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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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21 Questions: Hanna Reichl
17 October 2017
Hanna Reichl is known for crafting clever tweets, finding hidden gems, and her not-so-secretive tattoo of peanut butter. Read on to learn more about our newest Account Associate.
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Roam Artisan Burgers Announces 2 New Locations
16 October 2017
Roam Artisan Burgers, a collection of fine casual dining destinations, announces two new locations in California: downtown San Mateo and uptown Oakland.
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Donato & Co. Opens in Berkeley’s Elmwood District
12 October 2017
Chef Donato Scotti opens his fourth restaurant in the Bay Area, partnering with longtime friend and fellow chef Gianluca Guglielmi to bring contemporary Italian to Berkeley
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St. Helena & the “The Little Book of Big Experiences”
29 September 2017
Beginning November 2017, the St. Helena Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the city’s top wineries, restaurants, and hotels, will offer guests a package of 24 quintessential St. Helena experiences valued at over $1,000 for only $100.
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CIA at Copia Debuts Series of Fall Author Events
20 September 2017
The CIA at Copia is hosting a series of cookbook signings, demos, and lectures. The highlight of the series will be a pre-release reception of Wine Country Women of Napa Valley.
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Barranco Opens in Lafayette
18 September 2017
The name Barranco is a homage to a beloved district of Lima, Peru, best known for its scenic beauty, fresh seafood, historic buildings and artistic scene.
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Brews & Views Fall 2017
30 August 2017
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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Menu Offering Expansion
23 August 2017
Popular uptown Oakland breakfast sandwich spot adds new menu items, as well as new salads, espresso drinks and lots of fresh air.
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Donato & Co. Coming Soon
21 August 2017
Donato & Co. will showcase rustic Italian cuisine with a contemporary twist, featuring house made pastas and locally sourced seafood and meats cooked over a live fire.
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Crowlers, Fall Beers & Events
18 August 2017
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company is thrilled to announce the availability of branded crowlers (a cross between a can and a growler), a delicious assortment of fall brews and an exciting line up of events.
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Arts & Entertainment Events Available
16 August 2017
The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia has packed its summer and fall schedule with an array of music, arts, shopping, and dining events for every taste and price point.
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ORG Partners with WAGYUMAFIA
10 August 2017
Omakase Restaurant Group (ORG) is partnering with WAGYUMAFIA, Japan’s preeminent Kobe and Wagyu beef ambassadors and purveyors, to open WAGYUMAFIA’s first location outside of Asia in San Francisco in early 2018.
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Chef Polly Lappetito Joins CIA at Copia
08 August 2017
The Culinary Institute of America announces Polly Lappetito as the new director of restaurants of the CIA at Copia and executive chef of The Restaurant of CIA Copia.
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Fall Classes at CIA Copia
02 August 2017
Among the newest classes are wine & cheese pairings with cheese expert Janet Fletcher, hands-on Thai cuisine, and seasonal desserts and cocktails.
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6 Tips for Getting Started in PR
13 July 2017
Wondering how to break in to the PR industry? Check out these tips from our Account Associate, Sydney Teske.
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Summer 2017 in St. Helena
21 May 2017
St. Helena welcomes summer in wine country with a wide range of special culinary, live music and art events at beloved wineries and award-winning restaurants throughout the city.
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Summer Classes at CIA Copia
25 May 2017
Among the newly added events and classes are an exclusive chef’s tour of Napa Valley, intimate cooking classes that include a meal, and daylong cooking camp for kids. All classes are open to the public and require no advanced skills.
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Dumpling Time Opens in SF
7 March 2017
Dumpling Time, a neighborhood dumpling-and-beer house from Omakase Restaurant Group (ORG), opens tomorrow, May 19, at 11 Division Street in San Francisco.
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Special Dinners at La Marcha
9 May 2017
La Marcha is hosting a sherry pairing dinner on May 31, a winemaker’s dinner with Ramon Ayala on June 7, and a cider pairing dinner on June 14, in celebration of the restaurant's expanded beverage menu.
