Why You Should Read our July Issue

Do you like to entertain? Are you looking for something new to serve? In Fresh to the Table, foodie writer Lynda Balslev curated six dishes from popular local restaurants (including Rich Table and Frances in San Francisco) using farmers’ market ingredients and modified the recipes for the home chef.

And for the water men and women, Kimball Livingston gives us the backstory on five local yachts (we’re talking drug runners and former Presidents) in Her Stories. In Shell Wars, Calin Van Paris shares the latest on Drakes Bay Oyster Company, which is currently still in operation. However the question is for how long?

Looking for a new dining spot to try in San Rafael? Read up on the colorful history of Café Odalisque, or check out our dine out certificates for great deals.

And in Destinations, I’ve found the best deals in Waikiki, a quick rundown of the upcoming Hawaii Food & Wine Festival as well as an updated on the landmark land deal at Turtle Bay Resort. And for those wanting to stick close to home Somer Tejwani has had selected a bevy of great wine country experiences.

There’s more… Tips on where and how to invest from experts, an update on Vinyl’s Jonathan Korty and a hold-my-hand-this-is-so-good burger recipe from Sausalito’s F3.

– More by Mimi Towle