San Francisco Bay Area

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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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Korean in Berkeley/Oakland?

by M.L. 19 years ago

Hi, I'm new to chowhound, so excuse me if this question has been covered. I searched through old posts, but did not see recommendations for korean in oakland/berkeley besides Koryo on Telegraph--ho...

Recent visit to SF - lots of dining out!

by Virginia 19 years ago

My husband and I recently enjoyed another visit to the lovely city of SF, and we spent a good amount of time enjoying some of the city's most notable restaurants. Here is a summary of the good, bad...

Moon Cakes at Eastern Bakery-SF Chinatown

by Melanie Wong 19 years ago

Reading Maria’s post in General Topics about moon cakes prompted me to seek out these once-a-year treats this week for the first time in a long time. The Autumn Festival is Sept. 9, and then the m...

Bali Cafe on Geary (at 3rd Ave)

by Limster 19 years ago

Has anyone been to this Indonesian place? I tried their $9.95 dinner special and thought that it was not a bad deal - choice of 3 small entrees out of about 12 and a soup or gado gado (get the lat...

Turkish restaurants?

by Deb 19 years ago

Does anyone know of any *Turkish* restaurants in the area? A Turkish-American friend has been looking and unable to find anything. Cheers, Deb

Santa Cruz-area restaurants for a big group?

by Jefferson Scher 19 years ago

We are doing an offsite in Aptos, and are looking for a place that could seat 40 for dinner. Something nice and reasonably informal where we could have a little wine and a little fun. Any suggest...

1997 British Food Festival

by Alexandra Eisler 19 years ago

Hi Melanie, The festival you asked about was Britain Meets the Bay and it involved quite a few local companies. This was before my time here (British Consulate General) but I belive a wide cariet...

Melanie, where are you?

by Heidi 19 years ago

Melanie, I wanted to e-mail you a query that is definitely not pertinent to any chowhounding, but does apply to my upcoming trip. I can't seem to find your e-mail address. Hopefully you'll make con...

Wine Country with a baby

by Andy Yamamoto 19 years ago

I will be taking a trip to wine country in a few weeks with my in-laws, and want to show them the best cuisine the area has to offer, but there's a catch--we have a 5 month old son. Any suggestion...


by Brandon 19 years ago

Hounds I've read about all the interest about the quake. Scary. I live a couple of miles southeast of the epicenter. The valley is alive and well, just a little (bad pun) shaken. Minor damage...

San Jose Area Eats - Last Minute Request

by Lynn 19 years ago

I'm going to spend an unexpected week in the San Jose area and have combed the boards and current guides to weed out some good chow suggestions. (My friend in San Jose knows a few places--but she's...

Brunch time @TonKiang

by Marilayne 19 years ago

I am going to a nite game at Pac Bell but want to go to Dim Sum at Ton Kiang on a Saturday. What is the latest time they serve dim sum? Is Saturday and Sunday a special brunch dim sum? Thanks mari...

$2.99 white wine bargain @ Grocery Outlet

by Melanie Wong 19 years ago

My mom loves prowling the aisles at the Grocery Outlet for bargains and close-outs and stops in at least once a week to see what’s new. I joined her hunt last weekend down in Salinas. I needed to...

Gravenstein Apples

by Melanie Wong 19 years ago

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, head up to Russian River Valley in western Sonoma County and grab the end of the season Gravenstein apples. Look for farmstands along HWY 116-Gr...

Virgin visit

by Heidi 19 years ago

In mid-September I am going on a much anticipated and long-awaited Big-Birthday trip to CA. Our journey will begin with stays in Santa Barbara (I KNOW where I'm eating there!), Big Sur, Napa and Sa...

rice cake soup

by rachel hope 19 years ago

Yesterday, a cold and cloudy afternoon, in an Asian food court near Cal (Berkeley) -- where I am accustomed to eating adequate if junky cheap Asian lunches -- I stepped into a cubbyhole I had not p...

Marin Eats

by Barry Strugatz 19 years ago

Hi. Can anyone suggest ethnic/downhome eateries in San Rafael/Mill Valley/Sausalito area? Many thanks.

your favorite caterer

by Emily Newfield 19 years ago

We're planning a wedding and want to provide tasty, sumptuous, unforgettable hors d'oeuvres for the 100+ people we are inviting to the ceremony. We'll be having a smaller, intimate dinner for our ...

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