Call it what you will, I fell in love with NOPA at first sight. I love its mellow mood.
Azalina Eusope lives thousands of miles from where she grew up, but her infectious spirit and almost-staggering immigrant work ethic are introducing hungry Californians to the cuisine of Malaysia, one spice at a time.
San Francisco's restaurants are known for melding Californian cuisine with a broad spectrum of global culinary influences. And this trick has certainly paid off: The city's diverse offerings have earned their fair share of celestial acclaim.
I have just been in America where I was in San Francisco for work. Eating in San Francisco was an utter pleasure and there were so many fabulous places to choose from.
However it first emerged, the sandwich-cookie concept is sheer mathematical genius: Eat two cookies at the same time, but by virtue of the fact that they are stuck together with a delicious substance, you can say that you have eaten only one.
In food circles, it seems that New York often gets the lion's share of credit for starting trends. In reality, most food trends start on the West Coast. Here are the best of what San Francisco has to offer. For my money, there's no better food city in the world.
Many of the eateries are concentrated in the city's Mission District, a once seedy neighborhood that was the stronghold of the city's large Latino community, now slowly but surely being overtaken by trendy shops and all variety of ethnic dining options. Many also tout their California inspirations: namely fresh, organic, local, seasonal and sustainable produce.
Alice Waters didn't set out to start a revolution. When the former Montessori teacher and Francophile opened up her Craftsman bungalow in 1971, she just wanted to offer a convivial place to break bread like the places she admired in Europe.
Whether you are a San Francisco native, a longtime resident, or a weekend visitor, this city has some of the best romantic spots to share a special anniversary, impress a first date, or even take the plunge and propose to your significant other.
Once out of the city, head north over the Golden Gate Bridge and spend the first night and a day exploring Bolinas, a very cool, old hippie town.
Bay Area locals have a burgeoning foodie revolution with underground supperclubs, pop-up restaurants and an ever-growing gaggle of gourmet food trucks. Here is your guide to the top 10 pop-up restaurants in and around the Bay Area.
My summer journalism students decided they would like to try their hand at food writing. And so a recent afternoon found us circling the wagons, literally, in pursuit of a tasting lunch at the SoMa StrEat Food Park in San Francisco.
Most people generally don't venture this high up on Noe Valley's 24th Street unless they're heading to the park with their dog, but Brad Levy's neighborhood fixture Firefly has consistently been packing in the locals for almost 19 years.
Those of you who have reading my scrawlings since the days of the Examiner column will know this game by now. We have done this before, and it seems about time to send the hamster around the wheel.
Mall food has gotten really fancy lately. When I was a kid hanging out with my friends at the mall, eating food like tacos and Orange Julius was a major activity. Things have changed. While food courts are still ubiquitous, some malls have gone luxury-gourmet.
For dog owners, a guilt-free night on the town without the dog can be hard to come by. Luckily, the dog-friendly bar solves this problem, and there may be more of these bars in San Francisco than anywhere else. Here are five of the best places.