San Francisco Bay Area

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The Regional Convenience Stores (Besides Wawa) We Wish Were Everywhere

Whether it’s a 7-Eleven, a Wawa, or a local gas station mini-mart, there’s a nostalgic joy that accompanies popping into a convenient store at any time for a cup of coffee, newspaper, or to satisfy...

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dim sum in SF

by Kate 20 years ago

I'm going to be in San Francisco in July and I would love to have some excellent dim sum while I'm there. I've grown up eating NYC dim sum, and I would love an equal if not better experience.

Mouthwaterian Italian

by Sarah 19 years ago

I'll be visiting a friend in the Bay Area in a couple of months and we plan an eating spree. As a transplanted Southern Californian now living in New Orleans, one of the foods I'm craving is wonde...

Within walking distance from Yoshi's

by carla 19 years ago

Found a great place last week within walking distance from Yoshi's. Soizic Bistro on 3rd and Broadway. Wonderful Cal/French food - Started with a Smoked Trout and Endive Salad with Orange Vinaigr...

La Imperial in Hayward

by Keith R. 19 years ago

Say, does anyone know if La Imperial is still off "C" street, I think it was, in Hayward? This place served one of the meanest, biggest and most awesome burritos several years back. I haven't be...

Like Crab Cakes?

by Sassy 19 years ago

Try the crab cakes at California Cafe at the Valley Fair mall in Santa Clara. And don't judge a restaurant by its location. "Mall," you say? Yes... California Cafe has multiple locations (Palo ...

Los Gatos Find...

by Sassy 19 years ago

Hi, all! Do yourselves a favor and try a darling little place on the outskirts of downtown Los Gatos called i gatti. My favorite entree is the bow tie pasta with sausage marinara sauce. Absolute...

Fondue experience

by alain izard 19 years ago

Has anyone been to La Fondue in Saratoga or any fondue restaurant? How was it? Do you think the concept has a real potential? Thanks.

Authentic Southeast Asian food in East Bay?

by Adrian Hopkins 19 years ago

I'm looking for good, authentic Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian, or similar fare in the Bay Area. I used to live in SF, LA, and Hong Kong. So in a sense, I'm probably spoilt. I live in San Ramon now...

Does anyone know a great Chinese/seafood restaurant in SF?

by Amanda 19 years ago

I am dreaming about lobster with ginger and scallions, salted shrimp, and clams with black bean sauce. Does anyone know of a sumptuous spot in San Francisco that rivals NYC Seafood in Monterrey Pa...

SF Bakeries

by Trevor Smith 19 years ago

Are there any bakeries worth visiting in San Francisco? I'm aware of the breads available in the Whole Foods, Andronico's, etc. What about a good ol' Bakery? Thanks

See's Candies revisited: marzipan

by Caitlin 19 years ago

I'm new to this site, so I missed the earlier disciussion of See's. I grew up in See's country, and while I think some of their creations (and especially the truffles) so-so at best, I have to say...

Shanghai food

by Rachel Hope 19 years ago

My new favorite in Berkeley is Shanghai Clay Pot on San Pablo Ave, just past Solano. This place strikes a wonderful balance between offering authentic chow and appealing to its gringo customers. ...

Restaurants near SFO

by Chuck 19 years ago

Does anybody know of any good restaurants near or around SFO--San Bruno, South City, down to Redwood city. All the ones I know of are cr*pp* chain restaurants. Thanks. Chuck

Where is Ken Frank

by Paul C.III 19 years ago

Remembering Ken Frank from the original LA TOQUE in L.A.,went to his new LA TOQUE while in Napa recently. We were a party of six so that I had an opportunity to taste a number of dishes. I and anot...

red sauce italian-sf/also plain fresh fish

by adamstoler 19 years ago

here i try again-can anyone recommend a true redsauce italian place that serves old stanbys-albeit freshened up-in the city? and how about a simple piece of grilled fresh fish(no salmon please!)?

BBQ in San Francisco

by Mark Sinclair 20 years ago

I recently took a long trip to the West coast, during which time I ate a lot of really bad food. (My traveling companions' tastes would make most Chowhounds gasp.) But I did have a few good meal...


by Rachel Hope 19 years ago

Marriage. We're looking for a caterer for our wedding in Berkeley in August. Our idea is relatively casual with the food emphasizing seasonality (making good use of fresh produce). Any recommend...

San Jose Help

by Barb. H. 19 years ago

Looks like I'll be in San Jose (yes, I do know the Way, thank you very much) for a few days next month, some of them without a car. I've searched the boards for recommendations and found only Jere...

Choice Chow near Moscone Center

by Jim Leff 19 years ago

Hey SF people! Where's good to eat near the Moscone Center? We're preparing a special chowhound report for Macintouch.com (a great mac news site; see link below) so that visitors to Mac Expo in...

help in silicon valley/palo alto!

by Sandy Paik 20 years ago

i'm lookin for good eats out here in silicon valley...any suggestions?

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