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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.

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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Awesome spicy XO sauce built into shrimp / scallop dumplings

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by jhleung 23 days ago

I've been consuming these like crazy lately. I used to only buy the handmade dumplings from the "auntie factory" on Taraval & 29th or the other one on Irving and 18th ---- but I actually think thi...

Boutique Crenn pastry pop-up, 9/13 & 14, SF

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"Cancel the flight to Paris. Hayes Valley is where it’s at. Boutique Crenn will be hosting its very first pastry pop up, featuring a selection from @dominiquecrenn’s latest patisserie/boulangerie, ...

California crab fishermen are testing “ropeless” gear to save whales—and themselves

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 22 days ago

In April, crab fishermen and consumers were taken by surprise when the Dungeness crab season closed two months early due to a lawsuit and settlement over whale entanglements. https://www.chowhound...

Best Bread Course - Restaurant San Francisco

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 1 month ago

Hi Hounds, I'm looking to identify the best bread and butter course in the city of San Francisco. I realize that the convention of the bread and butter start of a meal is going by the wayside, and...

Where to buy belachan or belachan powder in Bay Area?

flamingo510
by flamingo510 8 years ago

Belachan is a shrimp paste from Malaysia that I would love to use in my cooking (I miss it!) I haven't been able to find it at Ranch 99 or downtown Oakland Chinatown so far. Any tips? ----- 99 Ran...

Preview Party Today: The Lede in Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

The new restaurant, The Lede, from Chef Cal Peternell previews today, Sept 1, 2 to 6pm. The Lede 906 Washington St. Oakland, CA https://sf.eater.com/2019/5/31/18638789/the-lede-cal-peterne...

Grocery Outlet - September 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 26 days ago

This is where to post your Grocery Outlet finds for the month. Cloverdale GO: Haagen-Dazs strawberry ice cream, $2.50 for 28 oz - Almost felt retro to come back to the five-ingredient ice cre...

Free It's-It Nuggets, Friday Sept 20, Burlingame

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 24 days ago

"GIVEAWAY - Have you tried our latest product, Nuggets??? Well, whether you've tried them or not, come by our Factory Shop ‪this Friday, September 20, 2019‬. We are giving away ONE free 5 FL. OZ. c...

The red abalone is dying off

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

“For people who think they don’t like fish…it’s amazing to see their eyes just sparkle when they take a bite and go ‘this is absolutely incredible,’” says Joe Cresalia, a recreational diver who liv...

"Topics related to . . . "

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 26 days ago

A couple of posts down from the top of the California location page is the insert "Topics Related to California". It directs to SACRAMENTO, SAN JOSE and SAN DIEGO. I think this is misleading si...

Baia Pasta Mostaccioli – Dried Pasta from Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 years ago

The weekend before Christmas was the December New Tastemarket at St. Gregory’s Episcopal on Potrero Hill, basically an updated, hipper version of a church bazaar with home cooks and underground foo...

Masa's Sushi | Novato

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 26 days ago

Chef Takatoshi Toshi, who earned Michelin stars at Sushi Ran in Sausalito and Kinjo in SF, returned to and reopened Masa's Sushi in Novato almost two years ago. Lissa Doumani who owned Terra an...

Super Mira Market in San Francisco Japantown

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

During an extended stint near Japantown, Super Mira and its variety of prepared dishes became a frequent to-go meal source in an area not known for quality or value. The market uses mostly orga...

Happy Hour @ Mezcalito | Russian Hill - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 26 days ago

At Mezcalito, happy hour runs 5 to 6:30pm each day, Tuesday through Sunday. A few months ago I was walking by at the right time and decided to stop for a bite and libation. The Mezcalito burger...

Where can I buy dry ice?

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by RobynB 7 years ago

I will be driving to SF later this week and really want to bring home a cooler of my favorite gelato packed in dry ice. Does anyone know where I can reliably get dry ice? I'll be driving up from ...

Baia Pasta equipment for sale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 27 days ago

In another post, the news that Baia Pasta of Oakland is shutting down. https://www.chowhound.com/post/baia-pasta-mostaccioli-dried-pasta-oakland-756571?commentId=10212671 Via private communicati...

Summer Pig Roast at Pizzeria Delfina

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by sweetnsavory 1 month ago

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

Michelin Stars in California, 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Three Stars Atelier Crenn Benu The French Laundry Manresa Quince The Restaurant at Meadowood SingleThread Two Stars Acquerello Baumé Californios Campton Place Coi Commis Lazy ...

Eatsa in SF FiDi - no cashiers, quinoa bowls Weekdays only 11am-5pm - any reports?

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by hhc 4 years ago

Saw it on the news the other day, what do hounds think of Eatsa, the new FiDi quinoa bowls that you don't have to deal with cashiers and don't see workers? Eatsa 121 Spear St, SF Weekdays only...