Eat + Drink
The ramen rage is out of control. Two-hour waits for the noodle soup plagued Japantown’s J-Pop Festival in July; Oakland’s Ramen Shop is expanding to accommodate demand; and even Michael Mina has followed suit with his recent opening of Ramen Bar. And the mania is gaining momentum: Two new Mission spots are vying for the heavy-bowl championship.
It’s official: we’ve got less than a week until the magical, marvelous gluttony that is Thanksgiving. You know what that means, East Bay: it’s time to start stretching your stomachs accordingly. Good thing we’ve got a week chock-full of openings for your eating pleasure.
You can keep your turkey legs and gelatenous cranberries, thank you. Thanksgiving is all about stuffing. Lots of stuffing. Preferably doused in gravy. It is the ultimate comfort food in a holiday made up of comfort foods. In order to help you prepare Thanksgiving's most important dish, we have five recipes from esteemed local chefs to make your holiday feast magical.
Smell that earthy (and expensive) fragrance in the air? It’s white truffle season, and local restaurants are shaving this seasonal delicacy on all kinds of special dishes right now, so don’t delay.
Whether you're channeling Martha or just trying to get through Thanksgiving without an exploding turkey, a solid holiday dish requires a hefty dose of fresh herbs to dial up the flavor and bring on the festivities. When prepping your dish, it's essential to start with fresh herbs for maximum impact. Sure, dried and powdered herbs work in a pinch, but there's no comparison to the real thing.
The holiday drinking season is fast approaching. Read on for this week's training regimen.
May the holiday eating begin!
In a beer-filled town like San Francisco, it's easy to stay close to home for all of our brew-related cravings. But there's a big, wide world of beer out there... and we'd be remiss if we didn't do some good old fashioned exploring now and again. The best part? There are tons of worthy beer destinations in the greater Bay Area and its surrounding environs, a mere daytrip away.