San Francisco Bay Area

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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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naan and curry

by michelle 20 years ago

do it. Its fabulous. Better than shalimar or pakwan best chicken tikka masala I have ever eaten. My girlfriend cant stop going there when she is here, she lives in london, so knows some indian/paki...

Fried Breaded Mushrooms

by Sofie 20 years ago

Where within the city limits of San Francisco, can I find fried breaded mushrooms?? They are my guilty, off limits "treat" and I can't find them anywhere. Help...need my comfort food!! Thanks!

More on Chinese in Millbrae (was Pisces/Kwong's)

by Melanie Wong 20 years ago

Cousin Tida, Kwong's is a much different experience than HK Flower Lounge. But I think it's equally satisfying when you take price into account, and no one makes better fried oysters than Kwong's....

trip to SanFran

by roberta 20 years ago

Coming to town for a few days. Who knows of a good place to get handmade Japanese noodles for lunch? Planning one dinner at R&G Lounge, going to the French Laundry for another, other suggestions? I...

San Rafael taqueria??

by Bill 20 years ago

While passing through San Rafael this past Easter Sunday, my wife and I ate at the only resturant we could find open at 5pm: This taqueria is directly under the highway over-pass (maybe Third str...

good spice markets?

by smidgemao 20 years ago

Hi all, In preparation for the holiday season, I'm looking for a good market that has an array of spices, from the mundane to the exotic. East/South Bay would be ideal, but I'll travel far and w...

forbes island

by maggie 20 years ago

Has anyone been or heard about Forbes Island? It sounds like a blast and I want to go.

Gourmet goods?

by Ellen 21 years ago

What are some nice gourmet shops (like Ghiradelli, but maybe lesser known) in San Francisco and in the Yountville area?

French Laundry: Tips on getting in???

by macky 20 years ago

So now that I've decided to take my husband to Fleur de Lys (see string from 9/29) for his 30th birthday (thanks for the great advice, everyone), my next project is going to be getting into French ...

How does lunch at Aqua compare with dinner?

by Limster 20 years ago

One of my favorite ways to get around difficult reservations, big noisy crowds and high prices is to have lunch instead of dinner. The $40 lunch tasting menu at Aqua caught my eye and I'm wonderin...

Traveling to San Fran with college student

by Jay Stavy 20 years ago

Any recommendations for fun dining with older teen who is fairly adventureous about food? Places with unusual atmosphere, odd traditions, unique histories? We'll be there after Christmas, during th...

The 411 on 408

by Patrick Thompson 20 years ago

I'll be in Sunnyvale sometime in December on business and am looking for restaurant recommendations in the surrounding communities. Any ideas?

Pasta on Shattuck

by gordon wing 20 years ago

I was walking down Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley the other day and noticed that Phoenix Pastificio has taken over the space next to theirs and opened a cafe featuring pasta. Has anyone tried it yet?...

Thanks Chowhounds (and especially you, Melanie)!!!

by srf1 20 years ago

Just got back from a 3-night stay in the Russian River with my wife and our pugs. Due to Melanie's wine suggestions, we had a great Saturday of tasting and touring. We started at Swan to pick up a ...

Our Fleur de Lys Experience

by macky 20 years ago

As promised, here's a recap of our dinner at Fleur de Lys for my husband's 30th birthday. First, I have to say that the food was excellent. We ordered off the a la carte menu instead of the tasti...

Fresh Roasted Turkey for the monday before t-day

by Jacquie 20 years ago

Hi, Does anyone know of anyplace in the financial district or along a SF Bart line who would have a whole roasted turkey for the monday before thanksgiving? Our company is having a potluck and u...

Lhasa Moon, San Francisco Marina District

by Melanie Wong 20 years ago

Yesterday I was walking past this Tibetan restaurant (the only one is SF as far as I know) and noticed a sidewalk sign promoting "$7 lunch special, Thurs. & Fri. only". It had been a couple years ...

SoMA eats?

by Jeff Shore 20 years ago

I'm an LA resident working temporarily near Second and Townsend, right up from the ballpark. I'd love to hear people's suggestions for places to "chow" -- from the dingy coffee shops to the swanky...

Three Hours in the East Bay

by Pepper 20 years ago

It is one of those propositions delightful to contemplate in the abstract: Given three hours between a wine-soaked Sonoma County party and a redeye back to Sodom, how precisely might a chowhound wh...

Curious about Cafe Niebaum Coppola

by Jeff Shore 20 years ago

I'm an LA resident who will be in SF on business frequently over the next few months. I'm also a big fan of Coppola -- movies and wines. Has anyone tried his restaurant? (I really love the fact ...

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