San Francisco Bay Area

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Where to buy bufalo mozzarella in the SF Bay Area?

by Herf 16 hours ago

I can get it online, but I'd prefer to buy it locally. Anywhere in the Bay Area I can get bufalo mozzarella DOP?

Recommendations for boneless Hainan Chicken Rice or Khao Man Gai in Bay Area

by gabrielchow 2 months ago

I've been looking for places to eat boneless Hainan Chicken Rice in Bay Area. In LA, most places offer boneless Hainan Chicken Rice. So far I've only see 2 places in the bay area that serves it bon...

Reservations for French Laundry

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 2 years ago

Hello there, Due to the increase of threads about exchanging French Laundry reservations, we have created this post dedicated to that purpose. We're closing and redirecting to this thread curren...

Poesia in the Castro

by Multifoiled 21 days ago

It may not be Chow worthy to some but our visit to Poesia the other evening was wonderful. Not one false note from the antipasti through to the dolci. It was our first time at the restaurant; a seg...

Ike's Sandwiches $6 on Valentine's Day

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

"On Thurs, 2/14 only, get your favorite Ike's Sandwich for only $6 by showing this coupon at any participating location" https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/02/12/one-day-only-ikes-selling-all-sand...

Estrada's Spanish Kitchen, Daly City Recipes needed-

by alameda fats 12 years ago

Apparently the Estrada's branches in Fresno and Visalia are kaput, and I have acquaintances there that are now suffering from acute tostada compuesta, enchilada and Mexican macaroni deprivation...

Estrada Mexican restaurant, Daly City

by OldTimer 11 years ago

Many years ago, we always stopped at Estrada when driving north from the airport. Is it still there? Do they still serve that fantastic "hot salad"?

San Jose drop off catering advice?

by scorebecca 9 days ago

Hi! I'm on the east coast and have been asked to cater a book event in San Jose. My budget is small, so I thought perhaps having somewhere drop off a few trays (cheese and the like) might be good. ...

All about Olives, Sonoma, Feb 15 (complimentary)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

Feb 15, 1pm to 3pm Olive tree management class plus olive oil tasting. Complimentary, but RSVP Cook Vineyard Management Store 19626 Eighth St East Sonoma, CA https://www.facebook.com/Coo...

Healdsburg Rehearsal Dinner?

by MSK 1 year ago

Looking for recommendations for locations to host the Rehearsal dinner for our sons wedding in Sept. I would be great to find a private room rather than have to burden of renting out an entire rest...

Thoughts about (Safeway's) O Organics California EVOO?

by sweetTooth 9 days ago

At Safeway today I noticed that their O Organics *California* EVOO was discounted. Use by date was way in the future. However, it was still more expensive than the usual Spanish EVOO I buy at Trade...

Nichi Bei Bento Box Mochiko Chicken Fundraiser, March 10

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 days ago

Sunday, March 10, 2019 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Konko Church of San Francisco 1755 Laguna St., S.F. Japantown $13 advance/ $15 day of (limited) (advanced sales MUST BE ordered by Thursday, March 7,...

Golden Boy Pizza, SF

by Melanie Wong 17 years ago

All this talk about pizza shook one of my favorites loose. About a year ago I had multiple problems with my Powerbook that required a few trips to the repair shop. My grumbling stopped when I dis...

Cocktail Safety

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

" . . . There are a surprising number of cocktail components and procedures to be worried about. The website’s index lists more than 60, including fat-washing, in which a spirit is mixed with the o...

Hong Kong Lounge II Is in Flames

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 days ago

Gas explosion after 1pm today started a fire at Hong Kong Lounge II on Geary and Parker in San Francisco.

Birthday Restaurant Recommendation?

by deniseredeker 15 days ago

We're celebrating and need your help! I have a birthday coming up and want to take my family out to a special dinner! Not just celebrating a birthday but recovery from a major illness. This has ...

Blast from the past - Salmagundi's [moved from San Francisco Bay Area board]

by cmvan 8 years ago

I expect a lot of us used to depend on this place for a great lunch - super soups, great salads, breads, desserts. And then they were gone. In checking the internet, the only recipe from them I'...

Searching for pişmaniye (or other stringy halva) in the Bay Area

by thousandfold 10 years ago

I've been searching for a specific type of halva - not the kind that's sold in blocks (which is the only kind I have been able to find), but the kind that comes in strands like cotton candy, and me...