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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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Grocery Outlet - March 2021

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by sweethooch 4 days ago

I haven't reported for a long while...have generally been outsourcing my shopping, but I miss GO! San Jose -- Williams Road, 3/3/21 Shishito peppers, Freida's, 99 cents/8 oz. They look fresh, ...

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Scherrer Winery: 40% discount + free shipping

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

One of my favorite winemakers, Fred Scherrer, is discounting selected bottles by 40% off regular price with free ground shipping on 12 or more bottles. These are wines that were held back for resta...

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Hazard Pay for Grocery Store Workers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 days ago

" . . . These ordinances are shining one more spotlight on long-standing inequities exposed by the pandemic. While a number of companies provided their employees—who have faced unprecedented risks ...

Sonoma Eats

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by Malcolm Ruthven 5 months ago

I was driving through Sonoma yesterday, headed north on Hwy 12, and saw the "Sonoma Eats" sign, "Latin Fusion" and "Oaxacan Cuisine", which intrigued me enough to stop, especially because I saw th...

Kam's Gourmet Chicken - SF

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by Cynsa 8 years ago

The recipe for Kam's Gourmet Chicken was requested on the SF board. I've never had it at Kam's... but try this and let us know if it comes close. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper, cut i...

Growing Asian Vegetables in Cool Summers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 days ago

Thursday, March 4 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm "This workshop will cover the basics of cultivating different varieties of Asian vegetables in the cool summers of the Bay Areas coastline. We will explore...

Grocery Outlet - February 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

Last week I made a first visit to the newly opened Grocery Outlet in Windsor (Sonoma County), next to Home Depot. It's a spacious store with wide aisles. While it had a sanitizing station, there w...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months 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...

Sonoma County Restaurant Week, Feb 19-28, 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 17 days ago

Sonoma County Restaurant Week kicks off today, February 19 and continues for ten days. This year is a bit different in that participating restaurants were not required to offer discounts, given the...

Fresno Tostada Compuesta

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by FAT Traveler 8 years ago

Long ago, Fresno had a Spanish restaurant called "Estradas" and they had, by far, the best salad on a tortilla that they called Tostada Compuesta. Anyway, I've tried a lot of comparable dishes at ...

Premier Cru owner admits his business was a Ponzi scheme

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by ratgirlagogo 4 years ago

Apparently this business has been extremely controversial for years - I'm not a high-end wine person myself, so this is all new to me. But it's such a lurid story I know somebody here must know so...

Daughter Thai in Montclair [Oakland]

Sablehart
by Sablehart 4 years ago

Had a great dinner at Daughter Thai in Oakland--got the 24-hour beef noodle soup recommended in Luke Tsai's review, as well as the Hat Yai fried chicken. The chicken was a bit bland (I couldn't det...

Squid Ink in Bay Area

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by hungryhangryhippo 15 days ago

There is an old thread that was created here that I'll reference. It's completely outdated and is not helpful to anyone who is looking for actual squid ink and is in the bay area especially during ...

2020/21 Local Dungeness Crab in Markets and Price Agreement

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months 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...

How to ghost Grubhub and order your restaurant takeout ethically

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . a recent report revealed that Grubhub, which owns food delivery services like Seamless, Eat24, MenuPages, and AllMenus, has been buying domain names to set up dummy websites that resemble ...

Intercontinental Study Sheds Light on the Microbial Life of Sourdough

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 22 days 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...

2/5, Noon, Interested in becoming a Master Food Preserver?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"2021 MFP Volunteer Training - Information Meeting February 5, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Contact: ucmfp@ucanr.edu Sponsor: University of California Master Food Preserver Program Details: The fol...

Royal Feast Chinese New Year Menu for Year of the Ox

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 25 days ago

Millbrae’s Royal Feast is offering a $268 family meal that feeds 3 to 5 people for celebrating the Year of the Ox. The menu includes many auspicious ingredients. The circled items are cold appetize...

Bay Area Few Indonesian Restaurants

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by Mul 1 year 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...

Milk or Water Kefir Grains - Oakland/Berkeley

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by christini 24 days ago

Does anyone know of a place open now (Feb 2021) that is selling live water or milk kefir grains? Ideally in the East Bay