Eat + Drink
Beer lovers here have it pretty sweet. With 19 San Francisco brewers and dozens of craft beer bars in a 49-square-mile city, you’re never far from a world class beer. Those who appreciate a challenge can find it though, by seeking out special brews and events that are available in limited quantities, or at special times of year, or only if you know someone with inside information.
‘Tis the season for spirited sipping, and our favorite San Francisco bars have you covered with ciders, punches, and grogs galore (and even a decadent tipple made with ice cream). Sample our top 10 picks around town, and scroll to the bottom for a few bonus recipes, perfect for your holiday party purposes.
Hosting family for the holidays? At some point, someone's going to need a drink.
Time to loosen that waistband a notch or two, folks, because eggnog season is here. Of course, our local bartenders know how to do it up right. Even if you don’t like the idea of egg in your drink, we have a couple egg-free options.
Instead of embarking on a post-holiday juice cleanse, we prefer to look ahead to some of the stellar new beers coming out from our favorite local breweries in 2015. Here are six of the brews we’re looking forward to most.
It’s been a good year, South Bay. From expansions of some of the top restaurants in the Bay to brand-new institutions, we’ve seen no shortage of openings to pique our interest and whet our appetites. Here are the 12 openings, from Los Gatos to Burlingame, that we were most excited about in 2014.
New Year’s Eve dinner out is typically a spendy affair, when every restaurant menu transforms into a pricy prix-fixe fandango. But fear not, we found a few options that look really fair, or seem like they will over-deliver for what they’re charging. Happy New Year!
The best crab I've ever had was hand-caught in Desolation Sound, British Columbia. And by hand-caught, I mean my shipmate chased it through the shallows and grabbed it with his bare hands just off a narrow strip of beach on Cortes Island.