Eat + Drink
Hungry? Thirsty? Try these tasty new options in Wine Country.
The daily queue of locals and tourists snaking outside the door and down Polk Street is testament to Swan Oyster Depot's continued status as one of San Francisco’s oldest and most beloved culinary institutions. But the proof is really in the salad dressing.
Where once we Northern Californians felt obligated to drink mostly California wines, our local restaurants have broadened their palettes in the last several years, bringing more global wines to the table. (Marlowe has a Lebanese red blend that's to die for.) But these days, sommeliers are making room for another wine region on their lists: All hail Greece, a country whose wines are overdue for a revival.
With such an amazing lineup and only two stages (with perfectly staggered set times), there’s barely any time left to think about what to eat at this weekend’s Treasure Island Music Festival, let alone to actually eat it. Luckily, we’ve done all the work for you.
Was I in here last night, and did I spend a twenty dollar bill? Oh, thank goodness. I thought I'd lost it." ~ W.C. Fields
For all the obsession over celebrity chefs, one might think a restaurant’s success is determined solely by its food. But anyone who’s worked in the industry knows better—it is often the front of house, or even those behind the scenes, who propel our favorite eateries (and their chefs) to stardom. Here in San Francisco, one restaurant consultant seems to have the magic touch. And nope, you’ve never heard of her.
Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit!
Sometimes (read: oftentimes) we get an uncontrollable hankering for fried chicken. In order to satiate that hunger, we've scoured the city, from gas stations to gastropubs, and tasted dozens of versions. These are our favorites.