Goodies By Anna: Melty Salted Nutella Chocolate Chunk Cookies
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Goodies By Anna: Melty Salted Nutella Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Using large chocolate wafers coupled with the hefty scoop of Nutella makes for one gooey, melty chocolate lovers’ dream cookie! The addition of a sprinkle…

Goodies by Anna: Caribbean Rum Cake
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Goodies by Anna: Caribbean Rum Cake

This Caribbean Rum Cake is moist, delicious and soaked in a whole lotta rum! The tender yellow cake base is infused with rum in the…

One Year After Fire, Marina Restaurant Castagna Prepares To Reopen
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One Year After Fire, Marina Restaurant Castagna Prepares To Reopen

A restaurant in San Francisco’s Marina District that was closed for more than a year because of an electrical fire is reopening by the end…

Goodies by Anna: Raisinet Cookies
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Goodies by Anna: Raisinet Cookies

Back to my murder mystery recipes! This one is from the Devil’s Food Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke. These Chocolate Covered Raisin Cookies are baked…

Destroyed By Fire, West Portal Squat And Gobble Reopens Wednesday
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Destroyed By Fire, West Portal Squat And Gobble Reopens Wednesday

More than a year after a fire shut its doors, the Squat and Gobble restaurant in San Francisco’s West Portal neighborhood will reopen Wednesday morning…

Four Loko Complains About Being Singled Out As They Say They’ll Stop Marketing To Kids
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Four Loko Complains About Being Singled Out As They Say They’ll Stop Marketing To Kids

Four Loko, a popular line of fruit-flavored alcoholic drinks, will voluntarily curb how it markets its beverages to underage drinkers due to the efforts of…

Krave Beef Jerky Recalled Due To Safety Concerns
Bay Area

Krave Beef Jerky Recalled Due To Safety Concerns

Krave Jerky has issued a recall for its Garlic Chili Pepper Beef Jerky following safety concerns with the project, according to the Monterey County Health…

Fans Of Joe’s Cable Car Invited To Bid On Keepsakes From Closing Restaurant
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Fans Of Joe’s Cable Car Invited To Bid On Keepsakes From Closing Restaurant

Joe’s Cable Car Restaurant, a fixture of San Francisco’s Excelsior District for nearly 50 years, closed its doors for good Sunday but is offering customers…

Study: Kids Targeted By Booze, Cigarette, Junk Food Marketing At Bay Area Stores
Bay Area

Study: Kids Targeted By Booze, Cigarette, Junk Food Marketing At Bay Area Stores

Public health agencies throughout the Bay Area and the state today unveiled a new campaign based on the idea that people are only as healthy…

Supe Who Proposed Soda Tax Calls For Hearing On SF’s $500 Million Diabetes Crisis
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Supe Who Proposed Soda Tax Calls For Hearing On SF’s $500 Million Diabetes Crisis

Type 2 diabetes and its effect on San Francisco residents will be the topic of a hearing requested Tuesday by a member of the city’s…

You Still Have Two Hours To Get Free Pancakes At IHOP

Diners are enjoying a free “short stack” of pancakes today at more than a dozen IHOP restaurants in the Bay Area for the ninth annual…

Goodies by Anna: Mocha Hazelnut Butterball Cookies
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Goodies by Anna: Mocha Hazelnut Butterball Cookies

I’ve been reading these fun murder mystery novels by Joanne Fluke, all of which revolve around the owner of a little bakeshop who solves murder…

SF-Based Chocolate Company Moving To Berkeley
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SF-Based Chocolate Company Moving To Berkeley

San Francisco-based chocolate maker TCHO New American Chocolate is moving next month to a new space in Berkeley, a company employee said today. The factory,…

SF Supes Backing Warning Label Proposal For Sugary Drinks
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SF Supes Backing Warning Label Proposal For Sugary Drinks

San Francisco elected leaders are backing a state bill that would add warning labels to sugary drinks such as sodas and energy drinks. At the…

