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.
Lisa Li shows us where to buy live fish in Oakland’s Chinatown to prepare a traditional Chinese New Year feast.
A first impression of Lungomare, Jack London Square’s new Italian-inspired restaurant from Chop Bar’s Chris Pastena.
Mary Ladd interviews Chuck Siegel, who used Kickstarter to revive his company, Charles Chocolates. Siegel is gearing up to open a 7,600-square foot chocolate kitchen and retail space in the Mission.
Following the recent trend of popular San Francisco-based restaurants that have opened up sister spots across the bay, Rosamunde Sausage Grill debuted its latest location last night in downtown’s Old Oakland neighborhood.
The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen has moved into the Mission at 20th and Harrison across the street from flour + water.
Tucked away inside a cozy storefront along the quaint corridor of Temescal Alley is north Oakland’s newest coffee shop, The CRO Cafe.
I admit it, I’m one of those people that loves taking photos of their food as much as they love eating it. This past Thanksgiving, we joined four friends in San Francisco for a wonderful potluck dinner. Here’s a collection of images from our sumptuous holiday feast.
San Francisco celebrated Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, on Friday November 2 in the Mission. This traditional Mexican / Mexican-American holiday honors ancestors and loved ones who are no longer with us, and helps us take a moment to acknowledge and reflect on the importance of those people. The images portrayed show the beauty of community, the commemoration of lives, and the rich cultural tradition that the Mission District has held for decades.
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.
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…
View a photo slideshow from La Cocina’s 4th annual San Francisco Street Food Festival which took place on Saturday, August 18 in the Mission District.