Eat + Drink
Just when we started getting used to the idea of rationing kale, the shortage gods strike again, and this time they're hitting us where it really hurts—Nutella!
Despite the endless variety of activities that San Francisco offers, it’s surprisingly easy to find yourself falling into a rut. Meeting at the same bar, ordering the same dish at the same restaurant, or defaulting to the same Friday night plans—it happens. We get it. But it doesn’t to be that way, and there’s no better method to break out of your rut than by dining and raising a glass aboard a stunning yacht as it cruises around our glorious SF Bay.
Michigan native Rick Hackett graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York and learned the principles of nouvelle cuisine at acclaimed Washington DC restaurant Le Pavillon before moving to the Bay Area in 1979 and leaving his mark on the local restaurant world.
Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit!
At first glance, Hayes Valley’s Monsieur Benjamin, the second restaurant by chef-owner Corey Lee (Benu), could be mistaken for a straightforward shrine to the traditional French bistro, with its centerpiece bar and dark red banquettes, tables set with paper tablecloths, dishtowel napkins, and Opinel knives, which beg to be paired with steak frites.
Somewhere in between San Francisco’s overwrought burrito worship and our love for all things hamburger, we allowed the fried chicken sandwich to fall through the cracks. Blame it on Chick-fil-A, blame it on Rio. But there are a bevy of choice crispy fowl sandwiches from which to choose. Here are a few of our favorites, ranked by worthiness in the canon of fried chicken sandos:
Start revving your eating engines, East Bay — this week's openings are looking delicious. Where to start? How about kicking things off with a celebratory drink?