San Francisco Bay Area

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The Regional Convenience Stores (Besides Wawa) We Wish Were Everywhere

Whether it’s a 7-Eleven, a Wawa, or a local gas station mini-mart, there’s a nostalgic joy that accompanies popping into a convenient store at any time for a cup of coffee, newspaper, or to satisfy...

Copper River Salmon @ Costco TODAY

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 17 days ago

Costco announced that Copper River sockeye salmon would be available today. This is at the Mountain View store, $14.99 per pound.

ISO Organic Whole Grains for Home Flour Milling

by Arlo48 13 hours ago

I'm a home bread baker. I'm considering buying a mill to start milling my flour. Does anyone know of a good resource in Northern CA for buying organic grains, including heirloom (red fife, turkey r...

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

by tupeloshoney 11 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...

Reservations for The French Laundry Spring 2019

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 3 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...

Grocery Outlet - June 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

Marina GO (Monterey Peninsula): Finlandia cheddar cheese dip, 99¢ Daphne's Creamery 82% butterfat butter, $2.49 Siggi's Triple Cream strained yogurt, $2.49 Maple Hill drinkable yogurt, $1.49 ...

Dim Sum Corner | Chinatown - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 day ago

A couple months ago, a friend joined me for a quick bite at the new Dim Sum Corner in Chinatown before a night out. Dumplings are sourced from the same commercial kitchen that supplies Koi Palace, ...

Fresno Tostada Compuesta

by FAT Traveler 6 years ago

Long ago, Fresno had a Spanish restaurant called "Estradas" and they had, by far, the best salad on a tortilla that they called Tostada Compuesta. Anyway, I've tried a lot of comparable dishes at ...

La Farine on Fruitvale in Dimond District (Oakland)

by milklady 11 years ago

Stopping by Farmer Joe's today, I noticed that a La Farine had opened in the Dimon District on Fruitvale, right across the street from the new Farmer Joe's (and two doors down from the new Pete's)....

Caribbean Spices (San Rafael)

by Malcolm Ruthven 2 days ago

Caribbean Spices, a Haitian restaurant, recently opened in San Rafael. I had lunch there yesterday and found a bright-colored welcoming place and very tasty food. I had their "The Jerkys", a plate ...

Babka by Ayélet | Palo Alto - Town & Country Village

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month 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...


Guide to Mendocino?

by SpikeZelenka 4 days ago

I'm a freelancer heading to the Mendocino area for a work / 10 year anniversary. I would love recommendations on what to do / where to eat while visiting.


Looking for Santa Clara Recs

Civil Bear
by Civil Bear 5 days ago

Hi, I'll be in Santa Clara this weekend competing in a BBQ contest, and will have some time for a couple of quick dinners. Does anyone have any "better than SF" Indian or Viet or Korean, etc. sp...

Aachi Aappakadai coming to Sunnyvale!

by mdg 6 years ago

I really liked this Chettinad place in Santa Clara on my one visit there, but it's hard to drive over to Santa Clara when there are so many great Indian restaurants closer to me. So I was delighted...


Simply Vietnam Express | Santa Rosa - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 days ago

Last fall I dropped by for a late lunch. I'd been a fan of the original Simply Vietnam that's now closed but had not tried the fast-casual offspring. Miraculously its building was untouched by the ...

Sujebi, Korean torn noodles?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

In another thread, drewskiSF said, "If you liked the torn noodles you should keep an eye out for Korean Sujebi." http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/986339#9141020 I see that they're on the me...

Kami Korean Kitchen | Santa Clara - Silicon Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 days ago

Late report from a dinner in April 2017 to respond to a request for more intell for Santa Clara . . . Kami Korean Kitchen was memorable for the homestyle cooking. Not so warm and fuzzy a feeling at...

Madurai Idli Kadai in Sunnyvale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

A couple months ago, a desire for an inexpensive, meatless meal led us to Madurai Idli Kadai in Sunnyvale for an early dinner and first visit. We arrived shortly after it opened at 5pm and alre...

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...

Love My Buns | West San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 days ago

In April William and I hopped off Hwy 85 in Cupertino/San Jose for a dinner break. When our server asked if we had been here before, I told him that I'd eaten at three different restaurants that pr...

Thai Spice | Cloverdale - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 days ago

Thai Spice opened in Cloverdale a couple years ago. The owners previously operated the other Thai restaurant in town. I had noticed these friendly folks vending at the Friday Night Live food fair. ...