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.
When is a dinner not a dinner? When it’s Dinner, a provocative performance of spoken word and live jazz at the Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco, inspired by the exhibit Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories.
Power couple Chloé Harris and Frankie Frankeny are well known in the LGBT and creative worlds. Harris is the managing editor of StyleBistro.com and a writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications. Frankie Frankeny is a photographer and film director who has worked in the fields of fashion, lifestyle and food. Frankeny shared their favorite San Francisco food spots for Date Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine Country Eats, Mom & Pop Joints, and Grocery Shopping.
Ejector Report: Where do Ben Holder and Ricky Terry go to eat when they aren’t performing and producing a new album? Holder and Terry make up the local band Ejector, an electro-pop duo behind the original title song for Billy Clift’s Baby Jane? film that premiered at the Castro on Tuesday night, for San Francisco’s Frameline LGBT Film Festival.
Guess who’s coming for din din? Billy Clift is the director of the upcoming drag-parody film, Baby Jane, which is scheduled to premiere on Tuesday, June 22, at the Castro Theater. Baby Jane is a definite wink and nod to the original 1962 cult classic with Bette Davis and Joan Crawford starring as a pair of miserable sisters.
Bay Area Bites caught up with Clift via phone interview to get his favorite San Francisco food-centric picks.
Yes, Swish Steak.
Among my cookbooks, there is a recent acquisition I consider to be the jewel in my crown– a must-have for anyone who fancies herself (or, of course, himself) Queen of the Kitchen: The Gay Cookbook by Chef Lou Rand Hogan* (Sherbourne Press, 1965).
The Gay Cookbook: “the complete compendium of campy cuisine and menus for men… or what have you” was first brought to my attention by Celia Sacks of Omnivore Books on Food, who had a copy proudly displayed in her store window the last time I visited. She always seems to know what will pique my interest.
Naming all the LGBT chefs and business owners who have made the SF food scene what it is would turn this column into a fagelah version of Adam Sandler’s Hannukah Song, but still, let’s raise a glass to toast a few of the folks we’d love to make us dinner (or even better, breakfast.)