You heard it here first: boozing hard on Halloween is for amateurs. After all, why waste your precious drinking stamina on fluorescent-colored punch and overly-sweet concoctions studded with candy corn? Instead, save your strength for Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday dedicated to commemorating loved ones who have passed away.
Say what you will about our bagels, but San Francisco has turned into a proper deli town, as evidenced by the proliferation of delicious, crave-worthy pastrami. Brined for days, smoked for hours, and full of salty, meaty flavor, pastrami may well be the deli meat of the gods—when it's done right. Here are the eight best in (and around) town, ranked:
It’s a good week to eat and drink in Oakland, thanks to a new beer (and brewing) destination in Uptown; a soulful kitchen in West Oakland; and a massive spot for bocce, bowling, and beer in Jack London Square. Plus: Yakitori in Temescal opens next week.
According to Christiane Schmidt, owner of Walzwerk and Schmidt’s in the Mission, no one celebrates Oktoberfest quite like Americans… even in Germany.
You can cover all of your bases in the South Bay, from an all-star pop-up to a restaurant with a philanthropic backbone. Also, ramen. Lots of it. Let’s get started.
‘Tis the season for spirited sipping, and our favorite San Francisco bars have you covered with ciders, punches, and grogs galore (and even a decadent tipple made with ice cream). Sample our top 10 picks around town, and scroll to the bottom for a few bonus recipes, perfect for your holiday party purposes.
Guten Morgen, East Bay! Have you kicked off your Oktoberfest celebrations yet? Whatever your answer, we've got a party happening tonight, plus two new coffee options for recovery purposes.
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