San Francisco Bay Area

Find the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops, ice cream, and more in San Francisco and its suburbs. We also have tags for many of the individual cities in the region, which you can browse here.

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...

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Alley 6 86'd Candy Cap Bitters (and Clean Up on Alley 6 Hand Sanitizer) | Healdsburg

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 24 days ago

During this pandemic holiday season when our economy has tanked for so many, I focused my purchases on gifts made by local producers. One shopping stop was Alley 6, a small batch craft distiller in...

Food & Wine: Love Letter to Chinese Restaurants

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Chinatowns are deserted. Chinese restaurants suffered early on in the pandemic and disproportionately from the decline in business. Time to order take-out and to do what you can to keep your loc...

Stone Fruits 2020 @ Andy's Orchard in Morgan Hill

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Andy's Orchard opened for the season on May 15. Yesterday was my first visit of the year. The entrance has been roped off like the lines for bank tellers with markers each six feet. Inside the door...

Polly Ann Ice Cream free scoop day, 12/27, San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 25 days ago

Polly Ann Ice Cream in the Sunset is offering a free scoop today (Sunday, December 27, until 6pm) before its seasonal closing, reopening January 1. https://www.facebook.com/pollyannicecream/posts/...

Santa’s reindeer cleared for entry into California by State Veterinarian

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 28 days ago

"California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones has granted a 24-hour permit clearing all brand inspection and health requirements for nine reindeer scheduled to visit California on the evening of...

Sonoma Swamp Blues farm closing sale, 12/24-?, Sebastopol (Sonoma County)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 29 days ago

Organic mature blueberry plants and farm equipment for sale starting December 24, 10am to 3pm, on days when it is not raining. 7000 Occidental Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472. Phone 707.293.4802

Italian restaurant in North Beach in the early 80's [San Francisco]

by carmella1 6 years ago

I used to go this North Beach restaurant all the time. It was on Columbus Ave-same side of street as Gold Spike It had red booths on the right when you entered and seating on the left where you c...

Minako Organic-ish Japanese Cuisine To-Go | San Mateo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

In September I finally had a chance to drop by Minako Organic-ish Japanese Cuisine in San Mateo, where it had reopened a couple years ago after a long run in San Francisco. My last taste of Minako'...

Geyserville Gun Club Bar & Lounge

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Opened last week by Dino Bugica of Diavola Restaurant and offering crudos, bar bites, small plates, and classic cocktails. Can't wait to try it . . . who's been? Geyserville Gun Club 21025 ...

Linea Caffe in San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 years ago

The crowd-funded venture with food by Anthony Mynt and coffee by Andrew Barnett is getting closer to opening... https://twitter.com/andrewbbarnett/status/372378540483682304/photo/1 Linea Caffe ...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months 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...

Tamales Maná | Santa Rosa - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Last month I had a chance to try Tamales Maná at its main location on Petaluma Hill Road. While it has its own street cart vending on the sidewalk in front, I went inside. The kitchen is open to vi...

La Cocina alumna

by j mather 2 years ago

I'm a fan of the work of La Cocina, https://www.lacocinasf.org/, the culinary business incubator. I've been to Nyum Bai, Reems, and I'll visit El Pipila soon, which I saw in the Chron today, https:...

Shalala Deli in Fugetsu Market - San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Shalala Deli opened yesterday as a grab-and-go prepared food counter in Fugetsu Market in San Jose in the shopping center with Mitsuwa. Initial menu includes Onigiri, Fried Chicken, Tempura, small ...

Lamb Belly in the South Bay Area

by walkie74 1 month ago

A friend told me I really had to try lamb belly, but I have no idea where to find it. Any suggestions?

Pot pie fundraiser in Oakland: order by 12/20

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

A fundraiser to launch a POC worker-owned kitchen space in Oakland. Order by Dec 20 for pick-up on Dec 23 or 30. "Understory Oakland is a response to a global call to action to redistribute reso...

Smoked Tomatoes?

by nja 17 years ago

I saw smoked tomatoes on a cooking show a while ago (In case you're wondering: Tyler's Ultimate, Pizza Episode, on Food Network). I'm wondering if anybody has any tips about them. They were in N...

Chocolate Pecan Pie by Black Jet Baking Company | Bernal Heights - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

On Thanksgiving Day I gave thanks for bakers like this who make extra pies for walk-ins like me who were too indecisive to pre-order. Black Jet had posted on IG that it had a few extra pies and wou...

Rodericks BBQ-Pleasanton

by Handyman 15 years ago

Wife and I went to this BBQ and Seafood place in Pleasanton last night for the first time. OMG, I am now hooked. It was the best place around this part of the forest I have found for BBQ. I have no...