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...

Pandemic price increases: real or contrived?

by gutreactions 1 year ago

It is getting ridiculous out there! Go market shopping and you will find meat prices going north; cherries ranging from $2.99 to a whopping $14.99; artichokes, 2 for $3.99 to 1 for $4; rhubarb from...

Wako Sashimi Bento To-Go | San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 days ago

Feels like I have a backlog of kajillion take-out meals stretching back to the start of shelter-in-place that I've yet to post about, will try to share some as I'm able. One of the few highlight...

What's lingering in your freezer or pantry? Use it up ideas

by MidwesternerTT 9 months ago

Over on the Weekly Menu Planning discussion we noticed many of us have items purchased a year ago, at the start of the pandemic, that are lingering in freezer or pantry. It's an ongoing situation ...

Corundas Michoacanas and Pambazos | El Encanto Restaurant in Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 days ago

El Encanto Restaurant is the new kid in town that took over long-timer El Oaxaqeño's site. I had a chance to try it for the first time on Día de Muertos when it had been open for a month. Things lo...

Rize Up Sourdough & The Butterfly Joint Cafe | Outer Richmond - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 22 days ago

In September I stopped by Hakka Restaurant https://www.chowhound.com/post/chef-change-hakka-restaurant-san-francisco-1085232 to pick-up a to-go order. The brightly painted storefront and sidewalk s...

Beef Ribs @ Smokin' Woods BBQ in Oakland?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 21 days ago

In an earlier post, tre2012 mentioned her SO's love of beef ribs, https://www.chowhound.com/post/stay-gold-deli-west-oakland-split-horn-barbeque-thread-1097682 . I've heard good things about the...

Angler SF trip report

by trueblu 1 month ago

A few weeks back we went as a family to Angler SF. First time dining in SF since the summer (and post new restrictions). Now, I'll be upfront: we didn't peruse a long list of fine-dining restaura...

Tommy's Joynt to re-open Oct. 29

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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...

Captain + Stoker Coffee | Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 22 days ago

A month ago, I dropped into Captain + Stoker Coffee Roasters in downtown Monterey for the first time. After running morning errands, this was a pleasant breakfast of a beautifully crafted flat whit...

Three Star Restaurant | Outer Sunset - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Despite the name, Three Star is a dim sum and Chinese steam table take-out operation. I had a chance to check it out last month. During COVID times, only one customer at a time is allowed inside an...

Chicken Wing prices rising: another pandemic shortage?

by gutreactions 7 months 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...

GTA Patios in the age of Covid-19 - 2021 edition

Dr. John
by Dr. John 6 months ago

With patios opening up on Friday, I thought I would start a new version of this thread. Have you booked any reservations yet? Where are you hoping to go? We haven't yet booked anything as places...

McEwan et al.

by caviartothegeneral 2 months ago

The Globe and Mail is reporting that Mark McEwan's company has obtained CCAA protection, warning it could run out of cash in weeks. According to the article, the company's liabilities include $488,...

Dining indoors in the era of COVID-19

Dr. John
by Dr. John 1 month ago

With restaurants being now able to operate at full capacity indoors (for fully vaccinated patrons) and with many patios winding down as the weather gets colder, I thought we could post about how th...

Las 2 Fridas #2 | Westridge - Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 29 days ago

Nestled in between Wendy's and Starbucks in the Westridge shopping center near Walmart, Las 2 Fridas 2 opened 3+ months ago. A second location of the Seaside original, this new juice bar offers Mex...

Santa Rosa, CA. food secret. Saturday's Laotian surprise.

by seefoo 30 days ago

This restaurant is very easy to miss. it's called TERIYAKI CHICKEN BOWL. its inside a shopping center hidden next to a beauty supply place and I think some insurance place. I'll start, the teriy...

Pork Katsu Sandwich @ Ad Astra Bread Co. | Seaside - Monterey Peninsula

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

For National Sandwich Day, Ad Astra Bread put together a Pork Katsu sandwich, $10, as the daily special. It's a winner that I hope will return to the repertoire. The pork cutlet was nearly an inch ...

Osha Thai BBQ | Petaluma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

San Francisco's Osha Thai group expanded to Petaluma in July. https://www.chowhound.com/post/osha-thai-noodle-cafe-16930 I had a chance to grab take-out lunch at the one-month point, calling in my ...

San Ho Won @ Benu To Go | SOMA - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Chef Corey Lee’s Benu (Michelin 3-stars) closed at the start of shelter-in-place. Then it re-emerged to preview the stylings of his not-yet-opened Korean restaurant, San Ho Won, as take-out from Be...

Neighborhood Favorites for Take-Out [split from Yuet Lee in San Francisco Chinatown discussion]

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

I've never been one to order take-out, especially for Chinese food, but I feel I have to support the restaurants that I want to survive these hard times. Where have you been getting take-out (a...