It's always a kick to hit the road and see and of course taste what's happening up north. We're guilty of saving Wine Country outings for "special occasions" ranging from big birthday celebrations to visits from childhood pals and family. No more -- there's a lot to do, and it's an easy and fun way ... 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 >>
"I've made a lot of school lunches lately," Coi chef Daniel Patterson smiled sweetly as he dropped a plate on our table the other night. On it were squares of Tomme Dolce cheese from Petaluma's Andante Dairy covered by slices of apple and sheets of assorted fruit and vegetable leathers, a fine dinin ... More >>
San Francisco is one of the best places in the world to drink young wines, particularly those with attitude, from many different places. Sommeliers here are passionate and their wine lists reflect it. We don't have many older wines on lists because restaurants turn over so quickly that they don't ... More >>
Seared diver scallop with foie gras torchon and grilled strawberriesSFoodie is willing to put ourselves on the line for you. So when we heard Twenty-Five Lusk is offering a 6-course Champagne and strawberry themed menu for $90 -- $60 food, $30 wine pairings -- through Blackboard Eats, we ran ... More >>
On the food blog for DC's City Paper, restaurant critic Chris Schott asks why, in the Yelp age, critics still obey the rule that they should wait a month or more to visit a new restaurant: These days, a new restaurant is able to access vast new media resources in order to pump up its reputation ... More >>
The East Bay Express has just made the official announcement: They've hired a new restaurant critic, and it's none other than former SFoodie editor John Birdsall. Birdsall, who has lived in Oakland for a decade and was the paper's restaurant critic in 2006-07, will be returning to write a weekly ... More >>
jesiree b./YelpSan Valentín at La Victoria When: Mon., Feb 14; seatings start at 5 p.m. Where: La Victoria Mexican Bakery and Cafe, 2937 24th St. (at Florida), 642-7120 Cost: $60 per couple for four-course menu; $100 per couple for seven-course menu; $75 per couple for five-course vegeta ... More >>
In Praise of Sardines via FlickrRange's light hasn't dimmed a bit in four yearsIt's rare that a restaurant critic gets to revisit favorite places, whether old or new. We're always looking for the next place to write about. (It's surprising how many friends will mention, after they read my review of ... More >>
Partake of fall's bounty at Mission Beach Cafe.
Spain meets France in a tavern setting.
Joey & Eddie's brings the Bronx, and old-fashioned Italian-American cooking, to North Beach.
The charming L'Ardoise Bistro turns the Duboce Triangle into the 21st arrondissement.
In the restaurant-happy Presidio, you'll find global cuisine and an impressive wine selection
Perbacco gets it right straight out of the gate
The gifted Daniel Patterson opens a dazzling show on Broadway
Week of April 16, 2003
Charles Nob Hill
The new Marina restaurant with the very strange name
"The last thing I'd expect on Union -- an oasis of civility in S.F.'s little L.A."
Red Herring Restaurant and Bait Bar
Happy Birthday to Me, The Magic Number, Hello Dolly, Correction
Kavkaz's Armenian menu could use some cross-cultural pollination