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Get Ready To Pay More At Oakland Restaurants As Minimum Wage Law Kicks In

The minimum wage in Oakland will jump $3 in less than weeks and restaurants from Piedmont to Jack London Square are still figuring out how they are going to stay alive.

02/19/2015

An unidentified man left a $3,000 tip at Roka Akor restaurant in San Francisco on January 14, 2013. The man also wrote "Tips for Jesus" on the bill. (CBS)

Time To End Tips? There Must Be A Better Way To Compensate Restaurant Workers

When San Francisco Chronicle restaurant critic Michael Bauer speaks, people tend to listen. I’m thrilled to see Bauer call for an end to the practice of tipping in restaurants, but I wonder if his call will be heard by the right people.

02/18/2015

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Yearning For a Gyro? Make Your Way To The East Bay

It’s a long way from Athens and it cannot hold a candle to Chicago’s Greektown, but the East Bay has its share of small gyro and souvlaki spots, and some stars among them.

02/18/2015

Liam Mayclem & Chrissy Wittmann (credit: Foodie Chap/Liam Mayclem)

Foodie Chap w/ Chrissy Wittmann of Central California’s Wild Horse Winery

Liam & Chrissy met at Wild Horse Winery near Paso Robles where the wine is the star attraction next to a few llamas…

02/17/2015

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Narsai’s Spiced Oranges— A Wintertime Fresh Fruit Indulgence

Oranges are king for fresh fruit in the winter months, so now is the time to indulge in a spiced orange recipe that’s an old favorite at our house that serves four people.

02/13/2015

Eggs for Sale

5 Of The Most ‘Egg-straordinary’ Dishes Made With Eggs!

Here are five of the best egg dishes in the Bay Area.

02/11/2015

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Brewery sans the Brew: Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

I went to the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company in Half Moon Bay and failed to order a brew . . .

02/10/2015

T-fal OptiGrill Stainless Steal Electric Grill

TGF: Gear: Grilling To Tailgate Perfection

Good tailgate food won’t just make itself. That’s where the T-fal OptiGrill Indoor Electric Grill comes in.

02/10/2015

Chef Marc Dym (credit: Foodie Chap/Liam Mayclem)

Foodie Chap With Chef Marc Dym of Little River Inn

Check out Chef Dym’s Crab Cake recipe & enjoy the tasty chat taped minutes after Chef was announced winner!

02/09/2015

Red wine poured from bottle into glass (Photo credit by AP Photo)

Cheers! Study Says Red Wine May Help Burn Fat

Raise a toast to your waistline. A new study finds a certain chemical consumed when you drink a glass of red wine is not only good for your health, it can help overweight people burn fat.

02/07/2015

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Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

While turkey is the quintessential Thanksgiving dish, it’s the side dishes that can make or break the meal. From roasted asparagus to classic pumpkin pie, it’s time to get inspired.

Refresh With A Caprese Salad

Best Vegetarian Dishes

Celebrate National Vegetarian Day with one of these delicious vegetable filled dishes. Not into salad? Try spinach lasagna, hummus or falafels.

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