This week we're continuing our coverage of full-flavored, lower alcohol brews in honor of Session Beer Month. Today's serendipitous 80 degree weather is a perfect example of why we need well-crafted beers with a manageable alcohol content for long afternoon sessions and outdoor activities. Get your ... 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 >>
Don't get us wrong, we love big, bold, "extreme" beers as much as the next beer geek. That being said, sometimes you just want to have a few beers with friends on a sunny afternoon without losing the ability to walk or speak English. For the last couple years, the pendulum has been swinging back in ... More >>
Finally, the stellar waves the world's greatest surfers have been pining for are expected to land here Sunday. It's all over the news: The highly anticipated Mavericks Big Wave surf contest is scheduled Sunday as a storm off Japan has sent swells heading right smack for the Northern California coa ... More >>
While you all have been lazily basking in the sun this summer, this 8-year-old girl has been working her tail off to change the world, one lemon at a time. In the Northern California city of Fairfax, Vivienne Harr has spent the last 57 days of her summer vacation turning lemons into lemonade -- lite ... More >>
Craftsman and Wolves debuts at 7 a.m. on June 16. It's a clean, well-lighted place for sweet and savory innovations from William Werner, whose previous work found him as the proprietor of Tell Tale Preserve Co. and executive pastry chef at Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay and Quince. Werner's new projec ... More >>
The annual Craft Brewer's Conference is unlike other professional gatherings. Every expo hall reeks of hops. The hospitality suite boasts 140 free-flowing taps. And, the attendees are significantly more bearded. As usual, the Bay Area beer scene was heavily represented at this year's event, held l ... More >>
If your main source of income is foot traffic, then a cold, wet winter weather can do more than just dampen your spirits -- it can dampen your sales considerably. When food trucks, especially new ones, face their first winter, the three-month hurdle can be daunting. Off the Grid, where many trucks ... More >>
Mark McGovernThe District Attorney's Office has decided not to press charges just yet against 26-year-old Patrick Power, the Half Moon Bay man arrested last week in connection with an off-the-ball fracas that put 22-year-old Mark McGovern in a coma. Erica Derryck, spokeswoman with the DA's Office ... More >>
Sam's Chowder HouseSam's Lobster Fest Where: American Legion Post 474 fairgrounds, 470 Capistrano (at Prospect), Half Moon Bay, 650-728-9224 When: Sun., May 15, noon- 5 p.m. Cost: Free admission; food tickets, $1 each; discount for advance purchase online ($10/12 tickets, $20/25, $60/60, ... More >>
Mavericks wipeout?The popular Mavericks surfing contest has had a bad streak. Last year, spectators were injured by violent waves as they watched the event, and this year, one surfer died while another nearly drowned. Now the sponsors of the world-class surfing event have walked away. Barracuda N ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Thrillist.comMatt Brimer.Burger porn: SFoodie doesn't always know what dude-food newsletter Thrillist is talking about, but this morning's message is clear as, um ― clarified butter. Mav ... More >>
Riding out the wave Mavericks surfer Jacob Trette took a turn for the better, and is now expected to recover from his surfing accident. Hospital officials said the 30-year-old is in stable condition after nearly drowning during the Mavericks Surf contest in Half Moon Bay this weekend where waves ... More >>
Mavericks take on mother natureMavericks surfer Jacob Trette was still in critical condition today after nearly drowning this weekend during the annual surf contest, which draws the world's best surfers. Trette, who is from Southern California, was taken to Stanford Medical Center after being swe ... More >>
cygnoir/FlickrDungeness photographed through the window of Swan Oyster Depot.With any luck, Central California Dungeness will make their first appearance of the season Monday, Nov. 15, the date traditionally pegged for commercial boats to lower their crab pots in California waters from Point ... More >>
Thomas C./YelpThe Montara eatery is the third restaurant by the owner of Mochica and Piqueos.Chef Carlos Altamirano, owner of local Peruvian restaurants Mochica and Piqueos, tonight celebrates the first anniversary of his third restaurant, La Costanera. The festivities start at 7 p.m. The ... More >>
William Werner's pastry case at Coffee Bar. William Werner's Tell Tale Preserve Co. is projected to open on Maiden Lane in mid-November, but some of the chef's pastries are already appearing in small, discreet boxes at Coffee Bar (1890 Bryant) in Potrero Hill, and starting next Monday, Sightglass ... More >>
T. PalmerSexy truck food: Lobster roll from Sam's ChowderMobileMore media rumblings on the street-food front: Sam's ChowderMobile of Half Moon Bay will be parked in front of 500 Terry Francois (at Mission Bay) tomorrow from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and seeks customers to come purchase seafood fare i ... More >>
T. PalmerSmitten Ice Cream debuts its quince streusel flavor today.There are ample opportunities to check out some food cart-and-truck action in San Francisco today, whether the hankering is for lunch or dinner. Sam's Chowder Mobile of Half Moon Bay, rarely in S.F. (but still working on building ... More >>
Considering that on an ordinary night at Masa's, the five-course prix fixe is $95 (wine pairings an additional $59), a $150 tariff for five courses and wine plus tax and tip is something of a bargain. That's what's on offer for a Share Our Strength benefit on August 15th called A Tasteful Purs ... More >>
Organizers of the Oakland edition of the Eat Real Street Food Fest in August have been announcing the event's growing vendor list one by one on Twitter. Instead of tracking down these peripatetic purveyors on their erratically scheduled street rounds, Eat Real is gathering up a carefully curated gro ... More >>
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