Dining out with people in the restaurant industry can teach you a lot about how to have a better dining experience (and also how to be a good customer, which in turn will make you a very welcomed customer). Here are a few pointers on how to act like a cool and conscientious diner–basically, like you know what the hell is up.
One of San Francisco's beloved small restaurants is shutting down next month, and Polk Street is about to see a major upheaval in the bar and restaurant scene.
You know when it’s your friend’s birthday and you all go out to dinner and everyone splits the bill and you’re stuck paying for all the extra drinks of that girl you actually can’t stand and the food wasn’t even that good and you’re out $130? Yeah, that sucks.
If you are the slightest bit adventurous, and don’t want to take all your friends’ money, you should try booking a Chinese banquet dinner.
Here's an update on some of the big food news that dropped this week, including a local star chef who's headed for the small screen.
In a town that thrives on what’s the latest/hottest/buzziest place to eat at, sometimes you need a reminder of some restaurants that are quietly making their magic in the background.
While this city has no shortage of terrific food, even world-class food, San Francisco is not a hub of lavishly designed, high-profile restaurants.
The Tablehopper column for the September Fashion issue discusses some of the very complicated plating we’re currently spotting in San Francisco restaurants (some insiders are describing it as “tweezer cuisine”). While many dishes may look beautiful—composed oh-so-carefully with blossoms and flavored crumbles—the flavors can be a little all over the map, or the protein may be served lukewarm.
On January 23rd, 7x7 welcomed some of San Francisco's most beloved and prominent restaurant and beverage industry leaders to the gorgeous Julia Morgan Ballroom, to celebrate our readers' choices for their best restaurants of the year—the Piggies! This time, 7x7 also bestowed the porcine awards to our editors' choices for the best new restaurants in San Francisco, which all opened in 2011: Boxing Room, Locanda, Nojo, and Park Tavern.
With businesses like sunshiney interiors Room Service and liquid nitrogen Smittens ice cream, Hayes Valley is poised for its heyday. It's time — it's central, small, and adorable. A book exchange/bar/cafe is the perfect new neighbor wouldn't you say?
Come September, a charmer called Two Sisters Bar and Books will open. Conceptualized by Two Sisters, operated by Big Sister, curated by Little Sister, it's currently undergoing construction. Kindle break and read what Big Sister has to share...