What makes a better gift than DIY cocktail supplies? This kind of gift is cute, unique, and way more useful than another pair of hand-knit socks. Best of all, it’s surprisingly easy to make the components of one of my favorite cocktails, the Manhattan. Well, all of the components except for the rye whiskey. That one, I’ll leave to the experts.
Not sure what to serve this Fourth of July? Think oysters. We talked to resident oyster expert Kevin Sancimino from Swan Oyster Depot. He gave us his picks on the best oysters to barbecue this holiday weekend.
A Tribute to Old-Fashioned American Comfort Food and Classic British Fare at Oakland’s Tribune Tavern
Tribune Tavern is a throwback to both old-fashioned American comfort food and classic British pub fare in downtown Oakland.
Did you know that Ben Affleck is deeply involved with helping Eastern Congo farmers and works with Seattle’s Theo Chocolate? Find out more about this chocolate, as well as what to eat at the Collections Café at Chihuly Garden and Glass and other fresh Seattle spots.
Brewmaster Dave McLean dishes about his new Dogpatch brewery, set to open soon. McLean is the owner of the Magnolia Gastropub & Brewery and Alembic hotspots and shares about the state of craft beer (hint: we’re in such a sweet spot for suds lovers).
Restaurants reviewed: Hunan Home’s Restaurant (San Francisco), Radius Restaurant and Café (San Francisco) and Guerilla Café (Berkeley).
Mary Ladd interviews Chef David Lawrence about his restaurant “1300 on Fillmore” which is known for fabulous grits, fried chicken and a lively Sunday Gospel brunch.
Check, Please! Bay Area reviews these restaurants: Bocanova (Oakland), Willi’s Wine Bar (Santa Rosa), The Rotunda of Neiman Marcus (San Francisco).
The fourth episode of Season 8 features these restaurants: Pompei’s Grotto (San Francisco), Lillie Mae’s House of Soul Food (Santa Clara) and SPQR (San Francisco). Leslie Sbrocco shares wine tips about Napa Valley wines.
It’s officially a yearly caffeinated tradition; my friend Pamela Palma and I led our 3rd Annual Coffee Ride through the streets of San Francisco yesterday. Close to 50 other coffee-loving cyclists met us at 10AM at Stanza Coffee Bar, our first stop in the Mission.
Check, Please! Bay Area reviews these restaurants: Maverick (San Francisco), Izakaya Yuzuki (San Francisco), Souk Savanh (Oakland). Leslie Sbrocco’s Wine Tips this episode are about Sake.
The second episode of Season 8 features these restaurants: Zaré at Fly Trap (San Francisco), Barrio Fiesta (Milpitas) and Flora (Oakland). Leslie shares her tips about Whiskey.