Eat + Drink
Thursday, December 5 marks the 80th anniversary of the 21st Amendment, which repealed Prohibition, and 21st Amendment Brewery is hosting a celebration. A parade starts at 4 pm in Justin Herman Plaza and ends at 21st Amendment Brewery on 2nd Street at Brannan, where an after-party will roll till 9 pm.
It's an annual challenge: Where to make a pitstop, or where to end the day, after a harried holiday shopping trip around Union Square? There are, in fact, a handful of good and civilized options.
Foodie Updates: Sons & Daughters Taking Over Bottle Cap, Second Act About to Open in Upper Haight, and More
In this week's restaurant news, we have the closing of a two-year-old spot in North Beach, the impending opening of the food hall in the former Red Vic in the Upper Haight, and a chef shuffle at Russian Hill's Seven Hills.
In an era of passion fruit caviar, cheesecake foam, and coconut bubbles, it’s a wonder that chefs even use fire for cooking anymore. Surprising, then, that one of the oldest and most traditional methods of cooking is having a resurgence: wood-fired ovens. Molecular gastronomy step aside and make room for browned roasts, bubbling pizzas, and rich seafood stews. Escape from the cold and enjoy a dish straight from a wood-fire oven at one of these local restaurants:
After you've finished all the turkey day leftovers, add these events to your culinary calendar.
Rich Collins’ future was told to him as a dish of braised endive cooked on the stove: “This is what you ought to grow! I pay four bucks a pound for it.”
New restaurants continue to pop up throughout Oakland and Berkeley this month, with a hearty dose of comfort food and a charitable restaurant component on the hustle bustle of Telegraph Avenue—kudos that the effort is from a Bay Area native son.
New Zealand Wine Dinners at Waiheke Island Yacht Club
America’s Cup has come and gone, but the New Zealand-themed pop-up restaurant it spawned is sticking around until the end of the year.