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Discerning Palates Deem Uni Sexier Than the Oyster

Uni bucatini 1760

Step aside, bone marrow. Uni, or sea urchin, has been called the new foie gras, the butter of the sea, and deemed sexier than the oyster.

It's Dungeness Crab Season, Dig In!

Crab Cioppino

While thoughts of eating crab may spawn memories of beach parties, fireworks, watermelon, and sunshine, don’t be fooled. For Bay Area dwellers, Dungeness crab season opens its doors in the colder months.

Pie, Step Aside: Local Chefs Get Creative With Fall Fruits

Fall is here, and that means turkey, pumpkin pie, and hot apple cider. With the falling of leaves comes the sprouting of new fruits: persimmons, pomegranates, pears, and apples.

Smoky Sips and Snacks Trending on SF Menus

smoking drnk

When it comes to dinner and cocktails, sex appeal is an essential. It’s Saturday night and you’re in a swanky new bar with an attractive partner, lingering over sips and nibbles. And what’s sexier than a little heat?

Channel Your Inner Beachcomber with a Taste of Tiki

Tiki culture has long been a staple of the American bar scene.

Getting to the Heart of the Artichoke

An artichoke is a mystical and enchanting thing. So captivating that it appears in Greek mythology in the story of a beautiful woman named Cynara who was transformed into an artichoke. And its no wonder the artichoke gets so much acclaim and attention: it’s delicious, exotic, and even a little sexy.

Fresh From the Sea: Where to Eat a Whole Fish

The best dishes have the power to transport us to a different time or place. There’s nothing more transporting than a simply prepared whole fish. 

Steak and Eggs to Reverse Your Hangover

It’s a classic American breakfast, hearkening back to the days of cowboys and ranch hands. And it’s no wonder. Steak and eggs are hearty and filling: that stick-to-your-ribs goodness that’ll keep you full and energized for long mornings on the range, or, in our case, picnicking in the park or nursing a hangover in bed.

Seven Hashes to Put You Into a Brunch Food Coma

Serpentine's Red Flannel Hash. Photo by Foodspotting user Pei Ketron.

Beacuse brunch is usually eaten later in the morning, you could technically count it as two meals. Plus, it’s most likely soaking up enough booze from the night before to take out a football player, so it’s go big or go home. We’re talking stick-to-your-ribs hash: corned beef, pork, or beef, and topped with an egg.

Corn Season's Sweetening Up Local Menus

Sweet corn is a staple of summer. Grilled and eaten straight off the cob, it’s the stuff of childhood and barbecues.

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