Eat + Drink
Whether you're a St. Patrick's Day enthusiast or prefer to lay low during the greenest and booziest Thursday of the year, we've got you covered with these Bay Area events.
When you live in such a pretty city, pesky tourists come with the territory. We jest, of course—we love visitors (except when they clog the sidewalks in aimless groups). Without out-of-towners, we'd have no need for chic boutique hotels, where we can indulge in luxe staycations and dark bars for clandestine drinks.
If you haven't committed to a sit-down meal at Cala yet (and you totally should), make the time to visit their no-reservation-required taco stand in the back of the restaurant. Open weekdays for lunch starting at 11am, Tacos Cala offers a daily array of Mexico City-style tacos guisados, or homestyle stews. Our favorite is the pork adobo tacos, with chunks of pork shoulder that are browned and braised until tender in a spicy, smokey red salsa. We love it so much, we got the recipe (and it's surprisingly easy).
Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit!
Livermore Valley may not get the same national spotlight as Napa and Sonoma, but its position as viticultural underdog means you can taste world-class wines without crawling through traffic on Highway 12. Whether you prefer tucked away wineries making small-lot vino or relaxing to live music on the patio of the winery, this easy Livermore Valley tasting itinerary offers options to suite every palate.
Check out these tasty breakfast spots the next time you have a hankering for locally sourced bacon and eggs or fluffy made-from-scratch French toast (regardless of what time the clock says).
We're not afraid to admit that coffee and alcohol are two of our favorite things in this world. Which is why we're especially obsessed with the newest trend of coffee-based cocktails.
Rain or shine, these Marin vistas (paired with delicious locally sourced dishes) will never disappoint.
When one hears of the mission behind The Perennial—essentially to be The Most Sustainable Restaurant in the World—it’s easy to write it off as the kind of startup hyperbole that's become so prevalent in San Francisco. Seriously, if we had a dollar for every industrious foodie or techie who swears her idea will change the world, we could buy stock in Apple and move to Hawaii. But skeptics as we are, we love to root for our home team. And the folks at The Perennial seem to have the stuff to pull it off.
We San Franciscans love...no, looove...our oysters. We like them with happy hour prices and drinks specials that are gentle on our wallets, but we're also willing to shell out for the really good stuff. Here are our favorite local places to throw back a dozen.