Food + Drink

Brews with a View: Two new breweries come to the San Mateo Coast

While Sonoma County typically receives Northern California’s craft beer glory, a fledgling and promising beer scene is brewing on the San Mateo County coast. While the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company has long been a Coastside favorite, 2013 marks the opening of two new seaside breweries south of San Francisco, Highway 1 Brewing Company and Hop Dogma Brewing Company.

Bottoms Up: Six Bay Area distilleries and where to sample their 'shine

The San Francisco Bay Area has a lot to boast about. We're World Series champs, we produce world-class wine, and we're world leaders in innovation and technology. #werethebest. (Also, we invented hash tags.) You wanna know what else we do? We distill spirits. The SF Bay Area can now add local distilleries (find them on this map) to the list of things that make us awesome.

Day at the Beach: Organic produce and counter-culture in Bolinas

Bolinas, California is a faraway place. Technically, it's only 25 miles from the Marin Headlands Hostel and 19 miles from the Point Reyes Hostel, but it's as far away from the rest of Marin County as you can get. This tiny, unincorporated town without a mayor or a city hall maintains such an indie, insular culture, and an obvious aversion to non-native species, that it's literally off-the-map.

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