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11 of Our Favorite Beer-Inspired Drinks

It’s often hard to accept the end of summer — gone are long days, plentiful sunshine, and weekends at the beach — but there’s actually so many things to enjoy when colder weather moves through. One of our favorite fall and winter perks? Beer selection is at its peak with many seasonal varieties. Even if a brew isn’t your thing, there’s plenty of tasty “beer”-based cocktails cropping up on menus this time of year.

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4 Octopus Dishes We Love in Northern California

Lately, more and more octopus dishes have been cropping up on menus across the country. And it’s no surprise — when prepared well, these highly intelligent, somewhat mysterious creatures make for some delectable dishes. Both tender and hearty, this versatile seafood is perfectly at home mixed in with a variety of flavors and cuisines. Check out some of our favorite octopus renditions in and around San Francisco.

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9 SF Spots to Get Your Seafood Fix

Beach season is almost here! If you’re like us, you can’t wait for lazy days by the ocean or drinks with friends at the pool. To keep us fit and healthy for all that fun in the sun, we’re doubling down on our fresh fish intake, starting now. Check out a few of our favorite seafood dishes in SF.

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Insider’s Guide: Roberth Sundell’s Top 10 Bay-Area Spots

Looking for the scoop on where to eat and drink in the Bay Area? Get an insider’s take on top spots from Roberth Sundell. The acclaimed Swedish-born chef runs Plaj, the only restaurant in San Francisco dedicated to Scandinavian cuisine. When he’s not cooking up great Nordic fare, you can find him at home in Petaluma, just outside SF, and from lobster to weinersnitchel, he’s got the skinny on some of the best not-to-be-missed gems in Northern California.

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Roberth Sundell on Smorgasbords & His Favorite Food Group

Swedish-born chef Roberth Sundell runs Pläj, the only restaurant in San Francisco dedicated to Scandinavian fare. Pronounced “play,” the eatery opened in 2012 and offers Nordic classics like herring, whitefish and potato dumplings, as well as Swedish specialties (elk and lingonberries make proud appearances on the menu). Sundell’s passion for his native cuisine and love of local ingredients is a boon to the Bay Area’s large Scandinavian community, not to mention SF foodies looking to stretch their palates. We caught up with him on his favorite food group, holiday smorgasbords and why caviar in a tube is a (good) thing.

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11 Cocktails to Be Inspired by in SF

Looking to shake things up the next time you’re eating out? Flip over to the cocktail menu for a handcrafted drink that’ll add an exciting twist to your meal. Whether it’s a splash of something smoky, a fruity concoction or a savory blend straight up or on the rocks, San Francisco is home to a cocktail fix for every taste. Here are 11 inspired beverages to experience in the City by the Bay:

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12 Places to Bring the Crew in SF

One of the best ways to dine out is with a group, but finding a spot to celebrate a promotion, a birthday or even just being together isn’t always easy. Luckily, SF has some awesome restaurants with everything from shareable small plates to large pizza pies, sure to please both visiting family members and your after-work crew. Here are 12 spots that are great for groups.