San Francisco Bay Area

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Shanghai food

by Rachel Hope 20 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 20 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 21 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 21 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 ...

tomasso's north beach

by adamstoler 20 years ago

what's the deal here? it seems as if it's it's yuppie puppy heaven.. the main course was poor, it tasted like my jewish grandmother made it with ketchup....hats off to the salsds though..but salad...

French Laundry writeup (long!)

by Jesse Sheidlower 21 years ago

As promised, my writeup of the French Laundry. Someone else mentioned Masa's, where I had wanted to go but couldn't get in to, though I had really wanted to try FL anyway. First, the reservatio...

Good and Nice Late Night in SF

by Michael S 21 years ago

I am going to be in SF on a Thursday night and we don't land until 9. Any recommendations for a nice good any price place to eat at around 10:30 on a Thursday??

moving to Berkeley

by Rachelhope 22 years ago

I've been dreading this moment, but it's time to post the question: where are good eats in Berkeley/Oakland? You see, I'm leaving NYC -- my born and bred home -- for a PhD program (min. 6 years) ...

Cafe de la Paz, Berkeley

by george osner 21 years ago

We had a lovely lunch in Berkeley today at the Cafe de la Paz, on Shattuck a block or two south of Cedar. I was quite taken with the Cachapas de Jojoto con Chile, pancakes with kernels of fresh s...


by The Lead Dogs 21 years ago

Welcome to Chowhound Starship Mellencamp. Bob(TM) has added features that will make these boards much more convenient to use. We'll let most of them be pleasant surprises, but there are two thing...

san francisco's best offbeat

by keith koenigsberg 21 years ago

I'm going to SF for a wedding this weekend. I have dutifully used the chowhound search and read everything that came up for SF, but what I'm really looking for didn't come up. I've always had go...

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