Food & Drink

In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 photo, a Blue Bottle Coffee paper to-go cup rests on a table outside one of their cafes in San Francisco. The Oakland-based chain says it's getting rid of disposable cups at two locations next year, as part of a pledge to go “zero-waste” at its 70 U.S. locations by the end of 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
AP News
December 23, 2019 - 10:14 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new cafe culture is brewing in the San Francisco area, where a growing number of coffee houses are banishing paper to-go cups and replacing them with everything from glass jars to rental mugs and BYO cup policies. What started as a small trend among neighborhood cafes to...
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There's an informal trend of people leaving free food for the needy in public spaces in San Francisco.
Jim Taylor/KCBS Radio
KCBS Radio Morning News
December 16, 2019 - 10:23 am
There appears to be a growing trend of leaving food in San Francisco public spaces that can be eaten by people who are homeless or needy.
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Fifth Quarter Pizza in Redwood City abruptly closed because of a lawsuit, the restaurant's owner said Dec. 11, 2019.
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Margie Shafer
December 12, 2019 - 11:19 am
5th Quarter Pizza a family favorite for decades on the Peninsula is set to close for good in January.
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Lidia Valledor and Liam (Photo credit: Foodie Chap/Liam Mayclem)
Liam Mayclem
December 10, 2019 - 11:32 am
Cafe Zoetrope, opened in 1999, was created with much thought from Francis Ford Coppola. Many of the items on the menu are his own recipes and the European ambiance is something he cultivated. The Cafe functions as a wine bar and a restaurant in the style of a Roman Trattoria...
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Tom La Torre of Sabella & La Torre was serving crab from Washington state while California's crabbing season has been delayed for weeks in December 2019.
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Holly Quan
December 09, 2019 - 4:20 pm
Tourists in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf can easily buy souvenirs and steaming clam chowder in bread bowls, but there are not many fresh Dungeness crabs to be found this year along the waterfront this fall. What’s currently for sale on the wharf is still fresh, but it’s shipped in from...
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The historic Soda Rock Winery plans to rebuild after suffering serious damage in the October 2019 Kincade fire in Sonoma County.
Jim Taylor/KCBS Radio
All News KCBS Radio
November 27, 2019 - 4:06 pm
The Soda Rock Winery was damaged by the Kincade fire in Sonoma County, but the officials at the historic winemaker vow to rebuild on the property.
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A scene from the Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of "The Tale of Despereaux."
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Melissa Culross
November 27, 2019 - 12:16 pm
There are a lot of things to do in the San Francisco Bay Area over Thanksgiving weekend. Some highlights include the San Francisco Auto Show, a screening of "Ghostbuster" with a live symphony accompaniment and holiday tea at a festive hotel.
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A McDonald's sign is seen above the fast food restaurant on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 near downtown Los Angeles. McDonald's has agreed to a $26 million settlement of a long-running class-action lawsuit over wages and work conditions at corporate-run locations in California. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
AP News
November 25, 2019 - 3:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — McDonald’s has agreed to a $26 million settlement of a long-running class-action lawsuit over wages and work conditions at corporate-run locations in California, the parties said Monday. The agreement, which estimates the settlement covers about 38,000 individuals, requires the...
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FILE - This Nov. 2, 2009, file photo shows a Thanksgiving turkey in Concord, N.H. Food safety experts say raw turkeys shouldn’t be rinsed, since that can spread harmful bacteria. Cooking should kill any germs. But bacteria can still spread in other ways, so washing and sanitizing hands and surfaces is still important. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe, File)
AP News
November 25, 2019 - 7:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes and green beans. But food experts say don’t — repeat don’t — wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. They say that could spread the germs lurking on your turkey in the kitchen sink or nearby food. But it’s been...
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