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Coffee California

Interview: Verve Coffee Roasters co-founder Colby Barr

Colby Barr co-founded Verve Coffee Roasters in Santa Cruz with Ryan O’Donovan in 2007. Since then, the partners have emphasized impeccable sourcing at the Farmlevel and high engagement at the Streetlevel. This holistic approach...
Chef Oakland

Interview: Alta Group founder Daniel Patterson

Daniel Patterson has become one of California’s leading culinary figures in the past two decades. He opened Babette’s in Sonoma back in 1994 before taking a turn toward San Francisco (and fine dining). Coi...
Coffee San Francisco

Hole in the Wall Coffee (Drink of the Week)

I’ve read estimates ranging from 15-20 square feet for Hole in the Wall Coffee, a tiny North Beach window that Zac Green opened in 2014 just uphill from Washington Square Park. Self-described San Francisco...
Italian Food San Francisco

Che Fico Grilled Chopped Duck Liver (Food of the Week)

Che Fico was a hit straight out of the gate, from the moment Anderson Cooper Instagrammed his pizza. Former Eleven Madison Park Senior Sous Chef David Nayfeld teamed with Matt Brewer on this modern...
Tea San Francisco

Steap Tea Bar Tony’s Tea (Drink of the Week)

Cheese tea has found a savory foothold in tea shops across California. The trendy tea topper recently touched down in San Francisco’s Chinatown thanks to a collaboration between Steap Tea Bar and famous local...
Duck San Francisco

The Morris Smoked Duck (Food of the Week)

The Morris is a San Francisco revelation from seasoned sommelier Paul Einbund and chef Gavin Schmidt in the Mission. Their corner restaurant serves some serious seasonal California comfort food, with smoked duck serving as...