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Trends never rest, and neither do we. Stay connected with The Triple Dot Blog, curated by our resident social media guru Amanda Shepherd. Read it to know what’s happening in the ever-changing and always vibrant Bay Area, keep engaged with the fascinating work of our team and partners, and of course, stay ahead of the curve about the latest trends in hospitality, food, and beverage.

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Paradita Eatery to Open in Emeryville
13 February 2017
Chef Carlos Altamirano will open his sixth concept in the Altamirano Restaurant Group: Paradita Eatery, a fast-casual concept serving modern Peruvian street food in the bustling Emeryville Public Market, in April 2017.
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First Domestic Tour of 2017: Austin
09 February 2017
Bold Food, offering curated tours of the world’s top culinary destinations, announces its first domestic travel destination of 2017: An action-packed culinary tour of Austin, Texas.
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The CIA at Copia Announces Grand Opening Celebrations
02 February 2017
The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia is pleased to invite visitors to attend its Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19.
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Okane Brings Japanese Brunch to SOMA
01 February 2017
Okane’s new brunch menu is inspired by traditional kaiseki—small, beautifully plated dishes served at tea ceremonies in Japan.
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February Specials at Shakewell
26 January 2017
Shakewell, a stylish-yet-casual restaurant and bar in Oakland’s Lakeshore neighborhood, is pleased to usher in February with Super Bowl favorites, Valentine’s Day specials, new cocktails and new bar seating.
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SF Beer Week Celebrations
25 January 2017
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company & Pacific Standard Taproom & Growler Station in Berkeley, will offer a slew of special beer releases in honor of San Francisco Beer Week (February 10-19).
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The Restaurant at CIA Copia Open for Dinner
06 January 2017
The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), the world’s premier culinary college, announces today the official opening of The Restaurant at CIA Copia.
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The Gastro Pig Opens
03 January 2017
Oakland entrepreneurs Ann Thai and Loren Goodwin have opened The Gastropig, a pork-centric breakfast sandwich spot, in the heart of Uptown Oakland
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21 Questions: Adrienne DeAngelo
03 January 2017
Adrienne is the newest member of the Ellipses team and we are happy to have her on as an Account Executive! Read on to learn more about this food loving Jersey girl.
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HMB Brews & Views 2017
30 December 2016
The winter/spring 2017 lineup welcomes distinguished guests including Marc Smolowitz, a multi-award winning director, producer and executive producer, on January 5; Richard North Patterson...
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Bold Food's 2017 Classes
14 December 2016
Bold Food Classes, teaching the science of cooking and modernist techniques, explore the fun and creative side of modernist cuisine and make complex techniques accessible to home cooks and curious foodies. Founder and instructor Muffie Fulton draws from a scientific background and a lifelong passion for food to bring a playful, low-key approach to her classes.
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CIA At Copia's 2017 Winter Classes
7 December 2016
The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia, the ultimate Napa Valley destination for exploring, experiencing, and enjoying the world of food and wine, is pleased to announce its Winter 2017 class schedule. All classes are open to the public.
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Tratto Welcomes Holiday Season
7 December 2016
Tratto celebrates the arrival of the holiday season with the debut of daily lunch service, a special promotion for Union Square ice skaters and San Francisco theater attendees, and seasonal cocktails, as well as a traditional Feast of Seven Fishes menu on Christmas Eve, and a pre-fix New Year’s Eve dinner.
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Curated Food Trips for Culinary Adventurers
10 November 2016
Bold Food, offering curated tours of the world’s top culinary destinations, announces its first travel destination of 2017: Southeast Asia.
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Three Days, Three Deals at Shakewell
10 November 2016
With Shakewell, Chef/Owner Jen Biesty and General Manager/Owner Tim Nugent have created something special: a friendly and popular neighborhood restaurant that turns out fresh, innovative Mediterranean cuisine with global influences.
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CIA at Copia's Public Winter Class Schedule
01 November 2016
The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia, the ultimate Napa Valley destination for exploring, experiencing, and enjoying the world of food and wine, kicks off its opening with a dizzying array of classes and educational events geared to the general public every day of the week starting November 1.
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Winter Events at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
28 October 2016
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, a popular Coastside destination known for its award-winning, house-brewed beer, sustainable seafood, live music and scenic outdoor patio fire pit, welcomes the winter season with a slew of exciting events and initiatives, including a special Thanksgiving dinner, Dungeness crab, Funky Sweater & Sneaky Peat Winter Scotch Ale release party, and family-friendly New Year’s Eve.
