No more picnicking at Tomales Bay Oyster Company

Sad news for oyster lovers in the Bay Area: October 11 will be the last day you can shuck oysters at the picnic tables situated at Tomales Bay Oyster Company.

Links we love: Tiles, tiles, tiles!

Tile adds drama to any room, whether on the floors, the wall, or on furnishings. We’re obsessing over these uses of tile right now:

World Vegetarian Day is today. Eat plants!

Hail to World Vegetarian Day, founded in 1977. Oh, how far we have come in our ways with vegetables since then!

Mark Bittman’s new food start-up in Bay Area to launch within 3 months

A few weeks ago, journalist and cookbook writer Mark Bittman announced he was leaving his column at The New York Times to join a California food start-up. ” ‘Oh,’ say my friends, ‘you move to California and join a start-up,’ ” he wrote. “Yup. Corny as can be.” We have been pestering Mr. Bittman for details. At last, he revealed a few.