Arsicault Bakery’s journey seems like the Cinderella story of bakeries.
The tiny bakery in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond neighborhood opened earlier this year, serving up flakey croissants and tarts to neighborhood fans. Owner Armando Lacayo, a graduate of the San Francisco Baking Institute, wanted to make croissants like his grandparents did in their tiny bakery […]Read the full post →
I admit I’m not a big bubble tea drinker. I joke that people shouldn’t have to eat their tea (bubble tea gets its name from the boba pearls added to the sweet tea drink).
Apparently, I’m the only person that really thinks this because everyone is crazy for the Taiwanese-style bubble tea as demonstrated by […]Read the full post →
The story: Sammy Kong Kee has won awards for his poke recipe (the traditional Hawaiian dish of marinated raw tuna), and while working at Butterfly restaurant along San Francisco’s Embarcadero he got the opportunity to touch on the flavors of the islands when he took control of the restaurant’s take-out window and opened up […]Read the full post →
A lot is happening in the mid-Market area of San Francisco, long lost to the homeless and drug use from the encroaching Tenderloin. But when Twitter moved into a shiny new building known as Market Square, splashy luxury condos followed and now the first of many retail developments has arrived.
I’m talking specifically of The Market, a […]Read the full post →
What is it: Kitchit is a startup that connects private chefs with people planning house parties, providing an easy website to search for chefs and check out potential menus. The per-head price can vary, depending on the extent of your bash, but you can find a restaurant-like experience without the fuss of reservations and waits.
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The story: Seattle-born Paul Krug moved to New York a few years ago and began craving the food of his hometown, specifically the teriyaki sauce prevalent in Seattle’s Japanese (and later) Korean cuisine. He opened up Glaze in Manhattan offering up a casual spot to find so-called Seattle-style teriyaki using fresh and healthy ingredients. It’s now grown to three […]Read the full post →
The ramen scene has been growing in San Francisco but still not as exciting as San Mateo or San Jose. Now things might be changing with the arrival of L.A.-based Ramen Yamadaya.
The ramen restaurant group, with five locations in the Los Angeles area, opened its first Northern California spot earlier this year right in […]Read the full post →
I’m continuing my coffee education by visiting some of the city’s most popular coffee houses. And entering the jam-packed Four Barrel coffee house on Valencia Street in the Mission, I knew a lot of coffee gets poured day in and day out.
Even on a weekday afternoon, there was a line of coffee drinkers waiting. […]Read the full post →
It was a busy weekend for me as I explored two major food shows in San Francisco – the Good Food Awards at the Ferry Building and the major Winter Fancy Food Show in Moscone Center.
The Good Food Awards celebrates the artisan food makers around the country, in fields such as charcuterie, cheese, […]Read the full post →
A San Francisco classic, families come to Mitchell’s on the southern edge of the city’s Mission and Bernal Heights neighborhoods, crowding the front benches and licking up flavors […]Read the full post →
Tekka, a longtime sushi restaurant run by an old Japanese couple, is one of those places people don’t want to talk about that often – because they don’t want the word to get out and bring more crowds to the popular inner Richmond spot.
With only 11 seats, this indiscreet hole-in-the-wall has so many rules […]Read the full post →
One of the best things about San Francisco is the Saturday Ferry Plaza farmers market, and coinciding with that is the free CUESA cooking demonstrations at the educational kitchen.
Some of the city’s best chefs and cookbook authors host the station for an hour and guide the audience through their seasonal recipes using ingredients […]Read the full post →
The food truck, the brainchild of Douglas Quint and Bryan Petroff, was in town for the Chipotle Cultivate Festival. And […]Read the full post →
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 →
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