Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
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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Drakes Bay Oyster Company is fighting back after the federal government refused to renew its lease in Point Reyes National Seashore last week. The National Park Service and its environmentalist allies want to return the area to marine wilderness. But the company is suing to overturn the decision, and many oyster lovers are rallying to its defense.
The San Francisco Giants celebrated their 2012 World Series victory on Halloween with a festive parade down Market Street, which culminated in a massive celebration in front of City Hall. These images reflect the enthusiasm and diversity of the roughly one million fans who turned out to share some San Francisco pride with their heroes.
Restaurants reviewed for final episode of Season 7: Roti Indian Bistro (Burlingame), Chop Bar (Oakland), Park Tavern (San Francisco). This special episode included guests: Andrea Kissack, Senior Science Editor at KQED; Raj Mathai, News Anchor; and Thuy Vu, Journalist / Program Host. Host Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tips about Pinot Envy.
San Francisco restaurants reviewed: Bella Trattoria (Southern Italian cuisine), Outerlands (Northern CA cuisine), Greens Restaurant (Vegetarian cuisine). Host Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tips about Port.
The tenth episode of the season features these restaurants: Loló Restaurant (San Francisco), Salute E Vita Ristorante (Richmond) and Le Garage (Sausalito). Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tips about Fortified Wines.
Reporter: Mina Kim
From New York City to California, local officials are pushing ideas to get consumers to cut down on soft drinks. Health experts say sugary drinks like Coke and Pepsi contribute to obesity and diabetes. And now two California cities, Richmond and El Monte, are asking voters to approve taxes on those drinks.
The California Report Magazine Host: Scott Shafer
One health-related ballot measure getting nationwide attention is Proposition 37 — which goes to the heart of how much information consumers should have about their food. Prop. 37 requires labeling on raw or processed food that’s made from certain genetically engineered materials. It also prohibits calling any foods like that “natural” on the packaging. Supporters say consumers have a right to this information. Opponents say the measure is misleading and full of loopholes.
Should California require labeling of genetically modified foods? That’s the goal of Proposition 37 on the November state ballot. Supporters say GMO labeling will provide California consumers with valuable information, while detractors claim it will simply add unnecessary confusion and cost to the food system.
Restaurants reviewed: Café Borrone (Italian American cuisine in Menlo Park), Wexler’s (American BBQ in San Francisco), Big 4 Restaurant (New American cuisine in San Francisco). Host Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tips about Cabernet Sauvignon.
Restaurants reviewed: Source Restaurant (International Organic Vegetarian/Vegan cuisine in San Francisco), Morning Due Cafe (American/Mediterranean cuisine in San Francisco), Mua (New American cuisine in Oakland)
The seventh episode of the season features these restaurants: Caffe La Scala (Walnut Creek), Lers Ros (San Francisco) and 1300 on Fillmore (San Francisco). Watch host Leslie Sbrocco’s video wine tip of the week: Sauvignon Blanc – The Wild Child of Whites.
Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Phnom Penh House (Oakland), Pho Vi Hoa (Los Altos), Grand Café (SF). Free Check, Please! event in SF at SoMa StrEAT Food Park on Friday Sept. 14, 5-10pm. Party with Leslie Sbrocco and the production crew! RSVP and Ticket info in post.