real foods

Photo by Lucy Senesac Lots of tech types make the trek from San Francisco to Silicon Valley on a daily basis. While some (we’re looking at you, Googlers) enjoy world-class dining at their corporate cafeterias, some folks will undoubtedly be seeking some quality sustenance before or after a long day at work. That’s why we’ve put together our second travel guide, inspired by our commuter friends who brave California’s highways every day, in partnership with the Eat Well Guide, who also offers a trip planner tool to find good food wherever you happen to be traveling. There are lots of Chipotles along the way, so check out their site for a location finder, if you’re in a rush. Otherwise, check...
You might remember some hype a few years ago surrounding colony collapse disorder, or “bee die-offs,” as most of us remember them. American apiarists first noted honeybee disappearances in late 2006, and the phenomenon gained popular attention with coverage like the 2009 documentary, Vanishing of the Bees. While media attention has since died down, our precious pollinators and honey-makers are still vanishing at frightening rates. Nationwide losses from managed honeybee colonies have hovered steadily around 30% annually since 2006 (USDA). But if we've been losing bees for five years now, why haven’t honey prices gone through the roof? In August, a Food Safety News investigation ...
The first of three days at the Eat Real Festival in Oakland was the stereotypical California day: a balmy, sunny 85 degrees. Unfortunately, I chose to attend the festival the second day when the temperature plummeted over 20 degrees and the coastal fog of the morning lifted into heavy cloud cover. Luckily it didn’t rain! On Saturday, September 24th in Jack London Square, the scent of meat roasting over open coals against crisp fall air tinged with sea salt was divine. Within a few hours of my arrival, every Bay Area foodie was packed shoulder-to-shoulder in the square, waiting patiently for homemade tamales, organic bánh mì and hand-dipped corn dogs. Eat Real coordinates festivals annually...