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St. Helena's "The Little Book of Big Experiences"
17 October 2016
Beginning November 1, 2016, the St. Helena Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the city’s top wineries, restaurants and hotels, will offer guests a package of 25 quintessential St. Helena experiences valued at over $1,000 for only $100.
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Sushi 101 with Chef Jackson Yu
06 October 2016
Omakase, the Michelin-starred destination for exquisite Edomae style sushi in San Francisco’s SOMA district, will host its inaugural cooking class, “Edomae Sushi 101,” on Sunday, November 13.
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Edgar Agbayni Makes a Move
12 September 2016
Former West Coast regional chef for Roy’s and chef partner of Roy’s San Francisco will oversee culinary operations for all five Omakase Restaurant Group restaurants
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Pacific Standard Taproom & Growler Opening October
04 October 2016
The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, a popular Coastside venue best known for its come-as-you-are atmosphere, fresh seafood and award-winning, craft beer, will officially open its first outpost: Pacific Standard Taproom & Growler Station, the premier destination for craft beer in the heart of Berkeley, on October 19, 2016.
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21 Questions: Sydney Teske
27 May 2016
Sydney Teske is the newest PR/Social Media coordinator at Ellipses. Read on to learn a little bit more about this self-proclaimed Harry Potter lover, baker, soccer player, and entrepreneur.
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Pacific Standard Coming Summer 2016
5 May 2016
Located in the heart of Berkeley, Calif., new taproom and bottle shop offers an array of innovative, high-quality West Coast craft beer.
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Puccini Group Open Tratto
8 June 2016
New restaurant from Puccini Group and Chef Kevin Scott offers Italian cuisine and cocktails adjacent to The Marker Hotel in the heart of San Francisco’s Theater District.
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Omakase to Hold Two-Night Special Event
17 May 2016
Omakase, the Michelin-starred destination for exquisite Edomae sushi in San Francisco’s SOMA district, will welcome Hiroyoki Sato, the Michelin-starred executive chef of Sushi Tokami, for an exclusive two-night engagement June 8 and 10, 2016.
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Omakase Celebrates First Anniversary
17 August 2016
Omakase, the Michelin-starred destination for exquisite Edomae style sushi in San Francisco’s SOMA district, will host two exclusive, nine-course sake pairing dinners in honor of their first anniversary on September 21 and 22, 2016.
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Wydown Celebrates 5th Anniversary
4 May 2016
Wydown Hotel, the chic, 12-room boutique Napa Valley hotel centrally located on Main Street in downtown St. Helena, is celebrating both its 5th Anniversary and the completion of the property’s first major renovation since opening its doors in 2011. All are welcome to the hotel’s public open house, the fourth annual Spring Fling, on Friday, May 6, in honor of the occasion.
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Patxi's Pizza Expands Lunch Menu w/ Piadine
27 April 2016
Originating in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, a piadina is a thin Italian flatbread typically filled with a variety of cheeses, cold cuts and vegetables. A simple yet luxurious meal, piadine are best described as a hand-held lunch that combine the best elements of a sandwich, pizza and salad. The piadine menu is available for lunch from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in all 17 Patxi’s Pizzas locations as of today.
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HMBBC Spring 2016 Events
14 April 2016
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company welcomes Spring with fresh Dungeness crab, new menus, Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day specials.
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21 Questions: Rhonda Bender
24 March 2016
Without Rhonda Bender, Ellipses would not be able to function! As the accountant/human resources manager for the company, Rhonda works hard at ensuring Ellipses is a great place to work. Read on to learn more about her.
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HMBBC Spring Brews and Views Speakers
22 March 2016
The spring 2016 lineup welcomes notable guests including Ryan Johnson, director of The Fairness Project, on April 7; David B. Smith, managing director of the Presidio Institute, on April 21; and Rebecca Foster and Rich Gross to discuss housing affordability challenges in the Bay Area, on May 5.
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MINA Test Kitchen's Bloody Mary Brunch
14 March 2016
Diane’s Bloody Mary Bar from Michael Mina’s Tailgate inspires Bloodys, Bagels & Blues brunch pop-up on Greenwich Street in San Francisco
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21 Questions: Chef Bruce Hill
7 March 2016
Chef Bruce Hill arrived to San Francisco in 1984 on a motorcycle and has gone on to own and operate some of the Bay Area’s top restaurants, including Fog City, Bix, Zero Zero, and Picco. He is also the inventor of the culinary tool The Chef’s Press. Read on and learn more about Chef Bruce.
