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Monterey Bay Aquarium Executive Chef Matthew Beaudin Named 2017 Seafood Champion

In his two short years as Monterey Bay Aquarium’s executive chef, Matthew Beaudin has already made a lasting impression. Chef Matt is dramatically transforming our restaurant’s product sourcing by working with Seafood Watch and his vendors. He hopes it can serve as a sustainability model for others to follow.

Today, we’re happy to share that his tireless effort has been recognized with a Seafood Champion Award in the Visionary category. The Awards are given out annually by ...

Oakland Zoo Unveils $13 Million Restaurant and Gondolas

By Justin Phillips

June 5, 2017 Updated: June 6, 2017 1:27pm

Photo: Justin Phillips

The Landing Cafe in Oakland.

Oakland’s newest restaurant features 190 seats and totes a $13 million price tag. Its window-lined dining room, nestled in the rolling hills, has views overlooking six Bay Area counties and can be accessed only by a four-minute ride on Northern California’s only urban gondolas.

And those gondolas? They’re just a couple of feet past the giraffes.

You don’t need to scour OpenTable to secure ...

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Guide: Top 10 Food & Wine Favorites From The 10th Anniversary of PBFW

From April 20th – April 23rd, Pebble Beach Resorts went from being thought of as the ‘golf capitol of the world’ to becoming the ultimate mecca for foodies and wine aficionados (for 4 consecutive days), thanks to the return of the annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine festival.

What made this year’s celebration even more special was that it marked the 10th Anniversary of PBFW. A decade later since this epicurean adventure ...

New restaurant, retail options at the Chattanooga Zoo

By CHLOÉ MORRISON – Published on March 31, 2017

New food options are available at the Chattanooga Zoo. (Photo: Contributed)

The Chattanooga Zoo has a new restaurant and renovated gift shop.

“It’s a brand-new restaurant,” Hannah Hammon, Chattanooga Zoo marketing and communication director, said. “It’s in the same area as our food services were before, but it’s been renovated with a little cosmetic work.”

Visitors will see new tables and chairs, and notice a “new vibe,” she also said.

Patrons will order and get ...

On The Farm: Man On A Mission

Aquarium chef forges friendships and spreads sustainability at a Tres Pinos farm and around the world

Chef Matt Beaudin of the Monterey Bay Aquarium


For the past few months, Matt Beaudin has been playing a guessing game called “Are They or Aren’t They?”

Beaudin, executive chef for the Monterey Bay Aquarium, has been trying to figure out if his three female sheep—shy, shaggy, prehistoriclooking creatures called Jacob sheep, thought to be the first domesticated breed—are pregnant.

It’s not an easy ...