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The Buzz on Bernal’s Little Bee

A Bernal resident and Chez Panisse alum opened the new Little Bee Baking in Bernal Heights. An early report (maybe a record for early reports: first brownie sold) says the

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Proposition Chicken on Market Street

Multiformat chicken is the way to go at Proposition Chicken on Market at Valencia: Get it in a salad, a sandwich, or on a plate. Early reports say the chicken

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The Bay’s Most Diverse Restaurant Street?

The recent opening of Mama Papa Lithuania Restaurant and Tea House makes Chowhounds wonder if Alameda’s Park Street is the most diverse restaurant strip in the Bay Area. With Cuban,

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Skipping the Line at Swan Oyster Depot

Swan Oyster Depot proves popular with both tourists and locals, as the line attests. Recent chatter on Chowhound looks forward to the seafood counter’s offerings when the commercial Dungeness crab

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Get Your Gluten-Free On at Grease Box

Oakland’s Grease Box promises treats that can tempt diners who avoid gluten, including pastries and fried chicken. A recent report praises the gluten-free fried chicken and Cobb salad, with little

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Plumbing Marin’s Restaurant Scene

Looking for a decent meal in Marin? Locals say to check out Sushi Ran, Pizzeria Picco, Le Garage, and Lotus Chaat & Spices for a fine North Bay repast.

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Old-World Novelties from Rancho Gordo’s Bean Club

Rancho Gordo’s store in the Ferry Building is worth a stop if you’re in San Francisco, but what if you’re not? When considering Rancho Gordo’s Bean Club, fans say the

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Heartbaker’s Cheesecake Steals Hearts

A big thumbs-up goes out to Heartbaker, an Inner Richmond sweets shop run by pastry chef Sybil Johnson. Chowhounds love the salted caramel brownie flavored with almond extract, and what

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The Perfect Mango Hits SF

It’s the season for Keitt mangoes, a fruit with a smooth, string-free flesh and deep flavor that admirers adore. So far this year, the Keitt has been spotted at area

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Pre-Theater Meal in San Francisco

Many of San Francisco’s theaters are located around Union Square, a hub of shopping and mediocre restaurants. For a decent meal in the area, locals recommend the Grand Café in

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Kid-Worthy Crawl of San Francisco

Traveling to San Francisco with kids who are culinary adventurers? Locals recommend two crawls in the Mission District: a 24th Street walk that includes a bite at Taqueria Vallarta and

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Slices Hit the Spot at Oakland’s Slicer Pizzeria

Follow the smell of sauce and cheese wafting out of vents on Piedmont Avenue near Pleasant Valley in Oakland and you’ll find Slicer Pizzeria, a new shop from a Pizzaiolo

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Bolivian Treats Near the Palo Alto Farmers’ Market

For a worthwhile snack near the Sunday farmers’ market in Palo Alto, check out the Bolivian specialties at 3 G’s Café, where the menu includes South American treats like salteñas,

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Cult Cups at Linea Caffe

Chowhounds were excited to note the opening of Linea Caffe, a coffee venture from Andrew Barnett (of Ecco Caffe) with food by Anthony Myint (of Mission Chinese Food and others).

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Stylish, Seasonal Sunday Dinners at Oakland’s Camino

For a special Sunday dinner, locals praise Oakland’s Camino. While the abbreviated menu of three or four mains might not appeal to some picky diners, admirers praise the imaginative preparations

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Win Tickets to SF’s Street Eats Gala!

Do you live in or near San Francisco? Want to attend an amazing food event for a good cause? The organizers of the San Francisco Street Eats Gala—a biennial charity

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Autumn Bounty at Crane Melon Barn

A visit to family-owned Crane Melon Barn in Santa Rosa is a fall rite of passage for many foodies. One fan suggests a triple-threat food tour to nearby Bud’s Custom

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Digging Clams in Bodega Bay

Line up your paperwork and prepare to get dirty on a Bodega Bay clam dig. It’s messy, it’s fun, and the rewards can be extraordinary, including homemade clam sashimi or

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Second Location of Champa Garden Thrills in SF

At Oakland restaurant Champa Garden’s new outpost in San Francisco, lovers of the Laotian-Thai menu at the original say that service is still working out the kinks but familiar dishes

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A Fresh Look at Maverick

Amid many openings and closings in San Francisco’s Mission District, Maverick has held its ground at 17th and Mission streets. Considering a recent visit, diners praise the raw local albacore

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A Tour of Asia in San Francisco

The cuisine of Asia is broad and diverse; luckily in the Bay Area you can sample many Asian specialties within a reasonable distance. Just within the San Francisco city limits,

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