Date night just got easier with this list of five local theaters that serve more than just popcorn and Junior Mints.
Nak’s Oriental Market: This Mom-and-Pop Offers Personalized Service Along with Asian and Dutch Ingredients
Sure, many people shop at indifferent, overlit discount grocery stores to save a few bucks but you can still find special items and exceptional, personalized service if you know where to look. My favorite is eclectic, beloved, miniscule Nak’s Oriental Market, which has been offering everything from pristine hamachi belly and the best nuoc mam to Dutch cookies for 46 years.
A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.
Japanese sushi chefs often can’t resist bluefin tuna on offer. Some American chefs can’t either, even though conservation groups and marine biologists have been badgering them about bluefin for years.
The Bay Area is known as one of the country’s premier dining destinations, unless you keep kosher. For those who observe Jewish dietary laws, it’s not so great. But things are slowly improving.
President Barack Obama stopped by the iconic sushi restaurant featured in the 2012 documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi.” Director David Gelb says eating there is both an amazing and nerve-wracking experience.
Pabu and The Ramen Bar, slated to open in mid-June, will be among the hottest new restaurants in San Francisco. Chef Michael Mina shares with Mary Ladd his favorite dishes from ramen to sushi, as well as the fate of his East Indian concept on Steuart Street.
Check out the Food Film screenings presented at CAAMFest this week: “East Side Sushi” and “Zone Pro Site: The Moveable Feast.” Find out the story behind the making of the Green Diablo Roll.
San Francisco is bursting with hot new eatery projects. Mary Ladd reports on the juiciest updates on spots from Tim & Erin Archuleta, Ryan Farr, and Matt McNamara and Teague Moriarty.
The new law aimed at improving food safety requires chefs and others who handle raw food in restaurants to wear gloves. Sushi chefs say it takes the feel out of hands-on sushi.
Restaurants reviewed: A sushi restaurant on Mission Street in San Francisco, a Mexican supermarket & taqueria in Hayward and a restaurant in Greenbrae serving Contemporary American cuisine.