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San Francisco Bay Area

Find the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops, ice cream, and more in San Francisco and its suburbs. We also have tags for many of the individual cities in the region, which you can browse here.

This Russian Honey Cake Is Layer Upon Layer of Pure Deliciousness

In honor of National Honey Bee Day on August 15, we've already taken a dive into the difference between regular, raw, and Manuka honey, and showcased some of the best honey recipes—but this Russian...
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Announcement expected on Monday re: outdoor dining returning to more of California

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 31 minutes ago

"BREAKING: a source close to CA gov @GavinNewsom confirms to @KCBSRadio that all regional #StayAtHome orders will end tomorrow. ICU capacity projected 15%+ over next 4 weeks. Most counties bac...

1/30 Piroshky Piroshky Bakery Pop-up in San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 22 days ago

Piroshky Piroshky Bakery from Pike Place in Seattle will be popping-up to deliver pre-orders to San Francisco on January 30, 1pm to 3pm. Deadline to pre-order is January 28, 2pm. Would love to h...

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2020/21 Local Dungeness Crab in Markets and Price Agreement

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 16 days ago

Today the crab fleets in California and Oregon reached price agreement with wholesalers to start the season. Yesterday's offer from the fishers was $3.10 per pound. https://wildrivers.lostcoastoutp...

Anna's Seafood online ordering & delivery (<50 miles from Petaluma)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

Last Saturday I was happy to shop again at the Healdsburg farmers market and waited more than 20 minutes for my turn at Anna's Seafood booth. I picked up some pristine ling cod fillets and a hunk o...

Winter Clearance Sale @ Cooks' Junction, Los Altos

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 days ago

Passing along the flyer for the winter clearance sale at Cooks' Junction in Los Altos, CA. Cooks' Junction 261 Main Street Los Altos CA 94022 650-941-6530 https://www.instagram.com/cooksjun...

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Where to go since Gao Poang closed?

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by briasilbert 6 days ago

This was our go-to Chinese restaurant for many years. I note a new place is moving in (Ping's Bistro) but know nothing about it. Does anyone have recommendations for Chinese food similar to Gao Poa...

Bright Bear Bakery | Petaluma - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

In December I stopped by Bright Bear Bakery on the eastside of Petaluma on my way north. Known for its "cronut", $4, I tried one iced with chocolate and blackberry. I also grabbed a sesame bagel, $...

Homemade lox -- questions and advice!

Dave MP
by Dave MP 1 month ago

This winter holiday season I'd like to make my own lox or gravlax. I've never done it before. I was inspired by the NY Times gravlax recipe, which seems easy enough. But I'm wondering if folks have...

Day 2: Napa/Sonoma Trip – Robert Sinskey, Bouchon Bakery, Elizabeth Spencer, Taylor’s Refresher, Bale Grist Mill, Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen

Carb Lover
by Carb Lover 13 years ago

Note: This is a ridiculously long post. I wanted to share all the details, but feel free to skip to the photo report at the bottom for the abbreviated version. After a good night’s sleep, we wer...

Dungeness Crab season opening delayed till December 1, 2020

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"The commercial Dungeness crab season in the central management area, which was scheduled to open Sunday, Nov. 15, will be delayed due to the presence of whales within fishing grounds and the poten...

Pasta Pomodoro Reborn in San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 27 days ago

This morning's stack of emails included an announcement that Pasta Pomodoro was being reintroduced to the Bay Area for delivery via Caviar or Doordash. Some may remember this local chain, founded b...

OzaOza Closing Sale, 12/23, Japantown, SF

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"Restaurant closing SALE! 12/22-12/23/20 10AM-5PM 1700 Post St., 2nd floor, Suite K, SF, CA 94115" (415) 674-4400 This was a kaiseki restaurant. Presumably a lot of unique tableware is on...

Starter Bakery's Panettone

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Last week I was treated to a slice of panettone baked by Starter Bakery, recommended by "foodeye" here, https://www.chowhound.com/post/nightingale-breads-orders-panettone-pick-week-forestville-7539...

To Go Meals from Michelin Stars

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

In this time of Covid-19 and stay at home orders statewide, restaurants are limited to take-out and delivery services. Many have closed. Others have soldiered on converting their operations to offe...

Estrada's Spanish Kitchen, Daly City Recipes needed-

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by alameda fats 14 years ago

Apparently the Estrada's branches in Fresno and Visalia are kaput, and I have acquaintances there that are now suffering from acute tostada compuesta, enchilada and Mexican macaroni deprivation...

Billionaire or Scofflaw

walkoffdinner
by walkoffdinner 22 days ago

Was introduced to these cocktails about 4 years ago at great bars like Adesso, Comstock, Bourbon & Branch & a terrific Miami joint, the Pawn Broker in the Langford Hotel. Most now all defunct, RIP...

Healdsburg's Young & Yonder hand sanitizer (and list of American distilleries fighting Covid-19)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

At the Saturday morning Healdsburg Farmers Market, I picked up a small bottle of hand sanitizer at the booth of Bernier Farms. It's 80% alcohol by volume and listed ingredients are alcohol, hydroge...

Upcoming Transition for Miss Ollie's in Old Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 28 days 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...

Grocery Outlet - December 2020

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by chinchi 2 months ago

December finds for me this week at Davis, CA: Kind Bar minis 8/$1 (such a steal!) Erin Baker's Granola (lots of varieties) $2.99 Several varieties of Nature's Path cereal $1.99 Safe Catch Alb...