San Francisco Bay Area

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Pinot, Ribs, and the Country’s Freshest Produce: Your Perfect Weekend in Sonoma County

“What grows together, goes together,” quotes Karissa Kruse, president of Sonoma County Winegrowers. The saying—widespread among the region's farmers—applies to the abundance of local produce that can...

Gator’s Rustic Burgers... Petaluma, CA

by Cynsa 8 days ago

New menu today at Gator’s Rustic Burgers & his Creole Friends. 5 Petaluma Blvd. S. Petaluma, CA 94952

Reed Avocados in San Francisco?

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 2 months ago

Does anyone know where I can find Reed Avocados in San Francisco (store, farmer's market, underground connections, anything)? They're plentiful at Farmer's Markets in Southern Cal, but I never see...


Grocery Outlet - August 2019

by sweethooch 2 days ago

Sunnyvale 8/12 President spreadable blue cheese with caramelized onion, 7 oz $1.99 Grey Poupon mustard large 1# $1.99 (palo alto also) Earthly Choice organic 7-grain rice blend pre-cooked, 6 pou...

Zhong Shan Hakka Restaurant

by Thomas Nash 19 days ago

From the former owners of the Hakka Restaurant in the Richmond District which they sold some time back, this newly opened place has many familiar dishes. As good or better than I remember. In Parks...


Producers Natural Sour Cream - One Ingredient

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 day ago

A couple weeks ago I noticed this at the supermarket, Natural Sour Cream, from Fresno's Producers Dairy. Now it contains but one ingredient . . . Cultured Cream . . . and has been on the market for...

Chef Change at Hakka Restaurant - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 day ago

The founder, Master Chef Jin Hua Li, who made this one of my favorite restaurants retired and sold the place to his sous chef in the latter part of last year. One of my culinary friends assured me ...

Nari Restaurant | Hotel Kabuki - Japantown, SF

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 days ago

Nari, the new restaurant from Pim Techamuanvivit who helms two Michelin-starred establishments, has been slated to open this month. From the photos, live video and stories that began appearing on I...

Bakeries in Palo Alto or Menlo Park

by IPAforBreakfast 6 years ago

Help! I'm a Cal bear stuck in Stanfordland looking for a good bakery. My friends have graciously invited me to their home for dinner and I offered to bring dessert. I'd love to bring a pie, tart...

Flint's BBQ status? [Oakland]

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 years ago

This came in by email. Any news about Flint's? "Hi, My name is Tony, from Sacramento. I am desperately trying to find out if any of the Flints are open/re opened....and you seem to know what ...

Kitti's Place (Sausalito)

by Malcolm Ruthven 4 days ago

There are several prior posts here about Kitti's Place but mostly several years old, so I thought I'd post a new one. I went there for lunch today, first time in quite a while. As always, it was ve...

St. Helena: Dean & Deluca NY Times article

by tre2012 1 month ago

We mentioned the Dean & Deluca shop closing in St. Helena in another discussion thread. NY Times just published an article. Apparently big financial troubles; they've stopped/slowed payments to a l...

Tosca Closed Pending New Ownership

by patsully 18 days ago

“Tosca Cafe will close temporarily as I prepare to transfer this iconic restaurant to new management,” owner April Bloomfield said in a statement. I admit, I had not realized that Ken Friedman's...

How to ghost Grubhub and order your restaurant takeout ethically

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 days 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 ...

The Bagel Mill. Petaluma CA

by Cynsa 8 days ago

From July 3, 2019. Chewy bagels at 212 Western Avenue, Petaluma CA 94952. 707.293.3540... I was thrift store browsing and to my delight discovered a new bagel destination. This is the real deal.

San Fran Food Trip Advice

by kranston22 1 month ago

Hello all. I'm from Chicago area and am headed to San Fran in November for a 1 week food trip and looking for insider advice. 3 of us will be going and have our own transportation. Food preferences...

Yelp is Screwing Over Restaurants By Quietly Replacing Their Phone Numbers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

" . . . Even though restaurants are capable of taking orders directly—after all, both numbers are routed to the same place—Yelp is pushing customers to Grubhub-owned phone numbers in order to facil...

KQED's "Bay Curious" Podcast: Why Isn't Local Seafood a Bigger Deal in the Bay Area?

by patsully 11 days ago

I have to admit that when I moved to San Francisco I expected to find far more small, seafood-centric restaurants outside of higher end restaurants. The linked KQED podcast breaks down the economic...

Macaroons like Italian-French Bakery made in SF?

by eliudo 11 days ago

The Italian-French Bakery in North Beach (aka North Beach Baking Co) closed in 2015, which was heart-rending. Somewhere are the bakers who knew how to make the apex macaroons that came out of ther...

Reservations for The French Laundry Spring 2019

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 5 months ago

Hi all, Due to the increase of threads about exchanging French Laundry reservations, we have created this post dedicated to that purpose. We have locked the previous French Laundry reservati...

"Start Your Home Cooking Business", Microenterprise Home Kitchens (MEHKO) 101 Webinar, Aug 7

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 days ago

"Microenterprise Home Kitchens (MEHKO) are the newest type of food facility in California (and the nation). A new law now lets home cooks sell prepared meals to the public after obtaining a MEHKO p...