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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.

Is Palo Alto all about beer halls?

by 6 hours ago

I have to spend 3 days in Palo Alto in a couple of weeks. Sadly, most of the tourist websites seem to recommend craft...

Waxman's Bird

by little big al 8 days ago

Any clues what happened to J. Waxman's fried chicken venue in G. Square? Seems like I read a review one week and next...


Malcolm Ruthven commented 8 hours ago

Solo dining in Silicon Valley

by sairuh 9 hours ago

What are your solo dining recommendations within Silicon Valley? Anywhere in Mtn. View, Los Altos, Sunnyvale, Cuperti...

Reservations for French Laundry

by The Chowhound Team 5 months ago

Hello there, Due to the increase of threads about exchanging French Laundry reservations, we have created this pos...


cfully commented 10 hours ago

Napa Valley Coffee Roasting Company | St. Helena

by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

One of the summer special coffee drinks here is "Coffee Cola". Essentially, this is an iced Americano with sparkling ...

marssy commented 14 hours ago

Chicken Andouille

by adrienne156 6 years ago

Hello all, Does anyone know where I might find chicken andouille sausages? I know Amylu makes them, but I can't s...


kerrycarhart commented 15 hours ago

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Compline Wine Bar • Restaurant • Merchant | Napa

by Melanie Wong 1 day ago

Three years in the making, Compline opened its doors to the public on September 9. I made plans to meet a friend here...

Fresh Raw chicken wings

by Redstagredd 6 days ago

My husband wants to make homemade buffalo wings and we're looking for a good place to buy fresh raw wings in or aroun...


acgold7 commented 1 day ago

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Q's Halal Pizza | Richmond

by Melanie Wong 1 day ago

An extension of the original Q's Halal Chicken in Alameda, Q's Halal Pizza in Richmond serves up some of the most pop...

Ippudo, Berkeley report w/ PICS

by hhc 2 months ago

I stood in line for 1.5hrs on the 2nd day Sat 7/29/17. It's off Shattuck Ave but the one behind 85C Bakery, next to...


Ridge commented 1 day ago

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Grocery Outlet, September 2017

by Melanie Wong 1 day ago

Santa Rosa GO: Ceccato Italian chopped tomatoes, 2/$1, 400 gm - I've had a chance to cook with these and like the ...

Hog Island in Napa - Happy Hour?

by janeyoc 8 years ago

I know that HI has a great happy hour at the location at the Ferry Building but does the Oxbow Market also have a hap...

Melanie Wong commented 1 day ago

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Crowdfunding for Jon Rowley

by Melanie Wong 2 days ago

This week many of the most respected voices in the culinary world have been talking up the GoFundMe campaign for Seat...

where to find fresh peppercorns?

by Jonah 11 years ago

While at a restaurant in New York recently, I had a dish that used what appeared to be fresh (not dried) red pepperco...


Howard222 commented 2 days ago

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Clif Family Bruschetteria truck | St. Helena

by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

Last week I snagged lunch at St. Helena's version of street food, Clif Family Bruschetteria truck.

Best Everyday Burger in SF?

by ksfca 8 days ago

I'm looking for a really good ordinary burger, ideally flame grilled instead of on a griddle. I've tried Super Dup...

ChowFun_derek commented 4 days ago

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SF: Tanya Holland expands to Ferry Bldg

by tre2012 4 days ago

From SF Chron today (summarized): Tanya Holland is expanding her soul food flavors to the Ferry Building, taking o...

Hashiri San Francisco

by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

The San Francisco location of Hashiri is in soft opening. Friends' photos are stunning. Who's tried it? Hashiri Sa...


SeaEagle commented 4 days ago

Restaurant recommendations?

by helmswoman 1 month ago

I know Hounds cringe at this question, but I'll try to make it easy. Coming from DC to see a ball game at AT&T park, ...

Ruth Lafler commented 4 days ago