Eat + Drink
Perhaps it’s a reaction to the recent recession-era dining, or maybe chefs are just kicking off their proverbial heels, but notably casual follow-up restaurants from fine-dining icons have proliferated in the past few years.
The Bay Area is home to delicious treats, from gourmet to whimsical and everything in between. For Meet the Maker (in this case, Meat the Maker), we pick one local who produces exactly the kind of flavorful eats we love.
Front and center among this week's food news is the planned expansion of Tartine Bakery to the Heath Ceramics building at 18th and Alabama. But elsewhere in town, two-year-old Dixie has called it quits in the Presidio, the Mission's new mini-golf course/bar/restaurant Urban Putt is set to open in a few weeks, and French Laundry is heading for a temporary closure – and possible stint as a pop-up.
The latest foodie happenings across the Bay Bridge.
The premier Bay Area restaurant event of the season returns April 22nd! More than 100 restaurants will donate 25% of the evening's sales to San Francisco AIDS Foundation during Dining Out for Life. And if some of the best dishes in town weren't tempting enough, you'll also have the chance to win a trip to Costa Rica!
For those who believe morning croissants and midday cupcake breaks make life enjoyable, Passover is rough. The weeklong Jewish holiday, which begins the evening of April 14th, bans chametz, or leavened grains, which include wheat, barley, rye, oats, and spelt. While coconut macaroons straight from the Manischewitz can carry nostalgic appeal on the first days, they lose their allure by midweek.