Food and Wine

Champagne, the perfect everyday drink

Ubiquitous at New Year’s Eve, wedding and anniversary celebrations, Champagne is a…

Create your own personal pizza at Pieology

It sounds like an academic subject, but it’s not. Pieology, in the…

Hog Island defies no-great-food-with-a-view theory

There’s a widely-held belief in the restaurant world that you can have…

How to plan a stress-free trip to the wine country

Wine growing areas are among the most beautiful, and highly trafficked, destinations…

How to BYOB at Bay Area restaurants

Most restaurants in California are, thankfully, open to guests bringing their own…

Inventive Al’s Place exemplifies new Mission eateries at their best

At the beginning of this year, I decided to focus my reviews…

King of craft cocktails is back on the SF bar scene

Kevin Diedrich is putting drinks in the glass that will awaken even…

Tasty Turkish fare at Cobani Gyro and Kebab

Hummus, falafel and shish kebabs are just a few of the tempting…

Blue Bottle Coffee drips into Palo Alto’s HanaHaus

The source of buzz in every sense of the word, Blue Bottle…

Don’t tell this La Mar bartender she can’t make a Manhattan

La Mar Cebicheria Peruana’s story began over a decade ago when celebrity…

Tasty, offbeat sandwiches at Lou’s Cafe in the Richmond

While recently guest speaking to my daughter’s sixth grade class, I decided…

Cheap, groovy, global rotisserie chicken at Spinnerie

Spinnerie, a new fast-casual spot on the corner of Polk and Pine…

Great synergies pairing wine with Indian food

As a passionate consumer of Asian food — and a big fan…

Meet the queen bee behind Summer Place in Nob Hill

The first time I met Suzy Gordon at Summer Place in Nob…

Warm atmosphere at ichiZen in Millbrae

A new Millbrae eatery, ichiZen, is serving upscale traditional and contemporary Japanese…

Discover off-the-beaten-path red grapes

California has long been producing stellar cabernet sauvignons and food-friendly pinot noirs.…

Much more than ordinary noodles at OK Pho

OK Pho, a new Vietnamese restaurant on the Colma-Daly City border, offers…

Super fresh Italian tastes at humble Elmira Rosticceria

It’s no secret that I’m more than a little obsessed with Italy.…

Amoura opens first South S.F. outpost

Amoura owner Sam Shihadeh brings the Mediterranean theme from his casual Amoura…

Fun funk factor with Hawker Fare’s Thai and Lao fare

A few years ago, chef James Syhabout opened Hawker Fare, a casual…