Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
Archive for August, 2012
Here are photo slideshows organized by topic from the Outside Lands festivities that took place Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12 in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
Bay Area Bites editor Wendy Goodfriend and I paid a visit to The Whole Beast chef John Fink’s tent. It’s his first time participating in this cultural extravaganza.
You’d pretty much have to be living under a rock to not be aware of Outside Lands this weekend. But sorry, unlike previous years, there are no last minute tickets to nab. So if you are one of the lucky few thousand who is actually going, the festival has a few new attractions worth investigating. But the one I’ve really looking forward to is Beer Lands!
How did Julia Child get her start as one of television’s most iconic chefs? In honor of Child’s upcoming centennial, we’ve got two classic black-and-white shows from her original series, The French Chef, plus her recipe for bubbling, cheese-topped French onion soup.
Traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony Brewed Up by Chef Marcus Samuelsson and Cafe Colucci at SF Chefs
A traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony was presented for SF Chefs by Chef Marcus Samuelsson and Fetlework Tefferi of Oakland’s Cafe Colucci. The bean roasting demo was followed by a brunch of Ethiopian specialties.
Want some tasty and affordable wines for your next meal, event or drunken binge. Here are 6 affordable ones from the Wine Riot event. Wine Riot is the hipster version of wine tasting. Bread and cheese has been replaced with…more bread and cheese, but in the shape of pizza.
Mary Ladd profiles Jeremy Baker, who is in the business of making wines that include Pinot Noir at Thomas George Estates in the Russian River Valley. Baker explains why the area is a natural choice for a life that revolves around wine and food.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee last week joined other big-city mayors in telling fast food chain Chick-fil-A that its stores are not welcome in their cities. The controversy started when the company’s owner stated his opposition to same-sex marriage and support for “the biblical definition of the family unit.” KQED’s Forum discusses the risks and benefits for companies that wade into politics and social issues. Does a company’s politics play into your buying decisions?