Premium desserts and pastries are on the upswing in San Francisco, with openings of stylish spots such as Craftsman & Wolves and Tout Sweet (inside Macy’s) within the past year. The latest to join this wave of sweet spots is b. patisserie by Belinda Leong.
Leong is a former pastry chef at Read the full post →
Seasons’ greetings everyone! For a holiday treat, I thought I’d showcase the Fairmont Hotel’s gingerbread house.
The San Francisco hotel goes all out for Christmas with a gigantic tree and its gingerbread creation, which could be a mini home for any of the city’s homeless in the neighborhood. The two-story gingerbread house sits in the [...]Read the full post →
The weekend weather turned out warmer than what the TV forecasters predicted (surprise!), so it turned out to be a good day for the activities around the Embarcadero with the America’s Cup and Fleet Week.
While I was at the Ferry Building, I discovered that the Gott’s takeout counter has now been transformed into a [...]Read the full post →
The original food trucks were sometimes nicknamed “roach coaches” because they would often scatter from one spot to another, probably because they were evading parking restrictions or traffic enforcers.
But as food trucks have gained in popularity and legitimacy, they’re beginning to stake their claim on territory. In San Francisco, you don’t have to follow [...]Read the full post →
With the popularity of burger shacks and hot dog stands, Holy Dog fuses the two together and puts an Asian twist on them in a five-month-old spot in the Fillmore District.
It’s part of a slew of new eating destinations in the neighborhood, across from the white-hot State Bird Provisions and around the corner from [...]Read the full post →
What more can I say about the aptly named Ice Cream Bar in San Francisco’s Cole Valley?
This three-month-old soda fountain and ice cream shop has been written up and creating buzz for its Art Deco design and adult-friendly sodas and shakes developed by Rickhouse bartender Russell Davis. While young and old grab a number [...]Read the full post →
On a warm springlike day in San Francisco, the only reason that would keep me indoors is the promise of chocolates, and lots of it.
The annual San Francisco International Chocolate Salon took place today, and while others biked or jogged around the Marina or played volleyball and laid in the sun near Fort [...]Read the full post →
San Francisco’s Ferry Building is no doubt the city’s food Mecca with its popular farmers’ markets (Thursdays and especially Saturdays) and high-end gourmet food shops inside. Doesn’t hurt that the refurbished former ferry station is strikingly beautiful.
In the past year, the Ferry Building had some changes in tenants, with some popular ones leaving supposedly [...]Read the full post →
The Blue Bottle Coffee Co. cart, tapping into the food truck craze, spent several months planning to keep the people around Dolores Park perked up with its well-rounded roasted beans. But maybe San Franciscans are getting tired of food trucks or maybe people are just overly protective about keeping Dolores Park a place just for [...]Read the full post →
This tiny neighborhood in San Francisco always has something new happening, but it retains a calm that probably makes it so attractive to tea lovers.
How else can you explain that Hayes Valley was once the home of the experimental tea restaurant Modern Tea (now closed) and an outlet of Salmovar Tea? And now it’s [...]Read the full post →
The holiday season of sweets started early for me as I spent this morning tasting various chocolate sweets as part of my duties as a judge at the annual San Francisco Fall Chocolate Salon.
The chocolate tasting event, the smaller version of a larger chocolate salon in the spring put on by Taste [...]Read the full post →
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