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We were all running late, but I was running late simply because my mind was playing tricks on me.

It was Saturday morning, and I was driving to one of my favorite spots in the Bay Area — Hog Island Oyster Farm in Marshall near Tomales Bay. I’d picked […]

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MONTREAL
I’ve been back home in the San Francisco Bay Area for almost two weeks now, but these posts about my Montreal vacation have made me feel like I’m still there. How I wish I were!

It was a fantastic trip discovering this quaint and stylish Canadian city, and the emerging food scene has […]

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MARSHALL, Calif.
One of the popular things to do in the Bay Area is to drive north to Tomales Bay and shuck oysters fresh from the bay. And I’ve made it a couple of times out to Tomales Bay Oyster Co., but today I tried the other popular spot, Hog Island Oyster Co.’s […]

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UPDATE: The restaurant quietly closed in November 2016.

The story: Chef/Owner Rick Hackett opened the Pan American-influenced Bocanova at Oakland’s Jack London Square more than five years ago, and late last year expanded by opening Jack’s Oyster Bar and Fish House next door. With Executive Chef Peter Villegas (formerly of La Mar) and pastry […]

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A lot is happening in the mid-Market area of San Francisco, long lost to the homeless and drug use from the encroaching Tenderloin. But when Twitter moved into a shiny new building known as Market Square, splashy luxury condos followed and now the first of many retail developments has arrived.

I’m talking specifically of The Market, a […]

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MARSHALL, Calif.
There’s an old rule that the best months to eat oysters are the ones that end with “r,” such as September, October, November and December. That’s because oysters develop and taste best when the waters are cold.

But in the Bay Area, we can enjoy raw oysters year-round because our temperate cool […]

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