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HMBBC Spring Happenings
29 February 2016
The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, a popular Coastside destination best known for its award-winning, house-brewed beer, sustainable seafood, live music and an expansive, dog-friendly patio, welcomes the spring season with five new beers, a month-long beer and grilled cheese pairing series and St. Patrick’s Day specials, as well as a new and improved Hop Trotter, a custom beer catering trailer.
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St. Helena Spring Happenings
24 February 2016
St. Helena, the premier travel destination in Napa Valley, today announced a plethora of exciting new culinary experiences and special promotions for guests visiting California’s world-renowned wine country, including Flavor! Napa Valley, the 40th Anniversary of the Judgment of Paris and Napa Valley Arts in April.
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Patxi's Pizza Celebrates 52 Weeks
11 February 2016
Patxi's Pizza celebrates the 5th anniversary of their signature philanthropic program: 52 Weeks of Giving. The year-round initiative donates 10 percent of a day’s sales, every week at every location, to local charities.
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La Marcha Announces New Menu Items
4 February 2016
La Marcha, a neighborhood Spanish tapas bar located in the heart of Berkeley, is pleased to announce Sangria Sundays and Flamenco Tuesdays, along with a new expanded menu of new tapas, desserts, and paellas.
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Travel & Adventure Show
28 January 2016
The 2016 SF/Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show, part of the No. 1 travel show series in the U.S., returns to the Santa Clara Convention Center, March 5-6, with an impressive line-up of keynote speakers, travel industry experts, global performers and renowned chefs.
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MINA Test Kitchen's Third Pop-Up
27 January 2016
The MINA Test Kitchen, the first-ever test kitchen for MINA Group that launched last summer, will unveil The Company, its third pop-up restaurant concept, on March 1, 2016. The Company will showcase Indian cuisine by special guest Chef Vikrant Bhasin...
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Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
26 January 2016
The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, a popular Coastside destination best known for its award-winning, house-brewed beer, sustainable seafood, live music and an expansive, dog-friendly patio, is kicking off 2016 with the launch of its highly anticipated Ocho Barril series of sour brews crafted by Brewmaster James Costa.
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The Winter Fancy Food Show
20 January 2016
Once again, foodies made their way to the Moscone Center in San Francisco to see and taste the latest in greatest in food at the 41st Winter Fancy Food Show. The show featured over 1,500 different exhibitors from around the world and 80,000 different products, all within 215,000 square feet.
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Dining and Social Media
13 January 2016
Read on to see what we learned when we surveyed a variety of people on their dining habits and how social media played a role and influenced their decisions.
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Patxi's Pizza Opens 17th Location
30 December 2015
Patxi’s Pizza, a collection of polished casual dining destinations in California, Denver and Seattle, announces their newest restaurant: Patxi’s Dublin.
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Winter Brews and Views
21 December 2015
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company announces the return of Brews and Views, the Coastside brewery’s popular speakers’ series that invites members of the community to enjoy a cold brew and a fresh view on American politics and social issues.
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St. Helena Welcomes Winter
18 December 2015
St. Helena, the premier travel destination in Napa Valley, welcomes the winter season in wine country with a slew of new visitor experiences, openings, holiday events and exciting promotions including the debut of luxury boutiques at Meadowood Napa Valley, a city-wide winery tour, and the start of Cabernet Season, not to mention a Bluegrass concert at Long Meadow Ranch and weeklong specials at local eateries during Napa Valley Restaurant Week.
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Travel & Adventure Show
1 December 2015
Back for the sixth year in a row, the Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show, part of the largest series of consumer travel shows in the U.S., returns to the Santa Clara Convention Center, March 5-6, 2016.
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21 Questions: Diana Haven
10 November 2015
After a 15-year career in public relations, marketing and broadcast media, Diana Haven founded Ellipses Public Relations in 2007, and eight years later, she is still kicking butt and taking names. Creating pottery, taking voice-acting lessons, attending the Creative Arts Emmy awards… is there anything Diana cannot do? Read on to see what we are talking about.
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21 Questions: Amanda Shepherd
20 October 2015
Amanda recently made the big jump from the desert to the Bay. After living in Las Vegas for most of her life, she decided to plant some new roots in Oakland, and she couldn’t be more excited about her new adventure.
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21 Questions: Evita Broughton
4 October 2015
Evita Broughton recently joined Ellipses as our new Account Executive. She moved to Oakland, Calif., from Washington D.C. where she attended George Washington University’s School of Business to earn her Master of Tourism Administration (MTA).