Opened in 1997, Farallon made a big splash as a high-end seafood restaurant with the décor by renowned restaurateur Pat Kuleto and sophisticated seafood dishes by Chef Mark Franz.
I recall visiting years ago for a celebration dinner – because the price point made it one of those special occasion dining destinations – and marveled […]Read the full post →
UPDATE: The restaurant quietly closed in November 2016.
The story: Chef/Owner Rick Hackett opened the Pan American-influenced Bocanova at Oakland’s Jack London Square more than five years ago, and late last year expanded by opening Jack’s Oyster Bar and Fish House next door. With Executive Chef Peter Villegas (formerly of La Mar) and pastry […]Read the full post →
The story: Considered one of Portland’s most unique restaurants, Roe is like a speakeasy bar since it’s a tiny, intimate restaurant tucked away in the back of the larger seafood restaurant Block + Tackle in the city’s Division neighborhood. Walking to the back and behind heavy curtains, you think you’re going […]
The Castro has finally become a dining powerhouse in recent years, with restaurants like Frances and Starbelly moving in. And in the last year, new spots like Fable, Hi-Tops, Slider Bar, and Super Duper are bringing the variety.
The latest, Pesce, is a transplant from Polk Street and takes over the […]Read the full post →
While visiting family in Hawaii, I decided I wanted to get a nice seafood dinner. I mean, we’re on an island surrounded by the sea so there must be good fish to be had.
Growing up, Nimitz Highway was always a freeway that ran through the industrial area on the southern part of […]Read the full post →
UPDATE: This restaurant closed in late 2014.
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 […]Read the full post →
This quirky logging town in the Pacific Northwest seems to be the darling in the food media world, with several publications putting Portland’s gastronomical scene under the microscope.
One of the latest hot tables in the city is six-month-old Riffle NW, a seafood-focused restaurant opened by former New Yorkers Ken and Jennifer […]Read the full post →
When I first visited Barcelona eight years ago, I read a lot about the tiny restaurant Cal Pep close to the waterfront, as well as from friends who raved about the fresh food. But I never got a chance to try it.
So I always regretted not giving it a try, since it’s […]Read the full post →
There are several dishes that are iconic to Spain, and paella is one of them.
But when I think of paella, I think of a grill and a sandy beach as a huge pan of rice and seafood is cooked up for a hungry crowd. And I also associate the dish with Valencia, […]Read the full post →
Last month’s Dine About Town offered up fixed lunch and dinner options at select restaurants in San Francisco. It’s a good time to visit restaurants that normally might seem out of reach, such as Waterbar.
Waterbar is a grand restaurant along the Embarcadero with a sweeping view of the Bay Bridge. It opened a few […]Read the full post →
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