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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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Where can I buy fresh anchovies?

Kosmonaut
by Kosmonaut 11 years ago

I'd like to try my hand at making boquerones, except I'm not sure where to find fresh anchovies. My local seafood store (Sun Fat) sometimes has fresh sardines but I haven't seen anchovies. Which ...

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Roasted Cold Noodles a la Northern China

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by tre2012 6 days ago

Pete Wells, NYTimes food critic, has done another mouthwatering review, this time on Followsoshi in Flushing NY. Since what shows up there eventually migrates our way, I thought some folks might en...

Jū-ni Chirashi To Go | NOPA - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

When Covid-19 ended dine-in services, Michelin one-star Jū-ni was quick to regroup to offer take-away chirashi bowls, $39, beginning March 19. Last month after picking up yakitori at its sister res...

Bacon & Eggs @ Ann's Coffee Shop, Menlo Park

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by Melanie Wong 15 years ago

No one was more shocked than I to be awake and rarin' to go at 5:30 in the morning. Hungry too, so I thought this was a good chance to try Ann's for breakfast. I got there at 6:30am and there wer...

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Grocery Outlet - April 2021

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by Luber 7 days ago

Long-time lurker, haven't posted in a while, but I used to browse the monthly GO threads, usually posted by Ruth Lafler or Melanie Wong. Thought I'd take the opportunity to plug other blogs I enjoy...

Dining for AAPI in Mountain View, April 14 & 15

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

"Join us on April 14th and 15th in Mountain View, CA to dine out against Anti-Asian hate and discrimination. A portion of the proceeds from the businesses listed will be donated to the www.stopaapi...

Artisan cheese collections selected by Straus Home Ranch

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

While many places are opening up again, those planning to stay at home a bit longer might want to check out the California farmstead cheese collections curated by the Straus family. Shipping is inc...

Santa Rosa: Changes for Willie Bird Restaurant

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by tre2012 7 days ago

Joe Castro, who bought the iconic Willie Bird Turkey in 2020 when owner Willie Benedetti died, is moving the restaurant – not the retail store – to a new location. The restaurant-bar will shift to ...

Sifu Wong Kitchen | Sunnyvale - Silicon Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 24 days ago

For the fans of Cooking Papa restaurants who lamented the downhill slide when the ownership changed two years ago https://www.chowhound.com/post/cooking-papa-foster-city-ownership-change-disaster-1...

Frozen shui jiao from Asian American Foods / Kingdom of Dumpling

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

A month ago I returned to Asian American Foods to stock up on frozen dumplings to continue to shelter-in-place. This is the affiliate of Kingdom of Dumpling, the restaurant down the street, though ...

Catching up with Chef Rick Vargas at Sebastopol’s La Bodega in the Sonoma Wine Shop

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 years ago

News that Chef Vargas was cooking at La Bodega in the Sonoma Wine Shop, as reported here was cause enough for celebration, Sonoma: La Bodega Cheese and Pasta in the Sonoma Wine Shop? http://chowh...

Pascaline Patisserie & Cafe | Sebastopol - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

When I first learned of Pascaline's opening last year, I figured I'd try it some day. Then I heard that it makes kouign amann and checking it out became a higher priority. However, I would soon lea...

Oakland's Grand Bakery coconut macaroon recipe

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 days ago

Sorry I didn't see this sooner. You'll want to save this one for future Passover and any time celebrations.

San Ho Won @ Benu To Go | SOMA - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Chef Corey Lee’s Benu (Michelin 3-stars) closed at the start of shelter-in-place. Then it re-emerged to preview the stylings of his not-yet-opened Korean restaurant, San Ho Won, as take-out from Be...

Essential Chocolate Bunny by Volo Chocolate

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 days ago

Well, i've already consumed my Easter bunny. Bean-to-bar producer, Volo Chocolate unveiled the Essential Chocolate Bunny complete with masks and injection site bandaid for the COVID-19 Easter s...

Liholiho Yacht Club

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by Ridge 3 years ago

We went to Liholiho yacht club recently for my husbands birthday. We are pretty picky and more often than not disappointed with high end restaurants in SF. But we were completely blown away by the ...

Orange tier isn’t enough to convince these East Bay bars to reopen

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

Not easy to decide when to reopen. I appreciate the thought and care the health and safety of staff and customers that these owners are weighing.

Shopping for passover?

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by mamajew 12 years ago

I seem to have this issue every year... I never know where is best to go to get all my passover goods. Last year what with the run on matzo on the west coast I got all thrown off and ended up havin...

Pearl | Petaluma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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...

Grocery Outlet - March 2021

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by sweethooch 1 month ago

I haven't reported for a long while...have generally been outsourcing my shopping, but I miss GO! San Jose -- Williams Road, 3/3/21 Shishito peppers, Freida's, 99 cents/8 oz. They look fresh, ...