Whether you enjoy a rich mole poblano alongside a zesty mezcal cocktail or a fresh shrimp ceviche with a refreshing chavela, there is a broad and vibrant flavor spectrum in Mexican cuisine. This Bay Area Bites guide highlights ten South Bay restaurants worth visiting for their South of the border specialties.
Sarah Henry hails from Sydney, Australia, where she grew up eating lamingtons, Vegemite, and prawns (not shrimp) on the barbie (barbecue). Sarah has called the Bay Area home for the past two decades and remembers how delighted she was when a modest farmers' market sprouted in downtown San Francisco years ago. As a freelance writer Sarah has covered local food people, places, politics, culture, and news for the San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, California, San Francisco, Diablo, Edible East Bay, Edible Marin & Wine Country, and Berkeleyside. A contributor to the national food policy site Civil Eats, her stories have also appeared in The Atlantic, AFAR, Gilt Taste, Ladies' Home Journal, Grist, Shareable, and Eating Well. An epicurean tour guide for Edible Excursions, Sarah is the voice behind the blog Lettuce Eat Kale and tweets under that moniker too.
Sarah Henry's Latest Posts
The bubbly voice behind the blog Sodium Girl has a new cookbook. Sarah Henry talks with Jessica Goldman Foung about finding flavor outside the salt shaker.
A Cuban-American Chez Panisse chef talks about her recent trip to Cuba as part of a culinary diplomacy tour in a story by BAB’s Sarah Henry.
Self-described Jesus freak Sara Miles, who runs The Food Pantry at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco, explains to Sarah Henry why she feels compelled to feed people in need.
Kim O’Donnel, author of The Meat Lover’s Meatless Celebrations, dishes with Sarah Henry about serving a fun, festive holiday feast without the beast.
Food banks are in the business of combating hunger — and they want to nourish their clients too. Sarah Henry reports on a new initiative designed to help places like the Alameda County Community Food Bank better serve people in need of a good feed.
In an unexpected alliance, real food restaurateur Alice Waters has teamed up with the Hyatt Corporation to improve the children’s menus of the hotel chain. Sarah Henry reports.
A tempest in a coffee cup played out in Berkeley this week as a small core of vocal critics sought to shut down the pop-up (and permit-less) Rogue Cafe — once they learned about the under-the-radar brunch venue on Berkeleyside. Sarah Henry investigates the brewing brouhaha.
The head of sustainability and food safety for the Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich restaurant empire tells Sarah Henry what her job entails — and offers a rebuttal to critics who sniff at whether the culinary world has a role to play in sustainable food matters.