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The story: Marlowe was an established fixture in a cozy SOMA spot, but now it’s front and center in a corner spot a few blocks away on Fourth and Brannan Streets. Under the supervision of Executive Chef Jennifer Puccio, Marlowe recently branched out into the intense San Francisco brunch scene.

Why I went: I was […]

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The story: Boulettes Larder opened in 2004 as a tiny specialty shop and restaurant in San Francisco’s Ferry Building, and grew a cult following for its breakfast dishes. Chef Amaryll Schwertner and her business partner, Lori Regis, expanded to an adjacent space two years ago to create the Bouli Bar (where I’ve already dined) […]

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The story: Located in the far reaches of San Francisco’s Sunset District, Outerlands has been drawing crowds since it was a little cafe near Ocean Beach. It’s especially popular for weekend brunch, with long waits. Owners Dave Muller and Lana Porcello expanded next door, giving the interiors a fresh, reclaimed wood rustic decor. Last year, […]

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The story: Bar Agricole in San Francisco’s SOMA district made a splash when it first opened, winning rave reviews for its interior design but also for the food of then Chef Brandon Jew. The chef has since left, and now diners are rediscovering Bar Agricole with the food stylings of Chef Melissa Reitz (formerly of Camino and […]

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The most stylish debut at the San Francisco food mecca aka the Ferry Building in recent years goes to Bouli Bar, which opened last month with an eye-catching decor that looks like something out of a hotel lobby.

Bouli Bar is the next generation of Boulettes Larder, the popular brunch spot that’s been in the […]

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UPDATE: The chef/owner announced in early 2015 that she will be closing the restaurant to focus more on her family.

To me, Bar Jules epitomizes the neighborhood restaurant: cozy dining room, friendly service, casual menu, and simple dishes.

The 5-year-old restaurant on the edge of the popular Hayes Valley continues to draw a crowd, and […]

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Twice the Size. Just as Popular.

On December 26, 2012 By

Brenda’s restaurant seems to be a popular spot to gather, as demonstrated by the countless groups of people who come for its popular brunch.

Before the holidays, Brenda’s was the perfect setting for another gathering of my fellow food blogging diners – Edda of A Housewife’s Tale and Jo of Jo Boston is […]

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Savoring My Last Brunch in Portland

On December 12, 2012 By

For my last meal on my recent trip to Portland, it worked out to be another brunch.

Tired of making all the decisions, I left it up to my sister and brother-in-law, who guided me to Clyde Common on the edge of downtown Portland not too far from the hip Pearl District.


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Where Brunch Is King

On November 28, 2012 By

Brunch is a major sport in Portland, with several venues offering up breakfast dishes to hungry crowds throughout the weekend. One of the more popular spots, Tasty n Sons, serves up brunch to a thankful crowd every day of the week.

The two-year-old restaurant from Chef John Gorham is so popular that […]

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I don’t know when Plow in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill became popular for brunch, but there’s no denying that it’s white hot right now.

I’ve seen this quaint neighborhood restaurant mentioned often for its brunch, and when I visited this weekend with my friend Craig, we were quoted a wait time of 60 to 90 […]

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Diner-style Breakfast Beyond Toast

On September 2, 2012 By

When you name a place Toast, you can bet you’ll get some breakfast food all day long.

I’ve heard about Toast Eatery for a bit, but I have to say I’m confused about how the various restaurants around the Bay Area are related. There are the Toast restaurants in the North Bay (in Mill Valley […]

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Dottie’s New SOMA View

On April 22, 2012 By

Dottie’s True Blue Cafe is one of those San Francisco institution notorious for its long lines, for years forming from its tiny diner in the gritty Tenderloin area. Earlier this year, it moved to a larger space, yet still retained the line and gritty personality on Sixth Street just south of Market.

I’d never been […]

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