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Secret Recipe: Three Babes Bakeshop's Classic Apple Pie

What would the winter months be without fresh-baked apple pie? Three Babes Bakeshop makes a mean Classic Apple—the stuff of Thanksgiving dreams—with crisp, organic seasonal apples (Granny Smiths, Pippins, Gravensteins, or Pink Pearls) and a flaky, flavorful all-butter crust.

Secret Recipe: Barbacco's Amazeballs Meatballs

Your run-of-the-mill meatball has niente on Barbacco’s polpette—a Sicilian fête of flavors rolled up in three mammoth orbs by chef and co-owner Staffan Terje. Served at the restaurant with a superb tomato sugo over a bed of braised chard, the morsels, speckled with sweet golden raisins and toothsome pine nuts, offer a mouthful of umami followed by a subtle, enduring heat. These balls belong on your holiday table.

Secret Recipe: Blue Plate's Macaroni and Drunken Spanish Goat Cheese

Prepare to get sauced—on Blue Plate’s macaroni and drunken Spanish goat cheese.

Secret Recipe: Warm and Delicious Shepherd's Pie from The Cavalier

If you’re in the mood for comfort food—and let’s be real, who isn't?—then prepare your kitchen for this savory recipe from Chef Jennifer Puccio that's guaranteed to keep you warm and full all winter. 

Secret Recipe: Bon Marché's Delectable Beignets

What's the best way to top off a midday meal at Mid-Market's newest Parisian market, Bon Marché? Well, assuming you've already tried their amazing Champagne rimmed with popcorn kernels(!), then the only thing left to do is devour a cone of pastry chef Rikki Garcia's tangy lemon verbena beignets filled with a soft créme anglaise. Believe us, it's the best treat you could ever award yourself with during a work day. 

Secret Recipe: Swan Oyster Depot's Classic Combination Salad

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.

Secret Recipe: Glen Ellen Star's Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Marmalade

Feeling guilty about not eating enough veggies, but don't want to sacrifice the amount of bacon in your diet? Chef Ari Weiswasser of Glen Ellen Star has the perfect recipe so that you never have to choose between the two. 

Labor Day Recipe: The Golden Gate Shandy

Labor Day weekend is finally here and while everyone is scrambling to pick up a six-pack of PBR, we'll be sipping on this refreshing beer cocktail. 

Secret Recipe: Rye Project's Russian-Style Potato Salad

Can't think of what to bring to your Labor Day potluck? Don't fret. Adam Mesnick, founder of notable SOMA delicatessens Rye Project and Deli Board, has just the thing.

Secret Recipe: Hillside Supper Club's Trout Cake

Tired of the traditional crab cake? Looking for something with a little more punch? This Saturday brunch, dig into your own Hillside Supper Club trout cake— a light, heathy breakfast, that's hearty enough for the weekend ahead. 

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