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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.

The Weirdest, Wildest, and Most Delicious Food Festivals to Get Your Grub on in 2020 

From fancy French fare to finger-licking BBQ, there's a perfect food festival for everyone—even Fluff fanatics. That's why we're rounding up the best of the best food festivals to put on your calendar...
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Update on California Farmers' Markets & Call to Action

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 16 days ago

After Governor Newsom’s order last Wednesday banning gatherings of more than 250 to slow down transmission of novel Coronavirus, a number of farmers markets across the state were ordered by their c...

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The Bay Area is drinking 42% more alcohol than usual during Covid-19 stay at home orders

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

We are such over-achievers. " . . .During the first week of sheltering in place, Bay Area residents drank more alcohol than usual — 42% more than usual, in fact, according to data from BACtrack,...

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Butcher/Meat Market in San Jose CA/Western US Mail order?

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by was_bk 1 day ago

I'd like to send a gift of "quality" steaks to a friend in San Jose, CA. By "quality", I mean the flavor exceeds or at least matches the price point. Taste is paramount, grade, grass-fed, corn...

Grocery Outlet - March 2020

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 28 days ago

What have you discovered at Grocery Outlet this month? For me, I'm appreciating not only the new finds, but realizing that the bargain basement prices at GO have allowed me to build up a pretty ...

They say it's "Beef"?

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by shejwang 3 years ago

I need some help here. A Szechuan restaurant here in San Jose has a dish with a delicious flavor called "Beef Stew". I don't know enough about meat cuts to know WHAT it is, but I've never had be...

Location Tag Requests

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Some popular cities and regions with worthwhile culinary destinations do not have location tags. Let me request that you please add the following: Cupertino, California Millbrae, California ...

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La Rosa Tortillas

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by nuraman00 6 days ago

I was in a store that I don't normally shop in, and only saw 1 package left of the 12" tortillas. I bought the Super Sonoras 12" tortillas for the first time. What stores in Fremont, Union Ci...

Instacart Workers Say They’re Planning a Nationwide Strike

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 days ago

" . . . the company’s shopping workforce says that it will stop taking orders on Monday, March 30, unless Instacart offers workers hazard pay and paid sick leave. . ."

Sunnyvalley hickory smoked pork jowl bacon

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 days ago

Last month I noticed Sunnyvalley's smoked pork jowl bacon at the Raley's supermarket in Windsor. Had a chance to try it tonight for a batch of pasta carbonara. Non-smoked, cured pork jowl (guancial...

Acme Bread in Ferry Plaza Selling Flour

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 days ago

Last week I posted about the neighborhood sourdough starter giveaways because bakers yeast is sold out everywhere. Now folks are running out of flour in this time of Coronavirus. Acme Bread, the fa...

To Go Meals from Michelin Stars

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 days 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...

Bahn Mi Zon (San Rafael)

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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...

2019-2020 Dungeness crab in the Bay Area

Sushi Monster
by Sushi Monster 4 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.

See's Candies suspending production

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

For only the second time in history, See's Candies has suspended production and shipping temporarily. The other stoppage was for World War II. https://www.sees.com/

Bodega Red Seed Potatoes

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

Gardening is not shut down during the time of Covid-19. https://www.fondazioneslowfood.com/en/slow-food-presidia/bodega-red-potato/ "Thanks to the work of Slow Food Sonoma County North, Bode...

SF Restaurant Closings + Gift Cards to Help

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by patsully 18 days ago

In my neighborhood, Garibaldi's announced that they were closing on Sunday and hoping to re-open before the end of the month. I think that may be overly optimistic given the way things are trending...

Food Safety and Coronavirus: A Comprehensive Guide (by Serious Eats)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 days ago

" . . . plenty of folks—myself included—have been confused or curious about the safety of allowing restaurants to continue preparing and serving food. Is it actually safe? Should I reheat the food...

Royal Feast | Sichuan and Tanjia Cai in Millbrae

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

The latest and, for me, most thrilling installment of “Find the Sichuan Chef” . . . Chef Zhongyi Liu has returned to the Bay Area! He soft-opened Royal Feast in Millbrae at the end of November. ...

Tacolicious serving up batch MARGARITAS to go (Marina, SF)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

Tacolicious has come to our rescue in the time of Covid-19, opening up the Marina location RIGHT NOW just in time for lunch cocktails. It's offering family taco kits, $39, to serve six with taco...

Linea Caffe coffee bean discount and virtual tip jar for staff

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 days ago

An offer from my favorite coffee roaster in the City, Linea Caffe https://www.chowhound.com/post/linea-caffe-san-francisco-915009 : "Living in the time of COVID -19 Update:/ Dear Linea friends, ...