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Coronavirus

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...

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Dining for India, May 25, 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"Bay Area Indian restaurants have come together to help raise money to go towards the American India Foundation’s COVID relief efforts in India. On Tuesday, May 25th, 50% of our food sales will be ...

Yuet Lee in San Francisco Chinatown is open for take-out

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Passing through San Francisco last Friday night, I called Yuet Lee to see if it might be open for take-out. Yes, it is, and taking orders by phone for take-out or via Postmates or DoorDash for deli...

Give India Collab Pizza, 5/18 & 19, PizzaLeah in Windsor

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Chef Preeti Mistry of Juhu Beach Club fame is joining forces with Windsor's PizzaLeah to raise funds for COVID-19 relief in India. They've created a collaboration Desi pizza that will be available ...

Retail Workers Are Pissed Off About the End of Masks in Stores

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s announcement last week that fully vaccinated people do not have to wear masks in most situations, retailers like CVS and Costco said they wer...

Free boba at Santa Clara County vaccination clinics

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

The County of Santa Clara continues to give away free boba for anyone getting vaccinated against COVID-19 at its drop in clinics. Those 12+ years and older are eligible. Here's the schedule for...

Covid and picking off another’s plate

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by carolandersonl 4 months ago

Just after Covid vax , I went to lunch with an acquaintance. She said she didn’t want dessert. I ordered cake and got an extra plate for her. As she then wanted, a third was put on her plate. She ...

Forbes: It’s Not Just Fuel—$7 Corn Is Sending Meat Prices Soaring

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . Earlier this month, R-CALF, the lobbying organization for the nation’s 5,000 independent cattlemen, warned that rising grain prices would put some of the last independent producers left in ...

b. patisserie & b. on the go | san francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

"B patisserie is temporarily closed. We are open at B on the go — FRI, SAT, and SUN from 8am to 4pm. Visit B on the Go website to place order and pick-up." Online ordering: https://orders.cake.n...

The Chronicles of Pusateri

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by mordylishus 3 months ago

They're into sanitation now. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/pusateris-ford-price-gouging-1.5511240

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months 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 ...

Reem’s California Mission: Atayef and Maarouk for Ramadan

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months 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!

monchique
by monchique 3 months ago

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

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

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by mordylishus 3 months 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 3 months 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 1 year 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?

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by gutreactions 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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...

Wakuriya Pickup Dinner | Crystal Springs Village - San Mateo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months 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...

Upcoming Transition for Miss Ollie's in Old Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 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...