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.
VinConnect is a mailing list to purchase wine, and get news about events, tours or tastings, directly from Borgogno, Clos de Tart and/or Pégaü. And this is just the beginning.
Ice cream is a blank slate. Like its old pal cake, ice cream is fine plain but can be adapted endlessly with every flavor and texture you can think of... and some you can't.
Through it all, Bill's is still there. And the city is still here. And 47 years later I am still here. I think it's time for a burger.
When it comes to sustainable seafood, San Francisco gets it. As a progressive, seaside town, seafood is plentiful and the options for eating sustainably are constantly improving.
Bay Area food culture sometimes consists of two teams butting heads: the innovators of nouveau flavors and techniques, and the ingredient purists.
I have been a fan of the Lee brothers' Korean-influenced and flavor-packed dishes (and warm hospitality) from the first days of Namu back in 2006. Their new Mission location is definitely their grown-up, sophomore album.
The extensive menu features traditional Mexico City antojitos like mini gorditas de chicharrón (two thick masa cakes stuffed with braised pork) and an irresistible chori queso (melted queso oaxaca with chorizo).
Chances are you've seen the finely-coiffed Ben Flajnik lately, gracing the pages of every celebrity rag in publication. Want the skinny (dip) on his favorite haunts in the city? Yours truly investigates.
OpenTable has been the Amazon of online restaurant reservations since it launched in 1998, primarily because until recently, it was restaurateurs' only option.
San Francisco is famous for a humble dish called Cioppino. If you aren't quite sure what it is, the first word many of my friends will use to describe it is delicious.
There is something especially moving about Beth Setrakian's dream to open up a bakery cafe finally coming true.