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.
We Bernal Hill dwellers may be very busy walking our dogs or itsy-bitsy-spidering our charming offspring, but we have our standards, and our needs. And happily, Sandbox Bakery has arrived to sate all our pain au chocolat, strawberry scone and kashi-pan desires.
Men’s Journal recently dubbed it one of America’s best neighborhoods. The San Francisco Chapter of the Hells Angels is still there, and it may not be in your tourist guidebook. Nonetheless, the Dogpatch neighborhood is getting a lot of buzz lately.
In addition to being holiday season, this is baking season. While cookies are found at parties and traded with friends, they also are all over the internet. I’m not talking about the type of files that are downloaded to your computer, but honest-to-goodness, hot from the oven cookies. This year in addition to finding cookie recipes online, you can surf for cookies, subscribe to various cookie emails and even enter your cookies in a contest. Here is a guide to some of the tastiest online cookie sites.
Refreshing smoothies one day…hot tea the next. It’s San Francisco, after all, so sundresses and icy drinks enjoy but brief moments of glory. As much as I reveled in salads last week, I’m baking this week to keep our kitchen warm. All that exuberant sunshine encouraged my little pot of thyme to bolt and bloom. […]
Breaking two cardinal rules in my kitchen–versatility and real-world functionality–my favorite new toy is silly, beautiful, and fun. It can only do one thing: make cookies in the shape of an obscure cut of lamb. A while back, while checking out the display cases at the excellent little butcher shop, Avendano’s, my friends spotted a […]