Alison McQuade

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    New Wine Bar Barrel Room Rolls Into SF

    ​Opening this Friday at 5 p.m. in the old Hidden Vine location (across the alley from Le Colonial) is The Barrel Room wine bar. The space got a refresh along with an expanded food selection that includes cheeses, charcuterie, and flatbreads. The menu is put together by local chutney maker A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    DIY for the Holidays: Chutneys!

    Shae Irving/Hitchhiking to Heaven Chutneys ― like this spicy apple and quince version ― make colorful and flavorful holiday gifts.​SFoodie's weekly guide to food-crafting gifts for the holidays. Chances are, unless you have a cultural connection to the Indian subcontinent or U.K., chutney ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Last Call for Peaches

    Sean TimberlakeSummer's last gasp: Hamada Farms peaches at Ferry Plaza.​We're barreling toward the final week or two of peaches, but what's been coming in has been pretty remarkable. Anecdotally, the early season peaches were a little lackluster. Now, many of the varieties that are in now, suc ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Farm:Table Is a Small, Beautiful Thing

    Yesterday's hard-boiled egg at Farm:Table ($6.50).​Farm:Table is too small for a review. At 280 square feet, it's too small for a birthday party, too small for Saturday brunch rush ― too small for adulation, even. There is one indoor table, square and solid, that fits seven at the most, plus a f ... More >>

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