San Francisco Bay Area

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A Sonoma County Wine Pro Picks Her 10 Favorite Bottles, Including a $15 Red You'll Sip All Fall

As president of Sonoma County Winegrowers, Karissa Kruse drinks a lot of wine. And while this may seem like a dream job, the task of picking her favorites can be quite daunting. “On most days and occasions...

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Kiva fast-acting cannabis gravy?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 15 days ago

This write-up in Sunset Magazine doesn't say anything about how this just-add-water packaged gravy tastes. Anyone tried it? Available only in San Francisco and Los Angeles, currently. https://ki...

Tartine Bakery closed by health inspectors due to rodent infestation

Civil Bear
by Civil Bear 16 days ago

How's this for a coincidence: I visited Tartine Bakery for the first time in years last Friday morning and it was closed by noon. I even had their bread at Delfina that night.

Fog Harbor Fish House (SF Pier 39)?

by Malcolm Ruthven 18 days ago

I read today that they won TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice awards as the sixth best in the "everyday dining" category. The few posts here are several years old. Anyone been lately?

Noosh soft opening

by Ridge 9 months ago

One of our favorite meals last year was at The Istanbul modern pop-up in SF. You can read my review here: https://www.chowhound.com/post/istanbul-modern-1072012 The Chef couple in-charge, Lau...

Old Standby PPQ still delivers

Civil Bear
by Civil Bear 19 days ago

I don't get out to the Inner Sunset much these days but found myself within a couple of blocks from PPQ the other day so I stopped in for lunch. The chicken curry pho was as great as ever. Super fl...

Willie Bird Turkeys, Santa Rosa

by Melanie Wong 14 years ago

On Monday morning I pulled into the lot at Willie Bird soon after opening (8:30am). A refrigerated trailer for storing the extra inventory for this peak was unloading pallets stacked with fresh bi...

Sausalito Bakery & Cafe - way better then it needs to be

by Mick Ruthven 10 years ago

I can't find any mention of Sausalito Bakery & Cafe here, and that's too bad. It's right at the southern end of the "tourist area" shops in Sausalito, across Bridgeway from Horizons. I've been goin...

Gator’s Rustic Burgers... Petaluma, CA

by Cynsa 4 months ago

New menu today at Gator’s Rustic Burgers & his Creole Friends. 5 Petaluma Blvd. S. Petaluma, CA 94952

Noodle Station | Daly City

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 24 days ago

Under mandatory evacuation from the Kincade Fire a few weeks ago, I headed south. I stopped for lunch at Noodle Station in Daly City, a newcomer open for two months. Billed as a "fusion" restaurant...

Reservations for The French Laundry Spring 2019

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 9 months ago

Hi all, Due to the increase of threads about exchanging French Laundry reservations, we have created this post dedicated to that purpose. We have locked the previous French Laundry reservati...

Thanksgiving Community Potluck, Nov 28, Sonoma Wine Shop (Sebastopol)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 25 days ago

"12th Thanksgiving Community Potluck November 28 Hours 12-7 pm more or less! Each year, meekk & Bryan open the wine club all day to host this community potluck. Bring a dish and share a dish....

Turkey time

by idtoca 6 years ago

In the past, have used Empire, Mary's, Diestal, etc. Read up about Branigan's & others - worth the price? Organic worth the price? Also, anyone know where to get excellent homemade-like gravy ...

Does anyone remember Michael's?

by kateD 10 years ago

Does anyone remember an old style steak restaurant called Michael's in the Bay Area? I think it was in Sunnyvale, Palo Alto or San Jose area. Red leather booths, etc. Is it still around?

best place for oysters on Tomales Bay?

Robert Lauriston
by Robert Lauriston 5 years ago

Googling I find: Saltwater Oyster Depot in Inverness Tomales Bay Oyster Co. Tony's Marshall Store Hog Island Oyster Co. Nick's Cove

Arguello Supermarket for their world famous turkey sandwich, SF - anyone?

by hhc 10 years ago

Anyone try Arguello Supermarket for their world famous turkey sandwich? Arguello Supermarket 782 Arguello Blvd, SF 415-751-5121

Fish & Chips @ Ruth McGowan's Brewpub in Cloverdale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 years ago

Monday's dinner stop was Ruth McGowan's Brewpub in Cloverdale. It was a big disappointment to find out that the $5 half-pound Angus burger is no longer the special of the day. Several other daily ...


by granjan 1 month ago

I 1st had these cookies 50 years ago in NYC at an empanada stand! I've eaten them everywhere I find them and have baked lots as well. But none of the recipes stand up to the ones sold at The Pasta ...

Le Velo Rouge

by Anya L 14 years ago

Hubby & I tried Le Velo Rouge yesterday morning for breakfast. It's a new cafe on Arguello @ McAllister. I love the decor. It's very warm and inviting with black tables and red accents - my idea ...

Summer Pig Roast at Pizzeria Delfina

by sweetnsavory 3 months ago

Curious about this summer event that is held monthly with AYCE pig roast. Would appreciate any info from those who have attended.