A FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHT IS back as we present our third annual Marin Tastemakers feature. This year we asked you what your favorite restaurants were and then sent Debra Tarrant out to photograph the beautiful food at 30 eateries while our own Mimi Towle contacted the chefs and owners and asked about top sellers and go-to spots for when these busy culinary stars are off work. It’s enough to make anybody hungry.
Next up, we sent writer Carrie Kirby and photographer Joseph Schell to learn about Marin’s growing biotech landscape. Kirby finds that the industry brings in billions of dollars a year and creates jobs, all while producing life-changing medicines and procedures.
February is also the time we feature our annual  Top Doctors list. You’ll find approximately 600 of the area’s best physicians as well as stories on the potential dangers of artificial sweeteners and high-intensity workouts and information on the Ebola virus.
Up front we’ve got a look at Civic Center weddings and information on how you can get involved in Super Bowl 50, and we introduce you to Jan Wahl and her hats, author Kelly Corrigan, swim instructor Cheryll Boissevain, designer Ashley Morgan and YMCA chief Charles Collins.
In Destinations we’ve got the lowdown on great family activities on Oahu — even the chance to volunteer as a group if you are so inclined — and we follow Matthew Poole on his quest so see the wild animals of South Africa.
With 2015 well under way and winter break in the rearview mirror, we know you are busy — but we encourage you to take some time to explore the wonders of Marin, starting with all those great restaurants.
A BIG SUPPER
The hardest part of capturing our version of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece The Last Supper for our Tastemakers article was getting 16 busy chefs in the same place at the same time for photographer Lori Eanes — but we managed to pull it off, as you can see here. Boudin Bakery even provided the bread. Shown in the photo from left to right: Robert Price, Scott Whitman, Maxine Gilbert, Douglas Bernstein, Frank Villa, Olivier Souvestre, Justin Everett, Carol Levalley, Jared Rogers, Nicolas Abrams, Mike Ward, Norman Louie, Peter Schumacher, Alfredo Ancona, Todd Shoberg and Sebastian Lowrey.