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Northern California

Coffee Napa Valley

The Cup & Star Irish-ish Coffee (Drink of the Week)

Ritual Coffee Roasters founder Eileen Rinaldi, a Bay Area coffee leader, built upon the success of her bustling Oxbow Public Market stall by opening The Cup & Star last summer, featuring a beautiful hardwood...
Chinese Food San Francisco

Kingdom of Dumpling Steamed Pork Bao (Dose of Vitamin P)

On “Game of Thrones,” Westeros consists of seven kingdoms, but The North and The Vale have nothing on San Francisco. That’s where you’ll find Kingdom of Dumpling, a Chinese restaurant from David Li in...
Lemonade Sacramento

Mother Peach Lemonade (Drink of the Week)

Sacramento is the epicenter of California politics, but until recently, didn’t move the needle much when it came to seasonal, local cooking. It helps when hometown heroes like Mike Thiemann return. He previously worked...
Dumplings San Francisco

Chili House Beijing Potstickers (Dose of Vitamin P)

San Francisco’s Inner Richmond has far surpassed Chinatown for Chinese culinary treasures at this point. 2012 saw the rise of Chili House, a Sichuan style restaurant from Li Jun Han, who owns spicy sister...
Craft Beer California

Anderson Valley Brewing Briney Melon Gose (Drink of the Week)

A gigantic bear with antlers greeted me at Anderson Valley Brewing Company, a legendary Boonville brewery that dates to 1987. Nobody else was alarmed by this seemingly impossible beast, which stood 10 feet tall....
Bread San Francisco

Corridor Monkey Bread (Food of the Week)

Monkey bread is the buttery, pull apart Franken-bread of the food world, with fluffy dough balls frequently fused together with sugar and cinnamon. At Corridor, the glass and steel restaurant from Hi Neighbor Hospitality...