A new item on the menu at a Bay Area restaurant has pitted foodies against animal activists.
Mokutanya Yakitori Restaurant in Burlingame is now serving lion's meat, which is reportedly as tough as the animal itself. The restaurant, which is known for its exotic meats, including peacock and swan, r ... More >>
Just in time for the summer beach season, a few new destinations have opened up along the coast. In Pacifica, the 140-seat Puerto 27 is now open inside the Pacifica Beach Hotel. The Peruvian-style cuisine comes courtesy of Jose Calvo-Perez, most recently of Pasion in San Francisco's Sunset District. ... More >>
The pop-up is the latest in a long tradition of trends which attempt to subvert the tropes of the restaurant system. Following in the footsteps of revolutionaries like gourmet food trucks and frozen dinners, the goal is to provide restaurant-worthy dishes outside the standard rubric of the restauran ... More >>
Just around the corner from the Transamerica Pyramid comes the new Sydney Town Tavern, a reference to Barbary Coast days when exiles from Australian penal colonies populated San Francisco.
It's hardly a wretched hive of scum and villainy in there, though. In fact, it's a fairly ordinary sports bar ... More >>
SFMOMA may be closing for renovations on June 2, but the it's not slacking on its well-established relationship between food and art in the meantime. In honor of the closing of the exhibit Ben Kinmont: Prospectus, the museum is partnering with restaurants like State Bird Provisions, Rich Table, Bar ... More >>
It seems like a good idea on paper: Throw a music festival in wine country where guests can go wine-tasting and sample some of the region's best restaurants in between musical acts. That was the focus of Bottle Rock, a new festival thrown in a park in downtown Napa that combines stadium-filling rock ... More >>
In the hypersaturated world of Bay Area food blogs and restaurant reviews, it can be hard to find a new angle.
But some enterprising local has started a new type of restaurant review Tumblr, Table and Throne, which reviews restaurant bathrooms as well as the restaurants themselves, thus combining ... More >>
The San Francisco restaurant scene is constantly plagued with closures. Since the beginning of the year, we've lost solid places such as Masa's, Tommy Toy's, Solstice, Shanghai, Kan Zaman, and Wo Hing General Store. Luckily, S.F. is also blessed with a seemingly endless run of restaurant openings. H ... More >>
When the Tribune Tavern opened two weeks ago in Oakland, I was excited. Firstly, it's a tavern, under a newspaper. A place for wirey and haggard journalists, gatekeepers to the misery of the world, to roll down their sleeves and commune. Wingback chairs, scotch, Jimmy Stewart (maybe?). Halfway throu ... More >>
If you want to be technical about it, any sandwich consumed first thing in the morning is a "breakfast sandwich," but we know what you're really after as you roll groggily out of bed: oozing, melted cheese, fluffy scrambled or fried eggs, optional (but not really) meat of choice, all encased by swee ... More >>
Last summer, Japanese restaurant Men Oh Tokushima Ramen opened its second American location on Geary Street in San Francisco, followed by a hot pot spot called Shabuway. Its new Japantown sister spot Waraku provides similar quality and value. Located in the former Bushi-Tei restaurant space (Bushi T ... More >>
Ugh, taxes. Amirite? The only silver lining to tax day being just around the corner -- besides the fact that it will be over for another year, of course -- is that restaurants and bars begin to offer tax season discounts and sometimes freebies in commiseration. The list isn't super-long right now, b ... More >>
Waffles & Whiskey Happy Hour
When: Fri., March 29, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Waffles $5; cocktail $8
The rundown: Roving wafflemaker Chrissy's Waffles is now doing a "Waffles & Whiskey Happy Hour" every Friday night at Rye. This Friday will pair a bacon doughnut waffle with a Crimp's Buck cock ... More >>
Not that we're a total Mission Chinese Food groupie or anything, but when the restaurant opened a second restaurant on the Lower East Side of Manhattan last May, we were literally the first customer through the door. It opened with about 80% of the same menu items as what can be found in San Francis ... More >>
It's spring, everyone! And that means that Off the Grid is returning to its biggest location in town, Fort Mason. Starting March 22, Off the Grid will be at Fort Mason Center Friday nights with live music, 32 vendors (nearly half of them new this year), cocktails from Alembic and beers from Magnolia ... More >>
Chef Charles Phan had one word when Randall Kline, the founder of SF JAZZ asked the Slanted Door chef to take over the café South at SF JAZZ's new permanent space on Franklin and Fell.
"I said, 'No,'" Phan said. "A lot of people ask me to do a lot of things, and the first thing I say is, 'No.'"
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If you've ever had an interest in dining at the Mediterranean-Persian restaurant Zaré at Fly Trap, March 19 would be a great night to consider. That's when chef/owner Hoss Zaré is attempting what he calls the biggest meal he's ever done in his life in honor of Norooz, the Persian New Year and star ... More >>
With talk of a one-year ban on new restaurants along Valencia St., San Franciscans may be forced to take such drastic measures as buying and cooking their own food when they find themselves at a loss for a new restaurant to try around the corner. Grocery shopping may become a horrifying reality.
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Truck is a gay bar with a kitchen on Folsom and 15th streets that, in between bouts of naughtiness, hosts regular pop-ups -- among them, Truck Stop Café and Two Tarts and a Stove. As Truck is something of a dive whose sommelier was, um, fired a few weeks ago, the food had better pair well with Lagu ... More >>