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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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Huria's | Bodega Bay - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

Since first hearing about Huria's months ago, I've been wanting to check out the wood-fired, Neapolitan style pizzas. But the challenges of distance and the reduction and many changes in opening ho...

An Embarrassment of Riches

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by alexrander 8 days ago

Two items struck me: Stock brokers (wealth managers) are inviting clients to learn of the joys of cooking at home, and 2) The governor of California is seen cavorting with other officials including...

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Where to get free Thanksgiving meals in the East Bay

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

"Food pantries, restaurants, churches and community groups giving out Thanksgiving meals, and ways to volunteer or donate to these efforts. . . "' This list includes venues in Oakland, Berkeley ...

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Pane di Vero - based in Petaluma

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by Torina 5 days ago

During the fall, I got a hankering for apple cider donuts and found Pane di Vero through a partnership with Chileno Valley Ranch (halfway between Petaluma and Tomales Bay). I was thoroughly impress...

Vina Enoteca | Stanford Barn - Palo Alto

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

As a fan of Tootsie's at the Stanford Barn since Day 1, I was delighted to learn from a friend that Rocco and team have opened Vina Enoteca, taking over California Cafe's space. I hope to get in th...

All Natural Paleteria y Neveria | Gilroy

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 days ago

In August I took a cold beverage break in Gilroy on my way south at All Natural Paleteria y Neveria. This was a first visit for me, and apparently it also has a small branch at the outlets. No ...

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Mutton, anyone?

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by terry94705 5 days ago

I’ve always been curious about mutton, but two butchers and one farmers market stand have told me they don’t know where to get it. Does anyone here know where to find it in the east bay? (Just wa...

Salt Rising Bread?

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by Malcolm Ruthven 6 months ago

I grew up eating Salt Rising Bread for breakfast toast on Saturday, since a bakery in my home town in Missouri baked it on Friday night. Most people don't know about it, or if they do don't really ...

Lady M Mille-Crepe Cake & Boba Tea @ Q Tea Monster in Newark

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 days ago

Though Fantasia https://www.chowhound.com/post/kings-garden-ramen-newark-35779?commentId=164809 has been my long-time favorite boba tea spot in this neck of the woods, a couple months ago I found m...

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Pliny the Younger in bottles for 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 days ago

Russian River Brewing Company announced that the brewpub release of Pliny the Younger is cancelled in February 2021. However, PTY will be bottled for the first time and available for sale online.

Moon Cakes are here !

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by gordon wing 7 years ago

they were putting up a big display of moon cakes at Ranch 99 the other day ......

Northern Ducks | Mid-Market, San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 days ago

Northern Ducks opened a month ago in the Twitter building, taking over Dirty Water's space. It bills itself as a dim sum lounge with full bar and outdoor seating in the courtyard. The food offering...

Lena's Soul Food Cafe - Oakland

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by ML8000 6 years ago

Anyone try Lena's Soul Food Cafe? I had to stop in the parking lot there and noticed it and walked over to take a look. I already ate so didn't try anything and there was a short line out the doo...

Belcampo Bone Broth Subscriptions | San Mateo & Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 days ago

Belcampo's PR agency reached out with "Belcampo’s new 30-day and 90-day Bone Broth Subscriptions are making immune-supporting meals more accessible to residents in The Bay Area with how inexpensiv...

Stone Fruits 2020 @ Andy's Orchard in Morgan Hill

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 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...

Reggae Rasta Styles | Santa Rosa - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

For today's The Great American Takeout fundraiser for the Black Lives Matter global network and to support black-owned restaurants, I drove to Santa Rosa to pick up the lunch at the Reggae Rasta St...

Sunday at Lena's Soul Food Cafe in East Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 days ago

On a Sunday in July I headed to Lena's Soul Food Cafe to support a black-owned business. I had called first intending to place an order for pick-up. The friendly voice told me that Lena's is so bus...

Swanton strawberries in Davenport [moved from San Francisco board]

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by walker 9 years ago

Last summer I picked (organic, of course) Swanton strawberries in Davenport -- have you been there? What's the best time to go? (Loved it.)

Ellen Straus’ Pie Crust Recipe

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 days ago

Sharing the rich pie crust recipe from the matriarch of the Straus family . . . if you can't get Straus butter where you're located, you'll need to find a substitute that matches the 85% butterfat ...