Melanie Graysmith

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Best Barbecue In The East Bay

When we hear the word “barbecue,” Texas-style sweet and tangy sauce on succulent meats, chicken and ribs is generally the taste that comes to mind. If that’s what you look for when the “gotta have it” barbecue urge hits, then head for these popular East Bay spots.

09/02/2015

Chef Adriana Almazan Lahl and her book published in 2013

Ask A Bay Area Expert: School Lunches To Prepare In 10 Minutes Or Less

School days are almost here, and with that come the everyday need for school lunches. Parents with time restraints and limited ideas can give a sigh of relief. Kid friendly, easy to whip up lunches are here, thanks to a Bay Area chef who creates recipes for the San Francisco Unified School District.

08/28/2015

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Best Bagels In The Bay Area

New York bagels, Montreal bagels, sourdough bagels — who knew there were so many bests? If you are looking for a personal favorite, Bay Area bagel shops have got you covered.

08/26/2015

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Best Print Shops In The Bay Area

Everyone needs a quality print shop now and again, and the San Francisco Bay Area is fortunate to have a number of high quality shops to satisfy everyone’s printing needs

08/18/2015

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How To Survive Outside Lands 2015

The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is the weekend-long musical event at Golden Gate Park that began in 2008 and has become a huge annual event. With a line-up of international and local musical talents, comedy acts and art exhibits, its important to be as prepared as possible before you go for maximum enjoyment.

08/07/2015

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5 Wine Tasting Bars Outside of The Napa Valley

Big city living doesn’t have to mean long drives to some of California’s legendary wineries. Wine producers and wine tasting rooms are close by San Francisco, with several locations right in the city too.

08/01/2015

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Best Upcoming Exhibits For Kids In San Francisco

Bay Area museums offer hands-on exhibits and activities that engage kids with restless hands and boundless energy.

07/20/2015

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Best Public Pools In The Bay Area

With numerous modern and recently remodeled public swimming pools scattered around the Bay Area you definitely have a warm water friend nearby. If you enjoy the sport, relaxing pleasures or health benefits of swimming, then get ready to jump right in.

07/17/2015

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Top 5 Gourmet Hot Dogs In The Bay Area

The “all American hot dog“ has certainly gone through cultural transformations here in the San Francisco Bay Area, where local foodies simply cannot leave close to well enough alone. The results are delish.

07/15/2015

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Best Bars With Tropical Drinks In The Bay Area

Go to the tropics, even if in spirit only, with a tropical drink sensation and summer refresher.

06/25/2015

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