My impression of izakaya – the Japanese casual drinking spots akin to a gastropub – is that of hearty dining with lots of drinking and laughing. The Bay Area has experienced an uptrend of izakaya showcasing grilled food (yakitori) and small bites, but Izakaya Yuzuki seems to break the mold.
Refined. Exquisite. Delicate. Transformational. These [...]Read the full post →
You’d think that a restaurant that emphasizes local seafood would be along the Embarcadero or Fisherman’s Wharf, but Local’s Corner is found at Bryant and 23rd in San Francisco’s Mission District.
From the same people behind Local Mission Eatery – which focuses on sustainable seasonal ingredients from the area – Local’s Corner puts the spotlight [...]Read the full post →
Mission Chinese Food is indescribably. Is it a pop-up? Is it a shared restaurant? Is it really Chinese food?
Nothing really applies to this uniquely San Francisco restaurant, which originally began as a weekly pop-up with visiting guest chefs in a longtime divey Chinese restaurant and then turned into a modern Chinese-American spot attracting foodies [...]Read the full post →
Earlier this summer I saw the documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” and if you’ve seen it too and you’re like me, you’re probably wondering if you’ll ever taste such exquisite sushi as one imagines is being served by sushi master Jiro Ono.
Of course, since then I’ve been craving sushi. But knowing I could [...]Read the full post →
Walking into Craftsman and Wolves, you might think you’re walking into a jewelry store, with a glass display case showcasing colorful jewels of all shapes and sizes.
But the “jewels” are exquisite pastries, cakes, and desserts created by William Werner, the former pastry chef at high-end restaurants like Quince.
After a failed attempt to launch [...]Read the full post →
I’ve been tearing through a lot of pizza lately, and they’ve all been worthwhile. One of my favorites has got to be Pizzeria Delfina, with its savory thin crust and inventive toppings.
I suggested Delfina when fellow food blogger Row of Edible Snapshots was visiting San Francisco. She suggested pizza and I thought Pizzeria [...]Read the full post →
The Lee Brothers (Dennis, Daniel, and David) made a name for themselves when they opened Namu in the Richmond District of San Francisco, a fancy and quaint Korean-style restaurant in the midst of ethnic spots in the residential area of the city.
Riding on their popularity, they decided to open another location focusing on grilled [...]Read the full post →
Ken Ken Ramen started off as a pop-up in the Mission and it stayed in the neighborhood when it finally opened its permanent home late last year.
Finding good ramen in the Mission – and in the entire city of San Francisco, as a matter of fact – is a challenge. But I’m always willing [...]Read the full post →
Last year, Eric Christopher Ehler, a chef working at San Francisco’s Serpentine restaurant, took a trip to South Korea, opening his eyes to the cuisine of his ancestors. (Ehler was adopted and raised in the Midwest.)
He came back inspired to create food that had the taste of Korea. It wasn’t going to be authentic [...]Read the full post →
At some restaurants, the diners still come out in droves though the wait may not be as long as a Friday night. The coffee houses are still filled with the warm glow of laptops, and the bars try to attract customers with Monday Night Football.
San Francisco’s Mission District attracts a lot of diners with [...]Read the full post →
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