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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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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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. 20 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 20 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 21 years ago

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

Goat Hill Pizza

by Jim Leff 20 years ago

A long time ago someone told me that Goat Hill Pizza (300 Connecticut Street; 641-1440) on portero hill serves their pizza dim sum-style--different pies come out of the oven, and waiters walk arou...

Chinese Near the Airport

by George Kappus 20 years ago

I will be in San Francisco next week and need to find a good place for dinner near the airport. When I was in San Francisco regularly in the early 90s, I used to favor Hong Kong Flower in Milbrae...

Are there any Belgian(not French) restaurants in the SF bay area?

by Elizabeth 20 years ago

My husband and I have been searching for an authentic Belgian restaurant in the bay area, and have yet to find one. I mean a restaurant that serves Belgian cuisine and Belgian ales. Please do not r...

New Year's Day Brunch

by Jim Leff 20 years ago

I'll be playing a jazz gig in Marin County on New Year's Eve (as it happens, the bandleader is a great sax player who was--until recently--the west coast editor of Wine Spectator, so it's gonna be ...

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