Eat + Drink
You know what you need to kick this Labor Day weekend off right? Wine, and lots of it! Pair that with delicious local seafood and a killer cafe for work and play and you've got the makings of this week's East Bay openings.
Yes, yes, yes, bacon is pretty damn delicious, but it this cured pork-obsessed city — where you can order it on everything from your ramen to your cocktail — we're getting a little bacon fatigued.
No hard liquor license? Most places just default to pouring wine and beer. But there are new kinds of low-proof cocktails being concocted at restaurants around the city, and we’re not talking saketinis, people—these are complex drinks using sherries, vermouths, agave wine, beer, or house-infused sakes to great effect.
In this cosmopolitan city, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices available on any given weekend. Fortunately, one Marina destination has your entire Saturday lineup covered, from brunch to cocktails to late-night fare.
There are more fun drinking events than we can shake a stick at this week, though we don't understand this obsession with stick-shaking.
What and where you should be eating this week.
As much as I dream about eating McDonald’s french fries or Taco Bell bean burritos, I am just as often waylaid with guilt for doing so. My metabolism ain’t what it used to be, after all. Not one to prescribe to fad diets (everyone I know on Atkins has really bad breath), I’ve taken a more wholesome approach to eating, one that’s quintessentially of-the-region.
Upon returning to San Francisco from a jaunt to the East Coast, the distinct lack of Caribbean cuisine may have you down, mon. Compared with New York, SF’s island offerings have been historically scant, a notable paucity in our gastro-nomically rich and diverse city.