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Hot new Taiwanese breakfast spot, Cafe Mei, now open in Fremont

Get ready for quadruple-decker breakfast sandwiches. Cafe Mei, the first U.S. spinoff of Mei Er Mei, a popular quick-service chain in Taiwan, has opened in the Pacific Commons Shopping Center in Fremont. Fans of the cafe’s 10 neat, toasted sammies, which feature everything from ham and eggs to cucumber, pork and sweet mayo, will also find traditional Taiwanese breakfast foods like dan bing and rolled egg crepes described on the menu as Taiwanese pancakes, as well as tea and coffee.
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21 Fun Things to Do This Week (09.20.21)

Art lovers will find plenty to fancy this week as ArtSpan's San Francisco Open Studios gets underway; Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel comes to life in a digital exhibition; and a new SF-inspired circus takes flight at Club Fugazi. Plus, Outerlands returns with Dutch pancakes on the parklet; Starline Social club reopens...
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One of the East Bay’s Best Taquerias Is Coming to San Rafael

Marin County doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being one of the Bay Area’s premier taco destinations. (Some might even call certain stretches of the wealthy, predominantly white county a taco desert of sorts.) But no longer: Later this year, El Tucán, one of the East Bay’s very best taquerias, will open a new outpost on the San Rafael waterfront that’s larger and even more ambitious than its original Richmond location.

Three Car Friendly Takeout Meals to Try From Local Kitchens in Lafayette

Breakfast Bowl from Bacon Bacon at Local KitchensOriginal photo by the author. Local Kitchens in Lafayette, California is an exciting twist on the traditional concept of a restaurant. Instead of featuring food from a single restaurant, Local Kitchens’ staff cooks up signature dishes from 6+ high-end, San Francisco eateries. That provides lots of food options. And Local Kitchens provides an easy eating experience, especially during the pandemic.
The Bold Italic

5 San Francisco Rooftops to Visit for Dinner and Drinks

In our city of water, hills, and stunning vistas, rooftop dining is a unique joy all to itself— but there are surprisingly few spots from which to seek out. Yes, Karla the Fog and gusty wind conditions add to the city’s mercurial (and moody) skyline. That said: Those two weather anomalies don’t exactly boast well for tranquil rooftop feasting.

San Francisco is America's most underrated chicken wing destination

Hot take: San Francisco is an underrated chicken wing city. There, I said it. But it's not just me saying it; the chicken wing game has some backers amongst chefs, too. "Everyone is so talented right now. Like everyone is guns blazing. It's good to see," said Shawn Naputi, chef and co-owner of Prubechu in the Mission.
Mercury News

Berkeley’s Boichik Bagels secures warehouse for big Bay Area expansion

Bay Area bagel savant Emily Winston, the founder of Boichik Bagels and subject of many East Coast versus West Coast bagel debates, has signed a lease for an 18,000-square-foot North Berkeley warehouse and retail space that will allow her to bake more bagels and get back into pastry-making. It will also have a large patio with tons of seating.

Hidden Gems of San Francisco

This story is brought to you by the great people over at the Bold Italic. The Bold Italic is an online magazine, shop, and events hub in San Francisco. We celebrate the free-wheeling spirit of the city. San Francisco is like an artichoke. It’s not an onion, whose layers are...

San Francisco’s First Upscale Filipino Restaurant ‘Abaca’ Opens To Great Fanfare

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A highly anticipated Filipino restaurant has debuted in San Francisco — filling a great void in the Bay Area food scene. Abaca, located inside the Kimpton Alton Hotel in Fisherman’s Wharf, is the city’s first upscale restaurant of its kind. The dining room was bustling and completely full Saturday night — filled with diners who came from near and far to get a taste of the Philippines. “It’s really amazing, I drove two hours to get here and it’s like – it has a twist,” said Monique Agatep from Carmel-by-the-Sea. “It’s Filipino and yet it...

Hayward dads participate in the Million Fathers March

HAYWARD, Calif. - Fathers and other male role models gathered on Friday for the annual Million Fathers March in Hayward. Hayward Unified School District provided music, breakfast and fun before school began for this year's march. "Its kind of a nice feeling being a father and getting recognition like this....
Arkansas Online

Four spectacular Bay Area public gardens to explore

SAN JOSE, Calif. — If you're about to visit California's Bay Area, you don't have to hit the backcountry — or the smoke-choked Sierra or currently-closed national forests — to get a dose of nature. There are gorgeous parks and public greens tucked among the skyscrapers and asphalt of Bay Area cities, from a rooftop park in San Francisco to a historic garden in Palo Alto and botanical wonders in the Berkeley hills.
Contra Costa Herald

Open House at Roddy Ranch for new regional park Saturday, Sept. 25

I am excited to announce that East Bay Regional Park District and East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy will be hosting a free, on-site OPEN HOUSE EVENT at the former Roddy Ranch Golf Course in Antioch the morning of Saturday, September 25. This is an opportunity to see the site in-person, walk along a section of former golf cart paths, and learn about park planning efforts, design ideas, and habitat restoration for the future Regional Park. Capacity is limited, so registration is required. Face coverings and/or social distancing may also be required per local health orders.