Rich and decadent doesn’t have to mean hours sweating over the stove, or a huge dent in your wallet. Make these succulent braised short ribs the centerpiece of your Christmas dinner, and you won’t be disappointed.
Where’s the best place to take a first date? We round up ten varied, vetted spots to ensure your first dinner a deux is unforgettable.
Raw sheep’s milk cheese made in the traditional Basque style is a rarity in Northern California. We took a tour of Barinaga Ranch to learn about the ancient process directly from the source.
Time for a last summer fling. Head north to find the doughnut shop of your dreams, a small-town farmers’ market with grilled cheese and barbecued oysters, and the best bench-and-pizza combo by the Bay.
After months and months of driving slowly down 4th Street to access the evolving storefront, Arizmendi San Rafael is finally open and already drawing in crowds and attracting a new set of faithful customers. I explored the new location one morning to see what they were doing differently in San Rafael. You’ll see many favorites, from the Cherry Corn Scone to the Wolverine Rolls–and, of course, that pizza. San Francisco and East Bay Arizmendi fans would approve. This is the real deal.
Interesting enough, I was finishing Hayward’s piece as I sat waiting for a friend on the patio of Weezy’s Grass Fed Shed in San Rafael. I’d heard about this place right when they opened from a friend who worked in the area. She boasted that they served Prather Ranch beef burgers for a mere $3.00. I argued with her about the impossibility of that statement, and she assured me that it was true but that they make it all work because the burgers are small.
If you haven’t been to Sol Food, it’s owned by Sol Hernandez, an enterprising San Rafael native who decided to bring Puerto Rican food to Marin. She lived on the island for quite awhile with her boyfriend and his mother and spent her free time learning how to cook the local dishes.
Now if you’re new to piroshki, they’re not a light food. However, they’re perfect for this time of year when the rains and gray winter days are looming. Their origin is actually difficult to trace, with Poles, Russians, Latvians, and Czechs all claiming them as their own. Regardless, the piroshki you’ll try at Golden Orb are a traditional Russian hand pie stuffed with a variety of savory fillings.
Love is in the air: peaches are here, and all is right with the world. Yes, my sunglasses are rose- tinted, why do you ask? I’ve been on the road, taking my show with me. First NYC, then Portland and most recently, Chicago. It’s been fun, educational, hot, and delicious, but I’ve missed being home. […]