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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...

"This 104-year-old Oakland seed company makes traditional cooking possible for Asian Americans"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Berkleyside did a nice profile on Oakland's Kitazawa Seed Company. "Right now, Shiroyama says the most popular seed varieties for home gardeners to plant for a summer harvest are Japanese cucum...

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Broadway Market | Sonoma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Before heading out on a road trip to Redding, I stopped at Broadway Market for the first time. At 7:45am on a Tuesday, the parking lot was almost full and many customers were milling around inside....

The Sweet Booth retirement - Oakland Chinatown

by MitchellN 28 days ago

Bittersweet announcement: The Sweet Booth owner is retiring in late October, 2021, after 28 years in the boba business. The Sweet Booth is in the heart of Oakland’s Chinatown, a small service count...

New York Times' "The Restaurant List 2021" List

by patsully 16 days ago

A new top 50 list, unranked thankfully. "Together they reflect the rich mosaic of American dining — from the melding of Thai curry and Texas brisket in the Pacific Northwest, to heritage crab r...

Why do so many people call it Ranch 99?

by boogiebaby 7 years ago

I've noticed that many people refer to the Asian market "99 Ranch Market" as "Ranch 99". Why is that? I've noticed it here on the board, but also in IRL. I've always known it as 99 Ranch, and that'...

Dia de los Muertos, Windsor Town Green, Oct 30, 5:30-8:30pm

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 day ago

"This Saturday on the Windsor Town Green, there will be several Small Businesses to choose from … lots of food options!! October 30 5:30pm-8:30pm on the Windsor Town Green Camacho's Southern ...

Small Restaurants in San Francisco

by ivangele 4 years ago

Hi! My girlfriend just moved to the area and it's my turn to take her out on a date when I visit. She has been the better date planner, but I'd want to make this visit memorable for her. I think we...


LA Times Op-Ed: What In-N-Out’s vaccine standoff reveals about the California dream

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 days ago

" . . . It takes a delusional Californian to think In-N-Out was anything more than what it is, just like it takes a delusional Californian to build houses in fire country and then rebuild them when...


Dungeness Crab Season Could Be Delayed Again This Year

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 days ago

" . . . Whales seem to be hanging around Monterey Bay longer due to warmer ocean temperatures, says Geoff Shester, California campaign director and senior scientist with Monterey-based Oceana Conse...

Ono Bakehouse | Berkeley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

In July I finally had enough confidence in my schedule to be able to pre-order from Ono Bakehouse in Berkeley for pick-up. With the opening fanfare, the bakery had been selling out most days and or...

Livermore Butcher Shop (and deli)?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

The Livermore Butcher Shop opened in May 2020. One of the chefs I follow recently recommended it so now I'm curious. One of the interesting cuts available is the kan kan pork chop. https://www.inst...

Neighborhood Favorites for Take-Out [split from Yuet Lee in San Francisco Chinatown discussion]

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

I've never been one to order take-out, especially for Chinese food, but I feel I have to support the restaurants that I want to survive these hard times. Where have you been getting take-out (a...

Le Moose Crepe Cafe, Fremont-it's good w/ pics

by hhc 15 years ago

This place is pretty good. It's only been open for 6 months. It used to be a smoothie place and they still make smoothies, but now you can get crepes: savory and sweet, sandwiches, soups, & gelat...

Pho Nation in San Francisco's Portola District?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 days ago

One of my friends recommended Pho Nation in his Portola District neighborhood. It's been open almost a year now. How do 'hounds like it? Pho Nation 2428 San Bruno Ave San Francisco, CA 941...

Küsan Uyghur Cuisine Opens in San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Küsan Uyghur Cuisine in San Jose that I liked so much and reported on here, https://www.chowhound.com/post/kusan-uyghur-cuisine-san-jose-1075371 , has expanded to San Francisco this month. It's usi...

Chloe's French Cafe in Santa Rosa

by Stephanie Sugars 14 years ago

Read about it in the Press Democrat's Bite Club http://biteclub.pressdemocrat.com/default.asp?item=729062&mode= Anyone been there? Open 7:30am to 5pm weekdays. Closed on weekends. ----- C...

Little Sichuan Restaurant, Newark report w/ pics

by hhc 13 years ago

Little Sichuan Restaurant used to be in Fremont by the 99 Ranch on Fremont Blvd/Paseo Padre Pkwy in North Fremont, now they are here at the old Su Gia Restaurant, on the Left-side of 99 Ranch in Ne...

Little Sichuan - San Mateo

by Wendy-san 19 years ago

Thank you to all the Chowhounds who gave me a variety of recommendations for Chinese restaurants in San Mateo. Tonight we went to Little Sichuan (4th Avenue at Ellsworth -- across from Draeger's) a...