Food & Drink

North Bay Food Banks Ramp Up Efforts as Winter Sets In

Food drives in Marin and Sonoma County help the hungry while remaining socially distant.

Local Wineries Survive and Thrive Despite Fires

Wildfires are nothing new to California, but the devastation they wreak on the local wine industry seems to grow...

Dining Al Fresco

We have all noticed the “parklets” popping up in front of restaurants throughout the county.  Decorative wood lattice, elaborate...

RH’s New Rooftop Restaurant

After months of construction at the north end of the Village at Corte Madera (1750 Redwood Hwy, Corte Madera),...

Twin City Tacos

I used to gauge the relative coolness of a town by the quality of a random cup of coffee....

JUSTIN Time

There’s an old school of thought that holds that an “eaux” suffix used in lieu of an anglo “O”...

Quarantine cooking 101

I’m part of a weekly Zoom-based happy hour the host has dubbed “The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie” after...

Vino goes virtual

Because I could not go to Temecula, it kindly came to me. And threatened to drown me with bottle...

Bubbly Planet

When raising a glass to toast Earth Day reaching its half-century mark, wouldn’t it seem apropos to fill...

When it roars it purrs

Like the rest of the nation, I’ve been sheltering in place trying to avoid the most virulent contagion...

Canned Goods

Remember a decade ago when the big debate was Cork vs. Cap? Simpler times, my friends. Simpler times. We’ve...

Tech Tasting

With apologies to Orson Welles, it seems, “We shall sell no wine unless it’s online.” With...

Get Lit: Writing an eternal, boozy truth

I’ve written a few drunk scenes—pretty much any action in my novel Quantum Deadline is preceded by a bout...

Sober Rover

Didn't make it very far into "dry January" this year? Me neither. Sober Diary, January 2: "This is fine, but...
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