Meet The Visionaries Who Transformed This Historic Building Into A Cosmopolitan Downtown Napa Restaurant

Downtown Napa is continuing its evolution as a lively, eclectic wine country destination with the complete renovation of the historic Fagiani’s, one of the area’s most beloved landmarks located at 813 Main Street. Originally constructed in 1908, the building’s Renaissance Revival architecture in combination with its storied past inspired Joe Wagner, Owner of AVOW and Copper Cane Wine & Provisions, to acquire the property in 2016.

MINA Family Kitchen To Provide Food And Comfort During Uncertain Times

Though the restaurant and hospitality industry has been one that has perhaps been hit hardest during the COVID-19 pandemic, some have used this crisis to further their commitment to providing for not only their employees but also their employees’ families and the local community. One such example is SF-based MINA Group, helmed by Chef Michael Mina, who introduced MINA Family Kitchen shortly after the pandemic struck.

Helping Hands: The Bay Area’s Grassroots Response To COVID-19

What do you get when a determined group of current and former employees of big tech companies such as Google, Facebook, Lyft, WhatsApp and Uber decide to team up to make a difference in local communities during the COVID-19 crisis? Helping Hands, a new non-profit created in response to the need for able-bodied, willing volunteers to help vulnerable individuals get groceries and other essentials during the pandemic.

Minibar Delivery Hits All-Time Sale Highs While Helping Mom And Pop Shops Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

We’ve seen the quarantine memes about us all becoming alcoholics amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but joking aside, those looking to stay buzzed during the crisis couldn’t be luckier given the rise of on-demand alcohol delivery. While many restaurants and businesses are taking major losses during this time of uncertainty, alcohol delivery is thriving with companies such as Minibar Delivery seeing a 515% increase in new buyers since the pandemic began.

5 Beverage Delivery Services You Never Knew You Needed

We are in the midst of a pandemic which means going out to bars, cafes or any type of watering hole for that matter is no longer an option. With that said, there are a variety of beverage delivery options that feature spirits, coffees, virgin cocktails and vino waiting and ready to be delivered to your door. So in efforts to stay strong during social distancing and quarantining, here are 5 beverage subscriptions you never knew you needed!

30 Bay Area Restaurants Offering Delivery During The Coronavirus Crisis (And What To Order At Each)

Though restaurants and bars throughout the San Francisco Bay Area are shut down due to the city-wide shelter in place mandate, many of our go-to eateries are still open for pick up and delivery! And what better way to pass the time than eat meal after meal from your favorite spots? Not to mention helping to support local businesses? From dumplings and deep-dish pizza to ice cream sandwiches and immune-boosting smoothies, there’s something for every craving.

17 Stellar Female Chefs Share What Advice They’d Give To Their Younger Selves

Though March has turned out to be a very difficult one for the restaurant and hospitality industry, that doesn’t mean we can’t honor the incredible female restaurateurs around the country transforming the culinary scenes around them! March is Women’s History Month and in celebration, we’ve decided to gather the best advice 17 chefs would give to their younger selves and share this insight during a chaotic time when we could all use some positivity and motivation.

This Family-Run Restaurant Group Changed The Fermented Tea Leaf Industry In The U.S. And Beyond

If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoy Burmese food, chances are you’re familiar with The Burma Superstar Restaurant Family, a restaurant group whose popularity has only increased since opening its first restaurant in 1992. This was back when there were few Burmese spots around. Prior to Burma Superstar, very few people in the U.S. had even heard of Burmese food.

Hollywood's Swanky Supper Club Delilah Is Coming To The Strip

Known for its exclusivity, opulence and lavish Great Gatsby vibes, the 1920’s-inspired lounge and restaurant Delilah is getting Vegas-fied. Wynn Las Vegas has partnered with Los Angeles’ h.wood Group to open this Hollywood supper-club concept in Spring 2020. The h.wood Group also runs restaurant concepts The NICE GUY, Delilah, SLAB, Mason and Petite Taqueria, in addition to hospitality venues Blind Dragon, Bootsy Bellows, Poppy, The Peppermint Club, SHOREbar, 40 LOVE and FOUND Hotels.

Step Aside Wonka, Dandelion Chocolate's New San Francisco Factory Has Arrived

Dandelion Chocolate initially started in 2010 as a side project of former tech-entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of Dandelion Chocolate, Todd Masonis. What was once a simple operation, with him and his friends growing small cacao plans and making chocolate to sell out of his garage, has now transformed into one of the leading chocolate making companies not only the Bay Area, but also in the burgeoning industry of American craft chocolate. Today, this passion and obsession for quality, single-

This Company Is Using Blockchain Technology to Eradicate Slavery In The Chocolate Industry

Next time you unwrap a candy bar, consider this: an estimated 2.3 million children work in the cocoa fields of Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire. A number of major chocolate companies such as Nestlé, Mars and Hershey are a part of this problem and moreover, have acknowledged their usage of child slavery in their chocolate production. Despite this fact, many of these big league chocolate companies have yet to take meaningful action against the practice.

Reddit's Alexis Ohanian Aims To Put Armenia Back On The Spirits Map With Shakmat

The Reddit and Initialized Capital co-founder Alexis Ohanian has tapped into his Armenian heritage to bring to the American spirits market Armenian brandy, known as konyak in Armenia. Launched in collaboration with Flaviar, a direct-to-consumer spirits club with whom the entrepreneur had initially invested in via Y Combinator, the brandy is appropriately named Shakmat, the Armenian word for chess which is one of the country's most beloved traditions.

All-Female Bartending Competition Speed Rack Is Back For Its Eighth US Season

The eighth US season of Speed Rack is back and stronger than ever with 25 of New York City's fiercest female bartenders kicking off the competition this Sunday, Nov. 18th at Melrose Ballroom. For those that don't know, Speed Rack is a nationwide competition that was specifically designed to showcase the talent of up-and-coming women in the cocktail industry, along with giving back to individuals who have been affected by breast cancer.
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