The Multiple Benefits of Eating Local Seafood in the Bay Area

Seafood can be confusing. Thousands of different types of seafood species are imported from all over the globe.

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Exploring the Tri Valley Area

Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, and Danville make up what is known as Tri Valley. It’s an excellent getaway for food and wine lovers without breaking the bank.

Thistle Review – Healthy & Fresh Meals Delivered

Even with so many food delivery options popping up in the Bay Area it’s still difficult to find healthy choices. We were excited to review Berkeley based company, Thistle since they take nutrition seriously and have an ever changing menu.

Save 20% off your first Thistle order with code: BAYAREABUZZ

Bay Area Buzz Healdsburg Getaway Guide

Healdsburg is a wonderful Bay Area wine weekend getaway. It’s not too far, so even coming for a day trip is very doable. While we came for the wine, we also discovered all of the other great agriculture practices happening in the area. It’s truly a farming community. There are also a vast variety of food and drink options ranging from quick and casual, to a slow and relaxing meal.

We had a great weekend away with friends and can’t wait to return to see more of what this great town has to offer! Below is a list of what we experienced on our trip. Let us know your Healdsburg favorites in the comments below.

Half Moon Bay Guide

We love to visit Half Moon Bay when it heats up in the South Bay. You can’t beat the cool ocean breeze and the coastline is just gorgeous. The fresh seafood is also a big plus. With many classic seafood and chowder stops that draw a big crowd, this time we tried out some new spots (for us) that we are excited to share with you. We also crossed a big one off of our bucket list…a stay at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay! Below is an overview of our weekend getaway. Feel free to share your own favorite Half Moon Bay spots in the comments below.

Pokรฉmon Go Bay Area Hot Spots

Pokรฉmon Go has taken the Bay Area by storm! We know you “gotta catch ’em all” and we’re here to help you. Many Bay Area businesses are joining in on the fun, so why not grab a bite to eat, or something to drink while you are on the hunt? Below are a list of local businesses where you can catch two pidgeys with one pokรฉball (okay, bad joke).

Know of any more businesses that are Pokรฉmon hot spots? Please comment below so we can add it to our list.

Discovering Eureka! In the Bay Area

If you grew up in California you have probably have heard of, “Eureka”. The term is used as an exclamation of “triumph at a discovery”. We were lucky enough to discover, Eureka! as they have been expanding to new locations all over the Bay Area. We found unique drinks, delicious eats, and great vibes!

Pier 23 Cafe: A Tasty Piece of SF History

In San Francisco’s early days, there were many waterside shacks along the bustling waterfront. These buildings served the longshoremen who were working the docks and gave them a warm haven to wait it out while ships were late to dock. The Pier 23 Cafe building was one of many “coffee houses” that existed on the bay side of The City. While some food and a warm cup of joe was the standard fare at these type of establishments, it was rumored that all sorts of libation could be found here.

Nasch: A Taste of Austria in Los Gatos

We heard about Nasch’s recent opening through the grapevine and wanted to check it out. After all, there aren’t too many places in the Bay Area to try authentic Austrian food. As the more simple and casual sister to Naschmarkt in downtown Campbell, Nasch is the perfect place to relax. The restaurant is brightly lit with natural light and they serve all of the essentials: cold beer, Schnitzel, and freshly made sausages.

Sonoma Weekend Getaway Guide

Today, Sonoma is at the forefront of California’s wine industry, known for growing everything from Pinot Noir to Chardonnay grapes. However, the city also has a rich past including the mission period as well as Mexican colonial history. It’s the perfect place for a relaxing weekend getaway. The town is slow paced, and a bit more casual than it’s Napa Valley neighbors. We enjoyed a couple of days there and have compiled a list of some great places that we visited. We hope you check them out next time you are in wine country!

Petaluma Weekend Getaway Guide

Petaluma is the perfect town for a Bay Area weekend getaway. We loved the small farm town vibe. There were so many things to keep us busy that we didn’t even get to everything on our to do list! The city is home to many great events throughout the year such as the Artisan Cheese Festival, Wine Country Chefs of Tomorrow , and Big Q bbq event. A river runs through the quaint downtown where you find antique shops, cute cafes and wine rooms all against a beautiful backdrop of rolling hills. We spent a few days in Petaluma and still haven’t seen half of what the city has to offer. Take a look below to see some places we got a chance to visit and enjoy!