Although I’ll go far and wide to try a new restaurant, I’m always excited when I hear about something opening close to my Oakland home. It’s the idea of finding a regular hangout that I always find appealing (that’s probably from my growing up watching “Cheers”).
So I was excited to check out the new Duchess […]Read the full post →
The story: The team behind the SOMA wine bar 25 Lusk decided to focus on beer and decided to create a modern beer garden — inside a mall! General Manager Chad Bourdon and Chef Matthew Dolan last year opened Tap 415, a gastropub on the fourth floor of the Westfield San Francisco Centre.
Why I […]Read the full post →
The story: Everyone knows that you can always find a good Chinese restaurant in San Francisco’s Sunset neighborhood, but there’s a dearth of anything else. So that probably explains the popularity of the Sunset Reservoir Brewing Company on Noriega Street. Since opening earlier this year, the large gastropub has been packed by neighbors looking for classic […]Read the full post →
My Oakland neighborhood continues to evolve with recent food additions including a Blue Bottle Cafe and a Trueburger in the works. Another newcomer is the community-building Hog’s Apothecary.
An American-style tavern with an emphasis on everything pig, Hog’s Apothecary opened earlier this year by Bradford Earle and John Stewart-Streit in what’s being called the […]Read the full post →
UPDATE: This restaurant closed in January 2015.
For a restaurant that took months to come together because of delays, you’d think the new Box and Bells would have a clear, focused format.
But from the beginning, I couldn’t figure out what Box and Bells is supposed to be. The restaurant in the former Somerset location […]Read the full post →
UPDATE: This restaurant closed its doors in early 2015.
There are some beautiful restaurants making a splash in the San Francisco dining scene lately, and one that hasn’t really gotten much press is Abbot’s Cellar.
The restaurant – in the white-hot 700 block of Valencia Street in the Mission district – is by the same […]Read the full post →
I’ve found my last meal.
You know that game where people talk about what would be their last meal before they die? I’ve had a few ideas go through my head over the years, but after dining at Citizen Public House in Scottsdale, I can say without a doubt that my last […]Read the full post →
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