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Virgin Hotels San Francisco Is Officially Open For Business

Virgin Hotels’ second property, located South of Market, recently opened offering visitors and locals with a one-of-a-kind experience just steps from Yerba Buena Gardens and Moscone Center.   Virgin Hotels

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Coming this Spring To The Bay Area

Tank18: Spring Menu Specials Known for the sustainability of their winemaking practices, Tank18 is excited to continue to showcase that same mindset through their spring menu specials. Throughout the next

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af&co. Eats – Shantel and Kim Dine at Shizen

Our Office Manager Shantel and Account Coordinator Kim recently visited Shizen Vegan Sushi Bar and Izakaya in the Mission. Both are not vegan but were excited by the fact that

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Beyond the Bay

Not in the Bay Area? Not a problem! We’ve got exciting updates to report on throughout the country.   Chowbotics Brings Fresh Food Robot, Sally, to Hospitals Nationwide!   Hospitals

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Meet Our New Clients

The af&co. family keeps on growing! We’re excited to share that we’re now working with the stellar businesses below.   Duende Chef and owner Paul Canales brings traditional Spanish cuisine

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The Women Behind Our Favorite Bay Area Restaurants

Mistie Cohen, Co-Owner & President, Oren’s Hummus Co-Owner and President of San Francisco’s rapidly growing Oren’s Hummus, Mistie Cohen has spent most of her professional life shaping the hospitality industry. She

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The Couples Behind the Restaurants You Love

From peanut butter and jelly to burgers and fries, nothing in the food industry goes together better than these Bay Area restaurant couples.   Bluestem –Stacy and Adam Jed  

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The af&co. Trends Report is Headed to Spain

On February 18th, Andrew and Candace are packing their bags and heading to Spain!   They’ll be presenting global hospitality trends at the annual Hospitality Innovation Planet Expo in Madrid. You

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Á La Carte Menu at Nico

Nico is excited to announce the addition of an à la carte menu in the dining room and at the bar, available now during lunch and dinner. Their 6-course Chef’s

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Sunday Brunch at Tank18

Say good-bye to your Sunday hangover, because Tank18’s new Sunday Brunch has everything you need to recover from your Saturday night shenanigans. Every Sunday from 11am – 3pm, come to

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Perbacco’s Newest Cocktail

Perbacco lead bartender Lis Sanchez is heating things up with her latest cocktail.   Stop by for happy hour, lunch or dinner to try the new Smoking Island – Quiquiriqui

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BARBACCO – WINTER CITRUS SALAD

We are in the heart of citrus season and Chef Jesus Escobar of barbacco shared the recipe for his beautiful and balanced Winter Citrus Salad for you to make at

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Mr. Espresso Recipe Booklet

The long awaited Mr. Espresso Recipe Collection Volume 2 is here with plenty of recipes to keep you inspired. In honor of Mr. Espresso’s 40th anniversary last year, they’ve teamed

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Let the Fiesta Begin at FONDA NYC

All night Happy Hour, Taco Tuesday, Mezcal Sunday – can the week get any better? You’r not going to believe the week night delights FONDA NYC is serving up!  

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Veronica Heads to the East Bay to Try Oakland’s FOB Kitchen

In Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood is the newest addition to the growing Filipino food scene in the Bay Area. The long awaited opening of FOB Kitchen took place last November, taking

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Kendra Dines at Eater San Diego’s Restaurant of the Year – Dija Mara

Over the holidays, instead of sitting home eating another portion of leftovers, I decided to take my parents out to Oceanside and try my friend’s new restaurant, Dija Mara. My

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Madison and Maya Follow the Doctor’s Orders in Hong Kong

On the way out to our relaxing trip to Bali, we made a stop in Hong Kong to explore, eat and drink. Everything was incredible and per the suggestion of

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Marcelle Drinks Her Way Through Seattle

For my birthday this year, I decided to celebrate the weekend in Seattle. Throughout the twenty years I lived in Oregon, I somehow never made my way to explore Washington

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af&co. Travels – Marcelle Goes to Washington D.C.

This past Labor Day weekend, I had the opportunity to visit Washington D.C. It was my second time exploring the city — this time around, the food was what I

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Ramen Nagi – Now Open!

Ramen Nagi, an authentic ramen shop known for their perfect noodles and delicious traditional and fusion broths, opened their first U.S. location in Palo Alto. This will be the first

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Oren’s Hummus is Now Open in SF

South Bay favorite, Oren’s Hummus, opened their first San Francisco location in July, offering a variety of traditional Israeli and Mediterranean dishes. Try the Hummus Sabich Bowl, Oren’s classic and

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Chowbotics New Vice President of Nutrition

  Alison Acerra, a registered dietitian with a Master’s in Science, Clinical Nutrition, recently joined the Chowbotics team as the Vice President of Nutrition, bringing extensive nutrition experience to her

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Mr. Espresso – Shakerato

It’s the start of summer and the weather is heating up! Cool down with Mr. Espresso’s Cold Brew Shakerato. Try out the recipe below! STEP 1 Make the 24-hour Cold Brew

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New Client Oren’s Hummus

The Bay Area favorite serves up their famous creamy hummus from Palo Alto, Cupertino, and Mountain View and operates a complete catering company and packaged food line. Hailing from Tel Aviv, Oren Dobronsky managed

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Nico is Opening in Jackson Square!

