San Francisco Bay Area

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A Hot Jerk Chicken Recipe to Warm Your Winter Soul

In honor of Black History Month, we salute the many talented African American chefs and their contribution to food and drink. Shani Jones—whose family immigrated from Jamaica—is just the latest in a...

Petits Fours San Francisco - where?

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 3 years ago

Any hounds know where I can find petit fours in SF? I'm looking specifically for ones that are covered in icing/fondant and filled with raspberry, almond, apricot etc. - and NOT, covered in white ...

Tinga, Barbacoa, Moles - Mexican Braises

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 2 years ago

Does anyone know a source where one can get braises for tacos/burritos sold already cooked and sold by the pound? I had a store like this in Southern CA but I don't know of any in the SF Bay area....

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Planting Spring Vegetables

by elizbanks 5 days ago

Anyone have recommendations for preparing a planter to grow organic lettuces kale herbs and beans.

Rustic @ Francis Ford Coppola Winery | Geyserville - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Lured in by the 20% discount offer for June, this week I had lunch at Rustic, the restaurant at Francis Ford Coppola Winery. https://www.facebook.com/CoppolaWine/posts/10154316085098466


Happy Hour @ Central Market | Petaluma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 hours ago

Just about a year ago I stopped by Central Market to call in a favor Chef Tony promised me. And stayed for happy hour (daily 5pm to 6pm) with a glass of Raventos I Blanc Rosé Cava brut, $16. Ch...

Petaluma Eats

by CyndiN 8 months ago

I also took my friend to Read Doner, which she enjoyed. My family loves Paradise Sushi, which isn't super foodie but is fun and a great value. Anna's Seafood is amazing for fresh sashimi grade fi...

Pearl | Petaluma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 17 hours ago

Pearl, features flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean. I had a chance to try it in August 2018 when it was four months old and was super impressed not only by the cooking but the list of libations a...

Grocery Outlet - February 2020

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

What have you discovered at Grocery Outlet this month? Salinas GO: Fentiman's root beer, $2.99/4-pack Blue Bottle "Bold" cold brew, $1.49/8 oz Anchor New Zealand organic 6-month cheddar, $3...

Ryowa in Berkeley

by Hiko Ikeda 17 years ago

This week's East Bay Express had the following review. Link: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/issues/2002-09-11/food.html/1/index.html

Sonoma County Restaurant Week - Feb 21 to March 1, 2020

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 20 hours ago

Sonoma County Restaurant Week (actually 10 days) started yesterday. Link below has the participating restaurants and their menus. https://www.sonomacounty.com/restaurant-week/restaurants I kic...

Phnom Penh House, Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 years ago

Last week I dropped by Phnom Penh in Oakland Chinatown for a solo lunch after an appointment downtown. It's probabaly been at least 10 years since last visiting this Cambodian outpost. This time ...

Anybody tried Far East Cafe in Chinatown?

by Ray 16 years ago

Somebody who talked to somebody who talked to somebody said the Far East Cafe in Chinatown was pretty good. Any recommendations or otherwise out in chowland?

Churn Urban Creamery | Portola District - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 day ago

Churn Urban Creamery morphed from pop-ups to a storefront last summer. The location is the former Johnson's BBQ (https://www.chowhound.com/post/pays-listen-chef-johnsons-barbeque-20301), vacant sin...

Bahn Mi Zon (San Rafael)

by Malcolm Ruthven 1 year ago

Bahn Mi Zon until recently was food-truck-only, but they recently opened a shop in San Rafael near the Marin County Civic Center. I've been a few times and like their Banh Mi a lot. The baguettes h...

Bakers of Paris wholesale bakery closing March 20

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 days ago

Wholesale bakery, Bakers of Paris announced that it is shutting down after March 20 due to a rent hike. It's been the low price leader, so expect to see increases in sandwiches and other pastry ...

California Ends School Lunch-shaming

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . The new legislation, authored by state Sen. Robert Hertzberg, makes it so schools are no longer allowed to serve cheaper, 'alternative' lunches to students whose parents are unable to pay. ...

2019-2020 Dungeness crab in the Bay Area

Sushi Monster
by Sushi Monster 2 months ago

It's that time again. Anyone seeing crab at R99? Report in! Supposedly Safeway and Lucky are saying by the end of the week. But that's for cooked crab.

Any place one can buy Kouign Amann in SF?

by cyssf 9 years ago

Tom fell in love with kouign amann while on our home exchange in Brittany, I have been searching for a bakery in San Francisco that sells this. I tried using David Leibovitz's version which was to...

Date Night at M.Y. China

Civil Bear
by Civil Bear 7 days ago

Wife and I went to M. Y. China on Valentine's Day. Sleek decor, great service, slightly creative menu, and the food was pretty good albeit a bit gringo-fied. And the price wasn't too bad either, co...

Spam Croissubi at Sunday Gather | Bayview - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 days ago

Last summer Huli Huli became part of the Sunday Family and morphed into Sunday Gather. Still offering some of the Hawaiian plates, a few new items were on the menu when I stopped by to pick up lunc...