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Marcia Gagliardi

Seven Iconic Chocolate Desserts in San Francisco

After giving a presentation at last week’s Chocolate Salon on the city’s best chocolate desserts, here’s a short list of seven of SF’s most iconic chocolate desserts. Yup, one for every night of the week.

Say Hello to All These New Places for Baked Goods and Pastries in San Francisco

Knish heaven from 20th Century Café. Photo: ©

The city is positively en fuego right now with the number of new bakers and pastry chefs out to get us carbo-loaded and amped on sugar.

Five New Restaurants to Try This Month

The horseshoe bar at Hard Water. Photo: ©

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

Four Culinary Tours That Will Leave You Stuffed

A visit to Doughnut Dolly. Photo: ©

Looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon? Try a culinary tour (they're not just for tourists!). It’s hard to keep up on all the new openings in this town, and there are always places you mean to try, but never quite find the time.

Where to Eat and Watch the Bay Lights Opening Ceremony

The Bay Lights are coming! The city is going to be just that much cooler (and prettier). Hopefully, the fog cooperates and the lighting ceremony on Tuesday March 5th is all clear (Karl the Fog, you better stay away).

Five Ways to Shake Up Your Weekend Brunch Routine

The harem-style feast at Pera

Tired of the same old egg-and-bacon plate, or pancakes, or omelet routine? This town definitely offers many tasty renditions of classic American breakfast items, but here are a few international ways to get something new in your weekend mix.

Five New Restaurants to Try This Month

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

Say, "Be Mine, ALL MINE" with These Locally Made Sweet Treats

Ah yes, Valentine’s Day is coming, a day many loooove to hate. But here’s the bright side: Whether you’re single or coupled up, anyone can appreciate delicious sweets.

Score Some of the Best Eats on Super Bowl Sunday (At Home or On the Town)

buffalo wings

Ah yes, Super Bowl Sunday is coming up quickly, and it’s like the entire city is conspiring to get you fat and drunk (well, except Mayor Ed Lee). Whether you’re looking for a spot where you can hang out with your fellow fans and yell at the TV with your mouth full of nachos (sorry, Mom), or are looking for ways to supply your house party with the finest spread possible, we’ve got you covered. 

How to Survive Being Sick at Home in SF

Out the Door's Chicken Porridge

After being knocked down hard with the evil flu (five days in bed, and home for two weeks), I learned a few tricks about how to survive in style as a solo apartment dweller with no one to really take care of me. Yup, it was just me, and a lot of episodes of Downton Abbey.

While plenty of friends said, “Let me know if you need something,” I didn’t really feel like taking anyone up on it—everyone is so busy (and let’s be honest, they didn’t want to come anywhere near me). So, viva delivery (and delivery services)!

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