Eat + Drink
The weather may not call for popsicles, but we don't really care.
Warning: Your check liver light may come on this week.
In this week's Scenes of the City, we peek behind the chocolate curtain with local confectioner Charles Siegel of Charles Chocolates to take a look at his sweet operation. Charles and his dedicated crew mix up pounds of fresh, handmade chocolate every day at their 7,400-square-foot HQ at the site of the old Potrero Brewing Company in the Mission.
Proper Food's Red Quinoa and Beet Pesto Salad is a popular lunch item among SoMa and FiDi worker bees, and it's not hard to see why: the hearty medley of quinoa, beets, wild baby arugula, walnuts, goat cheese, mint, basil, and red wine vinaigrette is both totally healthy and totally delicious.
Plus more new drinking destinations and In-N-Out in Alameda.
Want something a bit more special this holiday season for you and your friends? Nab a reservation at one of these choice private dining rooms in San Francisco. Clink, clink.
Because nothing says three-day weekend like an oyster-centric jamboree.
San Francisco may be famous for sourdough, calf-crunching hills, and beloved eccentrics, but nothing characterizes the city quite like the long lines people stand in to eat, drink, and be entertained. It’s as if the ice cream tastes sweeter if you’ve had to stand on shaking legs in the quickly approaching fog for over an hour. And SF not only promotes this behavior, it makes a business out of it. The general understanding is that lines boast the quality of what people are waiting for, and the hundreds of exceptional restaurants in SF know it. But are they worth the wait? We got in line to find out.
There is a delicious wave of new craft beers flowing into San Francisco. And while there are a lot of decent beer apps that funnel this information and help you find particular brews, the great beer apps are not only well designed and easy to use, but are solidly supported by beer brewers, sellers, and fellow beer fans. We’ve sifted through, downloaded, and test-driven several smart phone apps and found the four essential free beer applications for Androids and iPhones. Download away.