As autumn rolls in, so roll the cars down Highway 1 to Half Moon Bay, the so-called "world pumpkin capital," which hosts an annual festival to celebrate the gourd. This month, make a whole day or weekend trip of it—there are plenty of scenic hikes, endless beaches, and delicious food to keep you happy.
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.
Over the past few years, a slew of developments along San Francisco’s grandest thoroughfare has led to the recent minting of a shiny new Mid-Market neighborhood. The seven-block stretch of Market Street, between Van Ness and 5th Street, is relishing renewed vitality, with the openings of killer markets, restaurants, bars, culture and more. Here's your Mid-Market to-do list.
Sandwiched between the Marina and Pacific Heights, Cow Hollow is a stroll down shopping lane for yoga pant-wearing ladies with strollers and small dogs. The main drag, Union Street between Divisadero and Laguna, is great for a walk, with plenty of restaurants, bars, coffee and juice shops to stop and refuel.
Ten years ago, if you asked to speak to the sommelier of a restaurant, it's likely an older gentleman would make his way to your table to discuss varietals. In recent years, however, women have succeeded in disrupting the traditionally male-dominated industry.
With so many mountains and hillside and ocean cliffs in Wine County, there are endless possibilities to catch a Sonoma/Napa sunset over supper. Here are five of the best settings to stake out.
San Francisco is home to some of the most incredible food in the world. That's why some restaurants have lines that wrap around the block, through the park, and into the bay.
Each year, Bay Area foodies voraciously chow their way through 7x7's Big Eat: 100 Things to Eat in San Francisco Before You Die. This September, join us for The 7x7 Big Eat Cocktail Supper Series, a weeklong tasting event where you can sample from our list of SF's must-eats, plus meet and mingle with top chefs from the city's most buzzed-about restaurants.
With the same stunning views as its ritzier neighbor Nob Hill, Russian Hill has a pace and vibe all its own: still posh, but the kind of place where everyone knows your name and where the cable car still has some seats available.
Contrary to popular belief, fall is actually one of the best times to head to Tahoe. Not only are the crowds gone, but the water is warm, the winds are calm, and there's enough craft beer and gourmet cuisine to keep you full until winter.