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.
Mary Ladd investigates the Bay Lights art installation on the Bay Bridge by artist Leo Villareal, who is a longtime participant of Burning Man. The lighting celebration is on March 5 — see which restaurants will have great views.
If you suffer from triskaidekaphobia –an intense fear of the number 13 — 2013 is going to be a nail-biter. Don’t take any chances, eat lucky foods on New Year’s Eve to insure a prosperous and healthy year filled with good fortune.
Mary Ladd interviews James Oseland, who edits Saveur magazine and has a new book out called The Way We Cook: Portraits from Around the World. Oseland explains the best and worst part about being an editor, and shares that he had around $800 to his name when he accepted the job offer.
Mary Ladd interviews Iron Chef Jose Garces, who is visiting San Francisco to promote his latest book, “Latin Road Home: Savoring the Foods of Ecuador, Spain, Cuba, Mexico, and Peru.” He recently won a trophy at the Arizona Taco Fest and shares where he will eat while in town, and who is his culinary mentor.
Every performance-art event should come with a full bar and handmade banh mi. Porchlight Storytelling kicked off its 11th season at the Mission’s Verdi Club with dueling tales of Chinese sex ed, wheatgrass going where no wheatgrass should go, and a very bad night at Senor Frogs.
Mary Ladd interviews Southern food and culture expert John T. Edge, who shares why he was happy to visit San Francisco for La Cocina’s Street Food Festival as well as thoughts on his latest book, “The Truck Food Cookbook.”
My decompression from Burning Man Fertility 2.0 (aka Dustpocalypse) has involved a slow editing process reliving the visual experiences I encountered on the playa. My journey consisted of a vague agenda to search out food-related imagery to share on Bay Area Bites but I was quickly swept into a vortex of art, fire and fun that subverted my linear efforts. I submitted to the fluidity of life at Burning Man and accepted that wherever I ended up was clearly the place I was supposed to be for that moment. And, of course, I took photos of those moments. Here are some of the things I experienced…
Mary Ladd interviews Laura Werlin, who is an award-winning cheese educator, author and expert who lives in San Francisco when she’s not on the road. Werlin dishes on the best questions to ask at the cheese counter and shares why she got into cheese back in 2000 after a news media career path.
Here are photo slideshows organized by topic from the Outside Lands festivities that took place Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12 in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
Bay Area Bites editor Wendy Goodfriend and I paid a visit to The Whole Beast chef John Fink’s tent. It’s his first time participating in this cultural extravaganza.