Discuss cooking at home, takeout and delivery, and grocery shopping during the novel Coronavirus and COVID-19 outbreak.

Freezer Storage Tips and Tricks to Help You Keep Your Cool

Freezer storage is a little bit art and a little bit science, with some good sense and nifty tricks mixed in. These handy tips will help you get your freezer organized and keep your food from getting...

An Embarrassment of Riches

by alexrander 7 days ago

Two items struck me: Stock brokers (wealth managers) are inviting clients to learn of the joys of cooking at home, and 2) The governor of California is seen cavorting with other officials including...

A Couple of Shout-Outs

by Guilty Gourmand 3 months ago

The Southeast board has been pretty dead which I've chalked up to our collective inability to dine, explore, or try new things but maybe also partially out of fear (or respect) for publicly comment...

Thanksgiving plan 2020

by sandramrma 1 month ago

Has Covid effected your plans for this year? Traveling, getting together with family? Going out to dinner-ordering in-or just staying home???

GTA takeout/delivery in the era of COVID-19

Dr. John
by Dr. John 8 months ago

Inspired by prima's recent updates to her sandwich threads, I thought I could start a thread focusing on everyone's recs for takeout/delivery options as we move forward over the next few months. S...


Huria's | Bodega Bay - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 day ago

Since first hearing about Huria's months ago, I've been wanting to check out the wood-fired, Neapolitan style pizzas. But the challenges of distance and the reduction and many changes in opening ho...

All Natural Paleteria y Neveria | Gilroy

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 days ago

In August I took a cold beverage break in Gilroy on my way south at All Natural Paleteria y Neveria. This was a first visit for me, and apparently it also has a small branch at the outlets. No ...

Lady M Mille-Crepe Cake & Boba Tea @ Q Tea Monster in Newark

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 days ago

Though Fantasia https://www.chowhound.com/post/kings-garden-ramen-newark-35779?commentId=164809 has been my long-time favorite boba tea spot in this neck of the woods, a couple months ago I found m...

La Michoacana Plus Paleteria | Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 days ago

Open for four months when I tried it in September, La Michoacana Plus is the latest ice cream parlor and paleteria to open in Salinas. Really colorful interior and good COVID-19 practices with soci...

Northern Ducks | Mid-Market, San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 days ago

Northern Ducks opened a month ago in the Twitter building, taking over Dirty Water's space. It bills itself as a dim sum lounge with full bar and outdoor seating in the courtyard. The food offering...

Belcampo Bone Broth Subscriptions | San Mateo & Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

Belcampo's PR agency reached out with "Belcampo’s new 30-day and 90-day Bone Broth Subscriptions are making immune-supporting meals more accessible to residents in The Bay Area with how inexpensiv...

Stone Fruits 2020 @ Andy's Orchard in Morgan Hill

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Andy's Orchard opened for the season on May 15. Yesterday was my first visit of the year. The entrance has been roped off like the lines for bank tellers with markers each six feet. Inside the door...

Covid Second Wave Panic Buying?

by zackly 11 days ago

Now that the Covid virus is spiking around the world, should I stockpile toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning & baking supplies et al? Jeez, I hope not. Maybe this time around because there are qua...

Reggae Rasta Styles | Santa Rosa - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

For today's The Great American Takeout fundraiser for the Black Lives Matter global network and to support black-owned restaurants, I drove to Santa Rosa to pick up the lunch at the Reggae Rasta St...

Sunday at Lena's Soul Food Cafe in East Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

On a Sunday in July I headed to Lena's Soul Food Cafe to support a black-owned business. I had called first intending to place an order for pick-up. The friendly voice told me that Lena's is so bus...

Cali Dumpling San Diego

by DiningDiva 23 days ago

Somewhere along the line I heard about Cali Dumpling San Diego, a dumpling, won ton and pot sticker delivery service. Who among us doesn't like a good dumpling or pot sticker. Wow! Impressive! ...

Ideas for a "weather dependent" Thanksgiving 2020?

by lsnmcg 16 days ago

Hi hounders! 2020 has thrown a curveball to everything, even my normal Thanksgiving routine. I was hoping to pick your genius brains about a dilemma that social gathering during coronavirus has pre...

Tommy's Joynt to re-open Oct. 29

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Yes, it's true! Tommy's Joynt is getting ready to re-open. Talked to the manager yesterday and the target opening date is Thursday, Oct. 29. Its boarded up, graffiti'd doors have been one of the sa...

Metro N.Y. Farmers Markets open with Covid restrictions...

by gutreactions 6 months ago

We look forward to it every spring/summer/fall as Farmers Markets kick-off with the best their seasonal harvest have to offer. The new normal in 2020 is farmers markets are opening with many corona...

Boston Restaurants Closings, that summer of Covid

by hotoynoodle 5 months ago

june was awful and i suspect july and august will be a bloodbath -- especially since the eviction moratorium no longer holds. remember in good times how active the old Boston Openings/Closings t...

GTA Patios in the age of Covid-19

by caviartothegeneral 5 months ago

With patios opening up in Toronto this week, I am looking forward (with a bit of trepidation) to reports on what's happening, where to go, where not to go ... so I thought I would start a new threa...