It's Dungeness crab season, guys! The waters opened up for commercial and non-commercial fishermen a few weeks ago, but we just got around to having our first taste of the sweet, sweet crustacean at Swan Oyster Depot yesterday. Served expertly cracked, with the creamiest Louie sauce imaginable (just ... More >>
Wayfare Tavern, the restaurant crown jewel in the Tyler Florence empire, has a tuck-in-from-the-rainy-day pub feel, even when it's sunny outside. A Maine lobster roll, available for lunch and dinner, adds to the warm, escape from the elements vibe that may be carefully calculated here, but admittedl ... More >>
If you happen to find yourself at Fisherman's Wharf during lunch tomorrow with a hankering for some delicious steamed crab or clam chowder, you might get more than you've bargained for - our news editor Erin Sherbert reports on The Snitch that PETA will be on hand wearing mermaid fins and little els ... More >>
Consumers should avoid eating certain shucked and in-shell raw oysters from Drakes Bay Oyster Company, warned the California Department of Public Health on Saturday. The oysters may be contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a bacteria that can cause vomiting, cramps, headache, chills, and other ... More >>
You may be able to take Ron Siegel, longtime chef of the Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton and now Parallel 37, out of a fine-dining environment, but you can't take the fine-dining out of the chef. As part of SFoodie's three-part interview with Chef Siegel (read part one here and part two here), we as ... More >>
Just a few steps down Larkin street from the always-packed lunchtime institution Saigon Sandwich, Prime Dip Gourmet Sandwiches quietly goes about its business creating straightforward, French dip style behemoths. Crackly rolls, supplied by neighbor Lee's Deli, are built to withstand flash floods ... More >>
Yesterday, the San Francisco Chronicle broke the news that the Dungeness crab strike was over and the boats were heading out to set their traps. As SFoodie had reported before Thanksgiving, the Bay Area's Dungeness crab season began on November 15, but local fishing boats were striking in order t ... More >>
Lil B fucks with him. The Jealous Guys fuck with him too. And you may or may not have heard of them yet, but Oakland's Main Attrakionz are also in love with this New Jersey producer who is quietly leaving his mark on the Bay Area hip-hop scene. His name: Clams Casino.
Tamara PalmerThis is the most decadent burger in San Francisco, and probably the most expensive. Can you identify it by its proper name and the San Francisco restaurant that serves it? Offer a guess in the comments below. Congratulations to Pat, who correctly identified the Dungeness crab le ... More >>
being1628/FlickrMerry Dungeness.Northern California's Dungeness crab sport-fishing season opened last weekend. The commercial season launches next week, an occasion as momentous for San Franciscans as the first drift of cherry blossoms from the trees at Tokyo's Ueno Park. That means it's not ... More >>
Tamara PalmerThe cocktails at Pier 39's Crab House are hardly wonders of creative mixology, but they do come with fantastic views that shouldn't be the exclusive domain of tourists -- venture there on weekdays, when there are fewer out-of-towners in short pants and long socks. The Crabby Mood ... More >>
John BirdsallThe "shortie" lobster roll from Sam's ChowderMobile.Eater reported that Sam's ChowderMobile will begin weekend service behind the band shell in Golden Gate Park, starting Saturday, 11:30-4:30 p.m. That's a good-news/bad-news thing for those of us who live in walking distance and ... More >>
jen d./YelpMan does not happy hour by $3 beers alone.The place: Naked Fish, 2084 Chestnut (at Steiner), 771-1168 The hours: Mon.-Thurs., 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 4:30-6 p.m. The deals: $1.50 nigiri sushi, $2 hand rolls, $3 maki rolls, $5 sashimi/gyoza/oysters/yakitori/tempura/soft-shell ... More >>
Tamara Palmer SJ Crawfish, a seafood joint with locations in San Jose, Sacramento, and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), has taken over CoCo's Crawfish in the Sunset in a bid to be the messiest meal in San Francisco. Dungeness crab, king crab legs, giant prawns, and crawfish are sold by the pound ( ... More >>
Dubiaku/FlickrWhat: Chaya Easter Brunch Where: 132 The Embarcadero (at Mission), 777-8688 When: Sun., April 4 Time: Seatings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The deal: Three-course mix and match brunch prix fixe: Angus rib eye, Dungeness crab cakes with mango cherry salsa, chocolate bread pudding, more ... More >>
beachboardwalk.comThe 29th Annual Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off & Festival, a benefit for the city's Parks and Rec Department, is set to steam up the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on Saturday. It should provide excellent cover for adults looking for an excuse to ride the Sea Swings. Parks and ... 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. PalmerGiven the prevalence of Dungeness crab in San Francisco, you'd think we'd do more with its fluffy succulence than just boiling and stir-frying. So reasons Alex Marsh, aka the Jet Set Chef, who's designed a six-course Dungeness menu he'll serve at Coffee Bar this weekend. Highlights inclu ... More >>
Mister Munchie/FlickrThe fish case at 99 Ranch.Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Gill guys: At the Daily Feed, Gutenberg pays photographic homage to the guys behind the fish counter at 99 Ranch. It's a City of Big Shoulders sort of Sandburgian tribute: The Sunday afternoon scene at the fis ... More >>
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 Let's do lunch: Today is La Fête Nationale in France, better known as Bastille Day. SF Weekly eater-in-chief Meredith Brody suggests toasting French independence with mussels mariniere or boudin noir (blood sausage) at Cafe Bastille (22 Belden at Bush, 986-5673) Drink th ... More >>
Nettie's on Union offers swell cocktails and some sophisticated dishes.
The third one is charming in a nautical sort of way.
If you can't get out of town, try a place off the beaten track.
You can get (almost) any kind of Japanese food you want at Hime restaurant
Television awards make us hungry for an S.F. burger and Maine lobster
Resolutions are easy to keep at the Mission District's delightful Weird Fish
In 2006, San Francisco is still a marvelous place to eat (stop the presses!)
Find excellent New England seafood in a little place on Market
Or, Paradise Regained -- at least as far as lobsters are concerned
Must we love everything about S.F. -- even the Dungeness?
Two new East Bay restaurants have foodies talking with their mouths full
Bathing in bivalves by the bucket at three brilliant oyster bars
How a breakfast and lunch place became a habit
Charmed by a thoughtful neighborhood restaurant celebrating seafood and spirits
Buckets o' crab at Art's Crab Shak and overflowing bowls o' seafood at the Old Clam House
Finding safe harbor in the Castro's stormy seas at Anchor Oyster Bar
Characterless chowders and seafood seem at home in the too-casual Blue Mermaid
A new fish restaurant on Market could try harder
Swan Oyster Depot
The greenhouse effect is real at Lehr Brothers Bistro and Grill