San Francisco Bay Area

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by fogcitynative 14 hours ago

I started composing a post before I confirmed my e-mail. The PUBLISH button was dimmed out and a reminder at the t...

The Chowhound Team commented 4 hours ago

99 Ranch (Norcal) advice requested

by ChervilGeorge 2 days ago

I need some serious help stocking up my Asian pantry. I'm heading to 99 Ranch (Northern California) and get overwhelm...

paulj commented 2 days ago

Anyone tried Drawing Board in Petaluma?

by Andrew H 1 year ago

They just opened a week or two ago and the place looks very nice. Full bar and dinner only at this point. I think b...

CyndiN commented 2 days ago

Reservations for French Laundry

by The Chowhound Team 10 months ago

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


herost commented 4 days ago

Healdsburg Rehearsal Dinner?

by MSK 5 days ago

Looking for recommendations for locations to host the Rehearsal dinner for our sons wedding in Sept. I would be great...

Melanie Wong commented 4 days ago

Grocery Outlet, February 2018

by sweethooch 12 days ago

Sunnyvale (Fair Oaks), 2/6/18 Small basil plant $1.99 (hmm... it actually says "not ready to plant" http://www.liv...


JadeM commented 5 days ago

Hunan Bacon

by BIM 10 years ago

Does anyone out there remember Henry Chung's original restaurant on Kearny in Chinatown - late 70's I guess...and on ...

Melanie Wong commented 5 days ago

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Shanghai style preserved pork @ Marina Food in San Mateo

by Melanie Wong 5 days ago

Marina Food has house-cured Shanghai style preserved pork ("bacon" belly cut) displayed on top of the counter in the ...

Sonora Taqueria & La Tarte Bakery (San Rafael)

by Malcolm Ruthven 5 years ago

Sonora Taqueria & La Tarte Bakery are two different places, a taqueria and a Russian bakery, in Terra Linda (north Sa...


Malcolm Ruthven commented 6 days ago

The Best Hot Dogs in the Bay Area

by Gitmo6 9 years ago

Every year, a group of hot dog lovers rent a limo and visit five hot dog places to find the perfect dog. After two ye...


Malcolm Ruthven commented 7 days ago

Ji Mao Cai @ Marina Food in Cupertino

by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Previously we've shared sightings of ji mao cai (chicken feather vegetable) at Shanghainese restaurants. And that non...

Melanie Wong commented 9 days ago

Chowdown report: Chef Wang (Millbrae)

by geofflee 16 days ago

It was a pleasure being at Chef Wang today for my first ever Chowhound event! Thanks to Melanie for initiating the ev...


sumimao commented 9 days ago

Moosetta's Russian Piroshki, Sonoma Valley

by Melanie Wong 16 years ago

I must have driven by the sandwich board sign on the Sonoma Highway hundreds of times without stopping to investigate...

Scottybot commented 13 days ago