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.

A Hot Jerk Chicken Recipe to Warm Your Winter Soul

In honor of Black History Month, we salute the many talented African American chefs and their contribution to food and drink. Shani Jones—whose family immigrated from Jamaica—is just the latest in a...

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Planting Spring Vegetables

by elizbanks 10 days ago

Anyone have recommendations for preparing a planter to grow organic lettuces kale herbs and beans.


Happy Hour @ Central Market | Petaluma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 days ago

Just about a year ago I stopped by Central Market to call in a favor Chef Tony promised me. And stayed for happy hour (daily 5pm to 6pm) with a glass of Raventos I Blanc Rosé Cava brut, $16. Ch...

Petaluma Eats

by CyndiN 8 months ago

I also took my friend to Read Doner, which she enjoyed. My family loves Paradise Sushi, which isn't super foodie but is fun and a great value. Anna's Seafood is amazing for fresh sashimi grade fi...

Pearl | Petaluma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 days ago

Pearl, features flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean. I had a chance to try it in August 2018 when it was four months old and was super impressed not only by the cooking but the list of libations a...

Ryowa in Berkeley

by Hiko Ikeda 17 years ago

This week's East Bay Express had the following review. Link: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/issues/2002-09-11/food.html/1/index.html

Sonoma County Restaurant Week - Feb 21 to March 1, 2020

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 days ago

Sonoma County Restaurant Week (actually 10 days) started yesterday. Link below has the participating restaurants and their menus. https://www.sonomacounty.com/restaurant-week/restaurants I kic...

Phnom Penh House, Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 years ago

Last week I dropped by Phnom Penh in Oakland Chinatown for a solo lunch after an appointment downtown. It's probabaly been at least 10 years since last visiting this Cambodian outpost. This time ...

Anybody tried Far East Cafe in Chinatown?

by Ray 16 years ago

Somebody who talked to somebody who talked to somebody said the Far East Cafe in Chinatown was pretty good. Any recommendations or otherwise out in chowland?

Churn Urban Creamery | Portola District - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 days ago

Churn Urban Creamery morphed from pop-ups to a storefront last summer. The location is the former Johnson's BBQ (https://www.chowhound.com/post/pays-listen-chef-johnsons-barbeque-20301), vacant sin...

Bakers of Paris wholesale bakery closing March 20

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

Wholesale bakery, Bakers of Paris announced that it is shutting down after March 20 due to a rent hike. It's been the low price leader, so expect to see increases in sandwiches and other pastry ...

California Ends School Lunch-shaming

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . The new legislation, authored by state Sen. Robert Hertzberg, makes it so schools are no longer allowed to serve cheaper, 'alternative' lunches to students whose parents are unable to pay. ...

Any place one can buy Kouign Amann in SF?

by cyssf 9 years ago

Tom fell in love with kouign amann while on our home exchange in Brittany, I have been searching for a bakery in San Francisco that sells this. I tried using David Leibovitz's version which was to...

Date Night at M.Y. China

Civil Bear
by Civil Bear 12 days ago

Wife and I went to M. Y. China on Valentine's Day. Sleek decor, great service, slightly creative menu, and the food was pretty good albeit a bit gringo-fied. And the price wasn't too bad either, co...

Spam Croissubi at Sunday Gather | Bayview - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

Last summer Huli Huli became part of the Sunday Family and morphed into Sunday Gather. Still offering some of the Hawaiian plates, a few new items were on the menu when I stopped by to pick up lunc...

Pizza Squared: Detroit and Sicilian Style in San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 17 days ago

Sunday was National Pizza Day and I marked the occasion by visiting Pizza Squared in the Design District for a slice. Three slices, actually.

Kam's Gourmet Chicken - SF

by Cynsa 7 years ago

The recipe for Kam's Gourmet Chicken was requested on the SF board. I've never had it at Kam's... but try this and let us know if it comes close. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper, cut i...

Ramen Dojo

by learntocookchinese 13 days ago

I paid Ramen Dojo a visit today. What used to be a superb bowl of ramen is now average. It was like a slow motion horror film. No line? That's unusual. I guess I got lucky. Hmm, the menu is d...

Location Tag Requests

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 16 days ago

Some popular cities and regions with worthwhile culinary destinations do not have location tags. Let me request that you please add the following: Cupertino, California Millbrae, California ...

Restaurants with bar seating

by Scagnetti 17 days ago

We’re a spirited couple in their 70s who enjoy going to restaurants with good bars. We often have drinks at the bar and then order dinner. We’re staying at the The Donatello and enjoy Italian, S...

Whisky & Spirits @ Wingtip (San Francisco)

by DavidT 4 years ago

I had passed by the Wingtip store (at the corner of Montgomery & Clay) many times, thinking it was just a store selling men's clothing & furnishings. I went in today for the first time and discover...