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)!
The second location of this grilled cheese sandwich pusher has opened in the former Café Gratitude space in the Mission, serving breakfast and lunch for now (dinner is coming soon), like grilled cheese sandwiches with an egg, or biscuits and gravy. You’ll also find coffee and espresso from De La Paz, housemade sodas, some craft beers on tap, and wine by the glass or bottle. Open Wed–Fri 8 am–6 pm and Sat–Sun 10 am–6 pm, closed Mon–Tue.
Some folks are uncomfortable dining out alone and would rather keep their eyes glued to their iPhone all night, while others enjoy the adventure of solo flight; it certainly makes it easy to meet new people, and to get to know the restaurant staff. Here are five of the city’s best counters where solo diners can score a totally delicious meal (and not feel like a freak).
While everyone is talking about classic hard-to-fulfill New Year’s resolutions like “lose 10 pounds!” and drinking less (wah!), why not focus on something that adds to your arsenal of culinary and wine skills instead? Below are our five picks for ways to increase your bragging rights.
After doing some serious holiday damage (oh, you know, the decorated cookies, the latkes, the holiday party buffets, the prime rib at Christmas, the rum balls), your body could probably use a break. The next big thing that seems to be hitting our fair city is a large number of fresh juice shops and stands and cleanse deliveries. Whether you’re up for a three-day cleanse, or maybe just a liquid lunch, here are five spots that will have your body giving thanks for the nutrient boost (instead of the egg nog).
Here's what to add to the cook in your life's bookshelf.
Nothing quite like ringing in the new year with a raging headache. You’d think we all would have learned by now, but no, every year, we manage to overdo it. Since New Year’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, I for one am grateful for all the restaurants open and serving New Year’s Day brunch for the bleary-eyed masses (or lunch, depending on what time you roll out of bed). Here are some places where you can let the healing begin.
So you are probably getting most of your nourishment from holiday parties right now, right? But (wo)man can’t live on canapés and latkes alone. When it’s time to have a proper meal, here’s your monthly reminder of five new spots that recently opened around town.
At the corner of Fulton and Gough streets, bakery-cafe Hayes Valley Bakeworks serves a healthy dose of real-world solutions with scrumptious maple-bacon cinnamon rolls and ginger marmalade muffins on the side. The secret ingredient: A staff composed largely of disadvantaged and at-risk employees.
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