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Bay Area Halloween Round Up

Let’s get spooky! Here’s a list of some of the frightful and delightful happening around the Bay Area this month.   Salt and Straw   A new set of spooky

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Pinots & Plaid

We’re excited for the first ever Pinots & Plaid event highlighting Northern California’s Best of the Best Pinot Noir. This is an event that Bay Area wine lovers will want to attend.

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Dumpling Week at M.Y. China

The number 8 is associated with prosperity and good fortune, so this September, M.Y. China will be celebrating National Dumpling Day (Sept. 26, 2019) for 8 days by featuring 8

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Karina Checks Out Elda

Earlier this month I visited Elda, the Mission’s beautiful new cocktail bar on 16th Street exuding Caribbean and Latin influences. It was my goal to get the recap done before

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Macie Has A Great Time (and even better food) at Leopold’s

At the beginning of this month, I had dinner at Leopold’s, a Bavarian-style gasthaus down the street from my apartment. Two of us walked into Leopold’s on a Thursday night

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Head to these spots before going to the new chase center

The Chase Center just opened in the Mission Bay neighborhood and we’ve got some great recommendations of where to go before, and when you’re there!   Little Creatures Mission Bay

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This Fall’s Can’t Miss Events

One Big Table 2019 Saturday, September 21st   Once a year, the SF Marin Food Bank transforms its warehouse into an unforgettable dining experience with One Big Table , a

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New Client Alert

Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort   Our latest client is the iconic Roman Spa Hot Springs, a beautiful boutique hotel and spa. What sets it apart and makes it a

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Bake the World A Better Place Bake Sale

San Francisco’s top Bakers and Pastry Chefs will be at Bluestem Brasserie for the 2nd Annual Bake the World a Better Place Bake Sale this Thursday, September 12. Gather your

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AC Hotel San Jose Santa Clara is Officially Open

Congratulations to Silicon Valley’s newest hotel, AC Hotel San Jose Santa Clara! The Marriott property officially opened its doors on Friday, September 6.   The hotel is designed for well-traveled,

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Magnolia Brewing x The Golden State Warriors

As part of the Warriors’ move back to The City, Magnolia Brewing has partnered with The Bay’s team to brew Dubs Golden Ale, the Warriors’ exclusive co-branded beer! Get ready

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Beyond the Bay This September

Ocean Prime   Earlier this year, associates at 15 Ocean Prime locations participated in bourbon blending workshops with a representative from Woodford Reserve, creating one-of-a-kind selections to be served in-house.

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Around the Bay this September

Salt and Straw   Salt & Straw’s Student Inventor Series is back this fall, as kiddos get ready to head back-to-school. Starting on September 6, the Student Inventor Series hits

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af&co. July Reviews

The af&co. staff has been out and about tasting all of the best the Bay Area has to offer. Take a peek at where we’ve been and click through on

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Alley Throws Back a Few at Willkommen

It was a beautiful Sunday and I was walking my dog as I passed by Black Hammer Brewing’s new beer hall, Willkommen, for what felt like the hundredth time. Just

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Amy Reviews Afternoon Tea at Dandelion Factory’s Bloom Salon

I tried out the Bloom Salon at the new Dandelion Factory on 16th for their chocolate tea. We are big fans of afternoon tea and had heard early positive reviews

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A Bagel Break at Daily Driver with Karina

I (along with Kelly and Katie) hopped into Daily Driver, the Dogpatch’s hottest new addition. With all the coverage they’ve been getting with their opening, I wanted to try these bagels

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Marcelle Recaps Her and Karina’s Night At Rich Table

Karina and a couple of our girlfriends and I recently started a “Dinner Club,” which would give our group the opportunity to try San Francisco restaurants none of us have

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Summer Beyond the Bay

You don’t have to be in the Bay Area to have fun next month! Check out all of the exciting things happening with our clients beyond the bay.   Ocean

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Summer Specials Around the Bay

AC Hotel Sunnyvale   The sleek and stylish AC Hotel Sunnyvale is continuing to draw in locals and travelers alike with their AC Lounge music series. They’ll be welcoming back

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Congrats to Poggio, Copita and Gott’s for Making the Best of Marin County 2019 List

Marin Magazine‘s yearly anticipated “Best of Marin County” list is out and we couldn’t be prouder of Poggio Trattoria, Copita Tequileria y Comida and Gott’s Roadside for making the list

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Kelly Heads to Yountville to Try Thomas Keller’s La Calenda

I made a stop by  La Calenda, the next fast casual (?) Mexican concept from Thomas Keller in Yountville on Saturday. I’m a big TK fan and was very excited

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proud af!!

We were so excited and honored to be part of the San Francisco Business Times’ celebration, The Business of Pride, honoring the top 50 LGBTQ-Owned Businesses in the Bay Area,

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Gott’s Roadside is now available on caviar in sf

If you love Gott’s Roadside, but also love staying at home, this is the story for you!   For the first time in their company history, Gott’s has made their

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Salt & Straw Releases Ice Cream Cookbook

Part cookbook, part biography, the Salt & Straw Ice Cream Cookbook is a collection of stories, anecdotes and recipes meant not only to share the company’s origin story, but to

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The Hottest Openings of the Summer

There’s so much to look forward to this summer! From hotels to breweries, we’ve got all of the hottest openings you can expect this season.   AC Hotel San Jose

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Kelly Makes Her Way Down the Embarcadero to Angler

After making my reservation weeks in advance, I was excited to finally get to try the much raved about Angler.   The food and drinks were super delicious. It was

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Our Latest Openings

Menlo Tavern  Menlo Park’s new convivial restaurant and bar is now open! Come and celebrate the age-old tradition of gathering over delicious food and drink at Menlo Park’s newest hot

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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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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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