Eat + Drink
You've probably experienced this strange phenomenon: The second you’ve left the Bay Area’s boundaries, delectable eating becomes harder to come by, and exponentially so the farther away you venture.
This Sunday, September 14, football season kicks off at Levi's Stadium when the San Francisco 49ers take on the Chicago Bears. Looking for a way to celebrate the start of the season? 49ers super fan Michael Mina, who recently opened the brand new Bourbon Steak & Pub inside the new high-tech arena, has the perfect boozy answer.
This week in East Bay restaurant news is all about the booze — or, the bar scene, rather. From the expansion of an already popular bar concept to a scandalous speakeasy, you now have even more options for good drinking (and eating) on this side of the Bay.
The 5 places you should be eating and drinking this week.
Marco Moramarco is redefining the “start up” concept in a delicious way. After working as a software engineer in Silicon Valley for 20 years, Moramarco and his partner Paul Vierra moved up to Gualala, California on the Sonoma-Mendocino Coast. A neighbor with an excess of goat’s milk and a Williams-Sonoma gelato machine helped Moramarco discover his new calling— creating artisanal gelato from scratch.
Though it’s always hard to say goodbye to summer fruits and veggies, we are excited for the return of dates and almonds, apples, pomegranates, persimmons, and early hard squash varieties every fall at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. This month we are also excited to welcome a new vendor to our Saturday lineup—Lonely Mountain Farm, hailing from the Watsonville area.
Back to school in editorial land means delivery upon delivery of fall’s most exciting book titles. For a food editor, this equals a delicious pile of noteworthy cookbooks, and 2014 is ushering in no less than a smorgasbord from some of my favorite chefs and restaurants.
Banh mi is street food with some serious cred. Influenced by the French colonists’ love for a simple snack of pâté on bread over a hundred years ago, the granddaddy of mash up sandwiches is having a moment.