending hangover.

Blue Angel, Stoli focus on the fabulous

Blue Angel, Stoli focus on the fabulous

Along with Stoli's release of a Harvey Milk limited edition vodka bottle (see B.A.R. last week's issue), another spirit that's worth noting is the new brand, Blue Angel Vodka.

Sweet Spot :: The Castro Fountain's the Latest in New Ice Cream Shops

Sweet Spot :: The Castro Fountain's the Latest in New Ice Cream Shops

After more than a year of construction and permitting delays, The Castro Fountain is finally open, with a two-page menu of ice cream, cakes, pies, cookies, and fountain drinks.

Savor Sonoma :: Valley Vintners Branch Out

Savor Sonoma :: Valley Vintners Branch Out

To most of the world, Napa remains the stronger "name brand" when it comes to California wine geography. Even locally, when Sonoma does have name recognition, there's confusion between the County and the Valley. That's set to change.

Out There :: Well-Versed in Viniculture

Out There :: Well-Versed in Viniculture

We were pleased to be invited to the Catalan Wines USA Master Class & Wine Tasting that transpired at The Bently Reserve last week. More knowledge!