San Francisco Bay Area

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5 Pro Tips for Perfect Biscuits Every Time

A good biscuit recipe is a must in any kitchen—they're a perfect side for Southern dishes, a tender topper for savory casseroles and desserts like cobblers and shortcake, and arguably the most important...

Bhan Mae Vane: Laotian in Alameda

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

Though I try to not be swayed unduly by pretty pictures of food, having been deceived on the taste end more than once, I am always on the look-out for new Laotian places. And I couldn't help but be...


Misfits Bakehouse in San Carlos

by takuhead 11 hours ago

Misfit Kitchen is open but you need to order ahead and no deliveries on the weekend. We go there every week lately https://www.misfits.kitchen/

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Black-owned Restaurants in the SF Bay Area, Philly, Los Angeles & NYC

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 days ago

This evening I've spent a few hours on my social media feeds following the pain and the protests raging across our country. This tweet from Ijeoma Oluo struck a chord, "White people: whatever o...

La Bodeguita Del Medio recipe for Masitas

by squinones 7 hours ago

Hi there, I'm sure this is a long shot, but I thought I might have a chance getting some leads for this recipe from this wonder community. We love La Bodeguita Del Medio in Palo Alto and their ...

Grocery Outlet - May 2020

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 days ago

What have you found at Grocery Outlet this month? Last week in Cloverdale: Three Twins ice cream - the novelties arrived, single serving cups and sundae cones, also different flavors in pints...


Eng’s Zongzi 應媽媽粽子 in Mountain View

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

Dragon Boat Festival season is less than a month away. In the time of Coronavirus, the rowing events will probably all be cancelled. But we can still honor tradition and gorge on Zongzi/Joong. htt...

Laotian Sunday Menu @ Monterey Pizza & Asian Zap, San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 day ago

Monterey Pizza has a special promotional menu on Sunday, starting today May 31, of Laotian dishes. Anyone tried the Asian food here before or have any insight to offer? Apparently there's a kao soy...

Mourad @ Aziza To Go | Richmond District - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 days ago

During Covid-19 shelter-in-place, Chef Mourad Lahlou has consolidated the operations of his two restaurants Mourad (Michelin one-star) and Aziza at the latter's venue. Last week before the end of R...


SALE: Live jumbo lobsters, $7.95/lb @ New England Lobster, Burlingame

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 days ago

Tip from a shy chowhound: NEW ENGLAND LOBSTER Jumbo Live Lobsters (6-10 lb each) $7.95/lb. Large Culls (One Claw) 2-6 lbs each $7.50/lb Frozen 4 - 5 oz Lobster Tails $6.95 each or 10 lb cas...

Benkyodo in San Francisco's Japantown [San Francisco]

by Hiko Ikeda 19 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...

Pandemic-EBT for eligible California families

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 19 days ago

"Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EB...

SF: Hakkasan has closed permanently

by tre2012 3 days ago

According to Eater, Hakkasan has closed permanently.

The Bistro at Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford re-opens May 30

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 days ago

Napa County was approved to move into Stage 2 on the California roadmap for easing restrictions during Covid-19. Restaurants were allowed to resume dine-in services subject to operating guidelines ...

Tong Dumpling 同同水餃 in Cupertino Village

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 days ago

A year ago, I had a sit-down meal at Tong Dumpling in the Cupertino Village shopping center that was remarkably disappointing other than the lamb dumplings. https://www.chowhound.com/post/homemade-...

To Go Meals from Michelin Stars

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

In this time of Covid-19 and stay at home orders statewide, restaurants are limited to take-out and delivery services. Many have closed. Others have soldiered on converting their operations to offe...

Op-Ed: The successful reopening of restaurants might lie in pedestrian-only streets

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 23 days ago

" . . . An innovative alternative is to temporarily close main streets to cars, and repurpose that space. That means instead of narrow sidewalks there will be plenty of room for pedestrian flow. An...

Details on Back A Yard, Good Caribbean grill in Menlo Park

by David Sloo 14 years ago

Hounds Melanie and Peter posted earlier about Back A Yard (see link to their postings). Here are some details about the food available and the quality. Back A Yard is a newish Jamaican grill just...

Pollo Campero vs. El Pollo Loco

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 8 days ago

Has anyone eaten at both Pollo Campero and El Pollo Loco? Does the grilled chicken have a similarity in flavor at both restaurants? I just noticed that the logos fonts and the color schemes seem t...

Great delivery experiences in San Francisco

by david kaplan 8 days ago

This is mostly a post of gratitude for several places that have either kept up or pivoted to home delivery during this period. First: Hing Lung roast meats on Stockton St, offering delivery on ...

Millbrae’s Broadway Bistro

by Melanie Wong 15 years ago

After Saturday’s picnic in Golden Gate Park, I drove to SFO to pick up a friend arriving from London. Hard to believe after the chow day I’d had, but we were to have dinner together. Offered a ch...