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.
I am the Senior Interactive Producer for KQED's online Food properties. I have designed and produced food-related websites and blogs for KQED including Bay Area Bites; Check, Please! Bay Area; Jacques Pepin's websites; Weir Cooking in the City and KQED.org's Food portal. When I am not creating and managing food websites I am taking photos of Bay Area Life and designing online navigation systems. My professional education and training includes: clinical psychology, photography, commercial cooking, web design, information architecture and UX . You can find me engaged in social media on Twitter @bayareabites and on Facebook at Bay Area Bites. I can also be found photoblogging at look2remember.
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Starting in October, KQED will begin production on Jacques Pépin’s final TV cooking series, Jacques Pépin: Heart & Soul. Bay Area Bites will be sharing behind-the-scenes photos and videos from the production process and will also be a source of information about Jacques’ local Bay Area events. The 26-episode series is set to broadcast on KQED and other PBS stations in fall of 2015.
Due to the overwhelming response to the sold out September 30 event, “An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin,” M.Y. China is proud to present a special opportunity at M.Y. China, Westfield San Francisco Centre, on Monday, October 20 with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin.
Join KQED, in partnership with M.Y. China and La Boulange, for “An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin” — a celebration of two legendary chefs and public television cooking show pioneers. The evening will include food, wine and a noodle-pulling demonstration.
This weekend’s Outside Lands festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park was a whirlwind of overstimulation. The new GastroMagic stage further enhanced the mashup of food and performance that is so characteristic of Bay Area culture. Between meals there was music. Here is a collection of memorable moments from the festivities.
Reviewed: Oakland Creole pub food in Uptown Oakland, Mediterranean cuisine in San Francisco, Contemporary Peruvian cuisine in Montara.
Reviewed this week: a Japanese restaurant in Rohnert Park, French cuisine in San Francisco, and Indian fare in Mountain View. Leslie shares her spirits tips about Scotch.
Reviewed: Thai cuisine in Livermore, French-influenced California small plates in San Francisco, and Swiss-Italian cuisine in Foster City
Restaurants reviewed this week include a cafe in Pinole serving California cuisine, a Chinese restaurant in San Francisco serving Shanghainese cuisine, and a Sausalito restaurant serving Northern California cuisine anchored to its Marin roots.
Reviewed: An Italian American restaurant in San Francisco, a Country French Bistro in Berkeley, a Peruvian restaurant in San Francisco
Reviewed: Filipino fusion food truck in SF, Modern Chinese cuisine in SF, Cal-Italian restaurant in Oakland
Reviewed this week: an Italian Steakhouse in Fremont, a Mediterranean restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission, and a French bistro in San Francisco’s Cow Hollow. Host Leslie Sbrocco shares her tips about wines from Argentina.
Reviewed this week: Persian cuisine in San Francisco’s North Beach, Mexican food in Noe Valley, Contemporary Southern fare in Uptown Oakland
Check, Please! Bay Area reviews a Cali-Jewish Deli that makes pickled items in Bernal Heights, a New American/Mediterranean restaurant in Berkeley, and an American Burger & Steakhouse that is also a butcher shop in Point Reyes Station.
Check, Please! Bay Area reviews a Northern Italian restaurant in San Francisco’s financial district, a California-style tapas eatery in Union City and an International Soul Food restaurant in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point.