Eat + Drink
Dear liver: Good luck, and I'm sorry.
In our foodie city, San Franciscans are accustomed to waiting in line for the best eats and making reservations nearly a year in advance at some of the top joints. Even then, high-demand nights like Valentine's Day are a roll of the dice—trick dice, with odds most definitely not in your favor. But one game-changing app, Table8, is ready to whisk you and your date away to a killer table at one of the top restaurants in the Bay Area—no planning necessary.
It's a big week ahead for Bay Area foodies.
It’s the answer to Morgan Spurlock’s dreams: fast-food takeout that’s gourmet, healthy, and cheap. It sounds improbable. But thanks to several award-winning local chefs, the much-maligned fast-casual food industry is in for an awakening. Perhaps it’s time the Super Size Me documentarian did a drive-by in San Francisco.
I can consume an entire sleeve of Hostess Crumb Donettes from my local corner store in three-and-a-half minutes.The ritual is as appalling as it is delicious—not the fashionable diet of the day, to be sure. So, in the name of “investigative” journalism, I decided to go gluten-free. Gluten-free. My mission: to find out what, pray tell, all the grainless fuss is about.
Where extravagant cakes covered in heaps of flowers and miles of fondant were once de rigeur at parties, more modernist aesthetics have recently prevailed.
San Francisco Restaurant Week is nearly upon us. To celebrate, Stock in Trade, the happy hour hot spot beloved by bocce ballers, is rolling out a seriously hearty tasting menu. Dinner will include an amuse bouche of bacon caramel popcorn, three courses (yes, three!), and an adult beverage as the bourbon-cherry on top. It's delicious dining, zero pretension.
From a new spot for quality cocktails at Swan's Marketplace to a crave-able New York-style pizzeria in Uptown, it's all happening in Oakland this week.