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...

Pre-Dinner Drink in Calistoga or St. Helena

by TLM 6 hours ago

OK chowhounds, I need some advice. I have a group of 10 who are going to be in a meeting all day on Saturday, Oct 5 (like 8 am to 5:30 pm) in St. Helena where we are staying, and then we have dinn...

Homage Ltd. -- new in the FiDi

Ruth Lafler
by Ruth Lafler 1 month ago

I was walking to Barbacco to pick up my MealPal and came across a new restaurant next door: Homage Ltd., which appears have been open a couple of weeks. This is a more limited version of the ori...

Matcha Cafe Maiko | Japantown - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 24 hours ago

Recently I stopped by Matcha Cafe Maiko for a matcha latte. I'd not been aware that it's a tiny hole-in-the-wall in the Japantown mall for to-go orders only. The line was out the door, but it moves...


Kantine | San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

Back in May I enjoyed a solo breakfast at Kantine. At that point it had been open for almost a year. On a brisk and windy day, the outdoor seating was not an inviting option. Thought I’d laze her...


Sonoma County Neighborhood Favorites [split from The Bagel Mill post]

by biskitsngrvy 4 days ago

I eat at home much more up here than I did in LA, but places I love include El Molino Central, Diavola in Geyserville, most of the Stark restaurants (I miss my LA expense account!). When I worked i...

La Cocina San Francisco Street Food Festival, Oct 12

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 days ago

The San Francisco Street Food Festival Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM $5 Pre-Sale Entry (ends Oct. 12 at 11 AM) $10 At the Door Free for Kids 5 & Under $36 Package: ...

Stella's Sacripantina

by Sheilahis1gourmetician 3 days ago

Does anyone have a recipe for Stella's (San Francisco) Sacripantina recipe?

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...

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...

Gator’s Rustic Burgers... Petaluma, CA

by Cynsa 15 days ago

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

$45 Weekday Set Menu @ Lord Stanley in SF?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

Noticed this sign when walking by Michelin 1* Lord Stanley for a 3-course Tuesday-Thursday set menu for $45. It changes daily. Anyone tried it? Lord Stanley 2065 Polk Street San Francisco, CA ...

Grocery Outlet - August 2019

by sweethooch 8 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...

Benkyodo in San Francisco's Japantown [San Francisco]

by Hiko Ikeda 18 years ago

Although it is not a restaurant, "seated" eating--or drinking can be done inside the store, in addition, it is larger than many restaurants in the city. What do you guys think of this historica...

Traveling from Bay Area to Red Bluff... Searching for Bakeries

by audish 25 days ago

Hi, I'll be travelling back and forth to Red Bluff, CA from the bay area - 237 -> 880 -> 680 -> 780 -> 80 -> 505 -> 5 (to Red Bluff) several times in the next two months. Would love suggestions f...

DaeHo Korean BBQ & Beef Soup | Japantown - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

Back in March a friend raved about a new Korean place in Japantown, DaeHo that he said was Los Angeles Koreatown quality. At that time it was still under the radar. When I finally I had a chance to...

Favorite Ice Cream and Frozen Treats – 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

July is National Ice Cream Month, a legacy of President Ronald Reagan, and 7/21/19 is National Ice Cream Day. Let's hear about new purveyors that have opened up plus your tried and true favorite...

Mama Mel's Bread | Petaluma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Two months ago, I checked out the pop-up at a commercial kitchen in Petaluma. The find of the night was Mama Mel's Bread. These gluten-free breads are the best I've tried with beautiful crumb and ...

The Bagel Mill. Petaluma CA

by Cynsa 15 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.

Ruthie's Caribbean Kitchen | Vallejo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Ruthie's Caribbean Kitchen opened last year in January. In May 2018 I was passing through Vallejo and noticed that it had taken over B&W Cafe's space where I used to buy apple pie. Since it was lu...

The Pullman Kitchen, Santa Rosa

by tom246 5 years ago

Had a very nice dinner here yesterday, Pullman Kitchen is in the space once housed by Syrah back in the day. It has been spruced up some and now has a nice “feel” to the dining room. It is a fair...