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This Russian Honey Cake Is Layer Upon Layer of Pure Deliciousness

In honor of National Honey Bee Day on August 15, we've already taken a dive into the difference between regular, raw, and Manuka honey, and showcased some of the best honey recipes—but this Russian...

Sambo's - Life in America

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 day ago

A shy 'hound forwarded this video by Recollection Road taking a look back at the pancake restaurant chain, Sambo's, named after its founders, Sam Battistone Sr. and Newell "Bo" Bohnett. Five years ...

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Gaeta olives found at last!

by GH1618 3 hours ago

I’ve been looking for Gaeta olives for years, with little success. Even the two prominent Italian delis I sometimes go to seem not to know what they are. Supermarkets, of course, have no idea. I...


Antojitos cart in Pacific Heights?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 days ago

Thursday afternoon around 4:30pm, I noticed what looked like an antojitos cart attended by a young woman on the SE corner of Jackson Street and Divisadero Street in San Francisco's Pacific Heights ...

2021/22 Live Local Dungeness Crab Price Watch

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

The Dungeness Crab season kicked off today, December 1, in California for areas north of the Sonoma County line, and also in Oregon and Washington. The fleet began dropping pots two days earlier an...

Dago Bagel • Toscano Brothers Italian Bakery • Antonio's Italian Pastries | North Beach - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 21 hours ago

Today's National Bagel Day, making it as good a day as any to report on Tony Gemignani's bagel venture. Housed in Toscano Brothers Italian Bakery, Dago Bagel debuted in May. I tried an everything b...

Fresh Chanterelles wholesale at Far West Fungi (SSF & other venues)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

One of the rewards for October's atmospheric river deluge is a healthy crop of wild mushrooms. A friend foraged bolete/porcini mushrooms on the Sonoma Coast the size of his head last week. And pric...


Curry Leaves Bistro: Malaysian in Pleasanton

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 day ago

Keep forgetting to post that Curry Leaves Bistro opened in Pleasanton in November. Friends say it's very good. The chef/owner was well-known in the Malaysian community as a caterer and offers a var...

British bangers in bay area?

by trueblu 9 months ago

The variety of food and ingredients in the Bay area is truly incredible. But I still haven't come across the humble british banger in my sojourns. We're in the East bay, if that makes a differenc...

Banh Cuon Tay Ho | San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 days ago

Two months ago I had a chance to try Banh Cuon Tay Ho's San Jose branch on Senter Road. The long time standard for judging banh cuon, the Vietnamese steamed rice crepe rolls, this was my first time...

The best Chinese almond cookie in San Francisco?

by poot 1 year ago

I see loads of walnut cookies in the classic mode, New May Wah has great big tins and plastic hatboxes full of nasty-looking things, but nowhere the almond cookies of my youth. Where in San Fran...

Oakland/Luka's Tavern 10 Yr Anniversary Specials

by jaiko 7 years ago

Eater SF had a short blurb about Luka's "dealfeed" specials over the next couple of months (June & July? not really specified). I don't get the impression people love Luka's much any longer, but th...

Zen Noodle Bar | San Mateo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

A few months ago, I stopped for lunch at Zen Noodle Bar in San Mateo. It offers a limited menu of Shanghainese specialties. Remember Sunny Shanghai in San Bruno, a board favorite for XLB that close...

Local Legend India Joze is closing January 8th

by anaxgorous 1 month ago

After 50 years, genius chef Jozseph Schultz is closing the doors to India Joze in Santa Cruz. Probably best known for his potato hash and his way with calamari, I can vouch for any dish on the menu...

Cocina Antigua (Novato) Report

Civil Bear
by Civil Bear 11 days ago

I've been to the new pupusaria in Novato a couple of times now (Cocina Antigua) and I'm not quite sure what to make of it. On the first trip, I ordered 21 pupusas to take to my dad's place in Rohne...

Don Julio's Salvadoran Tamales | Rohnert Park - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 18 days ago

Salvadoran tamales purchased from Don Julio's in Rohnert Park a few days beforehand were this year's Christmas Day lunch. They're good-size and $3.99 apiece (or $40 per dozen). Wrapped in banana le...

Benkyodo in San Francisco's Japantown [San Francisco]

by Hiko Ikeda 20 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...