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Celebrate the Barback at 7th Annual Barback Games

November 10

The Seventh Annual Fernet-Branca Barback Games return to San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom on Sunday, November 23 for a night of musical performances, special guests and a competition to crown the Best Barback of San Francisco.

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Food & Wine Announces ‘Best New Pastry Chefs’

November 10

The magazine announces its third annual picks for the best up-and-coming pastry chefs working in America today.

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Dungeness crab season opens, plus pumpkin

November 6

The first day of recreational Dungeness crab season opened in California on November 1. At Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, chef Gaston Alfaro pairs the season’s renowned seafood with another of the area’s seasonal staples, pumpkin.

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Flavored Cocktail Ice Hits the Bar World

November 5

Ice has been an obsession of the bar world for some time now, but recently, we’ve started seeing cocktails where the ice itself is flavored.

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A Night of Culinary Stars – San Francisco Edition

November 4

The experience of a James Beard Foundation’s Taste America event is akin to a carnival. Walk under the canopy – or in this case, step out of the elevator – and delicate hors d’oeuvres from five renowned local chefs beckon like carnys, calling “Taste!” “Taste!” “Taste!”

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Event Preview: Hungry for Tokyo

November 3

Do New York and Los Angeles need any more reasons to get excited about Japanese cuisine? Well, they’re getting quite a few in November, with the monthlong promotion “Hungry for Tokyo.”

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From Bar to Bottle at Portland Cocktail Week

October 31

At bars all over the country, we’re seeing talented mixologists design their own bitters and tinctures and infusions for use at their own establishments. But what about those who want to sell beyond their own bar?

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Old Forester Releases Limited-Edition ‘Birthday Bourbon’

October 29

For the last 13 years, venerable distillery Old Forester has released an annual, wholly unique “Birthday Bourbon.” We talk with master distiller Chris Morris about the 2014 edition.

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