After a six-month hiatus, critically acclaimed modern French restaurant, Nico, will begin a two week preview period this Wednesday, April 25th. During these first few weeks, the restaurant will be

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Insta-Worthy Drinks from Lemonade

Lemonade Restaurant Group launched a selection of first-of-its-kind cold-pressed lemonade infused drinks to accompany the seasonally-driven menu just in time for warm days ahead! You can get your hands on

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Your new go-to brunch spot

Bluestem Brasserie was recently recognized by the Travel Channel as a go-to brunch spot in San Francisco alongside Foreign Cinema! Chef Trevor Ogden’s new brunch menu includes favorites like their

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Get Cozy with Mr. Espresso

Ingredients 2¹⁄³ oz. Sugar 1 oz. Cocoa Powder 1 orange Orange Zest & Juice 2 tsp. Cinnamon, Ground 1¹⁄³ oz. 72% Dark Chocolate 1 cup Heavy Cream   Directions Bring

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The Kitchen of the Future

Sally the Salad Robot is an efficient cost-cutting robot that is here to make preparation in the kitchen so much easier. As WIRED puts it, she is a “Green Goddess.”

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Gott’s Expands to Walnut Creek

Gott’s Roadside, a Northern California staple, officially opened its doors to their first East Bay location in Walnut Creek on December 7th. The location on South Main Street is nestled

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PSL Season Is Here!

  Pumpkin spice season is officially here and Mr. Espresso has the perfect recipe for you to re-create! Stay tuned for this years Holiday Recipe Booklet to come. Enjoy!  

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Chowbotics Has a New Website

  Chowbotics has launched it’s new and improved website and check it out here. The website is better equipped at informing people about what Chowbotics can do. Through a new

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Starbird San Jose Opening

Calling all chicken lovers! Starbird‘s second standalone location recently hatched in San Jose’s new Brokaw Center. Pay the new location a visit to experience their signature positively delicious chicken and

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James Beard Taste America SF

Many thanks to all of our local supporters who attended this year’s James Beard Taste America event at Fairmont San Francisco on Friday, October 27th. The evening hosted San Francisco’s

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People’s Choice of the Year – ROOH!

We are so proud to share that ROOH won the People’s Choice Award at the second annual Saucy Awards put on by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association. For those who don’t know, The

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Holiday Party Round-Up

Celebrate the Holidays with ROOH! With holiday season swiftly approaching, ROOH’s tailored private dining options are optimal for corporate and private events. ROOH is a reflection of the vibrant culture and spirit of

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The First Robot Chef at Twitter

  This past month Twitter invited Sally the Salad Robot to it’s headquarters in San Francisco to be a guest chef. Twitter periodically invited guests chefs to cook for it’s

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New Client Alert – Acacia House + Atrio

We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with Acacia House and Atrio Spa, both located at the luxurious Las Alcobas Napa Valley.   Following our kick-off meetings and a

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Progress at Goat Hill

Summer renovations at Goat Hill Pizza are looking great! Goat Hill’s flagship location, Potrero Hill, is getting a remodel to accommodate for a dedicated delivery section. David Sturno, chief executive

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Sally The Salad Robot has made her debut!

Now is your chance to catch Sally the Salad Robot in action. Calafia Cafe & Market A Go-Go in Palo Alto, California is Sally’s debut location!   Sally is Chowbotics

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Oakland’s Paradise Park Café is Now Open!

New to the Neighborhood: Park Cafe Group’s Paradise Park Cafe Now Open in Oakland Paradise Park Café, sister location to Precita, Dolores and Duboce Park Cafes, located at 6334 San

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High Top Flip Coffee Cocktail Recipe

  Indian summer is on the way. That means it’s time to start getting creative in the kitchen and experimenting with warm weather cocktails (finally)!   Channel your inner soda

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Cameron Mitchell Restaurants Reaching the Top

It’s been an award-winning month for our client Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. Ocean Prime (14 locations) and Rusty Bucket (24 locations) were included in FSR magazine’s Top 50 Emerging Restaurant Chains. Ocean Prime was also

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Meet One of the Chefs Behind Chowbotics

Chef Kelly Olazar has spent the last 13 years as a professional chef, working with prestigious mentors including Scott Giambastiani, David Kinch, and her role model, Charlie Ayers. Her motto,

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Impossible Burger Debuted at Gott’s Roadside

Gott’s Roadside is now serving the plant-based burger from Impossible Foods at four Bay Area locations (excluding the newest location at the San Francisco International Airport). As featured in SF

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Park Cafe Group Expands to the East Bay

The neighborhood staple, Park Cafe Group (Dolores Park Cafe, Precita Park Cafe, and Duboce Park Cafe), is excited to announce the opening of their fourth location, and first in the

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The Ultimate Wine Country Retreat

Where rustic meets modern style – the newly reimagined UpValley Inn & Hot Springs offers a refreshing wine country escape. Visit their website at upvalleyinn.com and follow them on Instagram @upvalleyinn to

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Smokin’ in the Kitchen with Chef Steve

Finn Town Tavern is thrilled to announce their new Executive Chef, Steve Dustin! Prior to starting at Finn Town, Chef Steve rose from Chef de Cuisine at The Cavalier, a James Beard Foundation semi-finalist

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We Dressed for Success!

Thank you to those of you who supported the Annual Dress for Success Fashion Gala last month! With your generous contributions, Dress for Success San Francisco raised over $100,000 to

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EL PASEO ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF

Former Chef of Mill Valley’s Molina Offers New Menu of Seasonally Driven Northern California Cuisine   El Paseo owner Sammy Hagar is thrilled to announce the arrival of Chef Todd Shoberg

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