Senator Feinstein Serves Historic 40 Millionth Meal At St. Anthony’s
Food

Senator Feinstein Serves Historic 40 Millionth Meal At St. Anthony’s

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-San Francisco, served the 40 millionth meal at San Francisco’s St. Anthony’s dining room late this morning. Wearing a St. Anthony’s…

Supes Say Poll Results Mean SF Supports Soda Tax
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Supes Say Poll Results Mean SF Supports Soda Tax

San Francisco supervisors who have proposed a sugary drink tax for the city’s November ballot said they were encouraged by a statewide poll released today…

Community Mourns Josh Epple, Beloved Local Butcher Killed In Motorcycle Accident
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Community Mourns Josh Epple, Beloved Local Butcher Killed In Motorcycle Accident

Coworkers and friends today remembered a San Francisco butcher who was killed in a motorcycle accident over the weekend as a good-hearted city native whose…

Merchant Caught With More Than A Ton Of Illegal Shark Fins, Was Part Of Group Suing Against Ban
Crime

Merchant Caught With More Than A Ton Of Illegal Shark Fins, Was Part Of Group Suing Against Ban

More than 2,000 pounds of illegal shark fins were seized from a San Francisco business owner involved in challenging a shark fin ban late last…

Goodies by Anna: Brown Butter Banana Bread With Rum And Coconut
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Goodies by Anna: Brown Butter Banana Bread With Rum And Coconut

I love a good, traditional banana bread, but when I came across this Brown Butter Banana Bread with Run and Coconut recipe I had to…

Through Thursday, Rainbow Grocery Is Donating 100% Of Their Profits To Typhoon Haiyan Relief
Food

Through Thursday, Rainbow Grocery Is Donating 100% Of Their Profits To Typhoon Haiyan Relief

Local Filipinos and their supporters are marking the three-month anniversary of a deadly typhoon in the Philippines today by launching a fundraising drive at a…

Owner Of Iconic SF Hamburger Joint Would Rather Close Up Than Sell, Restaurant Site To Become Apartment Buildings
Business

Owner Of Iconic SF Hamburger Joint Would Rather Close Up Than Sell, Restaurant Site To Become Apartment Buildings

Joe’s Cable Car Restaurant, a cherished burger spot in San Francisco’s Excelsior District, is serving its last batch of freshly ground chuck next month after…

“Diseased and unsound animals”: 8.7 Million Pounds Of Meat Recalled By Bay Area Company
Bay Area

“Diseased and unsound animals”: 8.7 Million Pounds Of Meat Recalled By Bay Area Company

A Petaluma-based company recalled more than 8.7 million pounds of meat Saturday produced over the last year that may not have been adequately inspected and…

Beverage Advocacy Group Decries Sugary Drink Fee As “taxes that raise the cost of living”
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Beverage Advocacy Group Decries Sugary Drink Fee As “taxes that raise the cost of living”

San Francisco supervisors today introduced a measure for the November ballot that would impose a 2 cents per ounce tax on sugary drinks sold in…

Goodies by Anna: Homemade Granola
Food

Goodies by Anna: Homemade Granola

At the end of many baking projects, I find myself with leftover nuts and dried fruits. This homemade granola is a perfect way to use…

SF Supes Call Town Meeting To Talk About Sugary Beverage Tax
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SF Supes Call Town Meeting To Talk About Sugary Beverage Tax

Four San Francisco supervisors are holding a community meeting this evening to gather public input on a proposed tax on sugary drinks. The meeting, scheduled…

U.S. Secretary of Labor Tours Mission Food Business Incubator, Calls For Immigration Reform
Food

U.S. Secretary of Labor Tours Mission Food Business Incubator, Calls For Immigration Reform

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez visited San Francisco today to tour a food business incubator that he said highlights the need for comprehensive immigration…

Goodies by Anna: Maple Cake
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Goodies by Anna: Maple Cake

