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Recommendation  #1
Left Bank Brasserie

Left Bank Brasserie is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this Saturday with a Moulin Rouge-inspired soirée in downtown Larkspur.

From 1pm to 8pm, Left Bank Brasserie will transform Ward Street into the iconic Moulin Rouge with dazzling décor, cabaret-style costumes, food and

drink specials, Champagne, and more. Guests can look forward to magic performances, stilt walkers, mimes, balloon twisters, face painters and live music from The School of Rock (2pm - 4pm) and Vintage JukeBox (5pm - 8pm). There will also be raffles featuring exclusive prizes, including gift certificates and unique dining experiences. The highlight of the evening will be a decadent cake cutting ceremony and Champagne sabering.

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Admission is FREE.

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Saturday, June 22nd: 1pm - 4pm
Recommendation #2
The Bungalow Kitchen by Michael Mina

Chef Daniela Vergara, most recently Executive Chef for Michael Mina’s Estiatorio Ornos in downtown San Francisco, is easing into her new role as Executive Chef at Tiburon’s waterfront hot spot. 

Up first: zhushing up the menu with her refined takes on the global flavors Mina is known for. While the tuna tartare needs no introduction, King Crab Pasta is dressed for the season with crispy squash blossoms and arugula pesto while Salt-baked Sea Bream is brightened with shaved zucchini, oregano and lemon vinaigrette. New takes on the dessert menu are in the works, while upcoming Sunday Supper themes include Fisherman’s Wharf in June and a celebration of local farmers markets in July. 

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Wednesday - Saturday: 5pm - 9pm; Sunday: 5pm - 8pm; (Brunch) Saturday - Sunday: 11am - 3pm
Recommendation #3
Above Fifth

After wintering at lobby level, downtown San Rafael’s most glamorous rooftop has returned to its more elevated situation.

Chef Francisco Carrera (Michelin-recommended Grange Restaurant & Bar at The Citizen Hotel, Il Fornaio) returns with a refreshed menu of small plates like White Sablefish Crudo, Chilled Oysters with champagne mignonette and Chicken Souvlaki with fetaThe high-top bar features unobstructed views of Mount Tamalpais where a signature White Linen cocktail or reimagined Love at First Sight martini made with Gray Whale gin can be savored as the sun dips below the horizon. 

New this year, the lounge areas with fire pits are now open for weekend brunch. Menu highlights include: Avocado Toast (hummus, avocado, poached egg, pickled onion, everything seasoning); Eggs BenedictPork Belly Hash (Bell peppers, Onion, potatoes, pork belly, harissa ketchup, sunny side-up eggs); Gravlax Sando (Herb cream cheese spread, Salmon, Cucumber, Tomatoes, Onion, Capers, Picked herbs).

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Wednesday - Sunday: 3pm - 11pm. Weekend Brunch: 11am - 3pm
Recommendation #4
Cinelounge Tiburon

Dinner and a movie, anyone? How about both at the same place?

Thirteen-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani, who owns and operates San Francisco’s Tony’s Pizza Napoletana and serves up Neapolitan pizza at Slice House's 15 locations, has landed in Tiburon. 

Tony’s New York-style – that is, medium-thin with a chew – is now available as 12-inch pies to enjoy with the movie of your choice. Margherita, Pepperoni, The Carnivore and Hawaiian-inspired The Big Kahuna are available. Tony won the World Pizza Cup in Napoli, Italy with the Margherita, so if in doubt, start there for the truest Tony’s experience. Cinelounge also offers wine and beer for purchase to pair with your pizza and movie.

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Open Daily. Check website for show times.
Recommendation #5
Sam's Anchor Cafe

Join Pelican Pose Yoga on the deck of Sam’s Anchor Cafe's for a summer yoga series: Mats + Mimosas

They’ll begin the morning with an energetic rise + shine vinyasa class led by Holistic Wellness Coach + Yoga Teacher Hannah Price who brings together a dynamic sequence of poses, music, breath work, and the harmonium to strengthen the body, calm the mind, energize the spirit, and open the heart. Then, keep the summer vibes flowing with brunch at Sam’s - and invite the rest of the family to join you!

Tickets: $20 (does not include brunch)

100% of your class fee will be donated to the Bay Area Rescue Mission’s Center for Women + Children.

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Upcoming Classes: June 23 | July 14 | August 11. Yoga Class: 8:45am - 9:45am. Brunch: 10am - 3pm
Recommendation #6
Buckeye Roadhouse

In a sign of the world re-aligning with itself, Mill Valley’s Buckeye Roadhouse is bringing back Sunday brunch. The decadent menu includes favorites like:

-- Beignets (Powdered Sugar, Coffee Crème Anglaise, Housemade Jam) 

-- Salmon Sandwich (Chipotle Aioli, Avocado, Pancetta, Cilantro, Truffle Fries)

-- Buckeye Benedict (English Muffin, Rosemary Ham, Potato Croquettes)

-- Huevos Rancheros (Crispy Tortilla, Stuffed Pasilla Pepper, Pinto Beans, Avocado)

While a cappuccino or Mimosa always pairs well with the morning’s edibles, we’re partial to the Ramos Fizz or the Roadhouse Bloody Mary which suit the vibes at the rustic bar or inside the chalet-style dining room. 

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Every Sunday: 11am - 2:30pm
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