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December 2016

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Features

Danielle Walker’s Celebration Guide

Danielle Walker of Against All Grain takes on a year of entertaining with her new cookbook, Celebrations.

The Best Holiday Gift Guide

Wood, clay, metal, and glass. These gorgeous, handmade gifts created in the workshops of East Bay artisans will be keepsakes your loved ones can cherish for generations.

2016 Threads of Hope Award Winners

Meet this year’s amazing volunteers: Six men and women selflessly serving our community—from repurposing crayons for hospitalized children to running a crisis nursery.
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Departments

8 Books for Everyone on Your List

Spoil your friends—and yourself—with gifts written by several of the East Bay’s top authors.
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Speak of the Devil

The East Bay’s Most Buzzworthy Happenings of 2016

A look back at the best, worst, and weirdest East Bay headlines of 2016.

Start a New Holiday Tradition

An Alamo mom puts a new spin on a popular Christmas tale.

Top December Events in the East Bay

Head to Livermore wine country for holiday fun in the vineyards; enjoy Irving Berlin’s classic musical at the Golden Gate Theatre; take a ride on Napa’s Santa Train.

East Bay Winter Bucket List

It’s time for s’mores, skating, sing-alongs, and holiday cheer.
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Food Scene

New: True Food Kitchen

The prejudices I’d held toward chain eateries shattered when I had my first bite (of albacore tataki) at True Food Kitchen, an airy restaurant in Broadway Plaza adorned with knotty blond wood, pea green booths, and yellow chairs as bright as the fanciful painted wooden bee hovering above the word positive on the back wall.

New: Agrodolce

If passion is the key to Italian cooking, then Agrodolce—an affordable restaurant whose back wall becomes a screen for scintillating black-and-white Fellini movies—must reflect the East Bay’s most sizzling Sicilian.

Cheap Eats: Lemonade

Mix and match fresh dishes at this local hot spot.

Posada is Back and Better than Ever

The Livermore hot spot expands and adds a bar—to rave reviews.

Must-Have Dish Towels

Enjoy the moment (and a glass of wine) with these locally designed dish towels.

Must-Visit East Bay Taprooms

Check out a few of the East Bay’s newest brewery-taprooms.
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Web Extras

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Contests

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