The 12 best views on the SF Peninsula and how to see them

Boronda Lake at Foothills Nature Preserve in Palo Alto is a pristine part of the park for picnicking, boating or taking in the view. (Photo by Veronica Weber) Many people, from tourists to tech workers, decide to visit or live in the Bay Area in large part for its scenic nature. From the Golden Gate Bridge to the redwoods and the coastline, the region is home to sweeping ocean and Bay ...

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Welcome to Wunderbar: Peek inside the underground cocktail bar inspired by Grimm’s fairy tales

Wunderbar opens at Wursthall in San Mateo The Wunderbar may have a private entrance and require reservations, but it's not a speakeasy, says general manager Xian Choy. It's a cozier, more relaxed space. (Photo courtesy of Stephanie Amberg) At Wunderbar, descend underground to feel like you're entering a different world. Take a seat in a black-lit nook or cozy banquette, and sip on a storied cocktail. The intimate cocktail bar, located in ...

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From uni to wagyu: Get restaurant-quality Japanese ingredients from this San Mateo wholesale company

Turn your home kitchen into a sushi bar via Kiyoi. Fresh fish such as tuna (left), shishamo (a type of smelt native to Japan, center) and ingredients for tamago onigirazu are among the many items now available from Kiyoi in San Mateo. (Images via Kiyoi Facebook page) Thanks to a pandemic pivot, you can now buy the same high-quality tuna, Hokkaido uni and wagyu beef served at some of the Bay Area’s ...

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