Food & Drink: Cheers to the New Year!

Looking for a few tasty ways to start off 2015? Here are some bright and cheery ideas. Happy New Year!

By Tanya Henry

Here is something to get on your calendars for next year. With over 300 specialty food producers in the North Bay alone, it is likely that one or two might pick up an award at the upcoming <strong>Good Food Awards</strong> on Thursday, Jan. 8. Now in its fifth year, the event will feature a presentation of awards to 146 producers from 33 states who will be showcasing their winning cheeses, chocolates, coffees, preserves and much more at the Good Food Awards Marketplace in the San Francisco Ferry Building. Sample the winning products on Saturday, Jan. 10 from 9am-2pm at the San Francisco Ferry Building. The cost is $5. For more information and celebrations, visit For the serious foodies out there, limited tickets are also available ($120) to the Good Food Awards Ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 8, where you can toast the 2015 winners (with winning brews and spirits).

Patxi’s Pizza is coming to the Bon Air Center in Greenbrae! Co-founders Francisco “Patxi” Azpiroz and William Freeman will be opening their doors in May to their first Marin location for the popular chain. Patxi’s Pizza is best known for its signature deep-dish pizza baked in a traditional, slow-rotating oven. They also have the best gluten-free pizzas I have ever tasted. Thin, Italian-style pizzas will be on the menu along with salads and appetizers. Even a daily vegan pie will be available.

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