The restaurant scene is roaring back to life in the South Bay and a common theme among them is restaurants featuring a unique bar program paired to a dining menu equal in creativity. While the concept of bringing together your favorite bar with gourmet bar bites is no new feat, here are 15 top-notch gastropubs in the South Bay.
Megan Gordon is originally from Eureka, CA although she's lived in numerous college towns around the country (another story altogether). A freelance food and travel writer, Megan has written for publications like Ready Made Magazine, The San Francisco Examiner, Edible SF and Edible Marin & Wine Country, Olive Oil Times and The San Francisco Bay Guardian. She writes regularly for Apartment Therapy's The Kitchn and maintains her own local food blog, A Sweet Spoonful. Yes, Megan even tweets @meganjanesf. In addition to writing and photographing food, Megan is the founder (and head baker) of Marge, a Bay Area baking company specializing in classic American pies and nostalgic desserts.
Megan Gordon's Latest Posts
Staff meals vary from china plates and wine glasses to communal sandwich bars: Megan Gordon chats with one baker, one jam maker and one very well-known Bay Area restaurant about how and why they take the time to plan for very specific staff meals.
Megan Gordon talks to Bike Basket Pie’s Natalie Galatzer about life after pie, and the process of writing her new pie booklet, Bike Basket Pies: How to Make Handheld Pies for Bicycle Delivery.
Megan Gordon talks to Black Jet Bakery’s Gillian Shaw and Pietisserie’s Jaynelle St. Jean about finding a true place for their small businesses in the Bay Area.
Megan Gordon gives her review of the new The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook along with their incredible recipe for Sweet Potato Pie.
Megan Gordon reviews her very favorite restaurant in all of San Francisco: Outerlands
Megan Gordon chats with the three owners of Vesta Flatbread, a new mobile food truck about to take to the streets of the Bay Area.
Megan Gordon chats with John Pauley and Anna Li about their artisanal pasta business, Mattarello.