SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

August 18, 2011 12:00 ET

The San Francisco Chronicle App for iPad® Continues to Add New Features to Its Lineup

An Expanded Food and Wine Section Will Appear Three Days a Week

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 18, 2011) - Beginning Thursday, Aug. 18, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Bay Area's leading source of local news and advertising information, will expand to three days a week the food and wine content in its iPad app.

Every Thursday and Friday, users will find an additional section devoted to great cooking, dining and restaurant news. This includes reviews by The Chronicle's Restaurant Critic Michael Bauer, wine news and recommendations from Chronicle Wine Editor Jon Bonné, the latest dining scene from Inside Scoop Columnist Paolo Lucchesi and much more, including delicious recipes and mouth-watering photography.

The iPad newspaper app is an extension of The Chronicle's award-winning, in-depth coverage that readers have come to expect from the Bay Area's leading news source. Stories, features and photos are optimized for the iPad to give users a richer, more visually dynamic presentation of the daily news.

"The Chronicle's Food & Wine staff consistently provides the best in food, dining and wine coverage of the Bay Area's vibrant culinary scene," said Ward Bushee, executive vice president and editor of The Chronicle. "We are excited to present this award-winning content in our iPad app to give users an even richer experience."

Expanded food and wine coverage is the latest in a series of enhancements that have been made to the iPad app. This includes the debut on Monday, Aug. 8 of a section devoted to the San Francisco 49ers as well as the addition of an afternoon edition and more than 20 comics.

With the iPad news app, newspaper and iPad subscribers have the benefit of being able to read exclusive content and columns from The Chronicle's staff of reporters and columnists before they are posted online, including food and wine content. Their paid subscriptions give immediate access to these premium features every day of the week, including Sunday with its extensive features about home and garden, or travel and style.

The Chronicle App for iPad is available free to subscribers. Other users can enjoy 14 days free. After the free 14-day period, a monthly subscription is $5.99. Annual subscriptions are also available for $59.99. Download the San Francisco Chronicle App for iPad from the App Store or at www.sfgate.com/ipad.

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