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Chef Vahit Besir to Open Mangal Mediterranean in San Francisco

by Melanie Wong 1 day ago

My favorite Turkish chef, Vahit Besir, is back! He's returning to San Francisco to open his own place, Mangal Mediter...

Any place one can buy Kouign Amann in SF?

by cyssf 7 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 ...


SeaEagle commented 2 days ago

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Roof Top Social & Indigenous Food, Berkeley, Mar 17

by Melanie Wong 2 days ago

Collaborating Chefs: -Crystal Wahpepah (Kickapoo) of Wahpepah's Kitchen -Vincent Medina (Chochenyo Ohlone) of Conte...

Guerra Quality Meats in San Francisco

by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Last week I had my first visit to Guerra Meats out on Taraval. My mission was to pick up corned beef for St. Patrick'...

Melanie Wong commented 2 days ago

My Thai (Novato)

by Malcolm Ruthven 4 days ago

I had lunch today at My Thai in Novato and found it excellent. I had the Hot and Pepper Lamb ($13), described as slic...


Malcolm Ruthven commented 3 days ago

Range Hood Installation in SF Bay Area

by pdemasco 9 days ago

We're looking to replace the range hood in our condo and are trying to find an installer who can also run new ducting...


GH1618 commented 4 days ago

Business Dinner Rec in/near Vallejo?

by kaleokahu 20 days ago

Hi! I'd like a recommendation for a place for a business dinner for a party of 4-6 in or near Vallejo. Cuisine/form...

Melanie Wong commented 5 days ago

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Black tea served at Boiling Point

by learntocookchinese 5 days ago

The black tea at Boiling Point (San Jose) is delicious. This is the standard black tea you get at lunchtime. Does any...

Liholiho Yacht Club

by Ridge 6 days ago

We went to Liholiho yacht club recently for my husbands birthday. We are pretty picky and more often than not disappo...

The Chowhound Team commented 5 days ago

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Chang'an Artisanal Noodle (MV)

by snewdl 5 days ago

Just FYI, Chang'an Artisanal Noodle in Mountain View was fantastic the other day, particularly the "biang biang noodl...

Bing's Dumplings | Fremont

by Melanie Wong 15 days ago

Saturday night I noticed Bing's Dumplings when I pulled into the parking lot at Ranch 99 in Fremont. The place was qu...

hhc commented 5 days ago

99 Ranch (Norcal) advice requested

by ChervilGeorge 29 days ago

I need some serious help stocking up my Asian pantry. I'm heading to 99 Ranch (Northern California) and get overwhelm...

Melanie Wong commented 6 days ago

First visit to SF, don't even know where to start!

by Coconuttie 8 days ago

This is my absolutely first visit to SF and the recommendations here are overwhelming! I've never been to the US befo...


bouncepass commented 6 days ago

White-Anchovies-Boquerones-Vinegar-Packed Locally?

by takuhead 4 years ago

Anyone know where I can find something like this closer to Palo Alto? I bought something like this at the Ferry B...


addledadult commented 9 days ago

Apple Crumb Pie @ Criminal Baking Co.[now Undercover Baking Agency] in Santa Rosa

by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

With recent talk of apple pie, here’s a suggestion for apple crumb pie. Criminal Baking Company in Santa Rosa’s S...

Melanie Wong commented 9 days ago

Little Gem | Hayes Valley - San Francisco

by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

When I first heard that Chef Dave Cruz would be cooking in San Francisco, I was delighted for the opportunity to have...

CyndiN commented 9 days ago

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Vineburg Deli (Sonoma)

by Malcolm Ruthven 9 days ago

Vineburg Deli, at the corner of Napa Road and 8th Street in Sonoma, has a real-wood-fire bbq grill outside that it us...

Has anyone heard of Buds Ice-Cream?

by Jon Tseng 16 years ago

Somewhat random inquiry here... has anyone ever heard of Buds Ice-Cream? Many moons ago when I was out in Beijing...


PracticalBotanist commented 11 days ago