Meet Nate Hodge, a political speech major and onetime songwriter and vocalist for the alternative folk/ rock band, Tall Stranger. These days, however, he’s writing lyrics for a different life chapter, one that involves overseeing development and production of “virgin” chocolate products at Raaka Chocolate in Brooklyn, N.Y.
One of the first things a newcomer stepping into Dandelion Chocolate’s café and production area on Valencia St. in San Francisco experiences — besides the obvious hipster din and energy — is the large welcoming chalkboard.
Do you realize that there are only eight days 'till Thanksgiving? It’s one of my favorite holidays, not only because of the opportunity to break bread (and a wishbone) with family, but because of the underlying reason for the gathering, that of being grateful.