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.
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
Two Chez Panisse alum — Niki Ford and Tamar Adler — cook up a culinary performance art event at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, where Ford serves as the current culinary fellow for the artists in residence.
America Revealed’s Food Machine and Food Forward Premieres: A Tale of Two Totally Different PBS Programs
Sarah Henry discusses the good, the bad, and the ugly regarding two new food programs from PBS airing on KQED soon: America Revealed‘s first episode “Food Machine” on April 11 and Food Forward‘s pilot on April 9.
First-time author Tracie McMillan talks to Sarah Henry about going undercover for her book The American Way of Eating, bouncing back from a Rush Limbaugh attack, and why everyone wants to eat well.
Canning queen Merrilee Olson lends her expertise to a new preservation project designed to help Marin farms — and county children fed by the Head Start program — by producing an artisan product from excess produce.
Sarah Henry has the arduous task of reporting from the field following a week’s stay at the much-loved Ranch La Puerta fitness resort and spa, which also features an organic garden and culinary school.
Good Food Awards insider and BAB contributor Karen Solomon offers a behind-the-scenes peek at the sustainable eats competition.
Sarah Henry continues coverage of food trends and topics for 2011 with part-two of her top food stories posts. Up this time: food recalls, childhood obesity, partnerships in food, occupy food — and a healthy smattering of the year’s biggest food celebrities.
The pair behind Rawdance bring their fresh moves to the restaurant scene in performances at Orson this week.
Nigel Slater’s new film, “Toast,” based on his best-selling memoir of the same name, reveals a boy, his hunger, and the power of food in an unhappy family.