Food & Drink

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…

Girls just want to have fun in Sonoma Valley

Sonoma Valley’s Girlfriends Getaway began five years ago as an activity-packed weekend…

Falling in love with craft beer in SF

You will not find a sign with Church Key's name on it,…

Made in China’s amusing menu leads to dining adventure

“There is no cauliflower in the Shenyang cauliflower,” our server mysteriously warned…

Sam’s Grill up for another century of no-nonsense dining

The term classic is literal – and used in the best sense…

Chips, calamari tacos, comfy feeling at Padrecito

Padrecito suits Cole Valley. The upscale Mexican spot is full of dark…

Cowboy Fishing a friendly spot for bites and brews

Half Moon Bay’s fishing and horse ranches come together at Cowboy Fishing…

New Orleans in SF, upscale cocktails, ramen and booze, and a fond farewell

Here’s a small samplings of bars around San Francisco doing good things…

ABV brilliantly pairs ethereal bar bites and spirits

I fell in love with ABV the second I took a bite…

An Old World approach to a New World whiskey

Adam Spiegel is as humble a distiller as they come. After graduating…

Join the bone-broth trend at Belcampo

Not just cooking stock anymore, bone broth — a nutrient-rich drink and…