From the monthly archives: October 2017

A new glamorous space arrives in San Francisco’s dining scene in the form of Gibson inside the Hotel Bijou on the edge of the city’s Tenderloin district, bordering the Union Square neighborhood.

It’s a spot with a food pedigree that gives it instant buzz after its official opening earlier this month: 1) Executive Chef Robin […]

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A few years ago, I discovered Thai iced tea and since then it’s my favorite drink to order whenever I go to any Asian restaurant that offers it.

There’s no doubt I’m a visual eater because I fell in love with the color, a sort of burnt amber that turns into this marvelous marbling swirl […]

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The story: New ramen spots are highly anticipated in the Bay Area, but Marufuku opened under the radar earlier this year. Still, word-of-mouth has created a lot of buzz for the Japantown ramen spot (opened in a former ramen restaurant on the second floor of the Japan Center Mall) and the lines are often long […]

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The story: The popular Belden Place is known for a handful of restaurants in an alley of San Francisco’s Financial District that on a beautiful day harkens to European nights when people ate outdoors in makeshift tables in an alley. Toy Soldier opened last month in the popular tourist spot in the former space of […]

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A museum dedicated to ice cream seems like a no brainer. Who wouldn’t love spending time  in a space that celebrates everyone’s favorite cold treat.

So it’s no wonder that the Museum of Ice Cream, which started as a pop-up in New York, would be a runaway success. After its initial sold-out […]

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I’d first heard about Ippudo in Manhattan, where its reputation for delicious Japanese ramen noodles translated into long waits of more than 1.5 hours. Its popularity spawned a Westside location, but lines are still supposedly long for the hakata tonkotsu broth.

I didn’t realize that Ippudo was a major chain from Japan […]

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