Meet the Petaler, San Francisco’s Cult Favorite Restaurant Florist

The day starts at 4:30 a.m. That’s when Rebeka Northway rises well before the sun to hit the market where she pursues offerings from her favorite vendors, hoping to beat the rush and benefit from the best selection. As the summer begins to retreat into fall, there’s more inventory from nearby farms, so she makes her purchases taking into consideration what goes best with what, balancing color, freshness, and smell, among other factors. By mid-morning, she’s unloading her treasures at Zuni Cafe, the iconic wedge-shaped restaurant known for its roasted chicken and seasonal California cuisine.

But Northway doesn’t deal in edible wares like dry-farmed tomatoes and delicate little gem lettuces. Under her business name the Petaler, she’s become the go-to florist for many of San Francisco’s powerhouse dining destinations, including Zuni Cafe, State Bird Provisions, Octavia, and Nopa. On a recent Tuesday, her haul includes sprawling

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TPG’s favorite restaurants in London

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There are thousands of restaurants in London, offering cuisine from every corner of the globe. Trip Advisor alone lists almost 20,000 restaurants. That’s an overwhelming selection of options.

Any “best restaurant list” is very subjective. Is it the best rated? These are likely to be the most expensive. The best food? What if you don’t care for a particular cuisine?

Instead, we want to share with you our personal favorites. The TPG U.K. team all lives in London, so we’ve had the opportunity to try out plenty of options around the city.

These are our tried and tested favorites.

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Michigan’s Best Reader’s Choice: Nominate your favorite restaurants, retail shops, camping spots and more

If you’re like us, you’ve collected a lot of favorite spots. You know the best stores to shop, the yummiest take-out spots and the coolest places to unwind, get a drink and catch some live music.

Feel like sharing? Good. Now is the time to spread the applause. Michigan’s Best Reader’s Choice Awards are looking for your help – and your nominations – to pick out the very best spots under lots of different topics.

From your favorite hiking spots and campgrounds to the nicest local place to shop for a gift for your bestie, we want to know your go-to picks.

Here’s how it works: Pick your region from the links below and nominate as many places as you’d like. The nomination phase of the contest, hosted by our MLive Media Group marketing team, will run through Sept. 3. The top nominees will then move onto the voting phase.

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Tell us your favorite Myrtle Beach area seafood restaurants

Summer means seafood, and a coastal city like Myrtle Beach is bound to have great local grub.

There certainly isn’t a shortage of restaurants to gorge yourself on crab legs, shrimp and grits, oysters, tuna and she-crab soup, but we want to know your favorite seafood spots on the Grand Strand. More importantly, we want to know why your go-to eateries have become your favorite.

Is there a Murrells Inlet establishment that has the best seafood platter? Or is it a North Myrtle Beach restaurant off the beaten path that serves your favorite scallops? Maybe it’s a Surfside Beach mom-and-pop shop with the freshest salmon. Whatever your favorite is, let us know.

Fill out our form below and we’ll publish some of our readers’ responses about the top seafood places in our area. The form will be open until June 23. If you can’t view the form below, click here.

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