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Five New Restaurants to Check Out This Month

Boulibar at the Ferry Building Marketplace. Photo: © tablehopper.com.

Looking for someplace new to try? Here’s your monthly reminder of five new spots that recently opened around town. Pace yourself. 

Ten Things I Have Learned About Dining with Restaurant Industry Folks

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.

Banquet Dinners Where Your Posse Can Feast Like a Beast

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.

Five of San Francisco’s Most Underrated Restaurants

Acquerello

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.

Four Ways to Meet New People (and Discover New Wines!)

Wish you had someone to share that bottle of bubs or precious Pinot Noir with? There are all kinds of places and events to meet fellow wine lovers (and singles) in this town—and even if you don’t end up with some digits, you can at least bring a bottle of something new and delicious home.

Five New Cafés Around the City for You to Check Out

Our city is known for its kick-ass coffee and cafés, with no shortage of places to get your third-wave jolt on. While the hordes have been flocking to The Mill on Divisadero for its Four Barrel coffee (and joining Josey Baker’s cult of toast), here are some other new (and smaller) projects that may have escaped your notice: 

Offbeat California Hotel Amenities We Love

La Playa Carmel's lifesize chess board

There’s no place like home, but when you go on vacation, finding the right home away from home can make or break a vacation. Hotels come in all shapes and sizes -- some are luxurious, others budget-friendly. In the end, it’s the little things that make a difference, turning visitors into repeat customers.

La Playa Hotel, Carmel

Cultures Collide for a Gorgeous Wedding at the Bently Reserve

Jen and Mike were both born and raised in San Francisco, and though they grew up in different cultures, they were united at a classic San Franciscan wedding.

This Heartwarming Celebration Weds Flora, Fauna, and Family Heritage

Shuka and Kiazad Kalantari tied the knot in front of 400 friends and family members in the elegant Regency Ballroom in San Francisco.

From Paris to San Francisco, with Love

Although Sara is a Bay Area native, she and Manu met in France while Sara finished her studies abroad.

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