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Popular SF cookie delivery company opens its first shop in Woodland

12/06/19

Popular SF cookie delivery company opens its first shop in Woodland

Local cookie monsters will have a new shop to invade when a Bond-inspired bakery opens this month in Woodland. The San Francisco-based company Stirred, Not Shaken Cookies has been delivering sweet treats throughout the Bay Area via apps like Uber Eats and DoorDash since 2016, but when it came to opening its first brick-and-mortar store, owner Dan Ponticello decided to set up shop in his native Woodland. When he heard about the availability of the 1,500-square-foot space on Main Street formerly occupied by Cookie Connection (the Roseville-based company shuttered all of its locations in June), Ponticello jumped at filling it. “I thought the best cookies I ever had in my life were from the Cookie Connection,” says the baker of his go-to desserterie growing up. “[I...

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Three festive pop-up bars to drink in the holiday season

12/02/19

Three festive pop-up bars to drink in the holiday season

Christmastime is here and so are the global yuletide pop-up bar, Miracle, and its Christmas-slash-tiki-themed sister, Sippin’ Santa, which have rolled into three local haunts, offering quirky, holiday-themed cocktails—and a healthy dose of festive cheer—that will be on offer through the end of December. Midtown’s The Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar and downtown’s Tiger have made ultra-festive transformations into Miracle pop-ups—which started in 2014 at the New York bar, Mace, and has since expanded to over 100 locations—that will run through Dec. 31. Red Rabbit’s general manager Al Marquez says the J Street bar (which was the first Sacramento location to participate in the pop-up in 2017) is filled to the brim...

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November's Taste roundup: Golden 1 Center rolls out new eats, a vegan cafe readies to open, and more

11/22/19

November's Taste roundup: Golden 1 Center rolls out new eats, a vegan cafe readies to open, and more

In case you missed it, the Golden 1 Center has raised its food game with 20 new menu items for the 2019-2020 NBA and concert season. Chow down on “The Clucker,” a fried chicken sandwich topped with cole slaw on a French brioche bun, from Porchetta House; mini corn dog bites with curry ketchup from LowBrau; 17-hour-smoked brisket dripping in barbecue sauce from Smokehouse BBQ; a double burger topped with bacon, onion marmalade and Cowgirl Creamery's Wagon Wheel cheese from Café Bernardo; or cinnamon-sugar-spiced churro fries drizzled with decadent dark chocolate sauce from Sweetbird. Be on the lookout for newly added gluten-sensitive options too like the nachos and carnitas bowl at El Jefe, as well as two new Local Eats stands: a county fair-themed booth...

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Darling Aviary takes roost downtown

11/19/19

Darling Aviary takes roost downtown

The founders of midtown’s pink-plastered bar and club, Flamingo House, are set to open yet another bird-themed watering hole in late December, Darling Aviary. This new concept, located at The Hardin development near the Downtown Commons, will celebrate all fair fowl, not just one. According to co-owner Amadeu Goncalves, the 2,400-square-foot space evokes the aesthetic of a forgotten Victorian aviary—one that might have held foreign, “exotic” birds like cockatoos or toucans—that has now been simultaneously overrun with vegetation and refurbished with a futuristic aesthetic.

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Six autumnal drinks you're sure to fall for

10/31/19

Six autumnal drinks you're sure to fall for

Want to spice things up this fall? From a maple molasses latte to an apple chai with spiced marshmallow, here are six autumnal coffeehouse concoctions to drink in the season.      Bad Fish Coffee         View this post on Instagram                   Golden oat milk 💛✨ Turmeric, house mixed spice with pepper, cinnamon, and more, creamy coconut, honey, and of course- oat milk! New to Badfish, oat milk pairs well with our espresso. The Golden oat milk is intoxicating spice to the senses and warms you up. Available all season 🍁 A post shared by Badfish Coffee & Tea (@badfishcoffee) on Sep 22, 2019 at 8:54am PDT...

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