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Best Gifts for Foodies
3 May 2017
Whether the gift recipient is a mom, a dad, or a newly minted grad, The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia has something for everyone—and especially for those hard-to-buy-for food enthusiasts.
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Now Open: Paradita Eatery
27 April 2017
Paradita” means “little market” in Peruvian Spanish slang—a nod to the eatery’s sister restaurant, Parada.
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Barranco Coming to Lafayette
19 April 2017
Chef Carlos Altamirano, owner and operator of renowned destinations for Peruvian cuisine throughout the Bay Area, will open Barranco, his seventh concept in the Altamirano Restaurant Group, in early summer 2017.
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Event Spaces at Copia
13 April 2017
With endlessly customizable spaces; a full-service event kitchen; and onsite furniture, dinnerware, and linens, CIA at Copia’s expert staff takes the stress and guesswork out of planning any size event.
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Summer/Fall Cooking Schedule
12 April 2017
Bold Food offers a rotating schedule of cooking classes that employ modernist techniques and offer access to equipment and supplies that the average home cook doesn’t have.
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Bold Food Tour - Singapore & Malaysia
29 March 2017
Led by expert traveler and modernist cuisine instructor Muffie Fulton, this food-centric travel experience includes luxury overnight accommodations, dinner at Southeast Asia’s most celebrated restaurants, and exclusive tours of farms, fish markets, hawker centers and cultural attractions.
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Spring 2017 in St. Helena
21 March 2017
St. Helena, the premier travel destination in Napa Valley, welcomes spring in wine country with a slew of charitable events, new culinary experiences and exciting openings.
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Spring 2017 Class Schedule
20 March 2017
The CIA at Copia offers a rotating schedule of culinary classes and tastings, ranging from demonstration-style to hands-on. Taught by CIA instructors and guest lecturers, programs are held in the Napa Valley Vintners Theater.
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The Gastropig Now Open Everyday
7 March 2017
Building on the early success of the restaurant’s iconic #Baconslut, Thai and Goodwin have introduced the #Baconslutburger, only available on Mondays.
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Dumpling Time Comes to SF
7 March 2017
Comfortable, casual and fun, Dumpling Time focuses on freshly made dumplings in the Japanese and Chinese tradition but with a distinctive California twist.
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Bold Food Heads to Lima, Peru
28 February 2017
Bold Food, offering curated tours of the world’s top culinary destinations, announces its first international travel destination of 2017: An action-packed culinary tour of Lima, Peru.
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Coming Soon: Paradita Eatery
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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Bold Food Heads to Austin, TX
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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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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Japanese Brunch in 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.
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Now 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.
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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.
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Welcoming the 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.
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Curated Food Trips
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
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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Public Winter Class Schedule
01 November 2016
The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia 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 HMBBC
28 October 2016
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company welcomes the winter season with a slew of exciting events and initiatives.
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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.
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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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Opening in October
04 October 2016
The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company 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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Two-Night Special Event
17 May 2016
Omakase 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 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 is celebrating both its 5th Anniversary and the completion of the property’s first major renovation since opening its doors in 2011.
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Piadine Come to Patxi's Pizza
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.
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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
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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Spring Brews & Views Speakers
22 March 2016
The spring 2016 lineup welcomes notable guests.
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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.
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HMBBC Spring Happenings
29 February 2016
The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company welcomes the spring season with five new beers, a month-long beer and grilled cheese pairing series and St. Patrick’s Day specials.
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St. Helena Spring Happenings
24 February 2016
St. Helena announced a plethora of exciting new culinary experiences and special promotions for guests visiting California’s world-renowned wine country.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
26 January 2016
The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company 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. .
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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.
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St. Helena Welcomes Winter
18 December 2015
St. Helena welcomes the winter season in wine country with a slew of new visitor experiences, openings, holiday events and exciting promotions.
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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.
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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).