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.
In recent years, urban farmers have started seeing their flora and fauna as something more than sustainable, super-local eats. They’re hyper-aware of how their work can impact their surroundings, and intrigued by what larger ripples they might make. Thus, their missions are evolving, moving in inspired directions towards a brand of community-conscious agri-activism.
Photo by Jen Maiser Casual drinkers beware, cocktail nerds have a new way of ordering drinks in San Francisco. No longer satisfied with set menus or even with drink specials du soir, the true cocktailian now knows how to order custom-made drinks, and it’s definitely the In thing to do. Don’t believe me? Next time […]
According to the National Restaurant Association survey of chefs, the following are “hot” for 2008: 1. Bite-size desserts2. Locally grown produce3. Organic produce4. Small plates/tapas/mezze5. Specialty sandwiches6. Craft/artisan/microbrew beer7. Sustainable seafood8. Grass-fed items9. Energy drink cocktails10. Salts (e.g. sea, smoked, colored, kosher) Bite-sized desserts. Yay! Big portions force diners to share. Who wants to share […]