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Foodie highlights of Bernal Mission Corridor

Outsiders have a hard time categorizing the San Francisco neighborhood at the foot of Bernal Hill at Mission Street, but most locals are firm that this area — which has also been playfully and controversially called La Lengua (The Tongue) because of its flat, elongated shape — is part of Bernal Heights. Regardless, the restaurants, […]

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Hearth: Pairing coffee with pastry

Most people don’t consider becoming a certified sommelier a prerequisite to opening a coffee shop. But that’s what Ariana Akbar did before she opened Hearth Coffee Roasters in the Castro neighborhood with her husband, James Kafader; the couple previously owned Brown Owl Coffee on Taraval Street. Instead of a wine-focused cafe, Akbar wanted to use […]

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Latte Price Index

In the past few weeks, I’ve written a few articles covering the rising cost of coffee and a new coffee CSA that has the goal of bringing a much larger profit margin to coffee growers themselves. While I was researching, I collected information on the cost of drinks around the Bay Area. This chart shows […]

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