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.

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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 ...

SeaWeb Announces Seafood Champion Award Finalists

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017, 9:55 pm MDT


Sustainability advocates from around the world, working up and down the supply chain, drive progress through leadership, innovation, vision and an activist spirit

Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 20, 2017

SeaWeb today announced 16 finalists for the 2017 Seafood Champion Awards who have demonstrated brilliance and tenacity in working across borders, language barriers and industries to change our relationship with the sea. From fish cops in East Africa to the creator of easily replicated 3-D ocean ...