Tea has been making a "comeback" for years but it finally seems like it's on the verge of breaking out. You've heard of so-called "third-wave coffee" -- the single-origin, pour-over, absurdly tasting-noted brew that you find at places like Blue Bottle, Four Barrel, Sightglass, and just about every ... More >>
On any given night, hoards of diners and locals pile into a goliath line outside the Ici Ice Cream storefront. Sitting on a well-lit but quiet stretch of College Avenue, the parlor attracts denizens of the East Bay like moths to a honey-covered lamp. If we can call Humphry Slocombe the ice cream spi ... More >>
Literature is the theme at this clubby new bar at Mission and Third from Kate Bolton (Maven) and Alex Smith (Gitane). Drinks are named after characters from novels, like the Leopold Bloom (hibiscus gin, pineapple syrup, mint) and the Atticus Finch (bourbon, Earl Grey honey, balsamic bitters). One ... More >>
There's been no shortage of deliciousness coming out of pop-up Marla Bakery, run by former Nopa pastry chef Amy Brown and Joe Wolf formerly of Wise Sons. But one thing that consistently stands out is baking duo's pot de cremes in various flavors. French for literally "pot of creme," it's a rich cust ... More >>
Are you lactose intolerant? If not, then keep reading. If yes, then also keep reading, because torture can be fun. Don't believe me? Then ask most San Francisco Giants fans or the people that work at kink.com. While it has been open for almost two years, Cowgirl Creamery Sidekick in the Ferry Buildi ... More >>
TCHO rolled out its new line of confections last week, a four-part collection of classic truffles that has been a long time coming. We already know TCHO by their splashy square chocolate bars that stare us down in the checkout line of Falletti's, as the base of Blue Bottle's mochas, and as the subli ... More >>
Panna cotta is a simple Italian custard (the name literally translates to "cooked cream") that, when done right, is one of those desserts that doesn't need exotic ingredients or tricky preparations to be supremely satisfying. That said, the delicate Earl Grey tea flavoring in Cowgirl Creamery's vers ... More >>
Now that the temperature is finally warming up and hopefully offering a glimpse of that summer we wait all year long for, it could be downright embarrassing if you don't know how to tell your ice desserts apart. We don't want you ordering Taiwanese snow ice when what you really want is Philadelphia ... More >>
Counting down the meals before July 1, when California's foie gras ban takes effect. In a rare treatment of foie gras that doesn't pair the rich liver with fruit or other sugary elements, One Market's chef, Eater-designated hottie Mark Dommen, is currently serving pan-seared foie gras with wakam ... More >>
The sky must be falling because we are about to state with wholehearted earnestness that we prefer a vegetable cookie to a chocolate one. But that's a testament to the talent of San Francisco-based Apiece Desserts, a creative wholesale and catering company run by Yuko Fujii. A pastry chef for th ... More >>
Albert LawWe are no longer seven years old. We need to get that out of the way early when discussing San Francisco's Top Five Ice Cream Shops. Here's what that means: We don't care about toppings, mix-ins, family-friendly furniture or specials on your birthday. We don't even care about waffl ... More >>
Three TwinsThree Twins Ice Cream Celebrates Pride Where: Three Twins Ice Cream, 254 Fillmore (at Haight) When: Fri., June 24 - Sun., June 26 Cost: The price of a scoop (or two, or three) The rundown: For its second year, Bay Area-based Three Twins Ice Cream is celebrating Pride with scoo ... More >>
Tamara PalmerTea Time at Paulette: Straus soft-serve vanilla ice cream with lemon and Earl Grey macarons and honey.Paulette recently started offering Straus soft-serve vanilla ice cream and toppings with its French macarons. There are 10 suggested combos ($5-$6.50), including affogato with an ... More >>
sffnb.orgTonight's edition of Mission Street Food is Vegan Night for Food Not Bombs, with proceeds going to the local chapter to help defray the costs of its many free food events. And rather than MSF resting on the laurels of its lauded vegan burger and Lung Shan's Vegan Delight soup, all of ton ... More >>
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We were reminded, when we read the following delightful passage from Writers' Favorite Recipes, our new favorite book which we wrote about here, by the somewhat insalubriously named Kay Dick, that we'd promised ourselves to revisit Lovejoy's Tea Room and/or Crown & Crumpet very soon, two perfect ... More >>
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J.M. Barrie gets a Hollywood makeover in Finding Neverland
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Punk has crossed over from underground filth to mainstream fluff, and Vendetta Red suggests that its music is the bridge
You can become a coffee man in five years. It takes a lifetime to make a tea person.
Rotunda at Neiman Marcus
An afternoon with Mandy Aftel and the ineffable magic of natural perfume
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