San Francisco Bay Area

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What Makes a Breakfast Burrito a Breakfast Burrito?

When you imagine “breakfast burrito,” you might imagine something different than the person next to you imagines. Your perspective depends a lot on where you grew up, what you think is spicy, and especially...

Ballast Coffee | West Portal - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 hours ago

In need of a place to meet in the neighborhood, a couple friends and I picked Ballast Coffee to try. It's a modern cafe with some outdoor seating. Ballast roasts its own beans and has a special bea...

General Tso Kitchen | Inner Richmond - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Last month I had lunch at General Tso Kitchen a couple times. The current owner, Ms. Cao, is from Chongqing and assumed this venue a little over a year ago. Her first chef had worked with her in Ch...


4 dinners in San Francisco

by StevenCinNYC 2 days ago

Hi. I haven't spent much time in SF in the past couple years, but I'm coming back for an extended weekend in June and wanted advice for 4 dinners and maybe a couple lunches. We're staying on points...

Reservations for The French Laundry Spring 2019

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 2 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...

Road Trip! Where to eat?? Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, & San Francisco

by tupeloshoney 10 months ago

We are doing a cross country road trip from Alabama and I would like your "DO NOT MISS THIS" food suggestions for ALB, LAS, LAX and SFO. We are also going to the grand canyon, but I think we are v...

San Francisco options

by Chadsie 1 month ago

So finally have french laundry confirmed. So have a short list of: - Californios http://www.californiossf.com/ - Mourad http://mouradsf.com/ - Al's Place https://www.alsplacesf.com/ - Lazy Bea...

Pelmenitsa (pelmeni maker/mold) in SF bay area?

by hannahmae 2 days ago

I'm in the market for a pelmenitsa (as below) - anyone know of a store in the bay that carries em? I want to support local stores while they still exist. I've tried Europa Express in SF out by O...

Neapolitan Pizza @ Mangia La Pizza in Morgan Hill?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 years ago

Wondering if anyone can report on the Neapolitan style pizzas at Mangia La Pizza. It's related to Maurizio's and has a photo gallery on its website showing the wood-burning oven installation. htt...


Grocery Outlet - May 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

Placerville Grocery Outlet: Bob's Red Mill Organic Quick Cook Oats, $4.99 Howe's Bratwurst, imported from Germany, $2.99/12 oz Daphne's Fresh Chevre, $2.99, 4 oz Green Valley lactose-free org...

SF - LA US 1

by IronStomach 2 years ago

I know there is a big landslide in Monterey, but still, I have already booked everything for a late September, early October road trip SF ---> LA along US 1. Looking for recommendations of "not-to...

Real Good Fish Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Nearly five years ago, I signed up for Local Catch Monterey Bay, the original name for the community supported fishery now called Real Good Fish. Since that time, it has expanded from the Central C...

Halal Indian Cuisine (San Rafael)

by Malcolm Ruthven 4 months ago

Halal Indian Cuisine opened recently in San Rafael, out on the extension of 3rd and 4th streets, in the location of the prior barbecue place Best Lil Porkhouse. I stopped there for lunch today and ...

Shimizu Baumkuchen

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 days ago

A few months ago I purchased this package of Shimizu caramel flavored baumkuchen at Marina Foods in San Mateo. It's in the refrigerated section. Shared it with friends for a late night sweet and we...

Homemade Frozen Dumpling close to Palo Alto?

by lanelle 5 years ago

I’m looking to buy homemade frozen dumplings, but SF and Oakland are too far of a drive. Does anyone know of Chinese home cooks who can make and sell homemade dumplings that can be cooked at h...

Babka by Ayélet | Palo Alto - Town & Country Village

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

On the Third Day of (Jewish) Christmas, a field trip to the new babka bakery and coffee shop. The Four Barrel coffee logo was displayed but the La Marzocco espresso machine on the counter had not b...

First time at Ike's Sandwiches

by Malcolm Ruthven 1 month ago

I was in the city today near Civic Center and, since I had never been to an Ike's sandwich shop, went to the one at 901 Polk. I had the Joe Montana sandwich ($13) - halal chicken, bacon, Asian sesa...

Fugetsu | Santa Clara - Silicon Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

In November, William joined me for a first visit to Osaka-style okonomiyaki specialist, Fugetsu. A branch of a Japanese chain, we'd heard the lines can be long here. I guess we lucked out stopping ...

St Michael's Celtic Festival, June 22, Santa Rosa

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

The annual St. Michael's Celtic Festival in Santa Rosa has been postponed until Saturday June 22, 12 to 8pm. My photos from last year's: https://www.chowhound.com/post/st-michaels-celtic-festi...

Sicilian Pizza anywhere?

by lrealml 4 years ago

Reading the recent pizza thread got me thinking about styles of pizza.... I love Sicilian style pizza, but I have never seen it out here. The last time someone asked if you could find Sicilian ...

Way Station (Fairfax)

by Malcolm Ruthven 9 days ago

Way Station in Fairfax recently started serving lunch, and I stopped in today for my first visit. I had their Pulled Pork sandwich ($12) and I thought it was as good as pulled pork sandwiches get. ...