Food & Drink

COURTESY  PHOTOCelebrity chef Aaron Sanchez visits Mexican restaurants in San Francisco on “Taco Truck

Aaron Sanchez takes on tacos in new TV gig

We chatted with celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez, who visits Lolo-Cevicheria, Papalote and…

COURTESY  PHOTOCelebrity chef Aaron Sanchez visits Mexican restaurants in San Francisco on “Taco Truck
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerThe Nite Cap

Bar closings and openings around SF

If you ever had the privilege of stepping into Big, then you…

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Burmese, barbecue go well together at Burma Bear

It would be easy to dismiss what Haight Street’s Burma Bear calls…

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COURTESY  PHOTOA virgin bloody mary

Biting back at the dog: Hangover 101

The expression “Hair of the dog” is one that would likely sound…

COURTESY  PHOTOA virgin bloody mary
ALL:Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerOwner Shawn Vergara wanted to create a bar that quenched the thirst of beer drinkers while allowing them to play their favorite old video games.

Brewcade brings SF classic video games over a beer

With its rows of lovingly preserved, vintage coin-op machines, the recently opened…

ALL:Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerOwner Shawn Vergara wanted to create a bar that quenched the thirst of beer drinkers while allowing them to play their favorite old video games.

Champagne adds year-round sparkle to celebrations

Bette Davis said, “There comes a time in every woman’s life when…

GABRIELLE LURIE SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINERChile Lindo

Fresh, home-style empanadas in spotlight at Chile Lindo

Sitting on a stool in front of Chile Lindo on 16th Street,…

GABRIELLE LURIE SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINERChile Lindo
COURTESY BARE BOWLSStart the new year right with a good breakfast of fruit and granola at Bare Bowls in Palo Alto.

Put healthy diet resolution into practice at Bare Bowls

For those with New Year’s resolutions to have a healthier diet, Bare…

COURTESY BARE BOWLSStart the new year right with a good breakfast of fruit and granola at Bare Bowls in Palo Alto.
COURTESY  PHOTOIn addition to sharing fine vintages at home

Give a gift of personally selected wine

As cliché as the saying is, it really is the thought that…

COURTESY  PHOTOIn addition to sharing fine vintages at home
Rhys Alvarado/Special to the S.F. Examinerhris Wright of Elixir To Go makes drinks for attendees at the California Historical Society's "Historic Libations

California Historical Society pays tribute to SF's cocktail legacy

In today's age of advanced drinking and complicated cocktail recipes, it's nice…

Rhys Alvarado/Special to the S.F. Examinerhris Wright of Elixir To Go makes drinks for attendees at the California Historical Society's "Historic Libations
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Cheap, tasty noodles can’t be beat at cozy Yamo

A few months ago, a friend of mine let me in on…

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COURTESY JERSEY MIKE’S SUBSJersey Mike’s Subs – now in San Mateo – serves a variety of tasty cheese-and-meat sandwiches in mini

Jersey Mike’s Subs opens first Peninsula eatery

Jersey Mike’s Subs is open in San Mateo. It’s the first Peninsula…

COURTESY JERSEY MIKE’S SUBSJersey Mike’s Subs – now in San Mateo – serves a variety of tasty cheese-and-meat sandwiches in mini
COURTESY EPIC ROASTHOUSEEpic Roasthouse on The Embarcadero recently introduced a program offering myriad high-quality brews poured tableside from large bottles.

Large format craft beers encourage brew sharing

Sharing a bottle of wine at dinner, or even lunch if you’re…

COURTESY EPIC ROASTHOUSEEpic Roasthouse on The Embarcadero recently introduced a program offering myriad high-quality brews poured tableside from large bottles.
COURTESY CONNIE PEREZ WONGThe InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel is among the establishments in The City hosting special British-style tea service — with sandwiches. scones and desserts — for the holiday season.

'Tis the season for afternoon tea

Tea lovers will argue that it’s always time for a cuppa, and…

COURTESY CONNIE PEREZ WONGThe InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel is among the establishments in The City hosting special British-style tea service — with sandwiches. scones and desserts — for the holiday season.

Direct your own toppings at Take One Pizza

South San Francisco’s newly renovated Westborough Square continues to unveil its expansive…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. Examiner<p>For H. Joseph Ehrmann

Early SF cocktail renaissance adopter Elixir has grown up

I remember the first time I stepped into Elixir. I was fairly…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. Examiner<p>For H. Joseph Ehrmann
GABRIELLE LURIE/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINERIzakaya Rintaro’s crispy fried petrale sole – a whole fish – is flavorful and delicately textured.

Izakaya Rintaro’s Japanese fusion menu meticulous and delicious

In recent years, a new wave of young, up-and-coming Asian-American cooks have…

GABRIELLE LURIE/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINERIzakaya Rintaro’s crispy fried petrale sole – a whole fish – is flavorful and delicately textured.
Mike koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerNorth Beach's Sodini's bartender Ana Handelman is a neighborhood staple

North Beach's leading lady helms Sodini's with a certain charm

As much as I love the craft cocktail scene in The City,…

Mike koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerNorth Beach's Sodini's bartender Ana Handelman is a neighborhood staple

Pho Saigon returns to South City shopping square

Pho Saigon has returned to South San Francisco’s renovated Westborough Shopping Square.…

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Punch up your drink choices

When I hear the word “punch,” I think of that commercial from…

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