Funny how even a "slow" week on the eastern side of the Bay translates to a hot new cocktail destination, Cal-Italian cuisine, and more Tanya Holland in the form of B-Side Baking Company.
It's an all-star week of openings and events in the South Bay this week, spanning some of our most favorite things — beer, bacon, sandwiches, and Blue Bottle Coffee.
It's almost springtime, South Bay... in case you needed respite from this long, cold winter (right). Seasonal affected disorder aside, we've got a couple new eats to sample in the upcoming weeks.
No need to journey deep into the Amazon rainforest to find intoxicating herbal blends packed with healing powers. Gruit (pronounced groo-it), a beer that’s mulled with herbs instead of hops, is bubbling up on drink menus around town.
Envision yourself on a yacht in the Mediterranean, sunning yourself on picturesque beaches and eating freshly caught fish, maybe dipped in some hummus. Truly, though, this week the South Bay is all about the Mediterranean eats, with openings showcasing cusine from Greece, Italy, and the Middle East.
It's Oscar time, baby, and you know what that means — it's time to bust out your formal finest and strut your stuff on the red carpet. Barring that (did your invite get lost in the mail, too?), we suggest taking yourself on a cocktail crawl around San Francisco, sampling libations that were inspired by some of the best (or silliest) films out there. Now that's our kind of movie marathon.
It's one of those months — if you've managed to survive Beer Week, Valentine's Day is creeping up on you, immediately followed by the amazing madness of Chinese New Year. Exhale. We've got any last minute Valentine's Day plans covered, plus a couple of exciting new dining destinations to keep you well fed.
This week is all about the beer — SF Beer Week, specifically, which is taking the South Bay by storm with a wide array of brew-fueled events.
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