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...

Chef José Andrés gives out $50 gift cards for getting vaccinated

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 17 hours ago

A spokesperson from ThinkFoodGroup told local outlet DCist that customers could show their “fully vaccinated card at Jaleo DC, Jaleo Crystal City, Oyamel, Zaytinya, or China Chilcano and receive a ...

Chicken Wing prices rising: another pandemic shortage?

by gutreactions 9 days ago

Craving chicken wings? The price of wings is rising fast, according to industry sources. Almost double what they were just a few months ago. Restaurants and markets have had to adjust their menu pr...

Reem’s California Mission: Atayef and Maarouk for Ramadan

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

Though not a member of the faith, I’ve come to look forward to the month of Ramadan for the special Syrian pastry: atayef. Learning about these long ago from “dml”, https://www.chowhound.com/post...


Portugal is out of lock-down!

by monchique 4 days ago

All restaurants and resorts are now open (at least those who have not gone bankrupt...) and visitors are welcome :o)

Butcher Crown Roadhouse (Petaluma)

Civil Bear
by Civil Bear 11 days ago

Stopped by Butcher Crown Roadhouse in Petaluma yesterday for lunch. I knew I was in for a treat when I saw the all BBQ smokers lined up in the patio. Mrs. Luv and I shared a platter of brisket, ...

Covid Hospitality - Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste (Toronto)

by mordylishus 12 days ago

Covid regulations require a three-night stay in an approved Covid quarantine hotel and then 11 days in self-isolating quarantine of the traveller’s choice. Mordy has just emerged from his quaran...

Von's Express Halal Korean Fried Chicken | Sunnyvale - Silicon Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 17 days ago

Who wouldn't be curious about Korean fried chicken prepared by a Bengali chef? I could not resist. This outpost of Von's located inside Taj Mahal market is a franchise of the well-known Korean frie...

Shrimp Taco Dorado @ Mi Taqueria | Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Mi Taqueria opened on Monday. It's taken over the spot previously home to Boardwalk Subs, Red's Burgers, and even earlier, Campus Drive-In. I gave it a try on Day 3. I asked whether this was con...

Will Mother's Day be different this year?

by gutreactions 14 days ago

Last year many of us curtailed our Mother's Day plans due to the pandemic. Will you be marking it differently on Sunday, May 9th? We Zoomed it last time. Gathering, perhaps dining out? Please share...

5/1 Bake Sale to Protect AAPI Lives | Zuni Cafe - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 days ago

Saturday May 1 starting at 11am, an all star roster of our area's finest bakers and pastry chefs is raising money to protect AAPI lives. Hosted by Zuni Cafe (1658 Market St, SF), 100% of proceeds f...

YUBU by The Shota | Financial District – San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 days ago

Friday, April 30, is the final day for YUBU by The Shota lunch and dinner donburi and inari sets for take-out and delivery. The high-end omakase restaurant will be returning to indoor dining. In...

San Francisco's 20th Century Cafe closing

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 days ago

Minutes ago, Michelle Polzine announced on FB the closing of 20th Century Cafe. She said she will be around till at least the end of June. "Dear Esteemed Members of Cafe Society, Many of us ha...

Wakuriya Pickup Dinner | Crystal Springs Village - San Mateo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 days ago

Last week I ordered to-go dinners from Wakuriya, the Michelin one-star restaurant in a modest suburban shopping center. It had announced that the last day for its pick-up program would be Sunday, M...

Is now the proper time to cash in those gift cards?

by gutreactions 2 months ago

We had accumulated a load of dining gift cards from friends and family prior to the pandemic one year ago. We also had purchased a few during the past year to help some local favorite eateries. Do ...

Upcoming Transition for Miss Ollie's in Old Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Three weeks ago I ordered take-out from Miss Ollie's for when I would be passing through Oakland. Easy enough online via the Clover system that even included the day's special, jerk chicken: 1...

Intercontinental Study Sheds Light on the Microbial Life of Sourdough

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"Abstract: Humans have relied on sourdough starter microbial communities to make leavened bread for thousands of years, but only a small fraction of global sourdough biodiversity has been character...

Jeninni Kitchen + Wine Bar's Monday Night Fried Chicken Special | Pacific Grove – Monterey Peninsula

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 16 days ago

Around the corner from the Pacific Grove certified farmers market, one of my favorite restaurants, Jeninni Kitchen + Wine Bar, started offering a Monday night fried chicken dinner special, $26, dur...

Asheville / Asheville-area Updates?

by Tehama 2 months ago

Hey everyone! Hopefully Covid is getting under control now. What are the best Asheville (and Waynesville / Sylva if venturing farther west) spots now? Love some fresh recommendations. (And does...

Izakaya Rintaro Bento To-Go | SOMA - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 18 days ago

Izakaya Rintaro, a Chowhound favorite, kept hope alive this pandemic year with streetside dining and an extensive menu of artfully packaged bento boxes to-go. It also raised funds for charitable ef...

Chuan Yu Bistro, Oakland Chinatown

Ruth Lafler
by Ruth Lafler 1 month ago

Chuan Yu Bistro is a new-ish (grand opening last October) Sichuan restaurant in the Pacific Renaissance Plaza in Oakland Chinatown. Apparently it is on the top floor, and has a patio for outdoor di...