Food & Drink

Harder Cider

Hard apple cider is a refreshing, low-alcohol alternative to wine and a gluten-free substitute for craft beer. It also helps save heritage apple trees...

Half a Century

Restaurateur and longtime Marin resident, Perry Butler is celebrating an important anniversary this month: His venerable bar and restaurant on Union Street in San...

Oz at Home

Among the many clichés about Australia, few of them involve a nation of culinary sophisticates who know their way around the fine,...

Beervana

Ryan Spencer took longer than he anticipated to open Libation Taproom & Bottleshop on B Street in downtown San Rafael. By the time permits...

Rethinking Ice Cream

It’s difficult to find anyone who doesn’t like ice cream. Between chefs introducing unlikely flavors such as olive oil and sea salt and black...

Hella Firkin

Locally Grown Mad Fritz aims to brew beer with terroir. You may know the story about the fox and the grapes. In a nutshell: fox...

Spice Trade

It’s nice to have your go-to blend of herbs and salt that’s good for potatoes and eggs in the morning, stir-fry in the evening...

Leap of Faith

Jill Cordova-Holt exudes energy. Alighting from table to table with boards of cured meats and locally made cheeses, the effusive owner of Jillie’s Wine...

Taste Riot

I fully expect new folks to show up in North Bay wine country next week and announce their plan to make wine as good...

Tall Order

What’s this about American whiskey not having the same good reputation as Scotch whisky, Irish whiskey or even Canadian whisky? Sad to say, it’s...