San Francisco Bay Area

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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...

Russian House #1 in Jenner

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

A year ago during Christmas week, I ended a day on the Sonoma Coast with a vist to Russian House #1 in Jenner. On the Russian River, the restaurant features a daily buffet of mostly vegetarian ...


2021/22 Live Local Dungeness Crab Price Watch

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 days 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...

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Kabuto Ownership Change [San Francisco]

by Cate 16 years ago

Anybody know the scoop on the change of ownership at Kabuto? There's a notice posted in the window.


Best lox in the Bay Area?

Dave MP
by Dave MP 3 days ago

I was thinking of ordering lox from Zabar's in NYC, but the shipping prices are really high. I'm wondering what's the best lox I can buy locally in the Bay Area? I know that best means different th...

Grocery Outlet - December 2021

by baron45 22 hours ago

South Van Ness (San Francisco) location.

Duc Huong Sandwiches | San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

The "Grand Opening" banner has been flying on Story Road for a couple years already. Two weeks ago I finally made a point to stop in, my first visit to any of the Đức Hương Giò Chả locations. I lov...

Clement Street advice

by Ace 16 years ago

Hi all, We're heading to Clement St. around 9th Ave. this weekend. I'm looking for some good dim sum (also open to other Chinese food), and would be particularly interested in any restaurant that...

Where to buy hand-pulled noodles?

by learntocookchinese 24 days ago

Asian grocery stores have freshly made noodles, but they're machine-made as opposed to hand-pulled or hand torn. Is there a place to buy hand-pulled noodles? I'm thinking noodles from A&J beef n...

Wako Sashimi Bento To-Go | San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 day ago

Feels like I have a backlog of kajillion take-out meals stretching back to the start of shelter-in-place that I've yet to post about, will try to share some as I'm able. One of the few highlight...

Jane the Bakery | Western Addition - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Jane, the cafes, have been joined by Jane the Bakery, opened December 7. http://www.chowhound.com/post/cafe-grumpy-coffees-jane-san-francisco-821644 I had a chance to try the new bakery-cafe for br...

Keitt Mangoes are back

by tre2012 18 days ago

I'm late posting this; they have been available thru Good Eggs and Farmstead delivery services for about 3 weeks. Short season so if you love mangoes, these are the best we've ever found and wel...

Brie Le Cremeaux at Costco: v. v. good

by trueblu 1 month ago

Was at the Richmond (near Berkelely/Albany) Costco today. They had put some cheese near the entrance, and the triple-creme Brie caught my eye. It, very, very surprisingly for a US-supermarket chee...

Sample of Sonoma County Holiday Pies

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 days ago

For the past couple weeks, I've been tasting Thanksgiving pies around Sonoma County when there's an opportunity to buy a sample slice. Tough work, but someone's gotta do it! Quail and Condor, He...

New York Times' "The Restaurant List 2021" List

by patsully 2 months 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...

McInnis Park restaurant (San Rafael)

by Malcolm Ruthven 5 days ago

I met a friend for dinner last night at the restaurant at McInnis Park in north San Rafael. It's one of those off-the-beaten-path places. I had one of their pizzas (Sausage & Onion - italian sausag...

East Ocean Seafood in Alameda, state of play?

by anothernotch 7 years ago

While a student at Cal I quite enjoyed East Ocean Seafood both for dim sum and dinner service. I will be up in the East Bay with my family and was considering returning for a meal, likely an early...

Healdsburg’s Downtown Bakery & Creamery for Sale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

After 35 years on the Healdsburg Plaza, Kathleen Stewart has put her iconic bakery up for sale and plans to retire. From the broker’s quote, sounds like it will sell fast, so revisit and stock up o...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 days 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...

NYT Cooking: How Samin Nosrat Makes Thanksgiving Less Boring

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 days ago

Samin demonstrates how to make three flavor-packed condiments to liven up the Thanksgiving meal.