Food and Wine

Urban wineries keep your tasting trip close to home

It is always fun to take a day — or weekend —…

Gather bartender makes cocktail craft his life’s work

Berkeley-based Gather has defined its own niche, taking locavore, organic and farm-to-fork…

Sushi, sake plentiful at Kanoya in Millbrae

Kanoya, Millbrae’s newest Japanese restaurant, is now open near the Caltrain and…

Tadu a friendly spot for Ethiopian in the Tenderloin

I can well imagine that Tadu Ethiopian Kitchen, a small eatery in…

Exclusive cocktails celebrate 100 years of Clift Hotel in SF

I’ve always loved hotels (I think because they sort of played into…

Fat, starch fantasies fulfilled at CheeSpud

I was drawn deep into the Sunset by the promise of a…

New Mediterranean Grill in Belmont

The former Belmont Gyro House has a new owner and a new…

Secrets to pairing delicate Vietnamese food with wine

I went to Vietnam 15 years ago strictly for the food. That…

Enter Ali Baba’s Cave for superlative shawarma

Ali Baba’s Cave bears a somewhat comical resemblance to a real cave.…

Enter Ali Baba’s Cave for superlative shawarma

Ali Baba’s Cave bears a somewhat comical resemblance to a real cave.…

Forgery brings cocktail finesse to burgeoning area of SoMa

There's something new shaking up in the old club space Sloane. Forgery…

Key questions can open doors when buying wine at restaurants

It might be getting easier to choose a good bottle of wine…

Sushi, oysters shine at Amami San

Amami Sushi in San Bruno has been a Peninsula favorite for creative…

Great Greek at Opa! in Palo Alto

The sixth Bay Area location of the Greek cuisine mini-chain Opa! is…

Great wine apps for your smartphone

The selection of wines available on the market has grown enormously in…

Jersey surprisingly has California influences

Upon learning that the Rosenthal brothers (of Town Hall and Anchor and…

UOP kicks off graduate food studies in The City

If a recent Renaissance banquet hosted by University of the Pacific history…

A few tips on how to buy a great bottle of wine

Lots of people, including my mother, ask me how to find that…

American food tasty, on trend in tiny, impeccable Huxley

Photographs of food in magazines like Saveur or Canal House Cooking are…

Howie’s Artisan Pizza expands to Redwood City

Howard Bulka, longtime chef-owner of Menlo Park’s fine-dining stalwart Marché and Palo…