This super simple Maple Cake is sure to please and has become a new favorite of mine. The delicious smoky-sweet flavor of the maple syrup…

City Attorney Makes It Rain $2.1 Million: Restaurants Who’d Run Afoul Of Healthy SF Rules Reach Settlement
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City Attorney Makes It Rain $2.1 Million: Restaurants Who’d Run Afoul Of Healthy SF Rules Reach Settlement

San Francisco’s city attorney announced today that all restaurants that had faced potential lawsuits for failing to comply with the city’s “Healthy San Francisco” ordinance…

Hepatitis A Scare: Recent Patrons Of North Beach’s Comstock Saloon Should Visit The Doctor
Food

Hepatitis A Scare: Recent Patrons Of North Beach’s Comstock Saloon Should Visit The Doctor

A food handler in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A, a city public health department spokeswoman said. Anyone who ate…

Goodies by Anna: Winter Wonderland, My Gingerbread House 2013
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Goodies by Anna: Winter Wonderland, My Gingerbread House 2013

This year’s gingerbread house is a 21″ tall confection that I’ve named “Winter Wonderland.” After showing my dad different pics from Pinterest of house styles…

Goodies by Anna: Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Butter
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Goodies by Anna: Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Butter

Spiced Apple Butter is excellent with scones or biscuits but can also be used in oatmeal or on pork chops…or just eat it with a…

Michael Mina To Run Members-Only Tailgate Parties At 49ers’ New Stadium
Food

Michael Mina To Run Members-Only Tailgate Parties At 49ers’ New Stadium

San Francisco chef Michael Mina will run two eateries at the planned Levi’s Stadium that would turn into a members-only “tailgate” party before San Francisco…

Generous Mystery Tipper Hits SF Restaurants
Food

Generous Mystery Tipper Hits SF Restaurants

A mystery do-gooder who has been leaving large, generous tips at eateries and bars throughout the country stopped by at least two San Francisco restaurants…

Goodies by Anna: Thanksgiving Muffins
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Goodies by Anna: Thanksgiving Muffins

Before the mounds of stuffing and slices of turkey everyone needs something light but filling to start out Thanksgiving, and these muffins fit the bill!…

Free Thanksgiving Meals Available Across The Bay Area
Bay Area

Free Thanksgiving Meals Available Across The Bay Area

On a day known for copious amounts of food, many Bay Area residents struggling to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday will be able to eat a…

Little Henry’s Restaurant Felled By Kitchen Fire
Food

Little Henry’s Restaurant Felled By Kitchen Fire

San Francisco firefighters put out a one-alarm fire at a popular restaurant in the Tenderloin district this morning. Fire personnel in the area of Post…

In Foodie Capital Of SF, One In Four Residents Is At Risk Of Food Insecurity
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In Foodie Capital Of SF, One In Four Residents Is At Risk Of Food Insecurity

San Francisco supervisors held a hearing today on the problem of hunger among city residents who do not have access to nutritious and affordable meals….

Goodies by Anna: Fresh Apple Yogurt Coffee Cake
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Goodies by Anna: Fresh Apple Yogurt Coffee Cake

This super easy and tasty coffee cake is filled with fresh apples! I used large fuji apples for their sweet delicious flavor, which become even…

Supes Gearing Up To Get Sugary Beverage Tax On Next Year’s Ballot
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Supes Gearing Up To Get Sugary Beverage Tax On Next Year’s Ballot

Four San Francisco supervisors today expressed their commitment to get a measure on the city’s ballot in 2014 that would impose a tax on sugary…

Blondie And Green Day To Play AT&T Park Fundraiser For Local Hospitals
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Blondie And Green Day To Play AT&T Park Fundraiser For Local Hospitals

Thousands of people are expected to attend “The Concert For Kids” on Tuesday night in San Francisco, a fundraiser that will benefit UCSF Benioff Children’s…