San Francisco Bay Area

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A Sonoma County Wine Pro Picks Her 10 Favorite Bottles, Including a $15 Red You'll Sip All Fall

As president of Sonoma County Winegrowers, Karissa Kruse drinks a lot of wine. And while this may seem like a dream job, the task of picking her favorites can be quite daunting. “On most days and occasions...

California Ends School Lunch-shaming

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 hours ago

" . . . The new legislation, authored by state Sen. Robert Hertzberg, makes it so schools are no longer allowed to serve cheaper, 'alternative' lunches to students whose parents are unable to pay. ...


No-compromise restaurant for carnivores and vegetarians

by djbpitt 3 days ago

Can someone recommend a special-occasion, splurge restaurant in San Francisco (proper; not general Bay Area—Chowhound made me say "Bay Area" if I wanted to say "San Francisco") that will be a treat...

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SF Portrero Hill HILLSIDE SUPPER CLUB Sunday Prix Fixe!

by escargot3 1 day ago

Hillside Supper Club, Folsom and Precita. The Sunday Prix Fixe special was a truly delicious meal. The duck mousse, grilled octapus, scallops with miso sauce (sounds strange but was exceptional) --...

Reed Avocados in San Francisco?

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 4 months ago

Does anyone know where I can find Reed Avocados in San Francisco (store, farmer's market, underground connections, anything)? They're plentiful at Farmer's Markets in Southern Cal, but I never see...

VooDoo Love | SOMA - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 day ago

On the corner of the block where I get my car serviced, Voodoo Love opened last month serving up New Orleans Creole dishes. Having enjoyed the food and drink offerings of the previous occupant of t...

Reservations for The French Laundry Spring 2019

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 7 months ago

Hi all, Due to the increase of threads about exchanging French Laundry reservations, we have created this post dedicated to that purpose. We have locked the previous French Laundry reservati...

Balboa Block Party, Nov 9, 11a-6p, SF

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

WHAT: The PlumpJack Foundation and president Hiliary Newsom are proud to introduce the first annual Balboa Block Party to take place on Saturday, November 9, 2019, with the goal of rais...


OpenTable sharing personal data

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

Many thanks to J. Kenji Lopez-Alt for surfacing the default settings on the updated Opentable app that enables sharing of diner data with 3rd parties. His IG post illustrates how to shut this down....

Bay Area Few Indonesian Restaurants

by Mul 2 months ago

Bay Area only has a few Indonesian restaurants, and it'll come down to only one left very soon. Berkeley's Jayakarta restaurant is closing this weekend, citing high cost of operation. Borobudur i...

Favorite Ice Cream and Frozen Treats – 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

July is National Ice Cream Month, a legacy of President Ronald Reagan, and 7/21/19 is National Ice Cream Day. Let's hear about new purveyors that have opened up plus your tried and true favorite...

Ducks and Dragons Bakery | Gluten-free Bagels

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Susan Hathaway wrote about Ducks & Dragons gluten-free bagels made with almond flour for Bay Area Bites this week. http://ww2.kqed.org/bayareabites/2015/07/20/new-micro-bakery-on-the-peninsula-cra...

Vietnamese-style Vegetarian Food at East Palo Alto Vietnamese Buddhist Church

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 years ago

This morning I had a chance to follow up on a Vietnamese friend’s tip that the East Palo Alto Vietnamese Buddhist Church offers vegetarian food on the weekends. Located directly behind Mi Pueblo ...

San Francisco Restaurant Advice

by josephml1 2 months ago

Hello everyone... I am looking for an advice about where to eat in San Francisco I am going to stay in the Fisherman's wharf area. My personal preferences: One good Chinese... A good bu...

Anniversary Weekend - San Francisco

by nycAttorney 22 days ago

We will be in town for our anniversary the weekend of 11/1-11/3. I am looking for suggestions on good, can't miss spots in SF. In terms of planning this is what I am looking for: Friday: Din...

Where to find cow brains and other organs in Bay area/Silicon Valley?

by beeflover1 21 days ago

I am mainly looking for cow brains to cook for recipes but other organs are harder to find. If you know an asian supermarket that sells cheap cow and chicken organs, please do tell. I'm also lookin...

CA Bay Area. What are you cooking during the blackout?

by seefoo 9 days ago

Trying to have some fun during all of this. I’m drinking all my beer for starters. I see a seafood blitzkrieg in my future. I have lots of tuna and salmon. I’ll be pulling out my two burner Cam...

Pelmenitsa (pelmeni maker/mold) in SF bay area?

by hannahmae 5 months ago

I'm in the market for a pelmenitsa (as below) - anyone know of a store in the bay that carries em? I want to support local stores while they still exist. I've tried Europa Express in SF out by O...

San Fran Food Trip Advice

by kranston22 3 months ago

Hello all. I'm from Chicago area and am headed to San Fran in November for a 1 week food trip and looking for insider advice. 3 of us will be going and have our own transportation. Food preferences...

Pastrami Wednesdays at Memphis Minnie's

Civil Bear
by Civil Bear 3 years ago

Hadn't been to Memphis Minnie's in some time, so I was happy to see Pastrami Wednesdays as strong as ever. This is a succulent smoked brisket, brined and rubbed with pastrami seasonings, that melt...

Best Steakhouses in America

Perilagu Khan
by Perilagu Khan 11 days ago

I'm working on a literary project of sorts, dealing with the steakhouse in America. Toward that end, I was hoping some of you might nominate the steakhouse you consider the best in the state you kn...