Eat + Drink
There's a growing trend among higher end cocktail establishments to offer lower-alcohol, aperitif-style cocktails alongside more high-octane options – perfect for the casual weeknight dinner, when you're not looking to leave the place super buzzed. But several spots around town are taking the trend one step further by offering three-course cocktail tastings, graduating from easy-sipping aperitifs to spiritous lowballs and digestifs.
The latest foodie happenings on the Peninsula.
The biggest food-news items this week are the reopening, at long last, of Outerlands (albeit for lunch only right now), and the transformation of Oakland's Plum into something a bit more casual, and more Japanese, called Ume.
Today, modern chefs honor meatless recipes as a delicious challenge to their talents, showcasing the natural flavors, textures, and visual appeal of the finest garden ingredients. And few get it fresher than West Sonoma County restaurants, celebrating the beautiful farms, ranches, and orchards in their own backyards. For unusual menus and distinctive style, try these near-secret treasures.
Sufficed it to say, Sacramento isn't exactly known as a town populated by gastronomes, or, for that matter, restaurants of Michelin-level repute. Cue fable about the tortoise and the hare, in which the older, wiser reptile, with its under-the-radar pace (in this case, Sacto), crosses the finish line ahead of its swift and overachieving competitor (aka the SF Bay Area).
Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon Appetit!
It's never too hot for a cold adult beverage.
Looking for somewhere new to eat? For the next couple months, prepare to be very, very busy as the city positively blows up with openings. Here’s your monthly cheat sheet of five brand-new places that recently opened around town, and we hope you like barbecue.