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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 Fiery Jerk Chicken Recipe Will Transport You (Safely) to the Caribbean

With coronavirus making travel a tricky and even potentially dangerous prospect this year, we're embracing the summer staycation. All week (and all summer) long, we'll bring you transportive flavors...
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Stone Fruits 2020 @ Andy's Orchard in Morgan Hill

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Andy's Orchard opened for the season on May 15. Yesterday was my first visit of the year. The entrance has been roped off like the lines for bank tellers with markers each six feet. Inside the door...

Kendejah Liberian food truck | Lake Merritt - Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 day ago

Today was my introduction to Liberian cooking at the food truck of San Leandro's Kendejah Restaurant that's parked at Lake Merritt six days a week. I noticed it more than a year ago but could never...

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Tofu Goes Mainstream in America Thanks to Big Meat’s Covid Crisis

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 16 days ago

" . . . Where once tofu only had 5% penetration in grocery stores, Toscano said his retailers are seeing numbers rise dramatically. Kroger, which has almost 2,800 supermarket locations across the U...

Laotian Sunday Menu @ Monterey Pizza & Asian Zap, San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Monterey Pizza has a special promotional menu on Sunday, starting today May 31, of Laotian dishes. Anyone tried the Asian food here before or have any insight to offer? Apparently there's a kao soy...

unbelievable deals on vanilla beans and extract at Xanath [Mission District, San Francisco]

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by david kaplan 10 years ago

Xanath, the new-ish ice cream place in the Mission (SF), is owned by a saffron and vanilla importer. They sell vanilla beans and extract at an extraordinary discount. A pint of organic vanilla extr...

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Farmscape: The Design of Productive Landscapes

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 days ago

" . . . We’re at a moment in time where it’s become so obvious we really need to work together. If the pandemic has made anything clear, it’s how truly interdependent we are, how we need to join to...

Grocery Outlet - June 2020

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by Michelle 1 month ago

The Pioneer Woman BBQ sauce for 99 cents a jar, in Frontier, Peach Whiskey and Honey Habanero flavors. Round canister of Planters Cheez Balls also for 99 cents!

Deconstructing Casa Sanchez Salsa

mucknet
by mucknet 13 years ago

I LOVE Casa Sanchez Salsa. I DON'T love paying $5 for a container of it. I LOVE making my own salsa. Has anyone else tried to deconstruct Casa Sanchez salsa to get that same great flavor? I s...

Frozen shui jiao from Asian American Foods / Kingdom of Dumpling

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

A month ago I returned to Asian American Foods to stock up on frozen dumplings to continue to shelter-in-place. This is the affiliate of Kingdom of Dumpling, the restaurant down the street, though ...

Izakaya Rintaro July Fundraising for Old Skool Cafe - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

"For the month of July we will be donating ALL proceeds from the Chrysanthemum Liberty Duck Salad to @oldskoolcafe. Headquartered in Bayview/Hunter’s Point, Old Skool Cafe is a youth-run, jazz-them...

The best Chinese almond cookie in San Francisco?

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by poot 17 days ago

I see loads of walnut cookies in the classic mode, New May Wah has great big tins and plastic hatboxes full of nasty-looking things, but nowhere the almond cookies of my youth. Where in San Fran...

潘家厨房 Pan Kee Food in Foster City closed and is NOT moving to Michigan

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

After hearing about the frozen dumplings from "hyperbowler" and "KK", Foster City's Pan Kee was going to be my next stop for provisioning for shelter-in-place. But then I read that it shutdown at t...

Chinese on Taraval? Non-Chinese?

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by poot 2 years ago

As I walked west from Nineteenth on Taraval the other night, I saw a handful of Chinese restaurants with which I was unfamiliar, including a couple with lines out the door. Can you tell me about fa...

Ask Chefs Anything - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

Bidding open from June 26 to 29. Since the conversation is conducted over zoom, buyers can be based anywhere. "mmigrant workers in the food industry have been serving us for decades. They are no...

Society Bakery & Cafe | Sebastopol - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

Last month I stopped by Society Bakery & Cafe located in the Antique Society in Sebastopol. This venue has been home to a number of bakeries that i've enjoyed over the years. This one is a winner ...

To Go Meals from Michelin Stars

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 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...

Celia's Mexican restaurant coleslaw?

walkie74
by walkie74 11 days ago

Has anybody found a decent version of this? I know there's oregano and (obviously) shredded cabbage involved. There are also pickled peppers and carrots, right?

Playlists from your favorite restaurants

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

Reservation service Tock is promoting Spotify playlists from favorite restaurants to accompany take-out meals at home that you can order via the site. Linked is the one for San Francisco, other cit...