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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Sifu Wong Kitchen | Sunnyvale - Silicon Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months 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...

Juneteenth Los Altos, June 19

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"Los Altos Juneteenth Learn and Celebrate Freedom Food - Vendors - Wine - Music - Poetry - Auction - Speakers - Art June 19th Saturday 2021, 1- 5pm 199 University Ave - Lincoln Park, Down...

5th Annual Marin City Juneteenth Festival, June 19

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"THIS SATURDAY COME CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH AT MARIN CITY’S 5th ANNUAL JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL!! 11am - 6pm Theme: IT TAKES A VILLAGE Collaboration between old school and new school organizers to b...

40th Annual Juneteenth in the Park, June 19, San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"This is the African American Community Service Agency's 40th year producing the Juneteenth in the Park Festival in San Jose. For over 39 years, the Juneteenth Festival in San Jose/Silicon Valley h...

Juneteenth on the Waterfront, June 19, San Francisco Ferry Building

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"Join us for Juneteenth on the Waterfront this Saturday, June 19 from 8am-2pm! Celebrate local Black-owned businesses and commemorate this historic holiday with a day of community and delicious ...

Flint's BBQ status? [Oakland]

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 years ago

This came in by email. Any news about Flint's? "Hi, My name is Tony, from Sacramento. I am desperately trying to find out if any of the Flints are open/re opened....and you seem to know what ...

Juneteenth Black Liberation Walking Tour & Flint's BBQ, June 19, Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"Come celebrate Juneteenth with us! Tomorrow's menu: Sliced BBQ Beef Links, BBQ Baked Beans, Green Beans, and a slice of bread! Event is from 11am - 4pm 1st come 1st serve!" Juneteenth, June ...

Dulcinea Tuscan melons at Safeway

by tre2012 1 month ago

I love the Dulcinea brand melons - more expensive, yes; but they pick at a higher brix level than big commercial growers and it makes a difference! Their lovely Tuscan melons are back in stock at S...

British bangers in bay area?

by trueblu 3 months ago

The variety of food and ingredients in the Bay area is truly incredible. But I still haven't come across the humble british banger in my sojourns. We're in the East bay, if that makes a differenc...

The State of Korean Restaurants in SF City

by Radical347 2 months ago

I just moved back to SF after a decade in San Jose. Last time, I remembered being disappointed by the Korean dining scene in SF. For some bizarre reason everyone was recommending Brothers. On the o...

The Rotunda at Neiman-Marcus Re-opens June 15

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

The Rotunda, the one piece of the beautiful City of Paris building preserved as a restaurant, will re-open on June 15. The Rotunda Neiman-Marcus, Level Four 150 Stockton Street San Francisco,...

icafe bakery | Chinatown - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

This year, today, June 14, is Dragon Boat Festival. 'Tis the season for consuming zongzi (aka joong), the tamal-like parcels of stuffed sticky rice wrapped and steamed in bamboo leaves. A month ago...

Food & Wine: Love Letter to Chinese Restaurants

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months 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...

SF Gate finally tracked down the origin of San Francisco's love for Fernet-Branca

by patsully 2 months ago

When I moved to San Francisco and found Fernet on tap across the city, I asked a number of bartenders how it came to pass and was told a variety of urban legends, so it's nice to finally read the f...

Lily | San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Lily, a new Vietnamese restaurant in San Francisco by Chef Rob Lam, opened in October. Last month I dropped in for a solo lunch. Two four-top tables on the shaded sidewalk were available as an o...

Fish (Sausalito)

by Malcolm Ruthven 2 months ago

The posts about Fish in Sausalito seem to all be several years old, so after I went there with a friend yesterday (first time in several years) I thought I'd speak up. We arrived at 11:30 am, think...

Lou's Takeaway in San Rafael

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Lou's Takeaway has been on my list of places to try for more than a year now. But the restrictions of the pandemic and limitations of knowing exactly when I'd be nearby to place a coveted order hav...

Any place one can buy Kouign Amann in SF?

by cyssf 11 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...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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...

Soi 4 Thai Rockridge

by trueblu 2 months ago

Can't believe the last time we ate out was Chinese New Year 2020 -- and in a different continent! Anyway, the family decided we had enough of home cooking and take-out and we went to Soi 4 in Rock...