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af&co. Summer Staff Updates

From new hires to promotions, we’ve got some team updates we’re excited to share!   UPDATE: Amy Cleary, Director of Public Relations   Born and raised in Connecticut, she went

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Welcome to the Family 4505 BBQ and Bierhaus

Just in time for summer, we’ve added two Bay Area favorites as clients and couldn’t be happier to be working with their incredible, passionate teams.   Bierhaus   Bierhaus originated

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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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Alyssa Takes Herself to Mägo Oakland

Okay, so I have to be honest, my spirits weren’t particularly high going into this meal knowing that I would be eating alone. Although sometimes refreshing, eating alone usually means

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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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Cheers to All of the Beer News

We just might dub this the Summer of Beer with all of the exciting updates we’re seeing in the world of hops and brews!   Bierhaus   Join us in raising

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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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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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