Eat + Drink
Great beer bars have a lot in common: an excellent selection of reasonably priced craft beer, accessible and knowledgeable staff, the real possibility of a place to sit, a sound level that invites conversation, and the availability of decent food.
San Francisco is drunk on fernet, and many of us have decided to give it up for good. Like Burning Man or bone broth, there's no quicker way to lose your taste for something than to be oversaturated with the evangelizing of others. But please, take a moment and set aside any bitter memories resulting from having had one too many (ok, five too many) at R Bar. Like other controversial statement items that are enjoying a resurgence (hello mustaches and high-waisted jeans), fernet is having a moment in the sun—and for good reason.
Funny how even a "slow" week on the eastern side of the Bay translates to a hot new cocktail destination, Cal-Italian cuisine, and more Tanya Holland in the form of B-Side Baking Company.
When Jake Godby and Sean Vahey opened Humphry Slocombe six years ago, little did they know that their unique flavors (e.g., Jesus Juice Sorbet, Apple Coded Bacon, and their now famous Secret Breakfast), would garner worldwide attention, landing them in The New York Times and Vogue. We talked to the sweet treat-pushing duo about their favorite junk foods, future plans, lazy Sundays, and more.
Here's what you should be putting in your mouth now, from tater tot casserole to a James Beard nominee's menu for Sprig.
Did you know that Starbelly serves up to five tons of bacon each year? That's a lot of slaughtered creatures. But Babe's unfortunate loss of life is your insatiable belly's gain. Starbelly's signature Bacon-Jalapeño Spaghetti dish is also one of the Castro eatery's most popular. Now you can make it at home.
It's only Wednesday and you're way behind on your drinking schedule for the week. From IPA galore at an video game bar to a new happy hour at a modern beer garden, we're here to help.
Spring may be the only season in San Francisco that feels like it does in other parts of the country—only better, of course. We have green, leafy trees and budding flowers like the rest of the country, but our March Madness also includes the Hunky Jesus Contest and Bring Your Own Big Wheel Race. Most importantly, a host of local breweries are rolling out specialty suds just for spring.
You can thank Easter for, among other reasons, giving you another excuse to dress up in this all-too-casual town. Come decked out in your finest threads next Sunday at one of these local brunch hot-spots doing Easter right.