Eat + Drink
In this week’s food-world headlines, we have the big update of Michael Bauer’s Top 100 restaurants, a spinoff wine bar and retail shop coming from Saison partner/wine director Mark Bright, and a huge new restaurant and distillery concept coming to Dogpatch from a Portland restaurateur.
Across the Bay Bridge there's a fresh batch of Oakland restaurants giving us serious hunger pangs.
Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon Appetit!
Survived Cinco de Mayo? Now brace your liver for the rest of the month.
Like most Ferry Plaza Farmers Market regulars, I get excited to see cherries, blueberries, and early peach varieties popping up at stands in May. And while I have been known to wax poetic about the perfect apricot, it’s the brief appearance of garlic scapes in late spring that really gets me weak in the knees.
For all you meat-loving locals, we've got a must-try steakhouse recommendation located at the corner of Van Ness and Pacific.
Tongue-like, nubby, bright orange uni, aka sea urchin roe, has gone from rarity to staple on many local menus, making appearances beyond the sushi counter in such dishes as pasta at 1760 (Nob Hill) and uni avocado toast at Bar Crudo (NoPa). As foodie love for urchin gonads (yes, you read that right) grows, attention is turning to the suppliers: a small but passionate free-diving community in the Bay Area.
It was a big weekend for restaurant openings (and reopenings), kicking off what's going to be a busy spring with so many new food and drink options. In the Mission, Urban Putt debuts tonight, and the grand reopening of La Rondalla happened last Thursday. Also, Dirty Habit opened on schedule, the enlarged Hog Island Oyster Company reopened at the Ferry Building, and 4505 Burgers & BBQ opened its doors on Divisadero, for takeout only.