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Father’s Day Specials

As the world starts to reopen, this Father’s Day will still look a little different than past years. There are plenty of restaurants in the Bay Area ready with specials

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Bay Area PRIDE Specials

  The pandemic isn’t stopping this month’s PRIDE celebrations, they’re just going to look a little different this year. San Francisco is still honoring the 50th anniversary of Pride with

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Ongoing list of tools and resources for supporting the fight for equality and justice

This is meant to be an ongoing list of resources and tools (food related and beyond!) our team is referencing as we continue to educate ourselves and take action against

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Burger Month Around the Bay

It’s May, or as we like to call it, National Burger Month. 🍔 While dining rooms are still closed in the greater Bay Area, there are still plenty of pick-up

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THE TALE OF THE LIVING ROOM WALL COLOR CIRCA 1966

There is one very special holiday coming up this Sunday—Mother’s Day!! As you all know, I love moms and it all started with my wonderful and wacky mom, Gerry (Geraldine). Sadly, she was taken

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Tratto’s House Negroni

  INGREDIENTS   1 oz Beefeater Gin   1 oz Campari   1 oz Carpano Antica   1 dash Saline   Glass: Rocks   METHOD   Stir and strain  

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How To Help During COVID-19

We’ve pulled resources that we fill are an effective way of helping the restaurant industry and the surrounding community. Check out the list below and feel free to reach out

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A Whole New World

The Restaurant and Hospitality Industry Responds to Crisis Andrew Freeman April 2020     If you had told me on March 1st that this month would be unlike anything we

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af&co. Client Updates

This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest news for af&co. clients.    Updated 7/27/2020   WHAT’S OPEN: San Francisco   4505 BBQ – pick-up, delivery and patio dining

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Marcelle Explores Paris With A Stop At Little Red Door

Little Red Door is a speakeasy cocktail bar in La Marais, a trendy area of Paris filled with great restaurants, bars, and plenty of shopping. The bar team rotates their

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Welcome to the af&co. Family, Palette SF

Palette – SF   Palette is a concept restaurant that combines the mediums of food and art in a way that has never before been tempted so directly. The restaurant

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We Spiced Things Up This Valentine’s Day With Burlap & Barrel

Our team had a wonderful time celebrating the holiday of love this year! ❤️   We kicked off the week’s festivities with a beautiful dessert tasting at Bluestem Brasserie. It

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Andrew’s Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Hello from Europe! Andrew is currently in Madrid for his second year speaking at Expo HIP (Hospitality Innovation Planet). It’s a 3-day exhibit that’s a must for hotel and catering

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Celebrate Women’s History Month

In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month. The movement was born out of a small-town school event in California and has since become nationally recognized. The purpose of

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Only a few Beard Foundation’s Taste America SF Gala Tickets Are Left!

There’s only a handful of tickets left for the 2020 Beard Foundation’s Taste America San Francisco Gala.   The James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs

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New Year, New Clients, New Team Members!

So much has happened in the first month of 2020! We’re taking this as a great omen for the year. Between new clients and new af&co. team members, we are

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James Beard Taste America San Francisco 2020

Just a few weeks left to purchase your tickets to the can’t-miss James Beard Taste America San Francisco events on March 5th and 6th!    Raise a glass to top

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February Around the Bay Area

E&O Kitchen and Bar   Happy Lunar New Year! Head to E&O to celebrate the Year of the Rat with The Lunar New Year which will be available starting on

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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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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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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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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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The Future of Salad is Here – and SHE is a ROBOT!

Check out Restaurant Hospitality’s piece “Machines for Hire” and Ad Age’s article “The Rise of the Robo-Restaurant” to learn more about how Sally the Salad Robot, by Chowbotics, is changing

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