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.
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The Corner Store, airing Sunday on KQED, follows one Palestinian shopkeeper’s story of sadness and sacrifice to secure a better life for his family in the United States.
San Francisco restaurants raise money for other local Edible Schoolyard — the one housed at the Boys and Girls Club in Hunters Point — as part of the Eating for Education fundraiser on Saturday.
Alice Waters brought box lunches to Maiden Lane near Union Square today and launched her Levi’s T-shirt line (100% organic cotton, of course) all to raise awareness and funds for her national nonprofit Edible Schoolyard Project.
Dishing about the San Francisco Street Food Festival and Street Food Conference.
Looking for veg-friendly options at this weekend’s Street Food Festival in San Francisco? Bay Area Bites has got your back: A dozen meat-free dishes worth waiting in line for.
A full-service grocery store may finally come to the people of West Oakland. Learn more about an announcement today by First Lady Michelle Obama on a new food financing initiative designed to increase access to healthy, affordable food in underserved communities in California.
The Perennial Plate, the weekly web series documenting a real food road trip around the country, takes a culinary spin through the Bay Area this week. Find out what’s cooking here for edible adventurer Daniel Klein.
Whole Foods Parking Lot, the mock rage-rap that went viral this week, is the work of homeboy DJDave, also known as David Wittman. Find out why he wrote about quinoa, kale, and cayenne pepper in this catchy homage to hip hop that is cracking people up across the country.
Two food truck events, Off the Grid and Bites on Broadway, debut soon in the East Bay. Find out how these street eat meet ups intend to reflect the flavor of the communities they serve — and who’s cooking.